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Wedding Flowers in Your Hair

Given the trend towards the natural, the organic and the fresh and green it is no surprise that more people than ever is opting to get married wearing fresh blooms rather than silk or polyester one.  The fake look is out and all things alive and fragrant are in.  If you are going to get married wearing fresh flowers rather than fake ones is also considered to be good like.  Another plus is that the flowers add a nice natural fragrance to the smell of your hair.


In Hawaii or Asia it is more common to wear one or more large colored blooms but in Western weddings the flowers worn in the bride’s lock tend to be smaller. They also always tend to be pastel colored or white if you are thinking in traditional terms. Of course nowadays modern brides wear every shade and variety of flower in their hair from bizarre green orchids to sophisticated burgundy calla lilies to delicate miniature roses.


However if you want to be standard about it then the flowers usually chosen are small gardenias, roses, orchids and lilies.  Daisies are often worn in the hair as well but this is more of a contemporary touch that was actually popularized by Drew Barrymore.


In England wearing wildflowers in the hair has been popular for a very long time. In fact a classic look is the circlet made with real blossoms. If it is winter go for heavier looking flowers in velvety reds. Start thinking of Chrysanthemums and Roses.  Miniature purple or blue orchids of the miniature English wildflower varieties work well too.


In more summery months herbs can be twisted with buttercups, daisies and other blossoms to make a beautiful crown for the head.  You do not have to wear the flowers as a wreathe or a tiara. Flowers look lovely twined right into the locks of your hair, especially if the hair is braided.


Another very nice touch is to have your groom match the flower in his suit buttonhole to the color of the bloom in your hair.


It is also important to consider the color of your hair before you adorn it with wedding flowers. Violet and red flowers go well with blonde hair and crimsons and white flowers go wonderfully with brunettes.  For a flash of real interest try wearing a big orange flower in your hair if you happen to be a redhead!

The Symbolism of Different Rose Colors

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Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and you might be considering giving a lover or even a fellow lonely girlfriend the gift of roses.  Roses come in many colors and convey many different messages depending how many roses are in the bundle and how many hues are in the bouquet.



Roses are the penultimate symbol of love. They have been used for hundreds of years to convey messages of love, devotion and appreciation.  However when it comes to symbolism there is more to a rose than just that.



Here is a look at what the symbolism of different rose colors means…


Red Rose – This is a symbol of sex, passion and romantic love.  It is the favorite color of lovers and ideal for gifting on Valentine’s Day.  It has been a symbol of love ever since Cleopatra gave Anthony one during her reign as Egyptian Queen.


White – This bloom symbolized humility, purity and innocence. It is associated with young love, self worth and also mourning. When a bride carries a white blossom down the aisle it means that she is a virgin.


Yellow  – In Victorian times the yellow rose meant joy, friendship and caring but it can also symbolize deception, secrets and mean “I am onto you.”  The yellow rose is what you give to that boyfriend who is cheating on you.


Pink –  This friendly color symbolizes femininity, elegance, happiness, sweetness, purity and admiration.  It’s perfect to give to a daughter or little sister.


Orange – Orange roses symbolize passion, excitement, prosperity, creativity and pure joy


Lilac – Lilac blooms symbolism sexual love, desire and homosexual love. If you are in a same-sex love affiar it is the perfect flower to give to show your affection this Valentine’s Day.


Purple – Purple roses symbolize deep sexual attraction, wisdom and mature relationships


Black – A black rose symbolizes undying love, magic and deep sensuality.

In some cases the roses can mean different things when paired with each other. For instance if you send a red and white rose twined together you are sending a message that means “unity.”



Sometimes less is more as well when it comes to the symbolism of roses.  A single rose sent in a narrow vase means “I love you” or “You or mine.”  However a huge floral spray of roses is an expression of gratitude.  If you send a bundle of tiny roses it means “I remember you” or we have a number of great memories.

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