Did you know about the ‘flower language?’
The Victorians loved this tradition; each and every flower, herb and plant in a wedding bouquet was allotted a certain attribute.
For instance, camellias represented admiration and perfection; ivy represented wedded love and fidelity while white lilies represented virginity. The bride’s choice of bouquet would set the tone for the wedding service. But pity the poor bride who walked down the aisle with a bunch of geraniums and oleander; they represented stupidity and caution, respectively.
Today, the ‘flower language’ is seen as a quaint tradition from the olden days, although florists still tend to know about it. Brides now usually choose flowers that match their colour scheme or hold some personal meaning for them. A stunning bouquet, perfect for a late-summer wedding.
Photo credit – Samantha Hulley Photography