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The Meaning Behind the Flowers

Guest Author - Susan

The sentimental tradition of flowers and herbs dates back at least 150 years. Victorians gave romantic significance to specific blossoms so lovers could send each other "secret" messages.

rose.JPG (5472 bytes)Today, by combining different flowers at your wedding you can express feelings of your own and for the "bridal couple" as well. You can even add potpourri flower oil to silk flowers, pew bows, and centerpieces.

Remember by giving someone in your wedding, like your mother, a flower (like the tradition of the single rose) can send her a special "secret" message.

The following is a list of flower language as we recognize it today.

  • Alstromeria Lily - devotion
  • Amaryllis - splendid beauty
  • Anemone - anticipation
  • Apple Blossom - good fortune
  • Baby's Breath - pure of heart
  • Bachelor's Button - hope
  • Bluebell - constancy
  • Buttercup - riches
  • Camellia - good fortune or loveliness
  • Carnation - lasting fidelity & deep love
  • Crocus - joy
  • Daisy - faith, cheer & simplicity
  • Fern - Sincerity
  • Forget-me-not - true love
  • Freesia - innocence
  • Fuchsia - good taste
  • Gardenia - joy
  • Gladiola - generosity
  • Holly - foresight
  • Honeysuckle - generosity and devotion
  • Iris - faith, wisdom & health
  • Jasmine - grace & elegance
  • Jonquil - affection returned
  • Larkspur - levity
  • Lily - virtue, beauty, elegance & pride
  • Lily of the Valley - happiness
  • Marigold - sacred affection
  • Mimosa - sensitivity
  • Myrtle - remembrance
  • Olive & Laurel Leaves - plenty & virtue
  • Orange Blossoms - fertility & marriage
  • Orchid - you are beauty
  • Peony - bashfulness
  • Purple Lilac - first love
  • Red Rose - I love you
  • Red & White Roses (together) - unity
  • Rosemary - commitment & fidelity
  • Sage - Domestic Virtue
  • Stephanotis (often called The Wedding Flower) - happiness in marriage
  • Sweet Pea - blissful pleasure
  • Sweet William - gallantry
  • Tulip - perfect lover
  • Violet - faithfulness
  • Water Lily - purity of heart
  • White Carnation -remember me
  • White Daisy - innocence
  • White Lilac - innocence
  • White Lily - purity & young innocence
  • White Rose - I am worthy of you
  • Wood Sorrel - maternal tenderness
  • Yellow Tulip - hopeless love
  • Zinnia - remembrance & affection
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This content was written by Susan. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Christina Marie McBride for details.

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