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.
Floral designs with matching shades or breathtaking contrast in a big or small arrangements would surely complement the wedding settings. By using creative and artistic talents, the flower decorator can create beautiful floral patterns. What kind of arrangement you would like at your wedding would be totally your personal choice. You can consider having a large arch of flowers, strewing rose petals or centerpieces in a color scheme that would be appealing to you as well as complement the entire set up of the wedding. A good florist will use flower decoration to his best advantage to make your reception venue look fantabulous.