Language of Flowers: Expressions of Friendship & Love

A gift of flowers has always been a favoured expression of friendship and love. Here is a sampling of the special messages you can send by selecting flowers with meanings all their own.

On your wedding eve, give your fiancé a mixture of red and white roses (happy love and unity), or a bouquet of Ranunculus (you are radiant with charm).

When meeting your future in-laws for the first time, bring a bouquet of heather (admiration), daffodils (regard, not love) or bouquets of morning glories (affection).

At your bridal shower, choose centrepieces of acacia (friendship) and yellow lily (gaiety).

Tell the groom’s friends to decorate him with ivy (fidelity) or give him a sprig to wear at the bachelor party.

Thank your bridesmaids for their support with small bouquets of sultan (felicity, happiness), and give them as tokens at your bridesmaid’s luncheon.

For the wedding, decorate the church, chapel garden or ceremony site with ivy (fidelity, marriage), and lilies (purity
of heart). Your bouquet will express unspoken emotions when you include: blue violet (faithfulness) orchids (beauty and love), myrtle (joy) or iris (promise in love).

Flowers always create a festive and romantic mood,  now they can express special sentiments as well.