A Fragrant bouquet

Flowers add colour to a wedding
Flowers add colour to a wedding
BEAUTIFUL blooms often form the focal point of the wedding decorations. From the bride’s bouquet, to the centrepieces on each table, flowers are a beautiful and important part of any wedding, and a wedding without them is unthinkable.

Flowers can add a touch of colour, charm and fragrance to the proceedings. As well as being used as table decorations, flowers can be used to decorate beams, pillars, doorways and pedestals.

They can also be used to liven up both church and civil ceremonies, and impress your guests as well as yourself.

As well as choosing your bouquet, care should also be taken when choosing the flowers for your bridesmaids, whose bouquet should complement yours, and the button hole flowers for the male members of the wedding party.

More and more people are choosing more exotic flowers for their celebrations, and from traditional to more contemporary arrangements, most florists are happy to meet your requirements.

When choosing your flowers, it is important to discuss with your florist your preferences, colours, themes, any personal requirements, as well as the venue and ceremony, which can all have an impact on the types of flowers chosen.

And you may like to select flowers for your wedding which have a hidden meaning.

Some flowers have special meanings, a tradition which dates back to Victorian times. It was considered improper for a man to reveal his feelings to a woman, so he would send her a flower with a special message. Here are meanings of some popular, and some more unusual flowers, which you may wish to incorporate into your wedding.

Bluebell: Everlasting love
Red chrysanthemum: I love you
White chrysanthemum: Truth
Cyclamen: Modesty and shyness
Daffodil: Regard
Daisy: Innocence
Fern: Fascination and sincerity
Forget-me-not: True love and remembrance
Heliotrope: Devotion and faithfulness
Honeysuckle: Generosity
Hyacinth: Loveliness
Iris: Warmth of affection
Ivy: Eternal fidelity
Jasmine: Amiability
Lemon blossom: Fidelity in love
White lilac: Youthful innocence
Lily: Majesty
Lily-of-the-Valley: Return of happiness
Magnolia: Perserverance
Maidenhair: Discretion
Mimosa: Sensitivity
Orange blossom: Purity and virginity
Peach blossom: Captive
Red rose: Love
Yellow rose: Friendship
Coral rose: Desire
Peach rose: Modesty
Dark pink rose: Thankfulness
Pale pink rose: Grace
Orange rose: Fascination
White rose: Innocence
Rosemary: Remembrance
Snowdrop: Hope
Stephanotis: Exotic travel
Sweet pea: Delicate pleasures
Tulip: Love
Veronica: Fidelity
Violet: Faithfulness

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