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Flowers are incredible for SO many reasons. They are strong, beautiful, and have the power to continuously deliver positive energy and happiness. It is no wonder each one has its own special meaning behind it!

These meanings are a fun way to add even more excitement to your next coffee table arrangement or your someday wedding bouquet!

Kate Middleton‘s wedding bouquet consisted of carefully selected flowers that all held personal meaning for her and William:

Lily of the Valley : Purity and Happiness

Hyacinth : Constancy 

Sweet William :  Obviously….
(but it means courageous behavior)

Myrtle : The emblem of Marriage and Love
(every royal bride since Queen Victoria has had Myrtle in her bouquet !)

Combine them all together and you have one royally beautiful bouquet!

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There are tons and tons of flowers in the world, but here is a recent arrangement of meanings from Lauren ConradImage

Which flowers would you choose for your bouquet based off their meaning and beauty??!

Personally peonies {prosperity} and anemonies {unfading love} are my favs… Although I am a HUGE fan of color, there is something to be said about an all white arrangement. And that’s how I like these two together, all white, with the little splash of navy in the center of the anemone and just a hint of baby pink… could there be anything more perfect? I think NOT!

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“Build an authentic brand: there is no other kind” — You, Inc.

Breaking into the so called ‘real world’ is no joke. We’ve been warned by our parents, professors, and career mentors that we will one day have to make a name for ourselves. THIS is by far the hardest part of the real world. Who do you want to be? Whether this is your first attempt at creating your brand – or you are reinventing it – remember, consistency is KEY!

The image you present to the world starts with the most basic elements of yourself:

— What brand of clothing do you wear most days?  { J.Crew }
— Favorite restaurant to dine at?  { Clarke Cooke House }
— Your go-to movie?  { Serendipity }
— Admired Celebrity?  { Kate Middleton + Lauren Conrad }

Do your answers to all these questions mesh well together?

If not, you may have a little bit of a problem on your hands. It’s ok if your answers are a little bit scattered, having a bit of variety in your interests is a good thing, and important. But it is also important to keep all those interests under one uniform umbrella!

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