Choosing your wedding flowers based on their meaning

4th May 2017

 When it comes to picking the flowers for your wedding bouquets and centre pieces, some couples choose according to the meaning behind the flower. The ‘language of flower’s is a thing that has been around for centuries. In the Victorian era it was a common practice to use flowers to express emotions when words failed.

A romantic way to choose your flowers that can add deeper meaning to your day, we have put together a quick guide to the meanings (good and bad) behind a small selection of popular wedding flowers.

Roses: Everyone's favourite wedding flower, the rose, has different meanings depending on its colour. While a red rose symbolises passion, a white rose means purity and a pink one signifies joy and admiration.

Daffodil: A popular Spring wedding flower, the daffodil resembles ‘new beginnings’, the perfect sentiment to the start of married life.

Chrysanthemum:  Symbolises fidelity, optimism, joy and long life. A red chrysanthemum conveys love; a white chrysanthemum symbolises truth and loyal love while a yellow chrysanthemum symbolises slighted love.

Begonia: If you are choosing your flowers based on the meaning behind them then you may want to avoid this one as begonia symbolises ‘beware’!

Calla Lily: This elegant flower symbolizes magnificence and beauty. White Calla lilies combine these two attributes with purity and innocence associated with the colour white to make it the perfect choice of flower in a Wedding bouquet.

Tansy: ‘Hostile thoughts’ is the sentiment behind this little flower…perhaps not the right choice for a wedding?!

Whatever sentiment you want to convey on your wedding day, there's sure to be a flower to fit your need. Just like every picture tells a story, every flower has a story to tell too

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Choosing your wedding flowers based on their meaning