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Each flower chosen for your bridal bouquethas its own special meaning handed down through history.

Peach Wedding Bouquet

Roses come in a wide range of colors. Each color has a different meaning, and it sends a silent, yet extremely important message.

Red - Love, beauty, courage and respect
White - Purity and innocence, silence or secrecy, also reverence and humility
Pink - Appreciation, "Thank you", grace, perfect happiness, and admiration
Dark Pink - Appreciation, gratitude
Light Pink - admiration, sympathy
Yellow - Joy, gladness, friendship, delight, the promise of a new beginning
Orange - Desire, and enthusiasm
Red and White together - these signify unity.
Red Rosebud - A symbol of purity and loveliness
White Rosebud - Symbolic of girlhood
Thornless Rose - Signifies "Love at first sight"

Choose the flowers in your wedding bouquet by decoding their meanings. Try to color coordinate the flowers with your wedding dress and wedding decorations.

A
Absinth/Wormwood:   Separation and Torment of Love
Acacia:   Platonic Love, concealed love
Aconite/Monkshood:
  Misanthropy and Poisonous Words
Adams's Needle:   A Friend in Need
Adonis:   Recollection of Life's Pleasure
Almond:   Virginity and Fruitfulness
Almond Blossom:   Hope and Watchfulness
Aloe:   Wisdom and Integrity
Allspice:   Compassion
Alyssum (sweet):   Worth beyond beauty
Amaranth:   Fidelity
Amaranth, Globe:   Unchangeable
Amaryllis:   Pastoral Poetry, Pride
Ambrosia:   Your Love is reciprocated
Anemone:   Refusal and Abandonment, Forsaken
Apple:   Symbol of Perpetual Concord
Apricot Blossom:   Timid Love
Abor Vitae:   True Friendship
Arbutus:   Thee only do I Love
Artemesia:   Symbol of Dignity
Asphodel:   Languor and Regret
Aster:   Daintiness, Symbol of Love
Azalea:   Fragile and Ephemeral Passion
B
Baby's Breath:   Happiness
Bay Wreath:   Reward of Merit
Begonia:   "Beware! I am fanciful!"
Bindweed:   Coquette and Busybody
Bittersweet:   Truth
Blackthorn/Sloe:   Difficulty and Austerity
Blue Bell:   Delicacy and Humility
Bouquet of Withered Flowers:   Rejected love
Burdock:   Importunity and Boredom
Buttercup:   Childishness
C
Cactus:   Bravery and Endurance
Camellia:   Excellence and Steadfastness
Camellia, red:   You're a flame in my heart
Camellia, white:   You're adorable
Camomile:   Initiative and Ingenuity
Candytuft:   Indifference
Canterbury Bell:   Constancy and Warning
Cardinal Flower:   Distinction and Splendor
Carnation:   Fascination
Carnation, Pink:   Emblem of Mother's Day, I will never forget you
Carnation, Purple:   Antipathy and Capriciousness
Carnation, Red:   Admiration, my heart aches for you
Carnation, Striped:   No, Sorry, I cannot be with you
Carnation, White:   Pure Love, Sweet Love, Innocence
Carnation, Yellow:   Disdain and Rejection
Cedar Leaf:   "I live for thee"
Chestnut:   Independence and Injustice
China Aster:   Jealousy and After-thought
Chrysanthemum:   You are a wonderful friend
Chrysanthemum, Red:   I love you
Chrysanthemum, White:   Truth
Chrysanthemum, Yellow:   Slighted Love
Cinnamon:   Love and Beauty
Clematis:   Artifice and Ingenuity
Clove:   Dignity and Restraint
Clover:   Fertility and Domestic Virtue
Clover, Four leafed:   Symbol Of Good Luck
Clover, Five leafed:   Symbol Of Bad Luck
Cockscomb/Celosia:   Silliness or Foppery
Coltsfoot:   Maternal Love and Care
Columbine:   Cuckoldry and Deserted Love
Convolvulus:   Humble Perseverance
Coreopsis:   Always cheerful
Cornflower:   Delicacy
Crane's-bill/Wild Geranium:   Constancy and Availability
Crocus:   Youthful Gladness, Attachment, Cheerfulness
Crown Imperial:   Majesty and Power
Cyclamen:   Resignation & Goodbye
D
Daffodil:   Emblem of Annunciation/Regard, Unrequited love
Dahlia:   Good Taste
Daisy:   Gentleness, Innocence, Loyal love
Dandelion:   Oracle of Time and Love, Faithfulness, Happiness
Day Lily/Hemerocallis:   Emblem Of The Mother
Delphinium:   Airy
Dogwood:   Durability
E
Edelweiss:   Daring & Noble Courage
Eglantine:   Spring & Poetry
Elderberry Blossom:   Humility and Kindness
Everlasting:   Constancy
F
Fennel:   Strength
Fern:   Sincerity, Magic, Fascination, Confidence, Shelter
Fir:   Time & Evaluation
Forget-me-not:   Faithful Love, Memories
Forsynthia:   Anticipation
Fuchsia:   Amiability
G
Gardenia:   "I love you in secret"
Geranium, Oak-leaf:   Friendship
Geranium, Rose:   Preference
Gillyflower, Pink:   Bonds Of Affection
Gladiolus:   Strength Of Character, I am really sincere
Gloxinia:   Love at first sight
Goldenrod:   Treasure And Good Fortune
