MEANINGS & USES _ The exact origin of the name Aster is debated. Some say the name for these beautiful flowers is direct from Greek mythology: Asters were said to have grown from the tears of the Goddess Asterea. Others say they were named for their abundant growing patterns (like the night sky) and their star_like shape. Asters have long been given to symbolize love, daintiness and afterthought. Gentlemen and ladies in the past used to present them to people they hoped to draw affection from. Placed on the graves of French soldiers, Asters were used as a symbol of a better life to come. They can also be used to symbolize a 20th Wedding Anniversary and are a wonderful gift in a bouquet for any occasion. The petals of the Aster used to be smoked to ward off evil serpents, but could also be used to help with headaches, colds, back pain and muscle spasms.
Flowers can be made out of fresh water pearls or Swarovski pearls and you can add a coloured crystal centre to make this bridal headdress choice look really stunning. Look out for the Daisy Chain styles that we think are going to be a real hit with bright Sunflower yellow Swarovski centres surrounded by fresh water coin pearls! Then dot a few fresh water coin pearls on their own throughout the hair for a fabulous look!