Wedding flowers all have different meanings and here we explore the symbolism of traditional blooms so that you pick the right ones for your special day.
Wedding Flowers: What Do Your Flowers Symbolise?
Weddings are filled with flowers, from bouquets carried down the aisle and flower crowns weaved into hair to tablescapes overflowing with blooms and petals raining down on newlyweds.
Not only are flowers a beautiful and traditional addition, but each individual flower has its own special meaning. Find out more below.
Lilacs bloom very early in the year and therefore represent renewal and are perfect for a spring wedding. If their colour is closer to blue they represent happiness and the light purple colour which the flower is named after symbolises a first love.
If you’re walking down the aisle with the person who first stole your heart, lilacs are a must to include at some point.
This is a very popular bloom to be included in wedding flowers and it is no surprise due to its symbolism of everlasting love. The delicate stems and flowers would blend into a winter wedding or a white wedding perfectly.
Carnations symbolise a deep love which makes them the perfect flower to include on the day which celebrates this strong feeling. The delicate petals combined with the rich colour and shape represent a human heart so you can really give your heart to your partner.
These bright blooms represent joy and optimism, perfect for a young couple’s wedding flowers. Choose from an array of colours to fit the scheme and venue you have chosen.
These are the perfect flower to include in the foliage to bring sunlight and warmth to your day. Perfect for summer weddings, they symbolise loyalty and adoration which are staple features of a successful marriage.
Historically, all around the world, ferns have played an important role in healing. Used for many different natural medicines they now represent good luck and eternal youth. For couples who wish to bring good health into their special day and for the rest of their life, ferns are a magical option.
The smell of lavender is widely used to help sleep and provide relaxation. Use lavender in your wedding flowers to bring tranquillity, devotion and calmness to your wedding day as well as a delicious smell!
This exotic bloom is notoriously difficult to grow but in spite of that it represents strength. This flower will be the visual representation of the strong bond you and your partner share and it is also associated with luxury and beauty.
These are the perfect substitute if you don’t want to use roses but still want romance oozing from your floral displays. Similar in appearance to the rose’s bloom, these represent attraction, charm and happiness.
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