The Language of Flowers | Delicate and Dainty Royal Bouquet

royal bridal bouquet inspiration

royal bouquet inspiration

photography credit: Richard Sparkman Productions


The Language of Flowers | Delicate and Dainty Royal Bouquet | June 4, 2017

Dainty, ladylike bouquets are on-trend and so is flower symbolism. After recently gaining greater notice with the help of Kate Middleton’s bridal bouquet, more and more brides are paying attention to what their wedding flowers MEAN, not just what color they are or whether or not they’re pretty. Our bouquet above features white hyacinth blossoms, white dendrobium orchids, Italian ruscus, Silver Queen pittosporum, white lilac, Israeli ruscus and seeded eucalyptus all hand-wired into a bouquet fit for a queen. Check out the flower meanings below for your own bridal bouquet inspiration and also see a bit about how the Language of Flowers came about and how it’s soaring in popularity in today’s modern world!


Hyacinth: The constancy of love. White hyacinth symbolizes loveliness.

Lilac: Symbolizes the first emotions of love, innocence and humility. White lilac specifically symbolizes majesty and purity.

Dendrobium Orchids: Beauty, elegance, refinement. Once thought to be the flowers of royalty because of their exotic rarity.

Ruscus: Thoughtfulness, humility. Italian ruscus is hugely popular in wedding work.

Eucalyptus: Strength, protection and abundance.


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photography credit: Richard Sparkman Productions

Flower symbolism has a rich history and actually dates back to the early Chinese dynasties. It was Charles II that brought the Oriental Language of Flowers to Europe in 1714 after the end of his exile in Turkey. It then spread through Sweden, France and Holland. In 1717, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, the wife of a Turkish ambassador, introduced and established the symbolism of flowers in the United Kingdom, but it was made popular throughout the British Empire by Queen Victoria and her fascination with flowers. During her reign, gifts of flowers with secret meanings became common among friends and lovers, the study of botany and florigraphy soared and flower language dictionaries were widely published and sold.

Today, The Language of Flowers is getting new life. Kate Middleton used it to incorporate special meaning into her bridal bouquet when she married Prince William. Her traditional, all white bouquet was beautiful and featured lily of the valley (trustworthy), myrtle (the emblem of marriage), hyacinth (constancy of love), sweet William (gallantry) and ivy (marriage, fidelity, friendship and affection). It is now becoming more and more popular for brides to include flowers in their bouquet that symbolize love, happy marriage, good luck and other secret meanings that are special to them. Check out the Language of Flowers and make your bridal bouquet even more meaningful  on your special day!

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photography credit: Richard Sparkman Productions

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