Wedding Flowers and Their Meanings

Anemones

 

Baby’s Breath

 

Calla Lily

 

Carnation

 

Chrysanthemum

 

Daffodil

 

Daisy

 

Delphinium

 

Freesia

 

Gardenia

 

Hydrangea

 

TBC…

Please come back later for more! :)

Best wishes,

MayBrides

MartaMayPhotography

Wedding Flowers and Their Meanings… Calla Lily

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CALLA LILY

Meaning: Magnificent beauty

Colours: White, Ivory,Cream, Green, Pink, Purple, Burgundy, Peach, Orange, Yellow, Deep Purple, Black

Best For: Bouquets and arrangements

Scent: Lightly fragrant

In Season: Spring and summer

Price Range: Expensive

Floral Fact: This large tropical flower is very popular in weddings.

 

Calla lilies are native to southern Africa. On the African island Madagascar, the calla lily thrives due to the steady temperatures and moderate seasons.

The calla lily was brought to Europe by the Romans in association with the winter solstice. The lilies were forced to bloom indoors during the darkest time of year to celebrate the preservation of the light and bringing the light indoors. Calla lilies were often associated with funerals, only later to become a popular wedding flower.

The lily was a sacred flower to the Minoans and also prized among the ancient Jews. In Christian iconography, the flower came to represent purity and chastity. In contrast with this, the flower’s large spadix, a phallic flower stalk containing many male (pistillate) and female flowers, was symbolic of lust and sexuality among the Romans.

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Wedding Flowers and Their Meanings… Baby’s Breath

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BABY’S BREATH


Meaning: Innocence, Happiness

Colours: White

Best For: Filler in bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres

Scent: None

In Season: Year-round

Price Range: Inexpensive

Floral Fact: Also known as Gypsophilia, the most popular variety is called million star, two other famous varieties are ‘new love’ and ‘party time’.

 

Baby’s breath gives emotinal support to the new bride when she goes to take her vows with thes pretty flowers in her hair. The flower like its name symbolises love and happiness, purity of heart and innocence.

 

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Something Blue… what’s your choice?

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This tradition comes from an Old English rhyme “Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe”, and the four objects are just good luck charms.

Something old represents continuity,

something new offers optimism for the future,

something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness,

something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity,

and a sixpence in your shoe is a wish for good fortune and prosperity.

 

Here are some ideas for your something blue:

 

SHOES

Put your best foot forward with navy pumps or just add blue I DO and ME TOO shoe stickers. Show the stickers off all day to your guests and don’t forget to take a photo!

You can also use shoe clips which can be worn in a number of ways and you can add a ring and matching hair pins too…

 

 

JEWELLERY

You could wear a blue ring, a sapphire sparkler, like the one worn by Kate Middleton or a wooden wedding ring like the ones on the photo.

You can also choose a cobalt blue seaglass necklace or a vintage blue locket…

 

GARTER and LINGERIE

Garter – keep it delicate or opt for a modern glam with a twist.

Underwear – sexy cheeky I DO undies for him and for her, only you and your hubby will know if your azure undies are naughty or nice.

 

TATTOOS, HEADPIECES AND POCKET MIRRORS

Temporary tattoo – a tiny indigo heart on the inside of your wrist puts the fun in romance. You can also choose a glittered I DO tattoo like the one on the photo!

Fascinator – charm well-wishers with a pastel blue or a peacock headpiece…

If you would rather choose to hide your something blue, get this peacock feather pocket mirror!

 

MORE IDEAS

Edible butterflies are gorgeous on cupcakes or to use as accents on larger cakes; made of wafer paper and food color…

The blue wedding toast and cake serving wedding reception collection will make you feel special on your Big Day! (Collection: Peacock Toasting Flutes, Ring Dish, Cake Plate, Cake Serving Set)

Ring bearer pillow or rustic, personalized with any two initials, ring bearer jewellery box.

Instead of traditional rice you could also use blue Wedding Wands…



All photos come from ETSY.COM – follow this link and you’ll find even more inspiring ideas for your wedding!

 

Best wishes,

MayBrides

MartaMayPhotography

Wedding Flowers and Their Meanings… Anemones

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ANEMONE

 

Meaning: Expectation

Colours: Blue, red, pink and white

Best For: Bouquets and arrangements

Scent: None

In Season: August to December (Japanese) and January to May (Wood)

Price Range: Moderate

Floral Fact: Anemones bloom in either single or double blossoms.

 

The name anemone comes from the Greek word for windflower.

According to Greek mythology, the anemone sprang from Aphrodite’s tears as she mourned the death of Adonis.

Thought to bring luck and protect against evil, legend has it that when the anemone closes its petals, it’s a signal that rain is approaching.

Still other mythology connects the anemone to magical fairies, who were believed to sleep under the petals after they closed at sunset. Perhaps it’s because of this magical and prophetic tales that today in the language of flowers, anemones represent anticipation.

 

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Wedding flowers – traditional or artistic?

Bridal bouquet is probably one of the most important decorations on your wedding day and there is so many stunning flowers available and every flower has its’ hidden meaning…

But there is also another option – original, controversial, artistic… in other words – different.

 

Have you ever considered a bridal bouquet made of peacock feathers, butterflies, jewellery, origami, shells, buttons or silk flowers?

No?

Then have a look at the gallery I’ve prapared for you.

 

All photos come from ETSY.COM – follow this link and you’ll find even more inspiring ideas for your wedding!

Best wishes,

 

MayBrides

MartaMayPhotography

Have you ever thought of making your own wedding rings?

If you are feeling adventurous you could make your own ring…

Yes! it is possible :)

 

There are producers who offer this option to their customers and you can share the unique and romantic experience of making each other’s wedding rings under the guidance of an expert jeweller.

Just follow this link where you’ll be able to actually see how it looks like: LARSEN JEWELLERY – UNIQUE WEDDING RINGS

 

Best wishes,

MayBrides

MartaMayPhotography

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