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Wedding bouquet - meaning of flower colours

05/01/2016
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When photographing weddings I come across a big variety of wedding bouquets and it got me thinking about the meanings of flower colours. To be honest when I have chosen my own wedding bouquet many years ago I did not spend a second on thinking about the meaning of my choice. I just picked the colours I liked out of a choice of wedding bouquet styles one nearby flower shop had to offer. I spent a lot of time choosing the dress but with the flowers I just went with my instinct. I wonder how much time people spend nowadays on choosing the wedding bouquet and how many are aware of different meanings of the colours. Here’s what I found out when doing some research on the colours:


Red
colour of love, classical, passion, deep love, desire, beauty, respect, confidence, longing, courage, aristocratic, constancy

Romantic message: I love you; I desire you, always

Flower option: Long-stem Roses for the classic message, Anemones, Orchids, Zinnia, Dahlias, Amaryllis


Pink
pink is feminine fun, fun, fun. Pink flowers are a sweet reminder of childhood days, sweetness, playfulness, grace, admiration, gratitude

Romantic message: Life with you is fun. I admire you and I’m thankful for you in my life

Flower option:Peonies, hydrangeas, Stargazer lilies, Ranunculus, Roses, Tulips, Freesia, Zinnia, Camellias


Yellow
warm, energetic and sunny appearance, yellow brightens any space or experience, nobility, richness, friendship, joy, happiness, new
beginnings, jealousy, pride

Romantic message: Things are moving too fast, let’s slow things down

Flower option: Tulips, Daffodils, Sunflowers, Lilies, Alstromeria, Freesia.


Orange
flowers can stir feelings ranging from simply enjoying life to pure, dizzying attraction, warmth, happiness, vivacity, intrigue, desire, enlightenment, health

Romantic message: I desire you or life is simply extraordinary with you

Flower option: Roses, Poppies, Orchids, Birds of Paradise, Ranunculus, Gerbera Daisies, Tulips


Green
surrounding us in nature, typically a background color, awaken feelings of balance and positive energy, happiness, youth, sincerity, fortune, renewal, fertility, faith, neutrality, eternal life, optimism

Romantic message: My life is rich and harmonious with you

Flower option: Hellebores, Roses, Bells of Ireland, Green Cymbidium


Blue
colour of tranquility like a deep blue ocean, trust, infinite possibilities, peace, serenity, freedom, integrity, devotion, hope, infinity, stability

Romantic message: I can be myself with you and I only have eyes for you.

Flower option: Iris, Delphinium, Hydrangea, Larkspur, Forget-me-nots, Freesia


Purple
synonymous with creativity and meditation, nobility, luxury, integrity, enchantment, individuality, fantasy, sophistication, passion.

Romantic message: I admire your uniqueness and have profound feelings for you.

Flower option: Tulips, Hyacinth, Lavender, Snapdragons, Sweet pea, Gladiolas, Lilacs, Orchids


White
flowers are classy, unique and often celebrate a successful beginning, purity, innocence, respect, commitment, reverence, unity, humility, cleanliness

Romantic message: you are perfection. Our relationship is full of hope, promise and I have the deepest respect for you.

Flower option: Tulips, Gardenias, Daisies, Dahlias, Lilies, Cosmos, Magnolias, Calla Lily, Narcissus, Peonies, Roses.