By Emily Hankey.

The Meaning Behind Your Wedding Flowers!

Although the meaning behind your wedding flowers isn’t always important, it doesn’t mean it isn’t interesting to know. Overall, your chosen flowers come down to two things – do they fit in with my colour scheme/theme, and are they within budget?

However, it is still great to know if the flowers that you’re holding when walking down the aisle, which are also the flowers that will be in your wedding photos – have a positive meaning.

So let’s take a look at some popular floral picks and what they symbolise.

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Gypsophila – also commonly known as Baby Breath, is on of the most popular floral fillers for bridal bouquets. This delicate, cloud like flower compliments all floral designs and styles on your wedding day, noting that it is also very budget friendly.

So what does it symbolise? Gypsophila symbolizes innocence and eternal love; with these meanings, it’s easy to see why it’s such a beloved wedding flower!

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Carnations have been around for quite some time, they’ve been associated with many different symbolic meanings in different cultures. Generally though, carnations symbolise:

Devotion, making it the perfect choice for those about to tie the knot – as well as the most important meaning of all… Love!

As Carnations also have sperate meanings for specific colours, it’s important to know which ones would work well for your special day.

Pink carnations are the most commonly found colour and symbolise gratitude.

White means purity and good luck, and Red carnations mean love and affection.


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The Rose, possibly on the most commonly used flowers for any occasion and also very well known for representing Love and Romance.

So let’s look into the different colours of a Rose and exactly what they symbolize.

Red Roses – It should come as no surprise that the trademark rose colour of Valentine’s Day symbolizes love and admiration.

Yellow Roses – A bright and cheery colour, yellow is one of the happiest hues when it comes to rose colour meanings as it represents friendship.

Lavender Roses – Lavender is a less common colour than pink or red, making it perfect for expressing your special love, as this delicate yet stunning colour symbolises unique love.

White Roses – Historically, in terms of rose colour meaning, white has represented virginity and innocence. It is also known as the “bridal flower” as weddings signify new beginnings.

Pink Roses – When it comes to pink roses, all the shades all have something in common: They symbolize gratitude, grace, and joy, and they’re a much gentler option than red.

            Deep Pink – Gratitude

            Medium Pink – Gratitude and congratulations

            Light Pink – Innocence and appreciation

Image reference – WVSA Supplier Bradgate Flowers


Eucalyptus appears to be a continuous trending element in a lot of weddings today!

Whether it be in bouquets, centrepieces or used as garlands along the top table, this hearty green is not only pretty, it’s perfect for adding texture, depth and fullness to any arrangement.

But what does it symbolize? It has beautiful symbolism of protection and abundance, which makes it a meaningful touch to a wedding day.

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