The Symbolism of Flower Colours

Believe it or not, designing the floral arrangements for your wedding day is not just a matter of picking what you think looks nice together. In fact, whether intentional or not, what you select for your bridal bouquet can say a lot about you. Most flower colors have meanings associated with them, so we have compiled a list for you to review before you make the big decision on your bouquets, boutonnieres, or centerpieces!


Red: Love/Respect/Courage/Passion

Ranunculus, Dahlia, David Austen Rose, Garden Rose, Tinted Sage, Feather Celosia, Dianthus


Yellow: Friendship/Joy/Happiness

Rose, Gerber Daisy, Daffodil, Craspedia, Solid Aster, Yellow Poppy


Pink: Femininity/Happiness/Gentleness

Peony, Spray Rose, Sweet Pea, Cherry Blossom, Hyacinth, Astible


Orange: Excitement/Enthusiasm/Pride

Dahlias, Garden Rose, Icelandic Poppy, Double Bloom Tulip, Freesia


White: Purity/Innocence/Bridal

Peony, Anemone, Carnation, Gerpom, Dahlia, Ranunculus, Stephanotis


Blue: Tranquility/Peace/Openness

Hydrangea, Delphinium, Cornflower, Grape Hyacinth


Purple: Royalty/Tradition

Anemone, Tulip, Hydrangea, Rose, Gentian, Sweet Pea, Lisianthus


Lavender: Grace/Elegance/Youth

Hydrangea, Iris, Spider Chrysanthemum, Muscari, Lilac, Lavender


Green: Renewal/Rebirth

Dianthus, Anthurium, Spider Mum, Hydrangea, Amaranthus


Peach: Modesty/Sweetness

Juliette Garden Rose, Lisianthus, Tulip, Hypericum Berry, Spray Rose, Stock Flower


Burgundy: Beauty/Undying Love

Fiddle Rose, Peony, Spider Mum, Anemone, Snapdragon

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