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It’s generally accepted that roses symbolize love, but have you ever wondered where that concept came from? Using flowers to send messages actually originates from the Ottoman Empire, where women used them to convey feelings they couldn’t say out loud. It wasn’t until the 19th century, however, that floriography, or the language of flowers, was formalized in the form of Le Langage des Fleurs, a dictionary on the hidden meanings of flowers.

While roses are still viewed as the flower of love, they are not the only variety that can transmit messages of romance. In this article, let’s have a look at other blooms that can show your significant other how you truly feel.

Peonies

These fluffy blooms are most commonly associated with bashfulness, prosperity and romance. Some people even believe it to be a good luck charm, bringing the receiver good fortune in all endeavours. Peonies also have some roots in Greek mythology. Apparently, Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love and Beauty grew jealous of a nymph, Paeonia, who had drawn the attention of Apollo, God of the Sun, and turned her into the bloom in a fit of spite.

Matthiola Incana

Want to tell the love of your life that their beauty will not fade with time, and you want to offer them a lifetime of happiness? A bouquet of this spicy cinnamon and clove scented flower may do the trick.

Red Chrysanthemum

Want to convey feelings of passion and love? Fan the flames of her desire with a posy of the fieriest of flowers.

Ranunculus

Also known as buttercups, these colorful flowers will let the recipient know that you are dazzled by their charms.

Pink Asters

Asters get their name from their astral shaped heads, and represent love, charm, and sensitivity. According to florists all over the world, pink asters are the emblem of Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love.

Daffodils

Traditionally the 10-year anniversary flower, you can gift a bouquet of these to your special someone to show them that you’re wishing them 12 months of good luck and happiness. That’s got to earn you some serious brownie points.

Gerbera Daisies

Daisies are known to symbolize beauty, innocence and purity. The Gerbera variety, distinguishable by their large flowering heads, come in rainbow hues, which adds an additional meaning for cheerfulness. Receiving a bunch of these happy flowers is sure to brighten anyone’s day.

Tulips

A traditional alternative to roses due to their relative affordability, these elegant and easily recognizable blooms convey warmth, comfort and the perfect love. If you want to stand out from the crowd but still want a classic, a bunch of tulips will definitely get the message across.

Alstroemeria

Native to South America and also known as Peruvian lilies, these long-lasting and striking blooms are the perfect way to show you want to take your relationship to the next level. These flowers feature multiple blooms per stem, making for voluptuous arrangements.

Casa Blanca Lilies

If you’re looking to make a statement, creating a bouquet of these expensive white lilies from the Orient are the way to go. Signifying beauty, class and style, the heady fragrance of these stunning blooms is a fantastic way to spoil your loved one.

Orchids

Quite possibly the most expressive of all flowers, sending a bouquet of these rare blooms can tell the recipient a lot of things. Orchids symbolize love, beauty, luxury, strength and also a desire to rock the bed all night. Is it any surprise that orchids are considered the ultimate seduction tool?

Now that you know the meanings behind some of the most common alternatives to roses, all you need is a place to get them. Why not feed two birds with one muffin? Flovie’s is a charming Florist/ Café that stocks the freshest flowers and also offers a romantic setting for you to enjoy a romantic meal. Check out their website here and leave us a comment to let us know how your date went.

Whether you are organizing a wedding, a private party, a brand or product launch, or an internal company, planning it will entail paying attention to every little detail. From creating a guest list to deciding on a menu, there’s always the risk of overlooking important details.

Since the décor is just as important as finding the venue, it would be a better idea to get a florist or a caterer to help you out. Considering florists are often booked months in advance, it would be wise to start looking for flowers that will reflect the essence of your wedding theme.

Which Flowers Are Used for Decoration at Events?

There are several things you have to consider when choosing flowers for your event. Among those are the type of event you are organizing, your target audience, and your venue. A smart choice is to go with blooms that are popular all year round. Below is a list of such flowers that are often used at events:

  • Roses

Roses are a classic that looks great in almost any type of receptacle, including fishbowls and wide-based vases.

  • Cherry Blossoms

If cut early enough, Cherry Blossoms can keep fresh for a long time. An additional precaution to take would be to make sure to give each stem plenty of space. 

  • Baby’s Breath

Baby’s Breath are delicate flowers that can be added to virtually any floral arrangement yet still look lovely on their own. 

  • Bells of Ireland

The height of Bells of Irelands can add an interesting dimension to any arrangement. They make a dramatic addition to and draws the eye upwards towards the event venue’s ceiling.

  • Tulips

These beautiful flowers need to be tightly packed in a vase to stop them from drooping. If arranged properly, they make for a gorgeous addition to the decor.

  • Orchids

Orchids are known to look great all year round. To ensure your Orchid arrangement last longer cut off a little bit more stem and avoid placing them in the fridge at all costs.

  • Bouvardia

Bouvardia is gorgeous flowers that can be used as fillers in bridal bouquets.

  • Lilies

If the water is changed regularly a lily arrangement can last up to two or more weeks.

  • Rajnigandha

Rajnigandha, also known as the Mexican Tuberose, is a sultry perennial plant that is also culturally significant to India and is used in particular ceremonies. 

  • Delphinium

Delphiniums come in shades of blue, pink, white, and purple that pair beautifully with hydrangeas.

