The Secret Language of Flowers

The Wedding Affair

It is reputed that Princess Catherine picked the flowers for her bouquet based on their meanings, fragrance or even the symbolic location of where they were grown. To be honest, this is a fabulous way to make your wedding flowers more memorable and is a lovely way of ensuring that they add a personal touch for you.

So how do you know what the secret language of flowers is? After all, it’s a secret right?

Well here’s the perfect guide to help you on your way, although of course your florist can advise you too.

Surprisingly, some of the most popular wedding flowers have meanings that you probably would not wish to shout about!

 

 

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The Wedding Affair & Papakata Gatsby Inspired Photo Shoot image by Dominic Wright Photography | Flowers by Lucy MacNicoll Flowers

Anemone – abandonment
Aster – beginnings
Bouvardia – enthusiasm
Chrysanthemum – hope
Daffodil – chivalry
Daisy – innocence
Freesia – calm
Gerbera – purity
Gypsophila – everlasting love
Hyacinth – young love
Hydrangea – boastful
Jasmine – good luck
Lily – virtue
Mimosa – sensitivity
Narcissi – egotism
Orchid – ecstasy
Poppy – dreams
Ranunculus – charm
Rose – red – love
Rose – white – silence
Rose – yellow – jealousy
Rose – pink – joy
Rosemary – remembrance
Sunflower – power
Sweet pea – lasting pleasure
Tulip – hopeless love
Violet – faithfulness

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The Wedding Affair & Papakata Gatsby Inspired Photo Shoot image by Dominic Wright Photography | Flowers by Lucy MacNicoll Flowers

 

If you want to ensure that you are surrounded by gorgeously scented blooms on your big day, then here’s a guide to types of fragrance and which flowers to choose.

Aromatic
Think herbs such as Rosemary, Dill and Marjoram as well as Eucalyptus and Lavender.

Citrus
Choose the pretty Waxflower, Lemon Verbena or Mimosa.

Spicy
Think Dianthus (carnation), Stocks or Chrysanthemum

Oriental
For a heady oriental scent pick Stephanotis, Gardenia’s or Lilies

Sweet/Floral
Clearly the easiest category with some of our personal favourites to choose from in this list – select beautiful peonies, roses, sweet peas, hyacinths, lily of the valley or lilac. You’re spoilt for choice.

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