Inspiration, 14 November 2018

What Your Wedding Flowers Symbolize 

Whether you’ve already chosen your bouquet and now want to know the meaning or if you’re working on building a bouquet based on the meaning, it’s good to have an idea of why these flowers are traditionally used as wedding flowers. 

So, let’s start with the Amaryllis 

Amaryllis is bold in colour and symbolizes beauty, harmony and personal freedom. 

Baby’s breath 

The name itself is angelic and the same can be said for what it symbolizes. Innocence, purity and gentleness are three things that Baby’s Breath symbolize. 

Carnations 

Carnations vary in colour with pink representing gratitude, white representing pure love and red representing true love, affection and devotion.  

Daffodils 

These vibrant flowers represent leaving the past behind and starting anew. Daffodils are also symbolic of being alive.  

Forget-Me-Nots 

These flowers represent intimacy and embarking on new adventures together as husband and wife.  

Geranium 

The geranium flower represents co-operation, teamwork and togetherness.  

Hydrangea 

The hydrangea is a strong flower and represents someone who is in control of their own destiny. It also symbolizes perseverance and emotion.  

Iris 

The Iris flower is captivating and has timeless elegance and beauty. It symbolizes having faith in one another and the ability to provide wisdom. 

Jasmine 

Jasmine symbolizes unspoken eloquence, beauty, sensuality and grace. 

Lavender 

Lavender symbolizes femininity, refinement, grace and elegance. It is delicate and precious, much like your love. 

Magnolia 

Magnolia represents beauty, freedom and old-fashioned romance that can endure anything. 

Nasturtium 

This flower represents loyalty and symbolizes an overflow of abundance. 

Orchids 

This flower represents timeless love, confidence, passion and desire. 

Peony 

This flower symbolizes good fortune, prosperity, compassion and a happy marriage.  

Rose 

This flower in all its beauty symbolizes promise, hope and new beginnings. The various colours symbolize slightly different things with yellow roses symbolizing joy and love, white roses symbolizing purity and admiration and red roses symbolizing passion, love and respect. 

Snapdragon 

The snapdragon flower symbolizes mystery, excitement and an abundance of love. 

Tulip 

Tulips represent love at first sight and risking everything for love. 

Violet 

The violet symbolizes adoration, admiration and appreciation, as well as chemistry between two people. 

Zinnia 

The zinnia represents abundance, affection, consistency and thoughtfulness. 

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