Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Meaning Behind the Beauty

good morning! there are few things more beautiful than flowers at a wedding. there is something about a flower that can bring a smile to your face and make you feel loved and adored. i found this list of hidden meanings of flowers on RealSimple.com and they encouraged you to give flowers to your bridesmaid that correspond to their individual personality or how you feel about them. what a great idea! to your sweet maid of honor and sister you could give Orchids for their love and beauty, to your best friend of old the meaning of the Amaranthus could be a perfect fit, and perhaps for your flower girls the symbolism of purity and sweetness from the Lily.

i believe it's so important to say thank you to the one's you love and admire throughout the planning of your wedding. your marriage is a new beginning! full of anticipation and excitement for what life has in store for you and your husband. so make sure you stop and take time to show appreciation and gratitude to all of those who were a part of your life before your marriage and those who will help carry you through to your new season. spend time and give meaning to your relationship. they will be as blessed as you are when you give it to them!

Amaranthus: Constancy and fidelity
Amaryllis: Pride, pastoral beauty
Anemone: Abandonment, forsakenness, sincerity, fragility
Chrysanthemum: Happiness and long life
Chrysanthemum (White): Truth
Chrysanthemum (Yellow): Secret admirer
Chrysanthemum (Red): Love
Daffodil (a.k.a. Narcissus): Respect, good fortune, chivalry, unrequited love
Daisy: Innocence, loyal love, purity
Forget-Me-Not: Faithful love and memory, true love
Iris: Faith and wisdom, inspiration
Ivy: Fidelity, wedded love, affection
Lilac: First love
Lily: Purity and sweetness
Lily of the Valley: Renewed happiness and humility
Orchid: Love and beauty
Peony: Happiness and prosperity
Rose (Red): Love and desire
Rose (White): Purity and innocence
Sweet Pea: Departure
Tulip: True love
Violet: Modesty
Zinnia: Thoughts of friends, thoughts of absent friends

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Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

How nice! This list must be saved:)

Shelby said...

what a special idea!

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