The language of flowers

The language of flowers

The symbolism of flowers dates back to the Elizabethan era, a time when the expression of emotions was confined by the rules of etiquette. It was then that the language of flowers emerged and each variety was given individual meaning to help convey thoughts or wishes that could not be expressed aloud.


Vintage Wedding Bouquet


We have prepared an easy-to-follow A-Z chart with the meanings of many popular wedding flowers so you can incorporate some personal sentiment and meaning in your bouquet and floral arrangements.

Flower Meaning
A Almond(flowering) Hope and watchfulness
Alyssum(sweet) Worth beyond beauty
Amaranth(globe) Timeless love
B Beech Prosperity
Bellflower Gratitude, unchanging love
C Calla lily Magnificent beauty
Camellia(red) Flame of the heart
Camellia(white) Adoration
Cedar Strength
Chrysanthemum(red) Expression of love
Clover Fertility
D Daisy Innocence
F Forget-me-not True love
French honeysuckle An unknowing beauty
H Hawthorn Hope
Heliotrope Faithfulness and devotion
Hibiscus Delicate beauty
Honeysuckle A sweet nature
I Iris Warm affection
Ivy Fidelity, wedded love
J Jasmine(yellow) Grace and elegance
Jonquil Mutual affection
Juniper Protection
L Lemon blossoms Fidelity
Lilac(purple) First love
Lilac(white) Youthful and innocent love
M Myrtle Love and joy
O Orange blossom Purity and loveliness
Orchid Refined beauty
P Peach blossom A captive heart
Pear blossom Health and hope
Peony Happy marriage
R Rose(coral) Desire
Rose(orange) Fascination and enthusiasm
Rose(pink) Love and perfect happiness
Rose(pink and white) I will always love you
Rose(red) Love, passion, desire
Rose(white) Innocence, truth
S Sorrel Affection
Star of Bethlehem Purity
Stock Everlasting thoughts of love
Sunflower Adoration
Sweet basil Good wishes
T Tulip(red) Declaration of love
V Veronica Fidelity
Violet(blue) Faithfulness
Violet(yellow) Happiness
peonies wedding bouquet

Peonies Wedding Bouquet

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