The Meaning Behind Your Bouquet

Vanessa Lachey on her wedding day

A bouquet is one of the most important compliments to any big event in our lives.  Not only are flowers the centerpiece of attention at a party and the minor details that make a major difference for décor, but they also secretly hold important meanings behind all their beauty.  That’s why a wedding bouquet remains such an important tradition for any bride.

Vanessa Lachey's wedding bouquet

For my wedding, I chose an entire bouquet of Gloriosa Magenta Lillies.  A lily typically reflects a symbol of union, partnership and long-lasting relationships, which is why they are always perfect for a wedding (and as a gift, too!).  I decided to put a twist on that by choosing the Gloriosa Lily, which combines a long-lasting relationship with honor and pride, while the color magenta reflects emotional balance and universal harmony… And all of these qualities together are a perfect symbolization of my love for Nick.

So whether you’re thinking about your wedding bouquet, putting together the décor for your next party, or simply picking a bunch to send to someone you love, it’s nice to know the symbolism behind all those pretty flowers.  That’s why I wanted to share this amazing collage I found on Pinterest last week…

the  meaning of flowers

Anemone – unfading love; anticipation
Camellia – perfect loveliness
Chrysanthemum – joy; optimism
Dahlia – elegance; dignity
Gardenia – purity
Lavender – luck
Lily (white) –innocence; purity; union
Orchid – rare beauty; luxury
Peony –Prosperity; bashfulness
Rose (pink) –gratitude; admiration
Rose (coral or orange) – desire
Rose (yellow) – friendship

Which flower is your favorite?
  Share with me in the comments below.

Also I want to see some of your favorite flowers and their meanings… So share them with me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, and remember to hash-tag #ShowersAndFlowers. Can’t wait to see!


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Photo: Ilana Saul for