FLOWERS & YOUR STAR SIGN

Decorative flowers are one of the most pleasurable parts of every wedding, with an array of shapes, forms, colours and aromas that create the perfect backdrop for a declaration of undying love. The only problem is, with such great variety, how do you select the right blooms? Perhaps it’s time to look to the zodiac for answers!

Brides and grooms like flowers that make bold statements! Daffodils certainly represent this fresh and vibrant Aries energy. Characterised by their physical and mental fortitude, these rams (their symbol) are confident and fierce, dynamic and full of energy. Tiger lilies are ideal for those in this sun sign, as are flowers from thorn-bearing trees/shrubs such as roses. If you’re looking for a wedding flowers for your Aries, daisies are a sure bet as they generously reflect the enthusiasm Aries tend to generate and the colour of passion.

Taurus the bull is reliable, sensuous, and ambitious. Taureans love lilies for their sensual appeal. If you’re looking to make a Taurus blush, send a vibrant bouquet of the Stargazer lily, which are just big, bold, and romantic enough to make her feel like she’s your one and only star. Even though they’re best known for being as headstrong and fierce as a bull, there’s an indisputable warm heart in Taurus; they appreciate nature’s exquisite beauty with flowers that appeal to their full range of senses, and the lily’s dramatic form and fragrant perfume will indulge their romantic, sensual side. The rose would be the classic choice, with its delicate petals and magnificent scent. Its stems are also strong and sturdy, just like Taurus.

Getting a Gemini to the altar isn’t always easy, as the people born under this quick-thinking sign are known for their love of freedom. Start with beautiful peonies, if possible, whose double-lobed leaves and delicately fragrant aroma represent Gemini’s inborn duality and fresh outlook on life. Witty and inquisitive, lively and communicative, it’s no surprise that Gemini’s have highly sociable and playful personalities. Geminis like to have a peaceful balance in their lives, for which calming lavender is always a perfect. Gemini’s also enjoy chrysanthemums.

The showy Leo is going to need flowers that stand out, and none can do that better than the flamboyant ranuculas. Bold, colourful and sturdy, choose the orange and red varieties to remain true to Leo’s solar heritage. If that’s not enough to help Leo make a brassy floral statement, there is always the expressive sunflower! These strong, bright flowers certainly help to convey Leo’s bright and fiery energy. Roses are a great romantic choice, as they have by creativity and drama. Leos are passionate lovers, with confidence and strength as well as their unfussy, loving spirit.

The hydrangea would be a wonderful way to express Virgo’s multi-level manner of thinking. From a distance, these attractive blooms look like large balls of feathery colour. Up close, one can note the delicacy of the petals and the intricate design. Calm your Virgo with hydrangea – the blue version, of course. Send your Virgo a bouquet that includes asters, which symbolise daintiness and love. The Daisy-like asters have that wildflower beauty, starshaped flowers and lush texture.

Wedding flowers will have to be, like Libra, “perfectly beautiful.” Libra will love the calla lily, with its bloom’s elegant lines supported by long, sturdy stems. The calla lilies are so profoundly proportioned and graceful; it looks like they could have been created by one of Libra’s favourite fashion designers! In fact, your Libra’s refined tastes will actually prefer a bouquet of red tulips to roses for Valentine’s, something to keep in mind for other giftgiving occasions, too!

Sexy and exotic, this provocative-looking flower has quite a lot in common with the average Scorpio! Scorpio wants to be the best at everything. In the same sort of quest for excellence, gloriosas use tendrils at the ends of their leaves to climb over other plants and grab their fair share of sunshine. The powerful Scorpio is known for intensity and passion. They’re perceptive and focused, when buying for a Scorpio, bold is best, and gardenias with their intensely seductive fragrance are a great match as their boldness is matched by their sweetness.

Sagittarius will search far and wide for adventure, and most have travelled at least part of the world – if only through books, movies and travel websites. They are also lively, bright and vibrant much like the parrot tulip. Get a bunch of these flowers together and it’s hard not to think of “fun” – the core of every typical Sagittarius’ personality. Generous, open-hearted individuals, Sagittarius are associated with travel and expansion. They can be compulsive or impractical at times, but these people-lovers are always great gift givers. If you’re shopping for a Sagittarius, you have a tough job because the gifts they give are always so right! Try purple flowers: they’re elegant and original, a true favourite for all occasions.

When Capricorn makes the march down the aisle, the atmosphere must be elegant and tasteful. They must make the Capricorn statement: “I have arrived!” Rare and mesmerising, hellebores would certainly fit the bill. They are also known as the “Christmas rose. Capricorns have a witty sense of humour, are go-getters, ambitious, stable and shrewd. While you may at times find them rigid or materialistic, they’re dedicated souls who will always come through. A symbol of success and good cheer, the poinsettia is an ideal winter gift for your Capricorn, but don’t be surprised if her home is already adorned with them! If you’re trying to catch the attention of a Capricorn, bigger is always better, so be sure to try bold shades like red, orange, and blue.

Every Aquarius makes the claim of being one of a kind, so the flowers that surround this strange bird’s nuptial rites must reflect the spirit of the individual. As it happens, amaryllis would be the perfect bloom for this role, as there is only one species of this plant. Its coloration, usually white with crimson veins, makes it unique, as well. Because it also flowers at a different time from most other species, it’s known also as “the naked lady.”

The orchid fragile, yet awe-inspiring in its beauty would be the appropriate flower to appear at a Pisces wedding. Like the acrobatic twin fishes, the orchid displays the ultimate in flexibility. Its stems contain no fibre, and the plants are adaptable enough to grow from one stem or a series of adjacent shoots. Pisces are romantic, emotional, and affectionate souls. With the fish as their symbol, it should come as no surprise that Pisces feel comfortable with plants that grow naturally around water, like bamboo, in their home or office, though their emotional sides perk up with bright daffodils around.

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