The Power of Flowers


What is a Flower?

The American Heritage Dictionary describes a flower as: A plant cultivated for its blossoms.  Perhaps some would say—that a flower is a plant cultivated for its meaning.  Flowers may also leave many to wonder how such a thing—can induce an array of emotions. Nevertheless, the flowers in a wedding generally are the first thing a guest sees.  They can be equally memorable—as the bride’s dress.

Why Are Flowers at Weddings?

There appears to be conflicting stories about the origin of wedding flowers. It was believed that flowers provided a wonderful scent at a wedding—a nice way to say— “masking odor” from infrequent bathing rituals in history.  It was also believed to be good luck and a gift from nature.  According to the book Marriage Customs of the World, brides in ancient Rome apparently carried three ears of corn.  It goes on to say that wedding flowers signify a celebration.

Which Will You Choose?

The choice of flower combinations is endless.  A bride may be motivated by a certain color; or by a favorite type of flower.  Other times, a celebrity wedding may influence the choices of some brides.  The trend can be whatever a bride wants it to be; however, she should keep in mind how her flowers will look with the attire of their wedding party.  This is where the help of a professional can be of great assistance

Other Things to Consider 

The Time and Day of the Wedding:

Florists can only do so many weddings in a day and are very busy at certain times of the year.  Keep this in mind when choosing one.

DIY (Do-It-Yourself)—may not turn out as you want.  Leave it to the professionals and de-stress your wedding planning. If you do want to DIY—buy your flowers locally to assure freshness and quality.

What type of flowers are favored along with quantity:

This where your florist makes suggestions and starts to design the look you want. Some may give you some flowers to take with you.  

Concerning flower decorations and height: You’ll want to see your guests as they enjoy your reception, so keep that in mind when choosing table centerpieces.

The overall theme of the wedding:  To ensure the best possible look, schedule an expert consultation.

The strong fragrance strength of the flowers:

Bear in mind—the comfort of individuals who may be allergic to certain flowers or strong scents.

The color scheme

Swatches of the wedding attire help in the matching process.

Last but not least; the flower budget:  Being up-front with your florist can save you both time.  They may suggest pleasant alternatives if needed.  


Your Complete Photographer will capture your wedding flowers and arrangements in unique ways.  If you have special requests or other questions; please don’t hesitate to ask.  Complete Weddings + Events is dedicated to your happiness and creating amazing memories of your special day!


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