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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.

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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:

Carnations

carnations

 

 

 

 

Express fascination and devoted love

Daffodils

daffodils

 

 

 

 

Expresses kind regard, sunshine and respect

Forget Me Nots

forget-me-nots

 

 

 

Mean true love and memories

Jasmine

jasmine

 

 

 

 

Symbolises sensuality and grace

Orchids

orchids

 

 

 

Symbolise majesty, honour and purity of heart

Gypsophila

gypsophila

 

 

 

 

Represents innocence and being pure of heart

Peonies

peonies

 

 

 

Represent happy marriage and compassion

Oriental Lilies

oriental-lilies

 

 

 

 

 

Express beauty, refreshment and thoughtfulness

Red Roses

red-roses

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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