The Secret Language of Flowers
The science behind the decoding of flowers is known as Floriography. The secret meanings attributed to flowers have accumulated over thousands of years, meaning they often vary depending on cultures and civilizations.
Popular interest in floriography escalated in Victorian England during the 19th century when gifts of floral arrangements were sent as a coded message, allowing the sender to express feelings which could not be spoken in Victorian society. A huge array of sentiments could be expressed in the simplest of bouquets – purple hyacinths showed begging for forgiveness, narcissi meant affection was returned, and cyclamen stood for goodbye.
That’s kind of interesting, but so what?
Well, did you know it’s a tradition that’s making a comeback, all thanks to one Kate Middleton!
Kate designed her wedding bouquet based on the secret meanings behind the flowers. Lily of the Valley signifies a return to happiness and Sweet Williams were a tribute to her groom. The national flowers of the United Kingdom – roses for England, daffodils for Wales, thistles for Scotland and shamrocks for Northern Ireland – were incorporated into the lace detailing of her dress.
We believe this is a beautiful little flourish to incorporate into your wedding. What could be more perfect on your special day than this secret communication between you and you partner.
Here as list of some of our favorite wedding flowers and their meanings:
Express fascination and devoted love
Expresses kind regard, sunshine and respect
Forget Me Nots
Mean true love and memories
Symbolises sensuality and grace
Symbolise majesty, honour and purity of heart
Represents innocence and being pure of heart
Represent happy marriage and compassion
Express beauty, refreshment and thoughtfulness
The epitome of romance; express ‘I Love You’, respect and beauty
If you want to create your perfect wedding bouquet contact us for your free consultation.