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Deciding what flowers you'll have at your wedding is no easy feat. From figuring out what will look best at your venue to knowing what's in season to determining your floral style (romantic and loose? traditional and tidy? artsy and minimalist?), it's a decision that can be daunting. So, if you want to offer your florist some direction but are still stuck on what your featured flowers will be (the flowers you'll use throughout your ceremony and reception), why not look to the stars to help you decide?
That's right—a little insight from your zodiac can help you make some of those bouquet and centerpiece decisions. In fact, you can even use your astrological personality traits to decide on registry picks, decor, and other aspects of your wedding. Whether you're a bold Aries or a mysterious Scorpio, there's a flower out there that's a perfect complement for you on your big day.
Read on to find out the perfect wedding flower for you based on your zodiac sign.
People born under this sign are known to be fiery and bold, much like the bright and daring poppy flower. Just as you may be a little wild at times, the poppy does its own thing, often growing wildly and without abandon in fields. Their meandering stems always look like they're trying to escape whatever arrangement they're in, but they make perfect additions to a bouquet or centerpiece, as they always add a little movement.
A Taurus loves nothing more than beauty and luxury, and there's nothing like a bloom with an abundance of petals and often generous sizing (dinner plate dahlias can grow to be as big as your head!) to encapsulate this star sign's personality. Dahlias are best cultivated in the fall, but beautiful varieties exist pretty much all year.
Gemini: Double Tulip
The sign of the twins, Geminis always have two personalities within them. As such, the lush and full double tulip (named because of the number of petals they have—more than twice as many as what you think of for a normal tulip) makes for a perfect complement to the Gemini. They may look like a normal tulip before they've opened, but upon unfurling, they look similar to a peony.
Much like the delicate hyacinth, Cancers are sweet and sensitive. Blue hyacinths represent sincerity, something this sign is all too familiar with. These flowers work best as an accent flower but can also look beautiful on their own in a centerpiece or bouquet so that they aren't overshadowed by showier blooms.
Leo: King Protea
Bold, confident, competitive Leos love to be in the spotlight—just like the standalone King Protea flower. This large and sculptural bloom works best alone in an arrangement with perhaps a couple of pieces of greenery, but its uniqueness and sheer size make it hard for any other flower to outshine or compete with it (Leos know all about that!).
Virgo: Lily of the Valley
We couldn't think of a better match for detail-oriented and hyper-organized Virgo than a neat and tidy lily of the valley. This classic wedding flower is often used solo in bouquets—their sweet little buds are otherwise overpowered by other flowers and will disappear completely.
Libras love nothing more than for everyone to be happy (being the sign of the scales, they want everything to be fair and equal), and no flower is quite so universally crowd-pleasing as the peony. And peonies, which are often face flowers, tend to balance a bouquet out when used in moderation!
Scorpio: Garden Rose
Scorpios are known for their mysteriousness but also their magnetism—and much like a rose, they can hurt you with an unexpected prick when you least expect it. (Scorpios are the scorpion, after all, and are known to pack a punch if you get on their bad side). We love garden roses for their classically pleasing fullness, but there are many rose varieties (and some with fewer thorns) to choose from.
Sagittarius is known for being happy, cheerful, and very ambitious. Brightly colored bougainvillea are just that, and their ambitiousness as a flower means they spread and grow like crazy, regardless of the terrain. Add some wisps to an all-white arrangement or add in some stems to an already brightly colored tropical bouquet.
Hardy hellebores (also known as Lenten roses) are also known to be tenacious fighters, blooming when there is still snow on the ground. Capricorns are known to be similarly hard-working—symbolized by a mountain goat—and are often very career-oriented. Hellebores have come into popularity as of late and work well alongside almost any other flower or on their own for a delicate, sweet bouquet.
Aquarius: Japanese Magnolia
Aquarians are known to be avant-garde, individualistic, and independent. Japanese magnolias are large and showy blooms that are often displayed in big arrangements on tall branches—hard to miss and hard to mix—making these guys just as individualistic as Aquarians.
Pisces: Sweet Pea
Demure and delicate-natured people who are born under this fish sign are often a little dreamy and floaty, off in their own world. Sweet peas are soft and similarly delicate—just as sweet as those born under Pisces!