Roses Are Red
Nothing says “I love you” quite like a dozen red roses, but why stop there?
The Meanings Of Your Wedding Flowers. For centuries brides have been saying so much without uttering a single word!
It is said that Victorians would send a nosegay of carefully chosen blooms to secretly convey the feelings that society (or shyness, perhaps?) prevented them from expressing openly. Give a nod to this oh-so-demure custom by infusing the romantic language of flowers into your special day.
Fit For A Queen
Want to carry a bit of classic Victoriana in your bouquet? Include a sprig of Myrtle, the emblem of love and marriage, and a tradition honored by every royal bride since Queen Victoria herself! The newly wed Princess Kate was no exception. Along with myrtle, her diminutive-yet-elegant bouquet included Lily of the Valley (trustworthiness); Hyacinth (constancy of love); Ivy (fidelity); and even a bit of Sweet William, representing gallantry to most, but to Kate, we suspect, it means so much more!
VWI Says: Let guests share your little secret: Include a guide to your wedding flowers and their meanings in your program, or a footnote on your invitations or display them in your place settings or centerpieces.
|Symbolic Meanings of Herbs, Flowers and Trees|
|Bachelor’s button||Single blessedness|
|Carnation||Alas for my poor heart|
|Clover, white||Think of me|
|Crocus, spring||Youthful gladness|
|Geranium, oak-leaved||True friendship|
|Honeysuckle||Bonds of love|
|Hyacinth||Constancy of love, fertility|
|Jasmine, white||Sweet love|
|Lilac||Joy of youth|
|Marjoram||Joy and happiness|
|Myrtle||The emblem of marriage, true love|
|Rose, red||Love, desire|
|Rue||Grace, clear vision|
|Salvia, blue||I think of you|
|Salvia, red||Forever mine|
|Tulip, red||Declaration of love|
|Violet||Loyalty, devotion, faithfulness|
|Zinnia||Thoughts of absent friends|