Peony for Your Wedding Flower?

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Picking the type and color scheme of flowers for your wedding can seem daunting.  Though if you research a little and discover the romantic meaning of certain flowers you can narrow the field of choices down pretty quickly.  Todays expample will be the Peony, which means……………. Happy marriage, Bashfulness, Prosperity! An excellent choice to start your marriage off on the right foot, IMHO.  There are lots of other flowers to chose from and we will cover them but today it is Peony day!

I remember a boyfriend sending me a bouquet of red roses while he was away, but it was not the roses that impressed me as much as the fact that he had asked for one single Forget-me-not to be included – I didn’t need anyone to tell me what that meant, but it is not always as obvious what flowers mean. Are you planning a wedding soon?  Would you like to know what your wedding bouquet will say? If so, read on…

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Subtle and secret messages can be given by choosing flowers carefully. It is believed that the flower language began in Turkey during the seventeenth century. Romantic lovers began using floral exchanges to convey emotional messages using the flower meanings. The Victorians became very knowledgeable in the flower language and chose their bouquets carefully. Flowers gave them a secret language that enabled them to communicate feelings that the propriety of the times would not allow. Flower selections were limited and people used more symbols and gestures to communicate than words.

I have listed a few flowers and their meaning below, and if you are still deciding, I hope that this will give a little inspiration and you will have fun choosing which flowers to select for your wedding flowers. This list includes what I think fits in best with weddings but feel free to look at the longer lists to see if something pops out that’s just right for your unique wedding.

Agapanthus – Flower of love

Allium – Unity, Humility, Patience

Alstromeria – Devotion,Wealth, Good fortune

Anemone – Anticipation, Lust,Forsaken

Bluebell – Humility, Everlasting love

Calla Lily – Magnificent beauty

Cornflower – Delicacy, Hope in love, Blessedness

Cosmos – Beautiful Dahlia – Dignity, Elegance, Good taste

Daisy – Innocence, Loyal love, Purity, Gentleness, Romance, Cheerfulness

Delphinium – Flight of fancy, Ardent, Attachment, Agility

Forget-me-not – Faithful love, Undying hope, Memories, True love, Do not forget

Freesia – Innocence, Trust, Friendship

Gerbera – Happiness, Cheerfulness

Gypsophilia – Pure of Heart, Innocence

Hibiscus – Delicate beauty Hydrangea – Thank you for understanding

Iris – Faith, Wisdom, Valor, Promise, Hope, Friendship

Ivy – Wedded love, Fidelity,Frienship, Affection

Jasmine – Amiability Lilac (white) – Youthful innocence, Purity, Modesty

Lilac  – First emtion of love

Lily (pink) – Youth, Acceptance,Prosperity

Lily (white) – Youthful love, Purity

Lily of the Valley – Return to happiness, Sweetness, Devotion

Lisianthus – Appreciation Mexican

Orange Blossom – Purity, Eternal love, Marriage

Orchid – Refined love, Beautiful lady

Peony – Happy marriage, Bashfulness, Prosperity

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(I am a huge fan of the mason jar, if you planning  a wedding  on  a budget  think about simple mason jars filled with your fav flowers for your centerpieces.  They are charming and whimsical!  Your local craft store will sell all sizes and colors of mason jars.  I also highly recomend using http://www.bloomsbythebox.com/ to buy your flowers and make your own arrangements.  Have a hen party and put all your centerpieces togther the day before the wedding.  It’s wonderful bonding time and it will soothe your nerves. Trust me on this one.)

Poppy – Pleasure, imagination, Wealth

Primrose – I cannot live without you

Ranunculus – I am dazzled by your charms, radiant

Rose – Confidentiality, Love, Passion

Stephanotis – Happiness in marriage, Desire to travel

Sunflower – Adoration, Pride, Sunshine, Longevity

Tulip – Perfect lover, Romance

Note –  Depending on the culture, quite different meanings of flowers are attached to the same blooms, so you may find variations. This is my short list of wedding flowers and thier  meanings.

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