One way to select your wedding flowers is to consider the birth month flowers for you and your partner! Read on to find out the six fabulous birth month flowers for Spring!
Casey and I are getting married next May at Ainsworth House & Gardens. Right now, we are working on flowers. We’ve tried so many ideas and just can’t find the right inspiration. To help us, our florist mentioned that there–like birth month gemstones–there are birth month flowers. She said there are two for each month! I was born in April and Casey was born in June. Could you fill me in on this? Thanks!
–Tyler in Tigard, Oregon
I am happy to fill you in on spring birth month flowers.
The reason that there are two is that different books have been written on the language of flowers and depending on where you are in the world, the birth month flower may change to one that blooms during that month. Let’s go!
April: Sweet Pea and Daisy
- Sweet Pea: This delicate flower with a sweet fragrance is one of the first to bloom in the early spring.
- Blissful pleasure
- Daisy: It was the Victorians who started an organized system for assigning meanings to flowers. For the Victorians, handing someone a daisy or bouquet of daisies meant that you had an ability to keep things secret.
- Purity & Innocence
- Joy & Cheerfulness
- New beginnings.
May: Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn
- Lily of the Valley: This is also called the May Lily, May Bells, and Our Lady’s Tears, a reference to the Virgin Mary (“Our Lady”).
- Good luck
- Hawthorn: In Celtic mythology, hawthorn was better known as the “Fairy Tree” because people believed that fairies guarded the tree from their burrows under the tree. For that reason, it was treated with great care and respect because it was one of the most sacred trees.
Meanings: Love and Protection.
June: Rose and Honeysuckle.
- Rose: There are over 300 species of roses which bloom in a vast variety of colors. Depending on your wedding color palette, it’s likely that you can find a rose to match one or two of your colors!
- Honeysuckle: In a garden, these long, tube-like flowers are filled with a sweet nectar which attracts butterflies and bees. For a wedding, honeysuckle blooms in white, yellow, orange, red, and pink.
- Pure Happiness
- Flames of Love
- Sweetness and Affection.
That gets you started on Spring Birth Month Flowers!
If you have questions, reach out to me.
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