When it comes to your wedding flowers, do you ever just feel like…where do I even start?! Roses, peonies, lilies…I mean they’re ALL pretty! You’re not alone. It can be daunting to think about how to choose your wedding flowers. We might have a floral solution, though. Or, at the least, a jumping off point.
Whether you turn to astrology for serious guidance or just a quick laugh, there’s no shame in the zodiac game! While interpreting the 12 zodiac signs, you’ll find each have strengths + weaknesses. Associated with those traits are personality characteristics, desires and attitudes towards life and others. After all, your wedding flowers are a reflection of you + your style, so why not consider what’s written in the stars?
There’s no harm in indulging this idea a little. After all, you’ve probably spent a lot of time and money into making this day near perfect. Let’s keep the stars on your side, too, shall we? Here’s how to choose your wedding flowers based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (March 21 – April 19) – Strawflower
Strawflowers are strong, baby! This head loving plant is hardy and audacious. As the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries have similar strengths in their high energy and bold vibes. In like manner, an Aries is not weighted down, and can hold its own. With that said, have a strawflower-only bouquet (they are gorgeous dried as well!) or pop it in as a strong accent. Either way, it’s an honest + stylish look!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) – Poppy
florals: Unforgettable Floral | photog: Feather + Twine Photography | design + coordination: Xo Moreau Weddings
Taurus is an earth sign represented by the bull. Like their celestial spirit animal, Taureans enjoy all things calm and sturdy. Our Taurus friends remind us to take it slow + enjoy the earthly delights around us. Clearly, there’s nothing more delightful than a sweet, swaying poppy flower. Poppy fields are notorious for instilling calming (maybe even a bit sleepy) auras in those who visit. This calming presence makes them a pleasure to be around, just like Taureans!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) – Ranunculus
florals: Two Wild Hands
Gemini’s are social buttercups! So, the obvious choice here is the ever-flirty ranunculus flower. Comparatively, the meandering ranunculus flowers pop up all over the place with a childlike curiosity. Always looking like they’re asking questions (like a true Gemini). These flowers have a clear sense of humor, with a myriad of colors + vibrancies.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) – Sweet Pea
florals: Siren Floral Co.
Sweet, sweet Cancers have incredible empathy and emotional pull. Worrying about how to choose your wedding flowers would definitely weigh on a Cancer’s mind. How perfect of a match is the fragrant and delicate sweet pea?! Sweet peas are graceful flowers that soften in the sunshine, with an unrivaled climbing pattern. In like manner, is the unrivaled compassion of a Cancer.
Leo (July 23 – August 22) – Protea
florals: Grand Hope Events | photog: Sanford Creative| as seen in this Malibu Wedding
Leos are vivacious, full of life + ruled by the sun! You are natural born leaders with much comfortably set center stage. Similarly, the Protea flower commands attention. It’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea (some might even find it overbearing), but the Protea is confident enough to leave a lasting impression. One stem is all you need to be unforgettable… like a Leo!
Virgo (August 23 – September 22) – Orchid
florals: Shabby Chic Events | photog: Kathrin Krok
more from this Luxe Meets Boho for this Modern White Wedding in the Ruins of a German Abbey as seen on GWS!
Virgos are considered the most careful signs of the Zodiac. Known for being perfectionists + clean freaks. Nothing seems quite as fitting as the tight, tidy and nearly-perfect orchid. These flowers work hard to stay perfect all day in your bouquet, and have represented love for centuries! With many different varieties, you’re bound to find the perfect orchid for your wedding arrangements.
Libra (September 23 – October 22) – Rose
florals: Texture Florals
Libras want everything to look nice. You’re very into beautiful things, and you love…love! And no flower is better at nailing aesthetics, consistently, than the classic rose. You’re an air element, making you charming and cool. Everyone’s drawn to you, just like everyone is drawn to the garden rose. In the same fashion, roses in your arrangements keep things beautiful + balanced.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) – Dahlia
The eyes of a Scorpio can look into your soul. Similarly, there’s something so profound about a big, juicy dahlia. With an incredibly confident and bold exterior, Scorpios have a soft and very passionate interior. The sensual dahlia seems fitting for a Scorpio, who is captivating with beauty…but has quite a bit of mystery.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) – Anthurium
florals: Best Day Ever Floral Design
Sagittarius love their freedom. Wild and bold is most revered by people born under this sign. Sagittarius are bold, polarizing, and a bit sexual! Like a statement anthurium, Sags love to travel. Hardy as ever, the anthurium flower is as rash as it is beautiful. And these flowers come ready to look great! They also do well out of water for a decent amount of time, making them ideal for long wedding days.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) – Tulip
florals: Trille Floral | photog: Bekah Wriedt | dress: Alice In Ivory Bridal Boutique
Tulips are one of the first blooms popping up in springtime. Sometimes, they even survive late frosts and snow. Similarly, Capricorns have a disciplined, controlling nature that makes them the hardest of workers! People born under this sign have a sense of inner independence that helps them push forward. Particularly, these blooms are fighters who thrive on perfection. Pro tip: Parrot tulips add a gorgeous ruffle to any floral arrangement.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) – Anemone
florals: Trille Floral
Aquarius, your weirdness makes you so wonderful! Not to mention, Aquarius’ strengths include being progressive, original and independent. Anemone flowers are a bit unconventional + eccentric. Some people even think their black centers are off-putting. All this interest is charming! Anemone flowers are a bit delicate but seemingly intelligent. Together, both Aquarius + anemone flowers are honest and independent! What an attention-grabber in a bridal bouquet.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20) – Peony
florals: Layered Vintage
Pisces are very friendly and usually find themselves in the company of different types of people. Everyone loves a Pisces, just like everyone loves a peony! Pisces are deeply passionate and even a bit dreamy. Similarly, peonies are dreamy, tender and a bit fragile. Clearly, this flower always wows in a bridal bouquet or wedding arrangement. Considering how to choose your wedding flowers? Think about this – whenever there’s a peony around, there’s love.
So what do you think – is astrology perfectly predicting flowers for your big day?
Need more bouquet inspo? Check out our Wedding Bouquet gallery for lots of eye candy! And if you haven’t quite ironed out your wedding theme, here’s your wedding style according to astrology!