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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