  • Dusty Miller

Most often used a greenery filler, the dusty miller blooms are an understated addition to the rest of your floral design.

  • Chrysanthemums

Depending on the effect you are going for, it is sometimes a good choice to go for dried chrysanthemums instead of fresh ones.

  • Holly

In addition to being festive, Hollies are budget-friendly flowers that will make a great addition to any winter event.

  • Daisies

The great thing about Daisies is that they are simple enough to compliment any event décor and are also bold enough to really hold their own and still make the venue look colourful.

  • Gladioli

You have to be careful with these flowers. Ensure that their stems are placed in lukewarm water immediately after you receive them. This will help maintain their look and freshness.

These are great options to consider when you are planning to order flowers for an event. And, in case you were wondering, below is a list of ways to finding perfect flowers.

Basic Rules to Choosing the Perfect Flowers for Your Next Event

Regardless of the type of events you are hosting, the rules below will apply:

  1. If you won’t go for perennial flowers, look at what’s in season. They are going to be more affordable.
  2. Plan with the tone of the event in mind. You don’t want to get dark-coloured blooms for a child’s birthday, for example.
  3. Consider your budget. You don’t have to use big vases. You can instead use vase fillers or consider doing single stem flowers in small, individual vases. This can bring an element of chicness to the décor without you breaking the bank.
  4. Go local. It will cost you a lot less.  
  5. Remember your audience. There are two things you need to bear in mind: know if the flowers hold significant cultural symbolism and if any of your guests have allergies.

Events That Can Use a Little Floral Punch

Other than weddings, flower arrangements can also be used as decorations for the following events:

1. Private Party

You can use flowers to decorate for events, such as birthdays, religious gatherings, and anniversary parties.  

2. Brand or Product Launch

Even brand or product launch events can look better with an elegant flower arrangement.

3. Ceremony and Gala

You definitely need flowers for such events as they demand a certain level of sophistication and elegance.

Planning to tie the knot soon with your soulmate? Well, mostly all of us have our dream wedding planned since we were small. Watching all the Disney princesses’ weddings make us want to have a royal one as well. Every couple wants their special day to be memorable for the guests but most importantly for themselves.

A wedding is a celebration of love. Two families becoming one is a special occasion. Planning your special day is a long process which should start months before the actual day. It takes a lot of time and adjustments to make your big day a perfect one. Sometimes, it can be a little stressful when you have to finalize little details.

Not to worry as we came up with some tips which are going to make your wedding planning a little more easier and stress-free! Read on…

• Guest List & Wedding Invitations 

It is important to have your guest list ready a few months before the wedding. Try to fit in close family and friends first before considering other people. Most importantly, you should review your budget before making your list. It is very important to choose who you want to be by your side for your big day. Along with your partner, make a list of people that you want to attend the ceremony and make sure that you both agree on the list made.

As long as wedding invitations are concerned, you might want to opt for DIY or save the date invitations. It is recommended to keep the invitation as simple as possible.


• Choosing the perfect location/venue

The location is one of the most important parts of the wedding. Whether you want to get married by the beach or in a church, make sure that you don’t need to travel much to reach there. You might as well plan a destination wedding and inform your guests in advance for them to make the necessary arrangements. A good location also guarantees perfect wedding pictures.

• Selecting a good caterer

People are certainly going to remember if they were well fed at your wedding or not. Make sure that your wedding menu stand out and people are pleased by the catering service. Food is definitely important for your guests. Apart from the main course, the guests are definitely going to ravish their taste buds on the desserts. The traditional wedding cake is a must but new kind of desserts such as macaroons or cupcakes are definitely going to steal the show.

• Place your bets on the perfect DJ

Making the perfect DJ or band play at your wedding is also an important thing as you don’t want your guests to be bored after the ceremony. Hire a group which is reliable and has a good reputation as you will want a DJ who will make your guests dance till they drop. Make sure that your DJ provides a variety of musical genres to please all the guests. Make sure you can request to listen to some of the music before booking the DJ.

• The dream wedding dress

Every bride wants to look like a princess on her big day. That is why it is vital to be patient and wait until you find your perfect wedding dress. If you have no idea what kind of dress you want to wear, don’t be shy to browse through the web where you will find thousands of options. I would suggest Pinterest where you can find the model that you would love.

• Choose a professional photographer

Photos are the best way to make your special day memorable. It is important that you choose a professional photographer to capture all your special moments. From photos with your guests till your cake cutting ceremony, every moment should be captured. Make sure that you hire a photographer for you to review all the funny and memorable moments captured on your best day.

• Share your best day on social media

Since social media forms part of our daily life nowadays. You can incorporate it into your wedding by using Hashtags, check-in, drones, and others. Many couples are creating their personalized hashtags which makes it easier to look at the photos which your guests posted.

• Come up with a theme to ease out things

Themed wedding is much appreciated nowadays. You can choose your theme through your hobbies, how you two met or favorite colors. It might make your guest’s lives easier as they know that they have specific color dress or suit to buy.

• Hire a great wedding planner

Hiring a wedding planner gets some burden off your shoulders. Simple decorations, perfect lighting, and flower arrangements are what your guest will be raving at. A wedding planner might help you with all that.

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