When it comes to choosing flowes for your big day, it may not always be about looks. Certain flowers have a meaning and making a decision on what blooms will be in your bouquet, based on their significance, is another way to personalise your union.
White carnations suggest pure love and good luck, light red symbolises admiration, while dark red represents deep love and affection. Purple carnations imply capriciousness and pink carnations carry the greatest significance, beginning with the belief that they first appeared on earth from the Virgin Mary’s tears - making them the symbol of a mother’s undying love.
Signifying magnificent beauty, calla lilies are fashionable wedding flowers. They add an element of elegance and sophistication to your wedding and can be used on their own to create a simple, yet striking bouquet or centrepiece.
By far the most popular flower used in wedding bouquets, corsages, buttonholes and table centres, roses signify love, joy and beauty. White roses indicate innocence, ivory roses show fidelity, red roses depict passion and dark pink roses express the couple’s gratitude for having met one another.
Stephanotis are popular at weddings because of their significance. Shaped a little like a trumpet, these traditional bridal flowers symbolise marital happiness.
These blooms are perfect for bridal bouquets because they combine easily with other flowers as they have no scent. The name literally means golden flower, but the chrysanthemum signifies wealth, abundance and truth.