Thursday 28 May 2009

And Which Bouquet Will Make Her Heart Sway?

The ancient Egyptians are considered to be the first to use
flowers as symbols of love. What a trend they set… thousands of
years later, flowers are still at the top of the charts for
gifts of love. Love is a hugely broad category, and
fortunately, so are flower varieties. Love can be expressed as
friendship, as intense passion, as filial, and any relationship
in which respect and care are the foundation. Thus, when
choosing flowers to send to whomever your feelings bend to, and
in whatever degree of love, there are flowers that are
appropriate. Beyond your feelings for the lady or man, consider
her or his feelings – the type of person receiving the flowers
is more important than the meaning of flowers, as
interpretations differ, and while you may be passionately in
love with a girl who loves nature, she may prefer simple ivy to
red roses. In addition to the personality, flowers can
wonderfully complement a lifestyle. Take note of the type of
surroundings, colors and style of those you love, and they will
be impressed by your sensitivity to what they love. When thought
goes into a bouquet, the gift takes on a new meaning, and will
be remembered long after the blossoms end blooming.

First on the list in choosing your bouquet is to know what you
want to say in giving it. If you are giving the bouquet to one
who is cheerful and charming, and your relationship is
innocent, chrysanthemums or daisies convey this message. If you
are falling in love, but it is still quite playful and the tone
is not too serious yet, hyacinth is an option. These bright
flowers themselves are playful, with a strong, intoxicating
smell. This sums up the first stages of love for many couples!
If you intend to give flowers to one who is modest, violets
won’t hurt anyone’s modesty. If anything, a tad of modesty may
be lost in receiving such a gift of understated elegance. When
we are giving flowers for romantic purposes, do not feel
limited to red or pink roses. In addition to the gorgeous rose,
other romantic contenders include tulips, lilacs, wildflowers,
and orchids. If finally, after all the years of motherly love,
you wake up one day wanting to acknowledge mum for all that
she’s done, pink carnations are an especially interesting
choice, as they represent a mother’s undying love. According to
legend, carnations stemmed from the tears of Mary as she watched
Jesus carry the cross. Thus, in giving carnations to mother, you
are recognizing the years of undying love that she has given to

While flowers traditionally have their own language and
meaning, do not feel limited to flower language when choosing a
bouquet. Often far more pertinent to your life is the
personality of the person receiving the bouquet. Starting with
the eternally beloved drama queens (and kings) in our lives,
the flowers they receive should represent their fiery
personalities. Best for the dramatic one is a bouquet of bold
colors in a sharp, non-traditional vase. Perhaps a metallic
square vase is in line here. While pleasing an artist
aesthetically may seem a mission impossible, lean towards
exotic flowers. Their rarity will please the artistic eye, and
if you ask the florist to recommend some flowers of uncommon
shapes, this will be even better eye candy for the artist. The
free-spirited and natural will love that which reminds them of
being outdoors: green and flowering plants, with some spicy
smells added to take the imagination away from contemporary
life. A classic beauty will like a traditional arrangement of
lush and various flowers, while the romantic will enjoy
softness in both colors and fragrance, with ribbons decorating
the bouquet.

Beyond personality, if you are looking for a more creative way
to please, choose the bouquet based on other factors, such as
color or home interior. Knowing her favorite color, and giving
her a bouquet with that color as the focus will make any flower
that much more appreciated. If you are going to an event, be it
a ball or an anniversary dinner, figure out the color of her
dress beforehand, and order a bouquet that will match or
complement the dress. Even if it won’t go out with the two of
you, it will look great in any pre-photos. Did grandma buy new
curtains that she’s extremely proud of? How touched she will be
when you give her a bouquet that complements her beautiful new
curtains (no matter what your opinion of them!). The general
style of an apartment or house can be considered. Don’t feel
you have to buy a huge gushing bouquet if the apartment where
the flowers are heading is minimalist and contemporary.
Florists are artists, and they can make a bouquet as different
as you ask for.

Of course, with all the meaning that flowers can take on, most
important, and most pleasing to the recipient, will be the
flowers that have personal meaning. If, on your first date
strolling through St. James’ Park, you pinched a tulip to
impress your girl, this may be the most romantic flower to you
as your relationship progresses. Guidelines are always
guidelines, but life experience should be what marks and makes
our own guidelines. Do remember that whatever the flower, you
can always add to its importance by choosing a color she loves.
Still, knowing the traditional meanings of flowers helps you
decide what message you want to convey in giving flowers.
Knowing his or her personality and lifestyle will add to making
a bouquet unique to that person. Thus, when choosing flowers,
there is no right or wrong, but the more thought you put into
the bouquet; the longer it will be cherished and remembered.

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