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« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2012, 12:16:36 AM »

our guide to the most popular wedding flowers and decide which messages move you most. Happy gathering!

Anemone
Meaning: Expectation
Best For: Bouquets and arrangements
Scent: None
In Season: Fall (Japanese) to spring (Wood or De Caen)
Price Range: Moderate
Floral Fact: Anemones bloom in either single or double blossoms.



Baby's Breath
Meaning: Innocence
Best For: Filler in bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres
Scent: None
In Season: Year-round
Price Range: Inexpensive



Calla Lily
Meaning: Magnificent beauty
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.



Carnation
Meaning: Pink represents boldness, red symbolizes love, and white indicates talent. Some other colors have negative connotations (see below).
Best For: Bouquets, boutonnieres, and arrangements
Scent: Very light fragrance or none at all, depending on variety
In Season: Year-round
Price Range: Inexpensive



Chrysanthemum (or mum)
Meaning: Wealth, abundance, truth
Best For: Bouquets and arrangements
Scent: None
In Season: Year-round
Price Range: Inexpensive
Floral Fact: Mums come in several varieties, which determine their size and color. The name literally means "golden flower."
 


Daffodil
Meaning: Regard
Best For: Garden settings, in pots
Scent: None
In Season: Spring
Price Range: Inexpensive (in season)



Daisy
Meaning: Share your feelings
Best For: Bouquets
Scent: None
In Season: Year-round
Price Range: Inexpensive (in season)



Delphinium
Meaning: Swiftness, lightness
Best For: Arrangements
Scent: Lightly fragrant
In Season: Summer
Price Range: Moderate



Freesia
Meaning: Innocence
Best For: Bouquets
Scent: Very fragrant
In Season: Spring and summer
Price Range: Inexpensive (in season)



Gardenia
Meaning: Purity, joy
Best For: Bouquets and boutonnieres
Scent: Very fragrant
In Season: Year-round
Price Range: Expensive



Hydrangea
Meaning: Understanding
Best For: Bouquets and arrangements
Scent: None
In Season: Spring and fall
Price Range: Expensive



Iris
Meaning: A message of faith, wisdom
Best For: In arrangements or potted
Scent: Fragrant
In Season: Spring
Price Range: Moderate to expensive, depending on variety
Floral Fact: Irises come in several sizes; they are usually blue or white, but you may find exotic varieties (including purple ones).
 


Lilac
Meaning: Love's first emotions
Best For: Filler in arrangements or as part of bouquets, depending on variety
Scent: Very fragrant
In Season: Local lilacs are available in the spring; imported French lilacs are available year-round
Price Range: Moderate to expensive
Floral Fact: The local lilac is grown like a bush, and is used as filler because of its greenery. The French lilac is more flower-like and can be used as such in bouquets and arrangements.
 


Lily
Meaning: Majesty, truth, honor
Best For: Bouquets and arrangements
Scent: Fragrant
In Season: Summer, but often imported during other seasons
Price Range: Moderate to expensive



Lily of the Valley
Meaning: Happiness
Best For: Bouquets, in combination with other flowers
Scent: Fragrant
In Season: Spring and summer
Price Range: Expensive
Floral Fact: These small, fragile, bell-shaped flowers are considered traditional marriage flowers.
 


Magnolia
Meaning: Love of nature
Best For: Arrangements
Scent: Depends on variety
In Season: Spring and summer
Price Range: Expensive
Floral Fact: Magnolias are more common in Southern-style weddings, as most magnolia trees grow in the South.
 


Orchid
Meaning: Love, beauty
Best For: Bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres
Scent: None
In Season: Year-round -- almost always imported
Price Range: Expensive
Floral Fact: This exotic flower comes in a variety of colors and sizes.



Peony
Meaning: Bashfulness, the American spirit of ambition and determination
Best For: Arrangements
Scent: Lightly fragrant
In Season: Late spring
Price Range: Expensive



Rose
Meaning: Love, joy, beauty
Best For: Bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, and arrangements
Scent: Lightly fragrant to very fragrant, depending on variety
In Season: Year-round
Price Range: Moderate to expensive
Floral Fact: Roses are the most popular wedding flowers.



Stephanotis
Meaning: Marital happiness
Best For: Bouquets and arrangements
Scent: Very fragrant
In Season: Year-round
Price Range: Moderate
Floral Fact: These trumpet-shape blossoms are traditional bridal flowers, no doubt due to their meaning.
 


Stock
Meaning: Lasting beauty
Best For: Filler in arrangements
Scent: Very fragrant
In Season: Year-round
Price Range: Inexpensive
Floral Fact: Stock can be found in many colors to complement and fill out arrangements.
 


