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Inspiration for Wedding Flowers

Wedding flowers are an integral part of every wedding for the purpose of accenting a color scheme and décor, the statement they make, and the impression that lingers. From table centerpieces and adorning the altar to the bouquets and walkways, wedding flowers have purpose and deep importance for every wedding ceremony. This guide to wedding flowers makes selecting the proper floral arrangements for your special day an effortless task.

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The Language of Wedding Flowers

Wedding flowers have meaning. In ancient Greek and Roman ceremonies, the brides and grooms were adorned with garlands to represent fertility, hope and the new life they were beginning together. During the Victorian era, the meaning behind each flower was so powerful that it became a means for sending cryptic and unspoken messages.

Flowers might have always been known as a secret language of love; however, a cryptic language, referred to as Floriography, applies a symbolic meaning for each flower. This language of flowers gives every unique species, color and shade a meaning that when placed in a specific combination creates a complete intelligible thought. Over time we have chosen our wedding flowers for reason other than just communicating a message, but the meaning behind them is absolutely timeless.

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The bride’s bouquet makes a powerful statement, and is likely to be the most important floral arrangement you choose. It should always carry proper meaning, match theme, color scheme, and season. The bridesmaids' bouquets and the boutonnieres should always be less extravagant pieces that accent the bride’s bouquet and color scheme.

Wedding Flowers of the Season

While there isn’t a rule set in stone about the flowers you choose, if you are using real flowers, you might need to embrace the season and make a selection of wedding flowers that are in bloom. Finding wedding flowers that are out of season is not impossible, but can be slightly difficult and more costly.

Inspiration and Theme

Aside from a deeper meaning, wedding flowers provide decoration, fragrance, and intensify a dramatic effect. Your wedding flowers will shape the tone and feel of your moment. The color and type of flower chosen should match the theme and color scheme of the wedding. Developing a theme and color scheme begins with a little inspiration. Gain inspiration and ideas at an all-inclusive wedding venue with a design team that specializes in the language of wedding flowers.

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Meaning of Flowers


Take care of yourself for Me; temperance; fragile passion

Bells of Ireland

Good luck





Camellia (Pink)

Longing for you

Camellia (Red)

You're a flame in my heart

Camellia (White)

You're adorable

Carnation (Pink)

I'll never forget you

Carnation (Red)

My heart aches for you; admiration

Carnation (Purple)


Carnation (Solid Color)


Carnation (White)

Sweet and lovely; innocence; pure love

Chrysanthemum (Red)

I love you

Chrysanthemum (White)



Innocence; loyal love; purity



Fern (Maidenhair)

Bond of love


True love


You're lovely; secret love

Heather (Lavender)


Heather (White)

Protection; wishes come true


Faith; hope; wisdom; valor


Wedded love; fidelity; affection



Rose (Bridal)

Happy love

Rose (Hibiscus)

Delicate beauty

Rose (Pink)

Perfect happiness

Rose (Red)

Love; I love you

Rose (Tea)

I'll remember always

Rose (Thornless)

Love at first sight

Rose (White)

Innocence and purity


Innocent love

Rosebud (Red)

Pure love

Tulip (General)

Perfect lover

Tulip (Red)

Declaration of love

Violet (Blue)

Faithfulness; I'll always be there


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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