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09 June 2014

Flowers: What Not to Choose

Flowers are as synonymous with weddings as cakes are with birthdays. They add colour, beauty and gorgeous scent to any ceremony or reception, however there are some flowers you will want to avoid on your big day (for practical and superstitious reasons). Firstly I love lilies but brides and bridesmaids will want to avoid this flower in their bouquets, as the mustard yellow pollen is very stain-able. One of the things I love about lilies is their scent, however they are amongst the more fragrant flowers, possibly guests may find this off putting at reception tables. Now for the superstitious:

Yellow carnation: Disappointment, Rejection
Scarlet Geranium: Consolation, Melancholy
Foxglove: Insincerity
Red Poppy: Consolation
Yellow Lily: Falsehood
Yellow Rose: Jealousy
Marigold: Grief
Lavender: Distrust
Rhododendron: Danger
Saffron (Meadow): My happiest days are past
Purple Verbena: I weep for you, Regret
Cherry Blossom: False Hopes



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