Monochromatic Flower Series
My summer project on Instagram was to create a monochromatic floral series, and let me tell you, it was the most fulfilling 6 days of my social media career! Getting creative with flowers and sharing their meanings was so much fun, and I had the best response from my followers. Today I'm sharing my floral series with you here on my blog. If you don't know a whole lot about flowers besides the basics, or you just want to learn some fun facts, keep on reading.
Day 1: Purple
Did you know that it’s common for brides to choose their wedding bouquet based on the meaning of each flower? In the Victorian era, “The Language of Flowers” created a romantic language for lovers to communicate in which flowers replaced words. THIS is why people become attached to different types of flowers. AND it’s the reason for gifting flowers on special occasions or just because. The flowers speak for themselves! ⠀
Every flower holds so much meaning apart from their beauty. They signify something special and unique, and I’m here to share with you a few of my favorites throughout this series. First up we have purple carnations and daisies. Carnations represent love and affection, while daisies symbolize innocence and purity. Carnations are a very popular flower in bridal bouquets because they carry the meaning of love.
Day 2: Blue
This might be my favorite of my monochromatic floral series, and was definitely the most challenging to create. Zach had the idea to use an umbrella for blue, and I just knew I had to use a whimsical flower to hang down that mimics rainfall. ⠀
Our flower of the day is Delphinium, which is in the buttercup family. Delphinium has such strong stems and symbolizes dignity and grace, as well as youth and new life. We cherish Delphinium because it gives us hope and strength to carry on during blue days.
Day 3: Yellow
Flowers but make it fashion. This concept was so much fun to create based off of other similar photos I saw on Instagram. For today’s flower we have yellow Alstroemeria. This flower symbolizes devotion and friendship. Its leaves grow up and twist out from the stem, just like the journey and growth in friendships. This flower is super popular, inexpensive, and can be found in just about any grocery store.
Day 4: Orange
“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” Comparison is the thief of joy. How do you heal feeling unworthy or jealous? By lifting others up! The more you breathe life into others, the more you will feel happy with your own life and feel free of comparison. You get what you give. And I’m here to remind you that you are enough and what you are doing is enough. Now, lets talk about today’s flower.⠀
Originally from Turkey, Tulips have been around since the 16th century and then got their name in Europe during that time. They are considered the 11th wedding anniversary flower, which is actually my lucky number! Tulips represent a lot of things based on their color. Orange tulips symbolize fascination, happiness, and warmth.
Day 5: Pink
As we all can probably guess, roses are the most common flower. There are 150 species of roses with thousands of hybrids. One of my favorite types is the Bonica rose. Pink roses symbolize gratitude, grace, admiration, and joy. Did you know you can send a message with how many roses you gift someone? Here’s a few examples:⠀
One rose symbolizes love at first sight⠀
Three roses says “I love you”⠀
Six roses says “I want to be yours”⠀
Nine roses symbolize eternal love⠀
Ten roses says “You’re perfect”
Twelve roses is the symbol of true love
Day 6: White
True beauty shines from your heart. Love on your friends and family, be kind to strangers, and serve others. Thank you for tuning into my floral monochromatic series! Our last flower is baby’s breath. ⠀
Baby’s breath most commonly symbolizes everlasting love. It runs deeper to also represent the ability to focus on love with freedom from outside influences. My favorite meaning of all is that baby’s breath exemplifies the power of The Holy Spirit in Christianity. I believe God placed flowers and all of earths treasures to give us a glimpse into the beauty of knowing Christ. ⠀
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”⠀
Let's chat! Which photo is your favorite of the series? Which flower means the most to you that you read about? What is your favorite flower?