Bouquets, Bridal Bouquets, Bridesmaid Bouquets

Bouquets

Bouquets

Floral bouquets are creative arrangements of an assortment of different flowers and greenery. Flower bouquets can be arranged in vases or be hand held. They may be designed for homes and offices or for special occasions, like weddings, birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, et cetera. Flowers are also symbolic and have meaning within different cultures around the world.

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A wonderful article by Maggie Van Ostrand in the Huffington Post called “Common Scents: Why Brides Carry Bouquets” will give you a slightly humorous insight into the history of bouquets: Read it here

What are the symbolic meanings of flowers as provided by The Society of American Florists from a variety of sources:

Flower Meaning
Alstroemeria aspiring
Amaryllis dramatic
Anemone fragile
Apple Blossom promis
Aster contentment
Azalea abundance
Baby’s Breath festivity
Bachelor Button anticipation
Begonia deep thoughts
Black-Eyed Susan encouragement
Camellia graciousness
   
Carnations  
pink gratitude
red flashy
striped refusal
white remembrance
yellow cheerful
   
Chrysanthemums  
bronze excitement
white truth
red sharing
yellow secret admirer
   
Cosmos peaceful
Crocus foresight
Daffodil chivalry
Delphinium boldness
Daisy innocence
Freesia spirited
Forget-Me-Not remember me forever
Gardenia joy
Geranium comfort
Ginger proud
Gladiolus strength of character
Heather solitude
Hibiscus delicate beauty
Holly domestic happiness
Hyacinth sincerity
Hydrangea perseverance
Iris inspiration
Ivy fidelity
Jasmine grace and elegance
Larkspur beautiful spirit
Lavender distrust
Lilac first love
   
Lillies  
Calla regal
Casablanca celebration
Day enthusiasm
Stargazer ambition
   
Lisianthus calming
Magnolia dignity
Marigold desire for riches
Nasturtium patriotism
Orange Blossom fertility
Orchid delicate beauty
Pansy loving thoughts
Passion flower passion
Peony healing
Poppy consolation
Queen Anne’s Lace delicate femininity
Ranunculus radiant
Rhododendron beware
   
Roses  
pink admiration/appreciation
red passionate love
red & white unity
white purity
yellow friendship
   
Snapdragon presumptuous
Star of Bethlehem hope
Stephanotis good luck
Statice success
Sunflower adoration
Sweetpea shyness
Tuberose pleasure
   
Tulips  
pink caring
purple royalty
red declaration of love
white forgiveness
yellow hopelessly in love
   
Violet faithfulness
Wisteria steadfast
Yarrow good health
Zinnia thoughts of friends