Wedding Flowers

What Your Wedding Flowers Symbolise…

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

anemone


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.

carnations


Daisy – innocence, loyal love

daisy bouquet


Forget-me-not – true love

forget me not


Gladiolus – love at first sight

gladiolus


Heather – good luck

heather bouquet


Hydrangea – understanding

hydrangea


Ivy – fidelity in marriage

ivy wedding bouquet


Lily – purity

lily wedding


Lily of the Valley – happiness

lily of the valley


Magnolia – love of nature

magnolia


Orchid – beauty, love

orchid


Peony rose – bashfulness

peony


Rose – Joy, love, beauty

rose bouquet


Ranunculus – charming and attractiveness

ranunculus


Stocks – lasting beauty

stocks


Sunflower – adoration

sunflower


Sweet pea – pleasure

sweet-pea-


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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