All You Need to Know About White Flowers & Much More!
"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature." - Gerard de Nerval
The Symbolism of White Flowers
While attending a wedding of friend or loved one, you'll have noticed that more often than not the flower color most commonly chosen is that of a shade of white flowers. Lining the halls, bedecking the tables and countertops, and in the hands of every bridesmaid, white flowers, and with good reason! White flowers have ordinarily be seen to represent innocence and purity. Symbolically speaking, when the bride tosses her bouquet of white flowers it is meant to symbolize the bride's relinquishing of her innocence as she begins her marriage.
Baby's Breath is an obvious choice for its use as a flower filler, but more recently has become quite fashionable as an option for men's boutonnieres thanks to its subtly and inexpensiveness.
In 1907 Anna Jarvis set in motion the creation of the national holiday that would come to be known as Mother's Day. In honor of her late mother, Miss Jarvis selected her mother's favorite flower the White Carnation, as the quintessential representative flower for the ceremony that would spawn a holiday for years to come.
Calla, the greek word for beautiful! In Greek myth, the Goddess Aphrodite was said to be jealous of the beauty of Calla Lilies. Calla Lilies are associated with holiness and rebirth.
White Daisies are great flowers for gift giving as they are typically viewed as casual flowers that symbolize one's expressing of their feelings for the recipient.
White Orchids signify beauty, fertility, and refinement. These fashion forward flowers are ideal for indoor decorating! Their long stems are excellent for filling empty spaces, adding for a more fresh and rich atmosphere to whichever room they just so happen to adorn.
The coup de gras! The White Rose! There's no surprise as to why the rose sits atop a class its own as the white rose is love in its purest floral form. White roses are available year round and are vaunted for being relatively economical.