H
Heather, Purple:   Admiration, Beauty and Solitude
Heather, Pink:   "Good Luck"
Heather, White:   Protection From Danger
Heliotrope:   Devotion, Eternal Love
Hibiscus:   Delicate Beauty
Holly:   Foresight
Hollyhock:   Ambition and Liberality
Honeysuckle:   Sweetness Of Disposition
Hyacinth:   Games & Sports
Hyacinth, purple:   I am sorry, Please forgive me, Sorrow
Hyacinth, white:   Loveliness, I will pray for you
Hyacinth, yellow:   Jealousy
Hydrangea :   Vanity, Thank you for understanding, Frigidity
I
Iris:   Faith, Wisdom, Valor, Your Friendship means so much to me
Ivy:   Friendship, Wedded love, Fidelity, Friendship, Affection
J
Jasmine, Red:   Folly and Glee
Jasmine, White:   Amiability and Cheerfulness
Jasmine, Yellow:   Timidity and Modesty
Jonquil:   Violent Sympathy and Desire, Love me, Affection returned
L
Lady's Slipper:   Capricious Beauty
Larkspur:   Open Heart
Laurel:   Success and Renown
Lavender:   Constancy
Lilac, Mauve:   "Do You Still Love Me"
Lilac, Pink:   Youth and Acceptance
Lilac, White:   "My First Dream Of Love"
Lily, Calla:   Majestic Beauty
Lily, Day:   Coquetry
Lily, Orange:   Hatred and Disdain, Wealth, Pride
Lily, White:   Majesty and Purity, Virginity
Lily-Of-The-Valley:   Purity and Humility, Sweetness
Lotus:   Mystery and Truth
Love-In-The-Mist/Nigell:   Delicacy and Perplexity
M
Magnolia:   Dignity, Splendid Beauty
Marigold:   Sacred Affection, Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy
Marjoram:   Comfort and Consolation
Marvel-Of-Peru:   Flame of Love
Mistletoe:   Affection and Love
Mimosa:   Sensitivity
Myrtle:   Love, Mirth and Joy
N
Narcissus:   Egotism, Formality
Nasturtium:   Patriotism
O
Oleander:   Beauty and Grace
Orange Blossom:   Your Purity Equals Your Loveliness, Innocence, Eternal Love
Orange Mock:   Deceit
Orchid:   Magnificence, Love, Beauty, Refinement
P
Pansy:   Thoughtful Recollection
Passionflower:   Faith and Piety
Peach Blossom:   Generosity and Bridal Hope
Pear Blossom:   Health and Hope
Peony:   Healing, Life, Happy Marriage, Gay life
Peppermint:   Warmth of Feelings
Periwinkle, Blue:   Early Friendship
Periwinkle, White:   Pleasures of Memory
Petunia:   Anger and Resentment
Phlox:   Sweet Dreams
Plum Blossom:   Beauty and Longevity
Poinsettia:   "Be of Good Cheer"
Poppy:   Imagination, Dreaminess, Eternal sleep
Poppy, yellow:   Wealth, Success
Primrose:   Young Love, I cannot live without you
Primrose, evening:   Inconstancy
Q
Queen Anne's Lace:   Fantasy
R
Rose, Bridal:   Happy Love
Rose, Carolina:   Love Is Dangerous
Rose, Christmas:   Peace and Tranquility
Rose, Coral/Orange:   Enthusiasm, Desire
Rose, Dark Pink:   Thank you
Rose, Light Pink:   Admiration
Rose, Musk:   Capricious Beauty
Rose, Pale:   Friendship
Rose, Peach:   Let's get together, Closing of the deal
Rose, Pink:   Love, Grace, Gentility, You're so Lovely, Perfect Happiness, Please believe me
Rose, Pink & White:   I love you still and always will
Rose, Red:   Love, Desire, Respect, Courage, Job well done
Rose, Red & Yellow:   Congratulations
Rose, White:   Charm, Secrecy, Silence, You're Heavenly, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness and Innocence
Rose, White on Red:   Unity/Flower Emblem of England
Rose, Yellow:   Infidelity, Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Jealousy, Welcome Back, Remember me
Rose, Yellow & Orange:   Passionate thoughts
Rosemary:   Constancy, Fidelity and Loyalty
S
Salvia, Blue:   "I Think of You"
Smilax:   Lovely
Snapdragon:   Presumption, Deception, Gracious lady
Snowdrop:   Hope and Consolation
Spearmint:   Warmth of Sentiment
Spider Flower:   Elope with me
Statice:   Lasting Beauty
Stephanotis:   Happiness in marriage
Stock:   Bonds of affection, You will always be beautiful to me
Sunflower:   Homage and Devotion
Sweet Basil:   Good Luck
Sweet Pea:   Departure, Blissful pleasure, Thanks for a lovely time
Sweet William:   Gallantry, Finesse and Perfection
T
Thrift:   Sympathy
Thyme:   Courage and Activity
Tiger Lily:   Wealth and Pride
Tuberose:   Dangerous Pleasures
Tulip:   Symbol of The Perfect Lover
Tulip, Red:   Believe me, Declaration of love
Tulip, Variegated:   Beautiful eyes
V
Violet:   Modesty and Simplicity
Viscaria:   Will you dance with me?
W
Wallflower:   Friendship and Adversity
Water Lily:   Eloquence and Persuasion
Wisteria:   Youth and Poetry
X
Xeranthemum:   Eternity and Immortality
Y
Yarrow:   Healing
Z
Zinnia:   Thoughts of Absent Friends
Zinnia, Pink:   Lasting Affection

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