Western Wedding Flowers and Their Meanings

Western Wedding Flowers

Confused about which western wedding flowers you should select? Not sure what would be regarded as good flower choices for a country and western theme wedding?

We all know flowers can be very expensive and the price seems to rise considerably when you say the word "wedding" to a florist.

Instead of large floral bouquets, how about creating your own unique western wedding bouquet arrangements that would suit your theme celebration?

The following flower list, with their associated meanings, should help you somewhat with your decisions. You will also find suggestions on floral arrangements for the bride, groom and attendants.

Attractive Flower Suggestions For Western Weddings

Apple Blossom - Preference, Good Fortune

Baby's Breath - Pure Heart

Black-eyed Susan - Justice

Blue Bell - Humility, Everlasting Love

Blue Violet - Faithfulness

Buttercup - Riches

Cactus - Endurance

Daffodil - Friendship

Daisy - Innocent

Dandelion - Faithfulness, happiness, wishes come true

Dogwood - Love undiminished

Fern - Magic, fascination

Forget-me-not - True love, do not forget

Honeysuckle - "Am I Forgotten?"

Larkspur - Fickleness

Lilac (purple) - First love

Lilac (white) - Youth

Lily of the Valley - Increased happiness, sweetness

Morning Glory - Affection

Orange Blossom - Purity, eternal love, marriage

Pansy - Thoughts, consideration

Spider Lilies - Elope with me

Sunflower - Devotion and Faithfulness

Sweet Peas - Good-bye, blissful pleasure, delicacy

Violet (blue) - Faithfulness

Zinnia (white) - Goodness

Zinnia (yellow) - Daily Remembrance

Western Wedding Flower Bouquets and Arrangements

  • Fill small decorated tin buckets filled with fresh wildflowers. The bridesmaids could carry these and it's a perfect idea for a flower girl.
  • Arrange dried or real wildflowers in spray painted wicker baskets. Decorate handles with ribbons and bows or use raffia instead of ribbon. Glue lace around the basket edge.
  • You could also cover your wicker basket in white satin fabric and attach a fringe along the outside edge. Wrap satin ribbon around the handles.
  • Carry tole-painted pewter watering cans filled with daisies, wildflowers, zinnias or sunflowers.
  • Opt for a single sunflower or bunch of daisies tied with a ribbon.
  • Another nice idea would be to carry a decorated grapevine wreath with streaming ribbons.
  • For an interesting rope bouquet: cut 2 thin pieces of rope about 18" long. Loop the first rope so you have a 6" diameter circle. Tie the rope in a knot to secure, allowing the ends to hang down. Do the same with the second piece of rope. Secure the 2 loops together with thin wire in a couple of places on the loop. Take a pre-made arrangement of flowers, ribbons and/or tulle and attach the arrangement at the knots at the bottom of the loops. This makes a very pretty bouquet to carry.
  • To make very cute boutonnieres, take a 12" thin piece of rope and make a small loop in the middle. Tie the rope at that point in order to secure the loop, letting the ends of the rope hang down. Using small, craft size cowboy hats, hot glue some dried flowers to the underside of the brim on one side. Secure the hat to the knot, with flowers facing up into the loop of the rope.