Wedding bouquet - meaning of flower colours


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:

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 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.