Bridal Flowers


Most brides start planning their wedding bouquet based on the flowers that they find most aesthetically pleasing, however you should probably know what your favourite wedding flowers symbolise before making any final decisions.

Dating all the way back to the Victorian era, when public displays of affection were frowned upon, the language of flowers was developed as a means of communication.

close up of vibrant bridal bouquet

Along with the types of flowers that you select, the colour of your flowers can also have their own specific meaning. 

While we don't suggest taking the meanings of these too seriously, it’s still fun to know and may even help you decide on the ideal flowers for your
 bridal bouquet and wedding flower arrangements.

close up of brides wedding flowers

What the most popular wedding flowers really symbolise:

Baby’s Breath – Represents innocence, a pure heart and happiness.

Calla Lily – Magnificent beauty and refinement.

Carnations – Each colour of carnation has a slightly different meaning associated with it.
White equals pure love, while red symbolises a deep love and affection.

Chrysanthemum – Wealth, abundance, truth and everlasting love.

Daffodil – Unrequited love and regard.

Dahlia – Good taste and enduring grace

Frangipani – Shelter, protection and a special message of the future.

Freesia – Trust

Gardenia – Purity and joy

Hydrangea – Understanding

Iris – Hope and wisdom

Orchids – Love and beauty

Peony – A happy marriage

Rose – A red rose symbolises passionate love, while a white rose is said to represent pure love.
A combination of red and white rose depicts unity.

Stephanotis – Symbol of marital happiness

Tulip – A red tulip represents a declaration of love, while a yellow tulip symbolises hopeless love.

beautiful bouquet of bridal flowers

Wedding flowers to stear clear of based on their hidden meaning:

The meanings behind the flowers listed below aren’t typically the kind of symbols that brides will want associated with their special day!

Christmas Rose – Scandal

Lavender – Distrust

Yellow Carnation – Disdain

Yellow Lily – Falsehood

Yellow Rose – Jealousy

Hopefully now you can be confident in both the look and meaning behind your bridal flowers!

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