We usually see flowers for their color and whether they coordinate with our wedding style.  Daisies are natural in an open field for a country wedding.  Magnolias feel rooted in southern family heritage for a wedding on in an estate.  Roses are always aromatic and romantic.  Lilies can be pure and white as a cathedral.  Birds of paradise are tropical and love to be by the sea.

Over the centuries some flowers have changed their meanings or even carried double meanings.  A flower like the iris was once associated with death, but then got a makeover as the flower of wisdom during the Victorian Era.

And because The Language of Flowers, a book published during the Victorian Era, found a wide   readership, the meaning of many flowers are rooted there.

Listed below are a few favorite flowers and their meanings.  May your gathering be great.

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Gardenia

White – Purity, Joy


 

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Magnolia

White – Love of Nature


 

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Lilly of the Valley

White – Happiness


 

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Daisy

White, Yellow – Sharing of Feelings


 

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Lily

All Colors – Truth, Honor


 

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Lilac

Purple – Love’s First Emotions


 

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Honeysuckle

All Colors – Bonds of Love


 

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Hydrangea

All Colors – Understanding


 

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Delphinium

Purple  – Swiftness


 

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Chrysanthemum

All Colors – Wealth, Abundance


 

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Roses

Red – Passion

Pink – Sweet Love

White – Innocent Love

Burgundy – Absolute Adoration

 

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The author: Dawn Van Ness

Dawn Dickson Van Ness grew up at the beach and has published her work in print and online. With a BA in English and a MS in Mass Communications, she has used writing and multimedia to promote artists, art shows, writers, small businesses, and other self-employed individuals by building websites and maintaining social media pages. She feels most fulfilled when she is helping others achieve their dreams, which includes writing self-help and steps-to-success articles for various websites. It seems a natural fit for this wife and mother of two to write features that help soon-to-be wed couples. For more about Dawn, go to www.dawnvanness.me.
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