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What Your Wedding Flowers Symbolise…

by Kloe Forster

We were astonished to learn that the Victorians deciphered an entire ‘language of flowers’ – whereby each and every flower has a specific meaning behind it.

Here’s an A-Z guide on what your wedding flowers symbolise… definitely worth a read! They don’t all have positive vibes…

Anemone – High hopes and expectations


Baby’s breath – everlasting love, innocence and happiness

babys breath

Carnation – generally means bonds of affection, though different colours mean different things… pink represents boldness, red symbolises love, and white indicates talent.


Daisy – innocence, loyal love

daisy bouquet

Forget-me-not – true love

forget me not

Gladiolus – love at first sight


Heather – good luck

heather bouquet

Hydrangea – understanding


Ivy – fidelity in marriage

ivy wedding bouquet

Lily – purity

lily wedding

Lily of the Valley – happiness

lily of the valley

Magnolia – love of nature


Orchid – beauty, love


Peony rose – bashfulness


Rose – Joy, love, beauty

rose bouquet

Ranunculus – charming and attractiveness


Stocks – lasting beauty


Sunflower – adoration


Sweet pea – pleasure


Tulip – love, passion

tulip bouquet

And these are the flowers you might want to avoid…

If you’re particularly superstitious you may wish to leave these out of your bouquet, they all have negative connotations, eek!!

  • Christmas Rose: Scandal
  • Fig: Idleness
  • Foxglove: Insincerity
  • Larkspur: Infidelity
  • Lavender: Distrust
  • Marigold: Grief
  • Mulberry: I shall not survive you
  • Raspberry: Remorse
  • Red Carnation: Alas for my poor heart
  • Red Poppy: Consolation
  • Rhododendron: Danger
  • Striped Carnation: Refusal
  • White Poppy: Sleep
  • Yellow Carnation: Disdain
  • Yellow Chrysanthemum: Slighted Love
  • Yellow Lily: Falsehood
  • Yellow Rose: Jealousy

Let us know what flowers you’re having in your bouquet – we’d love to know!

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