The peony is a significant flower, both historically and mythologically. A few common peony meanings include good fortune, happy marriage, prosperity and romance. They also coincide with honor, compassion and even bashfulness. There is a short season for peonies, with most of them blooming from late April to Mid June.
Protea, also known as Sugar Bush, is an exotic fresh cut flower originating from South Africa. The ancestors to the Protea are thought to be roughly 300 million years old. The Protea flower was discovered in 1735 by a Swedish botanist named Karl Linnaeus. Proteas are believed to have been named after the Greek God Proteus. This is because Proteus could transform into anything he wanted. In comparison, Protea’s have many shapes and colors, making it a perfect fit.
One of the hottest trends this wedding season has been the addition of succulents to your ceremony. They can replace virtually any flower on your special day and are much hardier and sustainable. That means you can take home and admire a token from your special day for months even years after the party. Plant them in your garden and watch them grow like the love you and your partner share.