Updated: Aug 10
WHAT DO YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS SYMBOLISE ?
When planning my wedding flowers the only thing I really cared about was that the bouquet couldn’t be large, cumbersome or elaborate. There had to be Baby’s Breath and Gerbera flowers included, but apart from a few requirements nothing really mattered to me. The profusion of flower choices, and the many bouquet images on display protected by plastic sleeves in the florist books were all quite overwhelming.
30 years later, older, a little wiser and absolutely absorbed in all that involves blooms, bouquets and centrepieces, I'm always ready to share.
DOES IT REALLY MATTER?
Firstly, as long as you get the bouquet of your dreams that’s all that matters.
As I've mentioned before brides have various reasons for making their flower choices, and those reasons can range from the scent, the size, the colour and the sentimental value, not forgetting the trends. (See Fresh Flowers Versus Artificial article)
This is just an opportunity for us to delve a little bit into the symbolism attached to some of the most popular flowers and find out why brides might choose a particular bloom.
FIND OUT THE MEANING OF SOME OF THE MOST
POPULAR WEDDING FLOWERS BELOW:
The red rose symbolises love, passion, respect and courage, see what the other colours of this well trusted flower mean.
White Rose - Innocence, purity
Yellow Rose - Joy and friendship
Light Pink Rose - Grace, gladness and joy
Dark Pink Rose - Thankfulness
Rose / red and white combined - Unity
Orange Rose - Fascination
Peach Rose - Desire
Lily white - Purity and modesty
Lily Yellow - Happiness
Lily - Majesty
GYPSOPHILA (Baby's Breath)
Baby's Breath - Innocence and Pure of Heart
Chrysanthemum - Cheerfulness, optimism
Ranunculus - Radiant charm, attractiveness
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and when a bride sets out to choose her bouquet that's exactly what she's looking for beauty.
I'll say it again, this is merely a look at the 'symbolic meaning of flowers' and what they represent to some people.
There's really no need to make sorting the flowers for your wedding so technical that it becomes a bore. That being said I do hope you have enjoyed a little insight.
Well we're at the end of this blog, but as you can see in the title above this is only part 1, part 2 will follow in a few days so stay posted.
Remember whatever your choice, PC Creations Leeds wishes you every success in your planning.
If you require any friendly advice or need further information on the wedding services we offer you will find our contact details at the bottom of this page.