C is for Cymbidium


THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF
orchid

The most highly coveted of ornamental plants, the delicate, exotic and graceful orchid represents love, luxury, beauty and strength. In ancient Greece, orchids were associated with virility. In fact, Greek women believed that if the father of their unborn child ate large, new orchid tubers, the baby would be a boy. If the mother ate small orchid tubers, she would give birth to a girl.

During the Victorian era, orchid symbolism shifted to luxury, and today this sense of magnificence and artful splendor continues, with orchids representing rare and delicate beauty. The 14th wedding anniversary flower, pink orchids convey pure affection, and the popular cattelya orchid represents mature charm.

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Not only is this flower exude luxury, but they last and maintain their freshness for a long time. Check out some of teleflora’s beautiful creations. Some are stunning enough to use are simple centerpieces and they are a less expensive alternative.

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  1. […] “The Meaning & Symbolism of Orchid” is another great post – orchids are such a beautiful flower and I loved reading about the history of lovely orchids. It’s always best to be sure each element of your wedding is significant to you, and orchids are a great way to do so! […]

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