Your Perfect Wedding Flowers, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Backless gown. Live band. Outdoor ceremony: You’ve had these details worked out since you discovered Pinterest. But the perfect blow-away flower? You could use some guidance there—and what better guide than the ye olde zodiac? We teamed up with ethereal floral sensation (and author of Color Me Floral) Kiana Underwood to share the one bloom you simply must incorporate into your wedding. Why? Because the cosmos say so.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18): Blue Irises
Equally connected to the sky (per your air sign nature) and the sea (per your mascot), cool, "something blue" iris notes will help you to feel calm and collected. Fun fact: In Greek mythology, 'Iris' is the goddess of the rainbow, and her duty was to link heaven and earth. Fitting for a celestial air sign wedding, no?
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20): Garden Rose
Anyone who knows you knows to watch those still waters carefully: Why? Because beneath the surface you hide a passionate, sensitive, emotional nature. Plushy garden roses mirror these traits, symbolizing fascination, desire and sensuality. Since these are the personality points your partner is most smitten with, announce them loud and proud with your wedding florals.
ARIES (MARCH 21 – APRIL 19): Magnolia
As the first sign of the zodiac, you represent new life and purity. But you also stand for action, initiative and a strong sense of self-belief: traits that could only be matched by the bold magnolia flower. P.S. In Victorian times, sending these heady flowers was a discreet way for lovers to message to each other, making it a shrewd and fitting choice for a warrior's bridal bouquet.
TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20): Super Green Ranunculus
As a grounded earth sign, you feel most secure with a palette of earthy greens. Plan to incorporate lots of natural elements, like ferns or fruits and veggies, into your bouquet. And for the pièce de résistance grab a bundle of Super Green ranunculus (they symbolize charm and hospitality). These blooms will help you and your partner to remember the significance of growing together and the importance of caring for one another, from here on out.
GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20): Daffodil
Keep your blooms mellow yellow, baby...if only to shut down your bridezilla alter ego should she rear her head. Daffodils are the perfect bloom for Geminis, as they’re often seen as a symbol of vitality, and because they regenerate every spring. In China, daffodils are a symbol of good luck that’s so strongly believed in that it has become the official flower of the Chinese New Year. In other words, they’re your shortcut to keeping on the sunny side.
CANCER (JUNE 21 – JULY 22): Hibiscus
You’re emotional and sensitive, and you care deeply about matters of the family and home. The hibiscus flower, whose name in Japanese translates to “gentle,” is the perfect bloom to represent your hygge spirit. But look to a spicy, hot pink variety to bring you out of your shell and into party mode for your big day, K?
LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22): Wisteria
For your celebration, you want boatloads of d-r-a-m-a, of course. Look to the regal palette of purple and the magical volume of frilly wisteria for a totally show-stopping floral component. Of further note: Wisteria symbolizes “creative expansion,” making it the perfect homage to a Leo lady's strong, emotional wedding day sentiments.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22): Flowering Maple
You’re ahead of the curve, ahead of the trends and want the very best of everything. So naturally, you’ll pick an elegant bloom that no one has heard of. This bell-like, ruby bloom (from flowering maple trees) will create a polished, elevated arrangement that gets everyone talking. Bonus points: It’s also referred to as Chinese lantern and thought to bring good luck.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 21): Icelandic Poppy
You’re a warm and charming gal, and a blushy, crowd-pleasing pink palette will suit you best. For your choice bloom, follow Chinese and Japanese flower wisdom, and go with Icelandic poppies, which symbolize deep and passionate love between two people. In simpler terms, they stand for balance and harmony in partnership—perfect for the scales of the zodiac.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 22 – NOVEMBER 21): Calla Lily
When it comes to love, you embody honesty, loyalty and, oh yes, intensity. There’s no better hue to convey your high-voltage vibes than ebony. Look to the calla lily, which comes in a purple variety so deep that it’s essentially black, for your choice bloom. Calla lilies have been depicted alongside the Virgin Mary in paintings and works of art throughout history, and fittingly, are associated with devout faith, truth and purity.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 21): Marigold
Celebrate your fire sign energy with a base palette of rusty oranges and reds. Why? Because incorporating these warm, optimistic colors into your floral design will help you build community during your wedding day and beyond. Work in the perky marigold bloom, which is called the “herb of the sun” and represents passion and creativity: aka the essence of every Sagittarius bride.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19): Double Tulip
You don’t take marriage vows lightly, Cap. Double tulips, a visual hybrid of tulips and peonies, will embody the gravity of your outlook on marriage but also serve as a reminder to step out of your stress-case tendencies and appreciate the excitement of your wedding day. P.S. Tulips are considered to be a symbol of enduring love, and the peony is a symbol of honor; a Capricorn cocktail if ever there were one.