The Loveliest Flower Meanings to Incorporate in the Big Day
Did you know that flowers have really special meanings and that each bloom is associated with something quite specific?
Well, this would be a wonderful opportunity for you to add even more meaningfulness and personality to your South Carolina wedding décor – so why not do it?
Following, we have gathered some of the most important things you should know about flower meanings – so read on and find out more.
Flower symbolism isn’t new – not in any way. In fact, it’s been around for many centuries, in most cultures around the world. However, the “trend” really took off during the Victorian Age, when some people used flower symbolism to send the messages they couldn’t say out loud (mostly due to the society’s restrictions).
These days, we don’t use flower meanings for that specific purpose – but it’s still a nice way to add a really personal touch to the Big Day (or just to make a meaningful gift, for that matter, really).
Some of the flower meanings are widely known – and probably not coincidentally, most of the very popular wedding flowers have meanings most of us know (or at least can guess). For example, carnations and roses are all about love (which might be how these flowers got to be so popular with brides in the first place).
The colors some blooms can take can add a different meaning to that specific flower too (and it’s not always a positive note). For instance, most carnation colors are associated with deep romance (red), purity (white), a woman’s love (pink), fantasy (mauve), and so on. However, yellow carnations symbolize disappointment and rejection (which means they might not be suitable for a wedding), while all striped carnations are (or used to be) interpreted as a refusal.
Some flowers have inherently negative meanings associated with them. Begonias are associated with ill thoughts, for instance. But what might be really surprising for you is that peonies (one of the single most popular wedding blooms these days) symbolize shame and anger in Western cultures (but they do symbolize prosperity in China and masculinity (!) in Japan). Interesting, right?
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