• Chrissy Thornton

What Wedding Flowers Mean

I saw this on the web and thought it would be lovely to pass it on to our brides to be.

An old tradition was to select wedding flowers that had a hidden meaning.

One example is the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton. Her bouquet of all white that she carried consisted of Lily Of The Valley representing trustworthiness and purity. Sweet William (gallantry) Hyacinth (loveliness) Myrtle (love in marriage).The overall bouquet meaning The Hope of an Everlasting marriage.

The medieval tradition of the groom wearing a button hole goes back to times when he would wear his ladies colours as a declaration of his love.

A modern and fun idea is to give each brides maid a bouquet featuring a signature flower whose meaning suits their personality

From Queen Victorias' reign to present day... Royal brides have carried Myrtle in their bouquet as a meaning of love. It is also a Hebrew sign of marriage.

There is a language, little known,

Lovers claim it as their own.

Its symbols smile upon the land,

Wrought by nature’s wondrous hand;

And in their silent beauty speak,

Of life and joy, to those who seek

For Love Divine and sunny hours

In the language of the flowers.

–The Language of Flowers, London, 1875

Visit: to read more and see the list of flower meanings.

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