Some people choose the flowers at the wedding on the basis of their symbolic meaning. For example orange blossom has always been associated with weddings because it signifies purity and chastity.
Peonies are avoided by some as they represent shame; azaleas represent temperance and roses symbolize love. Not to forget the snowdrops because they represent hope.
A combination of red and white flowers is avoided by those of us who are superstitious because they stand for blood and bandages - I didn't know that until I did my research.
However, people from different regions may attach other meanings to the same flower. For example lilies symbolize majesty to some but are thought unlucky by others because of their association with death.
The groom often chooses a flower for his buttonhole which also is in the bride's bouquet. Therefore creating a theme for the wedding.
The buttonhole is from the time when a Knight would wear his Lady's colours to display his love.
I love working with Esther from Creme de la Rose as the flowers are always beautiful and with years of experience there is no flower disasters. The image here is of beautiful flowers for a wedding at Hanmer Springs.
Connect with Esther through her Facebook page and you won't be disappointed.
PS: She does all the flowers for our Simply weddings for our