Wedding symbology

The significance of gemstones [traditional]

  • Agate - variety of colors – strength, courage, support and security
  • Amethyst – purple – meditation, intuition, relaxation
  • Aventurine – green – tranquility, healing, luck and money
  • Carnelian – red – sexual/creative, energy, protection
  • Citrine – yellow – self-esteem, heals, hope, abundance, psychic abilities
  • Fluorite – variety of colors- heals, concentration, grounding
  • Hematite – metallic gray – anti-stress, optimism, vitality, will
  • Jasper – red/green – stability, security, overcomes fear and guilt
  • Lapis – blue – vitality, virility, strength, communication, creativity
  • Lepidolite – sparkly lavender – joy, peace, love, calming
  • Malachite – green – reduces stress, reveals the subconscious mind
  • Moonstone – opalescent – emotional balance, love, dieting
  • Obsidian – black – absorbs negativity, protects, grounds energy
  • Onyx – black – self-control, emotional balance, protects, grounding
  • Quartz – clear – energizes, in meditation, balances
  • Rose Quartz – pink – love, creativity, clears anger and guilt
  • Rutilated quartz – eases depression, increases ESP
  • Smokey quartz – increases fertility, sedative, grounds
  • Sodalite – blue – alleviates fear, calms, wisdom, healing
  • Sugilite – bright violet – restores mental and physical health
  • Tigers Eye – brown/gold – power, will, insight, centering
  • Tourmaline – pink/green/black/blue – aids sleep, dispels fear
  • Turquoise – aqua – peace of mind, strengthens body

The significance of flowers

  • Apple Blossom – Better things to come
  • Camelia – Gratitude
  • Carnation – Fascination and love
  • Chrysanthemum (red) – I love you
  • Chrysanthemum (white) – Truth
  • Cyclamen – Modesty and shyness
  • Daffodil – Regard
  • Daisy – Innocence
  • Fern – Fascination and sincerity
  • Flowering Almond – Hope
  • Forget-me-not – True love and remembrance
  • Heliotrope – Devotion and faithfulness
  • Honeysuckle – Generosity
  • Hyacinth – Loveliness
  • Hydrangea – Boastfulness
  • Iris – Warmth of affection
  • Ivy – Eternal fidelity
  • Japonica – Loveliness
  • Jasmine – Amiability
  • Lemon Blossom – Fidelity in love
  • Lilac (white) – Youthful innocence
  • Lily – Majesty
  • Lily-of-the-valley – Return of happiness
  • Magnolia – Perseverance
  • Maidenhair – Discretion
  • Mimosa – Sensitivity
  • Orange Blossom – Purity and virginity
  • Peach Blossom – Captive
  • Rose (red) – Love
  • Rose (white) – Worthiness
  • Rose (other colors) – Love and beauty
  • Rosemary – Remembrance
  • Snowdrop – Hope
  • Sweet Pea – Delicate pleasures
  • Tulip – Love
  • Veronica – Fidelity
  • Violet – Faithfulness

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