Brides Wanna Know
The Color Code
Did you know that flowers also carry their own string of symbolism and meaning, too?
Weddings symbolize a lifetime commitment of love and devotion to each other. But did you know that flowers also carry their own string of symbolism and meaning, too? We put the petal to the metal and broke down each color's meaning so you can decide what floral colors are a perfect match for your big day.
GREEN ::Your guests will be green with envy with these fresh buds! Green flowers like Hellebores, Bells of Ireland, green Cymbidium (top right) and green Button or Spider Mums (top left) reflect good fortune, health, optimism and harmony. Or opt to GO GREEN and mix in heads of lettuce, mini artichokes (bottom), herbs and succulents! Your guests will be WOW-ed with this unique and artsy choice. Lett-uce amaze you!
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BLUE ::Peace, serenity, openness... think soothing ocean. Blue is the perfect color to keep guests calm and smiling for photos. Blue flowers are a wedding favorite because they also represent trust, devotion and hope. Iris (top), Delphinium, Hydrangea (bottom left), Larkspur, Forget-me-nots, Freesia (bottom right) are all blue-tiful options!
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ORANGE ::Have orange sing your love with its positive energy, enthusiasm and warmth. A bonus? Many popular tropical flowers come in bright oranges and make for a true wedding in paradise! Look for orange Calla Lillies (bottom left), Heliconia, Protea (top left), Birds of Paradise (right), or orange Mokara Orchid (top left).
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PINK ::Pink flowers are great for creating a playful, sweet and romantic setting. You'll be tickled pink by this cheerful color that symbolizes happiness, glee and grace. Think pink with Peonies (left), Ranunculus (top right), Roses, Tulips, and Zinnia (bottom right)!
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WHITE ::White is all about hope, commitment, unity and simplicity. Why love white? It's classy and easy to pair with complimenting accents like your favor boxes! Go with Gardenias (top left), Daisies (top right), Lilies, Magnolias, Calla Lilys or Narcissus (bottom) if you're dreaming of a white... wedding!
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RED ::The classic choice, red, radiates passion, confidence and beauty! Say I love you' with this romantic choice and pick Anemones (top left), Orchids, Roses, Dahlias (bottom), and Amaryllis (top right).
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PURPLE ::Looking for enchantment and sophistication? Purple is perfect for a Princess wedding! Stand out from the norm with vivid violets and lavish lavender. Our suggestions? Hyacinth (top), Lavender, Snapdragons, Sweet Pea (bottom right), Tulips (bottom left) and Lilacs.
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YELLOW ::Brighten up the day with splashes of yellow and express joy, happiness and new beginnings... Oh, happy day! Yellow is also the color of friendship and the best way to show your wedding guests that you and your hubby are BFFs too. Consider these favorites: Craspedia (bottom right), Tulips, Daffodils (top right), Sunflowers (left), and Alstromeria.
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BLACK ::Black is back! It may seem like a wedding no-no, but brides aren't shying away from the bold, elegant and mysterious vibe of black. While flowers aren't naturally pure black, they do come in a rich purple-red-black hue. Get bold and beautiful with Queen of Night tulips, Chocolate Cosmos (bottom left), Calla Lily (right), Dahlia (top left) and Black Hollyhock.
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Now that you're BLOOMING with inspiration, choose the color that best suits your wedding and sit down with your florist to create, meaningful floral masterpieces!