Flowers speak a beautiful timeless language, each having an ancient and spiritual meaning conveying messages beyond the spoken word.
Since antiquity, flower symbolism has been a significant part of cultures around the world, beginning with many ancient religions. Flowers accompany us in every major event in life, never more so than for a wedding.
Flowers are still used today to convey feelings in a more general and the flower symbolism for many flowers has been obscured by time and may remain only as a few key phrases or words. For most of us, we just know that we like a particular flower, but do not really know the meaning behind that flower or why in fact we like them so much.
- "I had a clear idea of what flowers I wanted and style for my bouquet and the ceremony area and I was not disappointed, I absolutely loved my bouquet, the shape colours and style were exactly what I had asked for and more actually and I even got orange rose petals which are not always available…:-) "Tina & Ken, Historical Ruins Wedding
For many of us, we just like a particular colour and are happy with whatever flowers we can get within that colour theme, giving little consideration to the meaning behind the flower itself.
Breathtaking exotic tropical flowers are vibrant and hold a special place in the hearts of flower lovers due to their exquisite beauty and rarity in other geographic regions of the world. Orchids, Ginger Lilies, Heliconias and Anthurium Lilies are all tropical flowers which thrive naturally in our tropical climatic conditions.
The flower symbolism associated with the orchid is love, beauty, refinement, many children, thoughtfulness and mature charm. With an exotic appearance, orchids have come to represent rare and delicate beauty.
There is perhaps no flower that has been revered and celebrated as much as the rose, and which is most closely associated with weddings. Roses are the definitive symbol for love and appreciation. The flower symbolism associated with roses is:
~ Red – Love, romance & passion
~ Pink – Love, happiness & appreciation
~ White – Purity, marriage, spirituality & new starts
~ Orange – Passion & enthusiasm
~ Yellow – Joy, good health & friendship
The flower symbolism associated with tulips is fame and perfect love. The symbolic meanings also change with the color of the tulips. Red tulips mean “believe me” and are a declaration of love. Variegated tulips mean “you have beautiful eyes.” Yellow tulips mean “there’s sunshine in your smile.” And white tulips mean “I will love you forever.”
The flower symbolism associated with the peony is happy marriage, compassion and bashfulness, while for the calla lily it is magnificent beauty. Distinguished by their large, beautiful blooms and wide assortment of vibrant colors, gerbera daisies have become a favorite flower choice for expressing cheerful sentiments. The traditional flower meanings for the gerbera daisy, however, are beauty and innocence.
All of our bouquets are designed specifically for each bride and we encourage you to mix and match between the different styles, flowers and colours. All of our bouquets contain flowers that are readily available in St Lucia, our beautiful tropical flowers, and we generally team them with easily imported flowers to help round out and soften the look of the bouquet and ceremony decor.
Styles of bouquets are:
~ Hand tied (this is where you see the stems and they are wrapped in ribbon)
~ Cascade (traditional teardrop shape in a holder)
~ Hand tied cascade (where the hand tied has a slight cascade style to it)
~ Posy (round in shape, in a holder, no cascading tail)
Based on your specific colour theme, your taste and style or favourite flower we can have our florist design a bouquet specifically for you. Alternatively, we are often sent photos of bouquets that brides find in a magazine and particularly like, and we are happy to see how we can replicate it with the flowers we have available locally.
Once you have chosen your bouquet we will carry that colour theme and flower selection through to the groom’s boutonniere, the wedding party and family’s flowers and the floral displays that grace your ceremony arch or canopy, your aisle and reception centerpieces.