Wedding inspiration: Flowers

 

All you need to know about wedding flowers

 

Getting the flowers right can be difficult, but remember, you're not just choosing between pinks, reds or yellows. Flowers can symbolise so much... did you know that freesias symbolise innocence? Or chrysanthemum's represent optimism? No? Neither did we, but we thought you should have a guide to the meanings of the most popular bouquet fillers. Find out more below...

 

Rose

Rose

The rose is the June birthflower. Rose is known as the flower of passion as the ancient Greeks believed that Aphrodite the goddess of love gave a rose to Eros the god of love.
Carnation

Carnation

Carnations have been cultivated for the last 2,000 years. Originally from the East, these fragrant flowers symbolise pride, beauty, fascination, love and distinction. They are now associated with January as the month's birth flower.
Freesia

Freesia

Freesias are symbolic of innocence. They are one of the most loved and elegantly scented flowers. The one-sided sprigs carried on a single slim stem give them a certain delicacy, which is common to both the single and double flowered varieties.
Lily

Lily

The lily signifies 30 years of marriage. In addition to symbolising magnificence, the sweetly fragrant lily, with its star-shaped bloom, represents devotion, pride and beauty further testaments to such a significant milestone.
Orchid

Orchid

The orchid is the most highly coveted of ornamental plants, the delicate, exotic and graceful orchid represents love, luxury, beauty and strength. In ancient Greece, orchids were associated with virility. In fact, Greek women believed that if the father of their unborn child ate large, new orchid tubers, the baby would be a boy. If the mother ate small orchid tubers, she would give birth to a girl.
Tulip

Tulip

Legend has it that the tulip symbolises a declaration of love. Tulips velvety black centre represents a lovers heart darkened by the heat of passion. Believed by many to be the most romantic of flowers, tulips also represent elegance and grace.
Daisy

Daisy

The daisy represents purity and innocence. In the 17th century, Carolis Linnaeus gave daisy its unique name.
Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are thought to be a symbol of cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth, long life, joy. Considered to be a noble flower in Asian culture, chrysanthemums are used as an object of meditation following a suggestion by Confucius. Also the birthflower for November.
White Lily

White Lily

The white lily is linked to Juno, the queen of the gods in Roman mythology, by the story that while nursing her son Hercules, some excess milk fell from the sky creating the group of stars we call the Milky Way, and lilies were created from what milk fell to earth.
Campanula

Campanula

The campanula bears beautiful bell-shaped flowers, and so is often called a bellflower. It symbolises beauty and bells.

 

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