Language of flowers

Language of flowers – concealed meanings

Over the past few centuries particular flowers have been associated with celebrations, feelings and emotions. The Victorians embraced this practice.  So understood was the meaning attached to flowers that they often used them, rather than the spoken or written word, to convey messages. As a result, a language of flowers arose that we still associate with them today. Who doesn’t think of love and romance when they are presented with a red rose? Of course, these days, we don’t rely on flowers so much to convey our feelings and, with so many different flowers now available to us, it would be an impossible task to provide a unique meaning for them all. Today, we tend to choose flowers based on the particular likes of the recipient, not least in terms of colour. However, when choosing your wedding flowers, you may just want to take into consideration the supposed language of flowers and just what your choices mean.  Its just a bit of fun really, but here are a selection of flower types you may wish to include in your wedding flowers and the hidden meaning attached to them.

Amaryllis meaning Pride

 

Aster meaning Love and Daintiness

 

Camellia meaning Gratitude and Loveliness

 

Chrysanthemum meaning Hope and Optimism

 

Dahlia meaning Elegance and Dignity

 

Forget-me-not meaning True Love

 

Gardenia meaning Grace

 

Gerbera meaning Purity

 

Gypsophila meaning Everlasting Love

 

Heather meaning Passion

 

Hyacinth meaning Loveliness

 

Jasmine meaning Sensuality and Attachment

 

Lily meaning Purity

 

Lily of the Valley meaning Sweetness

 

Magnolia meaning Dignity

 

Orchid meaning Refined Beauty

 

Periwinkle meaning Friendship

 

Primrose meaning Happiness

 

Red Rose meaning True Love

 

Sweet Pea meaning Everlasting Pleasure

 

Sweet William meaning Gallantry and Finesse

 

Violet meaning Modesty and Faithfulness

 

White Rose meaning Eternal Love

 

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