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It’s no secret that every couple wants their wedding day to be special and beautiful: a day that will be remembered by both for years to come. After all, weddings are a time for reflections and traditions that help us centre on our unique relationships and commitments to one another. One easy way for gals and blokes to add a personal touch to the big day is by embracing flowers and their symbolic meanings for an added touch of character and romance.  

To help find the perfect wedding flowers, please scroll through the following guide on wedding flowers and their symbolic meanings:


These papery white flowers add a delicate and sophisticated touch to any bouquet. They symbolise expectation.

Baby’s Breath

This classic wedding bloom represents innocence. Use this versatile airy plant for fillers in bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, arrangements, and hair ornaments.

Calla Lily

This graceful flower means magnificent beauty and makes any bouquet or centerpiece stand out.


Known for ribbon-like petals, these affordable flowers are versatile and adaptable, which make them many a bride’s secret weapon. Red represents love, pink stands for boldness, and white often means talent.


This seasonal wedding flower is used as a symbolic meaning of wealth, abundance, and truth. They make are useable in any bouquet or arrangement.


This cool weather flower represents “respect, good fortune, chivalry, and unrequited love”.


These hardy little blooms radiate happiness with their petals and bright centers. They are a great addition to casual wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and boutineers, because they symbolise innocence and loyal love.


These small flowers are a great way to add something blue to the bridal bouquet, but don’t overlook the fact that they symbolise memory, true love, and a faithful love.


It’s more than likely that you have been looking forward to your wedding for some time now. Forsythia means anticipation in the language of flowers and would be a great addition to your arrangements.


These fragrant blooms are a great addition to a bride’s bouquet and they represent innocence.


These fragrant blooms symbolise joy. They are a nice addition to bouquets, centerpieces, or for a bride to wear in her hair.


This beautiful flower comes in a wide range of colours, but it is best known for deep purple hues. An iris can represent wisdom, faith, and bravery.


Known for a lovely scent, these tender and delicate purple and white flowers symbolise the first emotions of love. Carefully, place bunches of lilacs in arrangements or bouquets for a stunning effect.


Often associated with religious holidays or funerals, lilies can make a great addition to a wedding party. The symbolic meaning of the lily can vary, but they often stand for honor, honesty, and majesty.

Lily of the Valley

These very fragrant flowers, adorned with small white bells, add a lot to bouquets or centerpieces. They represent the feeling of happiness. And, what happy couple wouldn’t want to communicate that on their big day?


This tropical flower often symbolises love and beauty to any bouquet, arrangement, boutonniere, or corsage.


These flowers are a staple and traditional wedding fixture for many. Roses are a classic choice for the happy couple due to their availability, fragrance, and versatility. Consider the following symbolic meanings:


If any flower had a special wedding meaning, it would be this one. It symbolises marital happiness!


These sunny additions to a bouquet mean adoration. Carry a single stem or place them in gathered arrangements for a pop of warm colour.


The tulip is a wonderful flower for a wedding, because they symbolise love and passion.

What other wedding flowers do you know of that have special symbolic meaning?

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