To avoid making a Victorian faux pas, have a look at our list of the top 5 popular wedding flowers and their meanings.
Today, when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, it's all about the look, but during Victorian times flowers had a symbolical language of their own. The Victorians were renowned for their reserved nature, and so it was common to use flowers to reflect ones feelings during courtship. If you want to make the right impression at your wedding, and avoid making a Victorian faux pas, have a look at our list of the top 5 popular wedding flowers and their meanings.
Roses are possibly the ultimate go-to wedding flower, which is hardly surprising when you consider that the rose symbolizes beauty and love. Not only that, but different coloured Roses have different meanings; red Roses symbolize passion, while white Roses show innocence, ivory Roses are for fidelity and dark pink Roses express the couple's happiness in having met each other.
Chrysanthemums are another favourite wedding choice due to their lack of scent and ability to be combined with other flowers. You'll be pleased to learn that the Chrysanthemum signifies abundance, wealth and truth and literally means golden flower.
The Gerbera has become a popular choice in recent years, with it's colourful varieties it can add a whimsical pop to your colour-scheme. It is hardly surprising to see why the Gerbera signifies innocence, purity and cheerfulness. Whilst it's not a romantic flower in the traditional sense, it may be a good choice of accessory for styling your bridesmaids.
#4 Calla Lilies
Calla Lilies are a fashionable choice of flower for an elegant wedding, but it may surprise you that the Calla Lily isn't a lily at all! It actually comes from the Araceae plant family and is closely related to Monstera Deliciosa; or the Cheese Plant to you and me. In works of art throughout history the calla lily is often depicted with the Virgin Mary and so has become associated with faith, holiness and purity. The name also comes from the Greek word for beauty, so when it comes to being a wedding flower it's a good all-rounder.
Tulips are the flower of choice when it comes to a spring wedding and as they come in a wide variety of colours can usually compliment any colour-scheme. They are a perfect for wedding symbolism as they signify passion and more importantly; undying love. Be careful how you use them, however; as they can be deceptively delicate and easily damaged if used in a bouquet.
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