In Victorian times, certain flowers had specific meanings for people and were gestures and symbols to communicate. With so many flower choices, it is not so different in modern times. Choosing the right flower theme for your wedding can help you send the right message home.
Many people assign personalized meanings to flower colors so as to fondly remember special events or moments in their lives. Well, here are a few flowers that you can use in your wedding to attach special meaning to the occasion:
Wedding Flower Choices For The Summer Months
Wedding Flowers in Season: June
- Mr. Lincoln roses
Given their strong heavenly rosy fragrance, these deep red roses are best used for indoor decorations. They feature long sturdy stems that are ideal for a long stemmed bouquet, perfect for a romantic occasion – and what could be more romantic than your own wedding. The buds are conical in shape, with the thick petals representing classic elegance. This leaves no doubt that Mr. Lincoln roses are a timeless, romantic classic representing deep passion and love.
This flower symbolizes true love. Forget-me-nots can either be white or medium blue. As the name suggests, these flowers are usually given or used to decorate gifts with the hope that the recipient will always remember the giver. In a more romantic setting, they are used to symbolize faithful love and fond memories – good memories that you wouldn’t want to forget. Although not one of the best flowers to create bouquets, forget-me-nots are ideal for adding some color and even for corsages and boutonnieres.
July Wedding Flowers
This is one of the most easily recognized and loved flowers in the world. The instantly identifiable shape of these colorful blooms coupled with their meaning, makes them a comfortable flower choice. They are just right – not too big, not too elegant, not too romantic, not too small and not too bright. See tulip bouquet pairings here.
While they come in a wide range of colors; generally, tulips represent perfect love. Red tulips represent true love; purple tulips show royalty; yellow ones represent sunshine and cheerful thoughts while white ones show forgiveness. With all of the emotional sentiments and meanings associated with tulips, it’s not shocking that their reputation continues to endure and especially in significant events and occasions such as weddings.
- Sweet William
Sweet William flowers grow in large and easy to care for groups which may feature a single or double head. They usually come in about five serrated petals. The main reason that makes this flower so special is the wide range of colors and patterns that it comes with. Many of Sweet William blossoms are bi-colored and some may well appear to have evident “eyes.” Sweet Williams represent bravery, elegance and a smile.
Wedding Flowers in Season in August
- Cherry blossom
Well, while the life span of cherry blossoms may be short, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider them for your wedding decoration. A cherry blossom theme is perfect for a spring or summer wedding as it brings forth a pure, fresh and very romantic atmosphere to the affair. Cherry blossoms represent a wealth of new beginnings and fresh romance. Cherry blossoms illustrate romance in the air and the promises arouse renewed energies.
The camellia is one soft, romantic flower.It’s mellow, yet utterly hypnotic. These flowers are
most popular for their big and juicy blooms. Being heavy flowers, means that they need a little support. So, propping them up in pitchers or short vases or hanging them in shallow bowls is best. Loosely set vases of these blooms would be great as a long, low allure down a reception table.
Camellias represent a vision of beauty that takes one breathe away. They are best given to someone who has captured your full attention. Camellias are associated with various meanings including honesty, graciousness, excellence, steadfastness, owning one’s destiny – all lovely and perfect subject matters for a wedding.
For your big day, choose flowers that communicate who you are and the love you and your spouse have for each other.