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.
No wedding is complete without flower decoration. The key to making your wedding more beautiful is to choose the right flowers, bouquets and decoration that would enhance the beauty of the venue. Wedding flower decoration becomes an essential part of the most important day of your life. Flowers are used to greet the guests, beautify the tables, worn as accessories and carried down the aisle. They are the essence that creates the mood and ambience of the ceremony and the reception of the wedding and makes the place even more romantic.