A GUIDE TO THE SYMBOLISM OF DIFFERENT WEDDING FLOWERS
Many people choose their floral arrangements based on their wedding colour palette. However, if you want to plan a truly special wedding, you may want to consider choosing a bridal bouquet and flowers based on their symbolism and significance!
Flowers have been used to communicate a range of complex concepts at weddings, banquets, and more through the centuries! Indeed, different types of flowers symbolize different moods, blessings, and concepts. Below, we’ll go over the “language of flowers” so that you can gather a bouquet of inspiration!
A NOTE ON FLORIOGRAPHY
Floriography is the language of flowers. The practice of using flowers to communicate messages goes back centuries! Even William Shakespeare used flowers to signify important concepts in many of his works! Flower meanings change depending on the colour of the flower and the country of origin where each meaning comes from. For instance, in Japan, peonies symbolize courage and good fortune. However, in medieval Europe, they once symbolized anger. So, if you are already planning on using peonies for your wedding bouquet, just lean toward the Japanese meaning!
Ultimately, you should choose a floral arrangement that aligns with your preferences and personal wedding vision. With that being said, here are some interesting floral superstitions and symbols to think about! To gather further inspiration why not take a look at our stunning banquet hall in Calgary?
Have you been looking for a beautiful flower that comes in a range of studying colours? If so, amaryllis might do the trick! Amaryllis is known as “The Splendid Beauty” in the world of botanical symbolism. Amaryllis symbolizes beauty, fertility, achievement, and luck.
Bashful Baby’s Breath
Baby’s breath is a popular flower used commonly as a centrepiece filler. You might even go as far as to call it a wallflower. However, since these sprigs consist of many, tiny little flowers, they are ideal for making your bouquets fuller, brighter, and lighter! These lovely little flowers signify festivity, celestial goodwill, innocence, and eternal love.
Faithful Birds of Paradise
Birds of a feather may flock together but birds of paradise symbolize faithfulness! This makes sense, as many species of birds are monogamous. These vibrant, tropical flowers are beautiful to boot!
Camellias come in a variety of colours. The colour of the bloom of each flower can be used to symbolize its meaning. Red camellias symbolize honesty and excellence while white camellias communicate loveliness. Pink camellias convey a sense of longing and desire!
Chrysanthemums are another popular wedding flower. Sometimes called mums, these pretty little flowers symbolize hope and faith!
Daisies come in a range of colours and sizes. These beautiful flowers symbolize innocence, love, and gentle natures. They can easily enhance a range of bouquets!
Marry Me Merry Golds
Did you know that marigolds are said to protect people from curses? It’s true! Marigolds and anemones are both said to protect people from bad luck, evil, and witchcraft. Marigolds are also known as an aphrodisiac. This makes them a wonderful choice for wedding bouquets!
Looking for a unique way to add a splash of green to your wedding bouquet? Why not try eucalyptus! Eucalyptus is a wonderful filler for wedding bouquet designs. It brings a sense of dignity and refinement. Eucalyptus also symbolizes protection!
Fascinating Fashionable Ferns
We love the shape and flowing look of fern fronds. Ferns are great for wedding bouquets with their supple texture and vivid green colour. Ferns stand for sincerity, magic, and a sense of fascination!
Gardenias can be used to represent honesty, purity, and sweet love. They also represent sentiment! So, if you want to add a sentimental touch to your wedding bouquet, gardenias are a great choice.
Ivy and Fidelity
What better way to symbolize your fidelity than adding ivy into your floral scheme? Ivy symbolizes fidelity, affection, friendship, and wedded love! These are all wonderful virtues to embody on your wedding day.
Jasmine is Just for You
The symbolism of Jasmine changes depending on the colour you choose. However, each shade comes with beautiful symbolism! Yellow jasmine symbolizes modesty, elegance, and grace. White jasmine stands for amiability.
The beautiful purple hues and nostalgic scent of lavender are perfect for any wedding. Lavender symbolizes love, loyalty, and devotion. Additionally, lavender can be used to keep away insects. In medieval times, dried lavender was used to keep moths from nesting in fabrics like silk and wool. So, when you’re done with your bouquet, you could wrap it in parchment and keep it in the same trunk as your wedding dress!
Stay Young with Lilacs
Lilacs have a delightful aroma. With their sweet scent and beautiful colours, these flowers represent youthful innocence! They also represent purity. Purple lilacs represent the first feelings of eternal love.
Roses are easily one of the most popular wedding flowers out there. Depending on the colour of the rose, the meaning changes. Red roses represent love and propriety. White roses symbolize innocence and charm. Pink roses are a symbol of happiness. Orange roses symbolize curiosity and fascination. Yellow roses stand for friendship and joy!
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