Throughout history the symbolic meaning of flowers has been passed down through generations by folklore and mythology. The Victorian’s had a particular penchant for learning all about flower meanings. We all know that roses are red and violets are blue – but which flowers are the best for you? Here is what your wedding flowers actually mean.

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Pink Rose

With blush and peach colours being on trend so many brides are choosing delicate pink roses for their wedding bouquets. They are a great choice for weddings and their meaning fits perfectly. A bride with pink roses is elegant and carries herself with grace. A pink rose will inspire feelings of love and romance. Manchester florist Sass Flower creates gorgeous modern bouquets showcasing these gorgeous flowers.

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Coming in an array of shades the orchid is a show stopper. You will often find orchids used in flower arches for their lovely draped effect. An orchid oozes its meaning of beauty and luxury. Not the cheapest of flowers but they really do have the ‘wow’ factor. If you are looking for some inspiration take a look at Red Floral’s stunning centrepieces using this beautiful flower.

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The sunflower wants to be noticed; big, bold and beautiful. Marking the month of Spring, these are fantastic statement flowers to include in a wedding. Due to their size you can use them in a bouquet or centrepieces. They have the fitting meaning of adoration. Take a look at this Hoghton Tower wedding for great flower inspiration.

 wedding daisy Daisy

These robust little flowers make for really pretty table decorations. They are most often chosen during Spring weddings and they carry a few different meanings. One meaning is of true love and new beginnings which is perfectly suited for weddings. Another is that someone sending a daisy can keep a secret – a good quality but not very romantic! The daisy is a true feel good flower and has the ability to brighten up anyone’s day.

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Baby’s Breath

These delicate little flowers symbolic meaning is everlasting love. They look beautiful as spacing in bouquets. Our favourite use for these charming blooms is for rustic wedding styling. Try popping them in some jars and dotting them around the venue – spread the love.

Any of these stunning flower choices will get the bridesmaids grappling for that bouquet. For more wedding inspiration take a look at our featured weddings.

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