Choosing a bouquet of flowers to add a pop of colour to your living room is easy, but choosing the right wedding flowers for your wedding day requires special attention and a very personal touch.
Not only will your chosen wedding flowers bring the wow factor to your reception during your special day, they will also feature in your photographs which you’ll treasure for a lifetime so it’s essential your flowers are personalised and mean something to you.
The flowers you choose should represent the overall theme and colour scheme of your wedding, your individual style and be in-keeping with your wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen’s suits but instead of letting colour and style inform your choice, why not consider the historical meanings behind your blooms’?
During Victorian times flowers were used to express emotions when words and gestures failed so many couples still follow this romantic practice today and create bouquets and centrepieces which have a significant meaning to them.
Whatever atmosphere you want to create at your wedding, there’s always going to be a flower to symbolise your day. Here’s a guide to choosing your wedding flowers if you’ve no idea where to start…
Quite the show-stopper, the Amaryllis is no wallflower! With its bold standout shape similar to the classic Lily, the Amaryllis is well-known in the botanical world as a splendid beauty!
Baby’s Breath is a bouquet and centrepiece filler which looks like a pretty burst of clouds and signifies festivity, which is the perfect meaning for any wedding.
Carnations are a popular choice for lapel decorations but they also look beautiful as part of a bouquet or centrepiece. The pink variety means gratitude and the white variety symbolises pure love so a couple of carnations are sure to get your wedding day off to a fine start.
If you want your bridal bouquet to tell the world how you feel about your groom, the classic rose is always a good choice. Red roses symbolise passionate love whilst pink symbolise admiration and white signify purity so you may even want to invest in all three.
Peonies are a super feminine flower well-known for their pretty fluffy petals and if you didn’t love their appearance enough already, you’ll be glad to hear that they symbolise a happy marriage!