Sunflower
Meaning: Short-stemmed sunflowers mean adoration; long-stemmed sunflowers symbolize haughtiness
Best For: Carrying a single stem down the aisle; potted arrangements
Scent: None
In Season: Fall
Price Range: Inexpensive to moderate in season



Sweet Pea
Meaning: Pleasure
Best For: Garden setting, in vases
Scent: Fragrant
In Season: Late spring and early summer
Price Range: Moderate



Tulip
Meaning: Love, passion
Best For: Arrangements and bouquets
Scent: None
In Season: Late spring
Price Range: Expensive
Floral Fact: These sweet and stately flowers can be found in a myriad of colors, but they are very fragile.
 



Unfavorable Flowers
It's sad but true: You might want to avoid certain flowers (if you're superstitious, that is). On the other hand, you can always thumb your nose at history and ascribe your own meaning to these "questionable" blooms. Here are the so-called negative indicators:

Christmas Rose: Scandal

Fig: Idleness

Foxglove: Insincerity

Larkspur: Infidelity

Lavender: Distrust

Marigold: Grief

Mulberry: I shall not survive you

Raspberry: Remorse

Red Carnation: Alas for my poor heart

Red Poppy: Consolation

Rhododendron: Danger

Striped Carnation: Refusal

White Poppy: Sleep

Yellow Carnation: Disdain

Yellow Chrysanthemum: Slighted Love

Yellow Lily: Falsehood

Yellow Rose: Jealousy
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« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2012, 08:50:11 PM »

 Star PeDe , thanks for the the wedding traditions and the flower meanings, my sister and I totally enjoyed them today.
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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2012, 10:18:02 PM »

Looks like his willy is hanging outside...  Whistle

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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2012, 11:21:48 PM »



well, now we know his willy is a golden one - perfectly fitting for a king I should think  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2012, 08:30:53 AM »

Mathilda looked like she was holding a shrub  Sad
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« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2012, 10:27:55 AM »

my prefferred: kate, camilla, mabel, marie
the worst: mathilde
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well, now we know his willy is a golden one - perfectly fitting for a king I should think  Grin

Absolutely!

I generally have a problem with wedding gowns/attire. I very rarely think they are pretty. Maybe all that white, and perhaps that is why Camilla´s bouquet seems the nicest to me, her dresscoat having a bit of colour in it. I think the flowers look very beautiful, and the colouring overall just perfect.
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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2012, 12:12:12 AM »

Mathilda looked like she was holding a shrub  Sad

My thoughts exactly!  It looks like she forgot her bridal bouquet and tore off some of the palace shrubbery to replace it. 

Letizia's bouquet is exquisite and perfect in size and composition.  I must say that Kate's left me feeling a little underwhelmed.
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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2012, 12:16:50 AM »

Letizia is my fave It was just right and I usually don't even notice the flowers but then I did and It worked well with her and the feeling of the wedding


Rania? I'm not quite sure how someone who rarely miss the mark looked so bad in every way on her wedding day??
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« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2012, 02:11:37 AM »

Wow, thanks Clover for the start of a great thread Star!  Thanks, LittleStar, Lille, Lyndell, Abs, and Cess for the photos StarStar Star Star Star! Thanks PeDe for all the info Star!  And thanks TLLK for pointing out Lady Helen's dress Star, such a different and stunning neckline.  Was the dress pink or is that just my computer?

Do MM's flowers or herbs follow some tradition?  I've never seen anything quite like that.  I just can't imagine a bride, florist, or wedding co-ordinatior coming up with that idea unless it has some historical significance.  Being snotty, I could imagine all the illegal drugs being hidden in there, and then she throws it away to symbolize a new start.  However, I believe she washed her hands of that part of her life a while before the wedding.  Any ideas for the reason of that particular arrangement would be appreciated.

This thread makes me a little sad just looking at the "meh-ness" of Kate's entire ensemble.  IMHO, a missed moment of history that can never be recaptured.
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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2012, 09:58:55 AM »

Similar to MM's. It does look strange
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« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2012, 10:43:58 AM »

I think size is really difficult. Some seem to hold a teeny tiny bouquet, that makes you wonder why they even took the hassle. Others carry one of my prized hanging baskets for which they need two arms best.
Kate's bouquet was a tad too small, but I loved the lilly of the valleys.
Generally I like a tad of color, even if it is only a bit of green.
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well, now we know his willy is a golden one - perfectly fitting for a king I should think  Grin


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« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2012, 11:05:25 PM »

I have just read through this thread for the first time!   Star for EVERYONE!!!
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« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2012, 03:11:23 AM »

It is my understanding that Mette-Marit's bouquet was intended to honor a bouquet used by a member of the Norwegian royal family from several generations ago, I think Queen Maud, who was the daughter of the English King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. Apparently both had similar flowers.
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