What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
Act II, Scene 2
The language of flowers
I love that flowers have meanings.
It is so much fun to learn about the history behind this language and how we can incorporate these very special meanings into our lives.
One way to use the language of flowers is in your bridal bouquet.
Your wedding, and the choices surrounding it, may be the most meaningful ceremony you will ever have.
You can pick your flowers not only for their beauty, but also for their meaning.
Here are some wedding flowers with significant meanings
Daisy Innocence and Hope
Jasmine Sweet love
Lavender Devotion, Virtue
Peony Happy Marriage
Red Rose Love, Desire
Red Salvia Forever Mine
There is another type of association for flowers, one that could be deeply personal.
Maybe you have a family connection to a certain flower.
Maybe you have a favorite flower.
Maybe you want to use the same flowers he sent you after your first date.
For instance, if your mother carried anemones for her wedding, you may want to do the same.
Even though, in the language of flowers, they mean forsaken!
But they hold a dear, special meaning to you and that is what matters.
I find it fun to hide flowers in bouquets.
If you want to include rosemary in memory of someone special, but it doesn’t really go with your theme, tuck it in the back…wrap it in the stems…or just bury it deep enough to not be visible.
You will know it’s there and it will be meaningful to you.
As with all things wedding, the flowers can be very personal and quite meaningful.
You want them to be beautiful.
When you are picking your wedding flowers
Be sure to
To what they are saying.
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