The Meaning Of Wedding Flowers
by Cindy DeBlase
Many wedding flowers and herbs have meanings attached to their names. In Victorian times it was possible to conduct an entire romance through the giving and receiving of wedding flowers. Even though couples now enjoy a more straightforward approach to communication and aren't stuck trying to make their point by dropping handkerchiefs and things of that nature, it is still fun to imagine that your bouquet can convey meaning. Here is a list of flowers and the sentiments that have traditionally accompanied them:
Almond blossom: Sweetness. Hope Lily (white): Purity. Amaryllis: pride. Lily of the Valley: return to happiness. Bellflower (white): gratitude. Marigold: joy. Bluebell: constancy. Mint: eternal refreshment. Carnation: first love. Orange blossom: purity. Loveliness Chrysanthemum (red): I love you. Peony: bashfulness. Pansy: thinking of you. Daisy: innocence. Rose (red): love. Dianthus: divine love. Rosebud: purity and loveliness. Forget-me-not: fidelity and true love. Rosemary: remembrance. Gardenia: femininity. Snowdrop: hope. Gladiola: incarnation. Stephanotis: marital bliss. Hibiscus: delicate beauty. Stock: lasting beauty. Ivy: eternal fidelity. Tulip (red): declaration of love. Jasmine (white): amiability. Wallflower: fidelity. Jasmine (yellow): elegance and happiness. Zinnia: thinking of absent friends. Lavender: devotion.