Popular Flowers and Their Meanings

Flowers have become such an important aspect to weddings, more so now than in the past.   In ancient times, they believed strong smelling herbs/flowers would ward off evil spirits and bad luck. That’s how the tradition of walking down the aisle with a bouquet began.  Flowers, in the Victorian times, gained meanings behind them as they were given to convey a message. Today, flowers are incorporated into every event from the mehndi and sangeet, to the ceremony and reception.    So, I wanted to share with you the significance of some of the most popular wedding flowers used today.  I hope this helps when you’re deciding which flowers to use at your events.

Apple Blossom – Better things to come

Camelia – Gratitude

Carnation – Fascination and love

Chrysanthemum (red) – I love you

Chrysanthemum (white) – Truth

Cyclamen – Modesty and shyness

Daffodil – Regard

Daisy – Innocence

Forget-me-not – True love and remembrance

Heliotrope – Devotion and faithfulness

Honeysuckle – Generosity

Hyacinth – Loveliness

Hydrangea – Boastfulness

Iris – Warmth of affection

Ivy – Eternal fidelity

Japonica – Loveliness

Jasmine – Amiability

Lilac (white) – Youthful innocence

Lily – Majesty

Lily-of-the-valley – Return of happiness

Magnolia – Perseverance

Maidenhair – Discretion

Marigold – Passion

Mimosa – Sensitivity

Orange Blossom – Purity and virginity

Peach Blossom – Captive

Rose (red) – Love

Rose (yellow) – friendship

Rose (coral) – Desire

Rose (peach) – Modesty

Rose (dark pink) – Thankfulness

Rose (pale pink) – Grace

Rose (orange) – Fascination

Rose (white) – Innocence

Rosemary – Remembrance

Sweet Pea – Delicate pleasures

Tulip – Love

Veronica – Fidelity

Violet – Faithfulness

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