Possessing the brightness of blue and the radiance of red, purple has become an enchanting colour that can be sophisticated and elegant as well. When it comes to flowers, purple flower is a favourite among flower arrangers. Not only it is very appealing, combining it with flowers in different shades brings out the deep beauty of the purple flowers.
Purple Flowers Role in History
History has it that purple flowers used to be the symbol of highness and royalty. That is because during those times, purple flowers were very expensive and only the high and the rich can afford to have it to decorate their homes. Therefore, the purple flower played a role of symbol of status.
Purple Flowers Role in Belief, Faith, and Religion
Purple flowers have always been given to the Gods and Goddesses as offerings as a way of symbolizing worship, faith, praise, and belief. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the purple lotus is considered a sacred flower. Religions practiced in the lands of India, Nepal, Thailand, Japan, Egypt, and Malaysia also highly regard the presence of purple flowers.
Purple Flowers Role in Modern Times
The role of the purple flower has evolved significantly, and in modern times, it is being used for a variety of reasons and occasions. Due to its deep shade, purple flowers instantly make a dull space bright and lively. Purple flowers also give an impression of respect and admiration, so a bouquet of purple-shaded flowers of different kinds and varieties is perfect to be given to someone special, especially on intimate occasions such as anniversaries. And since purple flower can bring out a romantic mood anytime, it has become a staple in romantic and important events such as weddings. In the exchange of vows, the purple flower symbolizes truthfulness and faithfulness to the other.
The Purple Flowers for Weddings
As the most popular flower that represents love and romance, purple roses has become a favourite choice in wedding ceremonies. The more subtle ones are always chosen to blend in the bridal gown if to be used in the wedding bouquet, and the more vivid ones are ideal if to be used to accentuate the wedding reception.
The flower of tulip, being available all year round, is another popular choice among wedding flower arrangers not just for beauty but also for versatility and convenience. The tulip flower has different kinds as well, and the one that is fondly used in weddings is the Dutch tulip.
Since tulips can really be very expensive, especially the purple-shaded ones, calla lilies in purple shade make a perfect alternative. Slightly resembles a tulip in appearance, it still creates that romantic mood suited in the wedding venue.
What makes the purple asters a popular choice among florists is its being arranged in cluster by nature. It can be presented just as it is with just very minimal accents. Its formation is already pretty that there is no need to further enhance it.
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