Gorgeous bouquets in Pink and White adorned the sprawling lawns of the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur.
It was a romantic setting for a grand and spectacular Indian Wedding ( will post a blog on the same at a later date on http//www.travelwithmukul.wordpress.com). I had a real close look and attempted to unravel the meaning of each flower in the bouquet.
Pink hydrangeas (Scientific name Hydrangea macrophylla) romantically symbolize heart beats.
Native to the Himalayas and China they are consumed as Herbal tea in China, Japan and Korea.
Pink button pom pom Chrysanthemums belong to the Sunflower family Asteraceae. Each flower is actually a collection of flowers in the centre and the pink petals are in fact ray florets.
Native to China they symbolize Happiness and are even today the symbol of The Imperial Family of Japan.
The Festival of Happiness in Japan celebrates Chrysanthemums.
Roses ( family Rosaceae) have for time immemorial been the symbol of love. Pink roses symbolize happiness and admiration.
These graceful and lovely Pink Rose buds have a solitary golden bud of the Aster flower for company.
Roses are also native to Asia and China in particular.
Pink Carnations (Scientific name Dianthus caryophyllus) symbolize love and fascination.
As per Christian mythology they sprung up where Mother Marys tears fell on Earth as she saw Jesus on a cross.
Also called Dianthus, the literal translation from Greek means the Flower of the Gods.
Love, Fascination, Heart Beats and Admiration all make up the perfect Wedding Bouquet.
I wonder if the florists knew that all the Pink flowers in the gorgeous bouquet are native to Asia.