During the Victorian era, lovers often corresponded by replacing words with flowers. This romantic gesture lead to all varieties of flowers having significant meanings depending on the couple’s message. Whether you choose mixed blooms, floral statements in the same colour or have a penchant for something wilder, here are just a few ideas to add sentiment to your bouquet.
This oversized blossom, is whimsical and beautiful, you would only need a few to create a stunning bouquet. They would work wonderfully in an outdoor venue or forest setting.
As bold as they are beautiful, peonies offer vibrancy and colour they reflect ambition and determination.
In bygone days, lavender would be used to scent love letters and was made into a perfume to attract the opposite sex. It promotes calmness and purification and is associated with tranquillity and spirituality. This stunning purple flower would suit any countryside, chateaux or barn themed wedding.
Whatever colour anemone you chose, these stunning buds are so striking you need only a few single stems. They represent expectation, so are a wonderful flower for a wedding.
The rose reigns as queen of the classic blooms, with red being the obvious romantic stem.
Because of its meaning in the “language of flowers,” this fragrant, white flower, is a common component of bridal bouquets. Meaning quite simply matrimonial bliss, the flowers are also sometimes used for the boutonnieres worn by grooms and groomsmen.
• Sweet peas
The scent of a sweet pea is enchanting and represents pleasure, a handheld bouquet or a floral display of this pretty bloom would add charm to any wedding day.