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.
Flower decoration is the key element for any wedding. Flower decoration not only enhances the beauty of your wedding but also is a symbol of pure, true and innocent love that the newly weds have for each other. Flowers are not only used for decorating the wedding venue but are also used for various other purposes during a wedding. By hiring a professional florist, it would be easier for you to identify the right flowers for the theme of your wedding. You can get a bridal bouquet matching to your gown instead of the traditional white or cream bridal bouquet. There are lots of types of flower decoration that are used in a wedding like wreaths that are used as centerpieces or door hangers. Today flower decoration can be done that suits your style and personality. Flowers are the focal point of decoration at a wedding because they are also the symbol of love.