No matter where you’re being married, if there isn’t a table behind you for flowers, you may want to find one to put there. You may want candles, flowers or pictures to make the space more beautiful. Instead of a spray of flowers, carefully coordinated with the wedding attendant’s dresses, why not use the language of flowers and herbs to enrich your wedding ceremony?
Flowers have ancient meanings associated with them. In the past, lovers used to use flowers to hold conversations with one another when they didn’t have as much access as we have to our beloveds. Did you know that Bachelor Buttons mean Hope; Calla Lilies, Magnificent Beauty; and Daffodils, Regard and Constancy? Who knew a bouquet of springy yellow flowers could mean: You are the only one? Those are great Courtship flowers.
But the Orange Rose of Passion, the Red Rose of Love and Desire, the Violet of Devotion, Lavender of Loyalty and Marjoram of Joy? These are flowers to be included in the flowers gracing your Altar Table.
- Find the flowers that have meaning for you and for your relationship and have a bouquet created for the altar table.
- List the meanings for the flowers in your program so everyone can share.
- Gather those meanings as blessings for the marriage on which you are embarking.
- Pledge those characteristics as promises in your wedding vows.
The goal of your wedding ceremony is to create a lifelong marriage based on your wedding vows. Using flowers to cement the important characteristics and promises in your minds (and in your community’s) is an effect tool for reinforcing your vows. Use flowers to speak to you of love in your wedding ceremony. Then give one another flowers and emotions throughout your life together. The reminders will continue to work to deepen your rich relationship.