Where do you get your flower power? What do your floral choices say about you?

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When I make bridal bouquets and boutonnieres, I want them to reflect the bride and groom.

I spend at least a year working on each wedding, spending time getting to know the couples, their families and friends. I want to provide the most personal experience possible.

To me flowers tell the story of of the couple. Some of my clients are natural and wild, others are structured and precise, and some are romantic and flowing. Here are some of my favorite flowers and their meanings.

Flower power 101: Meanings behind 20 popular bridal flowers.

  1. Amemone
Anemone: Protects you from evil and ill wishes. This is important to know, I like to use these in weddings to protect the marriage. You can order them for your garden on Tulip World. I for one am ordering them for my garden this year!

2. Ranunculus

Ranunculus: symbolizes charm and attractiveness. That is a a wonderful power to have charm and grace!

3. Peony

4. Rose

5. Tulips

Tulip: Pure undying love in a partnership, marriage, and family. These simple but beautiful blooms are lovely together or mixed with other flowers. Tulips are the only flowers that I know of that continue to grown even when cut.

6. Astrantia

Astrantia: AKA Masterwort meaning strength, courage, and protection.

7. Grevillea

Grevillea: These are fascinating flowers signify boldness, strength and courage.

8. Plumosa Fern (not a flower but I use in all my arrangements)

Plumosa Fern: represents eternal youth and new beginnings.

9. Camellia

Camellia: Signifies desire, refinement, perfection and adoration.

10. Columbine

Columbine: represents the seven gifts of the holy spirit (wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, & fear the lord) and protection from evil.

11. Lisianthus

Lisianthus: Meaning appreciation of long and joyous life.

12. Dahlia

Dahlia is meant to signify a lasting bond of commitment between two people.

12. Snap Dragon

Snap Dragons means grace under pressure.

13. Stock

Stock a must for all my brides means lifelong happiness and success.

14. Star of Bethlehem

Purity, Hope and Innocence are attributed to the Star of Bethlehem.

15. Blushing Bride Protea

Protea: symbolize transformations

16. Astilbe

Astilbe is such a wonderful filler flower. They mean “I will wait for you”.

16. Hydrangea

Hydrangea: or vessel for water because they require a lot of water! They signify emotions.

17. Orchids

Orchids are know to represent integrity, elegance and friendship.

18. Myrtle Flower

Myrtle signifies good luck in marriage and love.

19. Lavender

Lavender means devotion, serenity, & calmness.

20. Baby’s Breath

White baby’s breath (gysophila) symbolizes everlasting and undying love.

If you learn the symbolism behind flowers do they mean more to you? Does it effect the way you think about flowers?

Sources: edenbrothers.com, tulipworld.com, whiteflowerfarm.com, harrisseeds.com, flowermoxie.com, michicanbulb.com, flowermeanings.com, skillins.com https://bouqs.combouqs.com/blog/ranunculus-facts/

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