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Your Bridal Bouquet: What it says about you.

Floral wedding design is much more than a bouquet and centerpiece. Rather, it is a carefully curated art form, expressing the bride and groom’s personalities and values arranged into a beautiful floral displays. As the bride walks down the aisle and into a new life, a bouquet full of hidden meanings and sweet sentiments speaks for itself. At Christina Baxter Weddings & Events, we meticulously craft each flowery detail—especially the bride’s bouquet.

FUN FACT: Did you know that old-fashioned, traditional wedding etiquette calls for one extra detail of the couple’s love story? The groom was to buy his bride’s bouquet, demonstrating his perception of his bride through the collection flowers used.

Though this detail may have fallen through the cracks as floral arrangements for weddings become more extravagant by the day, couples can add a personal sentiment and sense of self to this centuries old tradition.

This thought-filled layer of the planning process gives brides and grooms the freedom to represent their personalities and future wishes through their floral design. Partnering with our network of skilled florist, we will create envy-worthy florals full of thoughtful symbolism.

Whether you are recently engaged, starting the planning process or creating a stunning floral Pinterest board, consider this resource your crash course on the blooms and their symbolism. Most flowers are defined by their type, while roses are categorized by their color.

Explore some of our recent wedding bouquets’ below and utilize our chart of some of the popular wedding flowers used today and their defined symbolisms.

A recent bride carried this gentle pastel bouquet which included white and navy anemones, peonies in peach, raspberry and white, tender eucalyptus and other succulent leaves plus deep grey coneflowers. If her bouquet could talk, it would tell you that this bride is full of love, ambition, happiness, expectation and strength with dazzling charm.

 

The bride carrying a deep purple bouquet of irises, orchids and tulips take a daring, jewel-toned approach to a traditional bouquet with satisfying hues and flowers that ‘wow.’ The flowers used in her bouquet represent magnificent beauty, faith, respect and wisdom through luxurious tones and textures for this Spring wedding.

 

A cascading bouquet embodies  wildflowers and soft textures as the bride carries dahlias, zinnias, peonies and ranunculus with tender succulent leaves. A bouquet with these florals indicates the bride to be of radiant charm, happiness, timeless love and committed to lasting affection with a gentle softness.

 

 

A sturdy, classic bouquet with a pop of color, this arrangement stands tall, full of spring yellow roses, white calla lilies, white peonies, freesia and waxed greenery. This unique bouquet tells us that the bride must be of magnificent beauty, sincere friendship, happiness and ambition with a touch of innocence.

 

 

This delicate bouquet combines bold burgundy zinnias and red roses with delicate hues of peach and pink pastels with peonies and ranunculus plus white tulips and roses—a true bridal beauty! The bride carrying this luxurious bouquet walked toward her groom with an air of innocence, spirituality, romance, passion, happiness, lasting affection and ambition.

 

Flower Name Meaning
Anemone Anticipation & expectation
Calla Lily Magnificent beauty
Camellia Affection & admiration
Cone Flower Strength
Corn Flower Prosperity & friendship
Daisy Innocence
Dahlia Commitment & bond that last forever
Freesia Innocence
Gardenia Joy
Honeysuckle Happiness
Iris Faith, wisdom, respect
Lavender Devotion
Lily Majesty, truth, honor
Lily of the Valley Purity of the heart
Magnolia Love of nature
Orchid Refinement & charm
Peony Love, happiness, ambition
Ranunculus Dazzling & radiant charm
Yellow roses Sincere friendship
Red roses Love & romance
White roses Innocence, sympathy, spirituality
Succulents Enduring & timeless love
Sunflower Adoration & loyalty
Tulip Love & passion
Zinnia Lasting affection, never forgetting the absent ones

 

At Christina Baxter Wedding & Events, we carefully define the flowers we choose with our brides to create their most beautiful bouquet and develop centerpieces designs that celebrate of a couple’s personality, ceremony setting and lifelong dreams, through the shared “language” of flowers and their symbolic nature.

To explore working with Christina Baxter and her design team for your wedding events, contact us today to start a conversation: 843-749-2807 or by emailing Christina@christinabaxterweddingevents.com

Christina Baxter
christina@christinabaxterweddings.com