Before you select flowers for your bouquet, learn their hidden meanings.
As symbols of beauty and fertility, bridal bouquets have been a part of wedding ceremonies for centuries.
Neat Fact: In early England, spectators often tore away bits of the bride’s clothing, headdress and flowers for luck. In self-defence, the bride would toss her bouquet. Thus, the tradition of the bouquet toss began in hopes the maiden who caught the bouquet would be the next to marry. Here’s a sampling of the secret language of flowers:
Amaranth - Unfading Love Amaryllis - Splendid Beauty Apple Blossom - Good Fortune Azalea - Romance Bachelor's Button - Hope, Love Blue Bell - Kindness Clover - Faithfulness Daffodils and Daisies - Sunny Disposition Evergreen - Undying Love Fig - Longevity Forget-me-not - True Love Gardenia - Joy Hyacinth - Constancy Hydrangea - Devotion Ivy - Fidelity Jasmine - Sensuality Lily of the Valley - Purity Marigolds - Sensual Passion Mint - Fecundity, Virtue Myrtle - Love, Peace, Happiness Orange Blossoms – Happiness, Fertility, Everlasting Luck Orchids - Beauty, Passion Periwinkle - Sweet Memories Phlox - United Hearts Pine - Compassion, Longevity Pomegranate - Fertility Rose - Love Rosemary - Remembrance Sage - Domestic Virtue Thyme - Courage
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