Spring is now upon us, even though it might not feel like it on this chilly Chicago day. With the coming of spring come many beautiful flowers. When looking at wedding flowers many people forget that each flower has a meaning. Here is a compilation of some of the more popular spring blooms and their meanings.
Alstroemeria: is the symbol of friendship and devotion.
Amaryllis: comes from a romantic yet tragic Greek myth because of that these flowers mean pride, determination, and radiant beauty
Anemone: Also comes from a Greek myth, it brings luck and protects against evil
Bouvardia: represents enthusiasm.
Carnation: each flower has their own meaning; generally they mean love, fascination, and distinction. These flower stem use to be used in the Greek ceremonial crowns.
Daffodil: are traditional used in England for the lenten season, they are said to bring luck and wealth but only if paired in a bunch. A single daffodil can be foretelling of misfortune.
Delphinium: symbolizes an open heart and ardent attachment.
Freesia: symbols of innocence and friendship.
Gerberas: innocence, purity, and beauty, these flowers also have a feng shui quality about them. The yellow ones are more cheerful, the reds more passionate, and the pinks are more calming.
Heather: represents admiration and good luck, some also believe this flower has protective powers.
Hyacinth: another flower that can be traced back to the Greek myths, it means constancy while the white ones mean sincerity.
Iris: each petal symbolizes faith, valor, and wisdom.
Lilac: purple lilacs represent the first emotions of love, while white lilacs symbolize youthful innocence.
Lisianthus: are said to mean appreciation.
Orchids: In ancient Greece meant virility, while during the Victorian era they represented luxury, today they symbolize rare and delicate beauty.
Peony: symbolize wealth and good fortune in a marriage.
Snapdragon: represents deception and graciousness.
Statice: means remembrance.
Stock: is known to symbolize a happy life and content existence.
Sunflower: which can be traced back to the Incan empire, while the flower itself represents the sun it also means warmth, happiness, adoration, and longevity.
Sweet Pea: is the symbol of delicate or blissful pleasure.
Tulips: represents perfection of love, like the Gerberas the colors also have a feng shui element to them.
You do not have to pick your flowers based on their meanings, but if you do want that extra element to your wedding day then be sure to pick the right ones.