Don't turn up your nose at the common carnation -- this long-lasting flower is full of possibilities for weddings. The ruffled-heads look offers an inexpensive way to bring lushness and color to bouquets and arrangements. When massed, they also make a pretty bouquet of their own.
Carnations have a long history; they were reportedly used to make ceremonial crowns in ancient Greece, and they were on hand at the wedding of Maximilian of Austria, the emperor of Mexico (1864-67), symbolizing marital bliss. Today, more than 300 species (in large, single blooms and miniature spray varieties) are available.
white, yellow, apricot, pale pink, dark pink, red, burgundy, also bicolors and flecked
admiration, fascination, strong and pure love, unfading beauty
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