When choosing your wedding flowers, you may select them because they are your favourite flower, or are a particular colour or shape, or highly scented. You may also like to know that most flowers carry a meaning or represent an emotion, and this may play a role when choosing to include a certain bloom in your bouquet.
Here are just a few popular wedding flowers, with their meanings and what they represent -
Anemone - 'anticipation'
Calla Lily - 'purity & innocence'
Daffodil - 'new beginnings & eternal life'
Freesia - 'innocence & thoughtfulness'
Gerbera - 'cheerfulness'
Hydrangea - 'heartfelt emotions & gratitude'
Orchid - 'refinement & charm'
Peony - 'happy life, marriage, good health & prosperity'
Sunflower - 'adoration & dedicated love'
Tulip - 'declaration of love'
Lily of the Valley - 'purity & happiness'
Red Rose - 'longing, desire & love'
White Rose - 'purity & innocence'
Yellow Rose - 'friendship & caring'
Pink Rose - 'joy & gratitude'
Orange Rose - 'passion & energy'
Gypsophilia - 'everlasting love, pureness & innocence'
Delphinium - 'cheerfulness & goodwill'
Ranunculus - 'charm & attractiveness'