The name April comes from a Latin word, Aprilis, which means ‘to open’ and is meant to represent the blossoming flowers and trees that emerge throughout the month. April’s symbols include the diamond gemstone and both the daisy and sweet pea flowers. An April wedding symbolizes eternal growth and celebrates a budding new life together.
The Greeks linked April with their beloved Greek goddess, Aphrodite, who symbolizes love, beauty, and desire in classical mythology. She was representative of the sentiments of affection and attraction that bind people together. Her holy birds included doves and swans, both of which are frequently used during wedding ceremonies to represent loyalty in marriage and devotion to one another.
The stone of April is a diamond—known for its everlasting beauty and representative of love, pride, and courage. The diamond is the most popular of all the gemstones and is also the most hardy and expensive. While diamonds come in a variety of colors, the April diamond is most commonly clear and white. Wearing a diamond on your wedding day is said to bring out courage in your groom and pride in your bride while giving you good luck and protection from misfortune.
If you’re looking for meaningful flowers to add to your bouquet or reception table centerpieces, consider April’s two blossoms: the daisy and sweet pea. The daisy symbolizes innocence, loyal love, and purity, while the sweet pea represents blissfulness. Both flowers come in a variety of colors to match your color palettes and add special meaning to your floral arrangements.
“Marry in April if you can, joy for maiden and for man.” April is a month of love and growth both individually and as a couple. An April bride will have joy and happiness on her special day, especially on these lucky dates— the 2nd, 4th, 12th, 20th, and 22nd.
Congratulations on your big day! If you’re looking for more wedding inspiration, check out our blog post: Know It or Knot: Wedding Facts.