Symbolic flower meanings ■ Anemone: Expectation, good
luck and protection against evil; in season during spring and late fall. ■ Baby’s breath: Innocence; in-
expensive; a great bouquet filler and available year-round. ■ Calla lily: Beauty; light fragrance;
spring and summer availability; rich, deep colors as well as white. ■ Carnation: Each color represents something
different, such as purity or talent (white); love (red); boldness (pink); available yearround; flowers can be dyed to match your color scheme ■ Cornflower: Prosperity and friendship; avail-
able in blue, white and pink.
■ Dahlia: Commitment or bond; variety of
sizes and colors; available in summer and early fall.
■ Daisies: Share one’s feelings.
■ Delphiniums: Swiftness and lightness; in
season for summer weddings. ■ Freesia: Innocence, fragrant. ■ Gardenias: Joy and purity heavily scented. ■ Hydrangeas: Understanding and heartfelt
emotions. ■ Iris: Faith and wisdom, typically blue, purple
or white for weddings. ■ Lily: Majesty, truth and honor; fragrant and
in season for summer weddings. ■ Lily of the valley: Happiness; fragrant; tra-
■ Orchid: Beauty, love, fertility; available year-
round in a variety of colors and sizes. Delphinium
■ Peony: Love, happiness and ambition; in
season during late spring. ■ Ranunculus: “Dazzled by your charms”; wide
range of colors. ■ Rose: Love, beauty and romance; available
year-round; the most beloved wedding flower.
■ Stephanotis: Marital happiness; star-shaped
and fragrant favorite for bouquet. ■ Stock: Lasting beauty; fragrant, inexpensive.
■ Sunflower: Adoration and loyalty; rustic;
summer and fall weddings. ■ Sweet pea: Pleasure;
old-fashioned, fragrant; late spring or early summer weddings. 6 WEDDINGS | SUMMER 2019