Seasonal availability of Flowers, the Meaning of Flowers and your Birth Month Flower
The carrying of a floral bouquet by the bride and her bridesmaids is not only a tradition but an important detail in any wedding as this feature is usually tied into the whole theme and feel of the wedding
The colours and type of flower, as well as the style of bouquet, allows the bride to not only express her personality by not only carrying her favourite flowers, but also the way she carries or even wears them, is a huge statement to those attending this special event
In some cases it may even tell a story, like the bride that carried a single red rose, as it was when her new husband gave her a single red rose that she really knew she was in love with him
So when it comes to deciding on the role flowers are going to play in your special day, you need to consider what story you are trying to tell to those attending and ensure when choosing your theme for the day that you consider your floral needs at this point and not as an after thought. It doesn’t matter how big your arrangements are or how many relatives are wearing a corsage, what matters is how they tie into your story
Flowers and their Seasons
Tulips, Hyacinth, Daisy, Daffodil, Camellia, Zaalea, Sweet Pea, Rhododendrons, Jasmine, Flannel Flower, Magnolia, Lilac, Lily of the Valley, Lily, Marigold, Iris, Primrose, Buttercup, Mimosa, Lavender, Cornflower, Foret-me-not, Bluebell, Delphinium, Water lily, Arum Lilies (early Spring)
Daisy, Sweet Pea, Delphinium, Cornflower, Lilac, Lily of the Valley, Azalea, Lily, Hibiscus, Maraigold, Frangipani, Daffodil, Alstromeria, Lavender, Jasmine, Tiger Lily, Camellia, Peony, Tuberose, Stephanotis
Tulip, Hyacinth, Iris, Daisy, Dahlia, Daffodil, Camellia, Azalea, Delphinium, Lily, Hibiscus, Marigold, Lavender, Cornflower, Morning Glory, Alstromeria, Hydrangea
Tulip, Iris, Daisy, Daffodil, Camellia, Azalea, Dahlia, Lavender, Cornflower, Arum Lilies (late winter), Earlicheer, Hyacinth
Available All Year
Rose, Lily, Babies Breath, Carnation, Gardenia, Orchid, Freesia, Phalaenopsis Orchid, Gladiolus, Singapore Orchid, Asiatic Lilies, Gerberas, Lisianthus, Oriental Lilies, Sea Holly
** Please Note: this is a general guide only as availability is heavily dictated by weather conditions and what part of the world you live in. For the most up to date information please seek the advice of your Florist
Flowers and their meaning
In earlier times special meanings were attached to different flowers as a poetic way for lovers to express their feelings for each other. If you don't have a favourite flower or wish to send a special message to your loved one, why not say it with a flower?
Anthurium Intense Attraction Apple Blossom Good Fortune
Aster Symbol of a "Beginning" Baby's Breath Symbol of "Everlasting Love"
Calla Lily Magnificent Beatury, White means Purity Camellia Perfect Lovliness
Carnation (White) "Remember Me" Carnation Pure Love
Chrysanthemum Trust and Inspiritation, Friendship Cornflower Hope
Crocus Joy Daisy Innocence Daffodil Joy and Regards
Foliage Wedded Love Forget-me-Not True Love, Rememberance
Freesia Trust Gardenia Joy and Faithfulness Gladiolus Generosity
Holly Domestic Happiness Honeysuckle Symbol of the "Bond of Love"
Hyacinth Remembrance and Lovliness Iris Wisdom
Ivy Fidelity Jasmine Happiness Jonquil Affection Returned
Laurel Peace Lavender Devotion
Lilac (Purple) First Love Lilac (White) Innocence
Lily of the Valley Purity, Sweetness and a "Return to Happiness"
Lily Purity of Heart, Innocence and Happiness
Magnolia Nobility Orange Blossom Fertility, Happiness and Fulfillment
Orchid Love and Beauty Pansy "Thinking of You"
Peony (Pink, Magenta or White) Symbols of a "Happy Marriage"
Roses (Red and White together) Symbol of "Unity"
Rose (Pink) Lasting Friendship Rose (Red) Passion and Love Rose (White) Innocence and Purity
Snowdrop Friendship and Purity Stephanotis Marital Happiness and Luck
Sunflower Adoration Sweet William "Smile for Me" Tulip (Yellow) Hopeless Love
Violet Faithfulness and Modesty Zinnia Affection and Friendship
YOUR BIRTH MONTH FLOWER
January Carnation, Snowdrop February Violet, Primrose March Jonquil, Daffodil
April Sweet Pea, Daisy May Lily, Hawthorne June Rose, Honeysuckle
July Water Lily, Larkspur August Gladiolus, Poppy September Aster, Morning Glory
October Calendula, Cosmos November Chrysanthemum December Narcissus, Holly
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