Friday, 17 February 2017

The Language of Flowers

I've always been intrigued by the meaning of flowers - how secret messages could be conveyed by the flowers that were sent from lover to lover.  The interpretation could be positive or negative - and I guess it would depend on the combination of flowers in the bouquet and the recipient's feelings or mood on the day as to how the message would be received!

For example, an arrangement that contains purple hyacinth, hydrangea with ivy sprig with white tendrils says 'I am sorry, please forgive me! Thank you for understanding - I am anxious to please you.'

So for your wedding, here are some meanings for the flowers that you might be considering....

For a spring wedding ...
Yellow and white ....
Daisies                 Innocence, loyal love, purity, faith, cheer, simplicity
Daffodils               Return my affection; new beginnings
Baby's breath        Innocence, purity of heart
Jasmine                Unconditional and eternal love 
White lilac             Youthful innocence
White lily              Purity
White roses           Virtue and purity

Pink and white ....

Peonies                   Prosperity, honor
Pale Pink roses        Desire, passion, joy of life, youth, energy
Carnations              Sweet and lovely, innocence, pure love, faithfulness
Canterbury Bells      Gratitude
Baby's breath          Innocence, purity of heart
White roses             Virtue and purity

For a summer wedding ...

Red and white....

Red carnations      Deep romantic love, passion
Red roses               True love
Scarlet lily            High souled aspirations
Lily of the Valley   Sweetness, humility, returning happiness, trust
Plum blossom       Beauty and longevity   

Peach and grey ....

Peach blossom      Long-life, generosity, and bridal hope
Thistle                  Nobility     
Protea                  Courage
Pink roses             Grace
For an autumn / fall wedding ...

Autumn colours ...

Burgundy roses           Unconscious beauty
Orange roses              Desire, passion
Red and yellow roses   United
Orchids                       Refined beauty

For a winter wedding ...

Classic white - or white and silver ...
Moonflower          Dreaming of love
Lavender             Devotion
Blue rose             Love at first sight

I hope you've enjoyed reading about the meanings of wedding flowers - come and visit us at DunnCrafting to see our selection of beautiful bouquets, pomanders and buttonoles.  

We welcome custom orders and will be delighted to work with you to match your own unique colour theme

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