Did you know that your bouquet can “speak” for you? In Victorian times, people used more symbols than words to communicate. Thus certain flowers were assigned specific meanings so that when a bouquet of flowers was sent, the gesture meant more than just pretty flowers and wonderful scents. Today, a bride has the option of choosing various flowers for her bouquet that send a message to her groom without her ever saying a word. Any questions? Contact WhimsicalWelcomes@yahoo.com and I'd be happy to help you put together your bridal bouquet at a consultation.
Alstromeraia – Devotion
Anemone – Brings good luck
Asters - A symbol of love
Bird of Paradise - joyfulness
Carnation – Fascination
Chrysanthemum - Optimism
Daffodil – Stay as sweet as you are!
Delphinium (and larkspur) – Ardent attachment
Gladiolus – Infatuation
Hydrangea – Heartfelt
Iris – The three upright petals represent valor, faith, and wisdom
Lily – You have made my life complete
Lisianthus – Appreciation
Orchids – Pure affection
Peony – An omen of good fortune and a happy marriage
Ranunculus – I am dazzled by your charm.
Stock – happy life and contented existence
Sweet pea – blissful pleasure
Sunflower – conveys warmth and happiness
Tulip – Elegance and grace