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Your bouquet decoded: the symbolism behind the most popular wedding flowers

Your bouquet decoded: the symbolism behind the most popular wedding flowers


Written by Katie Byrne

Beautiful bridal blooms and what they mean - what does your wedding bouquet represent?

 

So you've discovered the secret language of flowers and want to find out more. Whether it's uncovering the meaning of blooms you've already selected for your big day or, perhaps, working with your florist to create arrangements filled with particular meaning (like Catherine Middleton did), here's what the most popular wedding flowers represent...

Carnations

Fascination, devoted love.

Image: Rachel Joyce Photography; see the rest of Claudia and Martin's wedding here.

Daffodils

Regard, sunshine and respect.

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Forget-Me-Nots

True love, memories.

Image: Joe Stenson Photography; see the rest of Rebecca and Jon's wedding here.

Gypsophilia

Innocence, pure of heart.

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Lavender

Love, devotion.

Image: Helen Abraham and Amy Sanders; see the rest of Hattie and Olly's wedding here.

Jasmine

Sensuality, grace.

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Orchids

Beauty, refreshment, thoughtfulness.

Image: Giuseppe Marano; see the rest of Francesca and Marco's wedding here.

Oriential Lilies

Majesty, honour, purity of heart.

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Orange Blossom

Innocence, eternal love, marriage, fruitfulness.

Image: Calli B Photography; see the rest of Fallyn and Grant's wedding here.

Pansies

Merriment, thoughts.

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Peonies

Happy marriage, compassion.

Image: Amy Faith Photography; see the rest of Charlotte and Michael's wedding here.

Red Roses

I love you, respect, beauty.

Top image (left to right): Kerry Ann DuffyAnn-Kathrin Koch and Marianne Taylor.


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