Most every bride dreams about her wedding day from the time she is a young girl, imagining herself in a beautiful gown carrying a lush bouquet of flowers. There is no question that the flowers a bride picks are a reflection of her personality and help create the mood of the wedding.
Selecting flowers for your bouquet and centerpiece may seem a bit overwhelming especially if you do not know too much about flowers. A good place to start is to go over what the meanings of the different colors are and the mood they create. The most popular colors for wedding flowers are white, yellow, pink, orange, blue, purple, lavender, green and red.
- White: create a feeling of the simplest beauty, modesty and elegance; represent humility, innocence, and reverence.
- Yellow: create a feeling of joy, lightheartedness, new beginnings, and happiness
- Pink: create a feeling of grace, gentility, and happiness; represents innocence, youth, and joy.
- Orange: create a feeling of energy, enthusiasm, warmth, confidence, satisfaction, and a passion for life.
- Blue: create a feeling of calmness; represent peace, openness, and serenity.
- Purple: create a sense of pride, dignity, and success; accomplishment and admiration.
- Lavender: create a feeling of femininity, refinement, grace, elegance, and a sacred place in nature.
- Green: create a feeling of health, resilience, good fortune, and youth; represents optimal and renewal.
- Red: create a feeling of indisputable energy; represents beauty, courage, and heat.
When thinking of your wedding flowers, think of the mood you would like to create and what the colors symbolize. Whether you are a bride that wants a joyous, happy yellow bouquet or a bride who wants to create a sense of modesty and elegance with white flowers, you are sure to find the perfect color for your wedding.