Flower Meanings for the Perfect Bouquet

Floral Gables Bouquet
A colorful bouquet is not only beautiful but also meaningful when you learn the language of flowers.

As the vibrant hues of spring begin to unfurl; there’s no better time to explore the profound symbolism hidden within the blossoms adorning your bouquet. Whether you’re commemorating Mother’s Day or celebrating friendship during the cheerful days of spring, each bloom carries a story that transcends seasons and speaks to the heart.

Trace the roots of floral tradition back through the annals of history, from the opulent garlands of ancient Rome to the modern elegance of today’s rose bouquets. Across cultures and centuries, flowers have served as messengers of emotion, conveying sentiments of love, friendship, and appreciation with their delicate petals and fragrant scents.

Victorian Floriography

The term “love blossoms” shows just how important flowers can be when expressing affection for those we care for. An interest in the language of flowers, or floriography, came about in the mid to late 1800s when many Victorians would consult floral dictionaries to create a perfect and meaningful arrangement to send to a loved one.

For the Victorians, sending subtle messages through flowers was their way of expressing their feelings. Studying floriography resulted in nosegays, tussie-mussies, and small bouquets of tightly arranged flowers. These arrangements were picked and tailored intentionally to pass along messages to the receiver and worn as a fashion accessory to show others the message of adoration.

Flower Meanings: Create the Perfect, Meaningful Bouquet

Ultimate Year of Roses

If sending a message in the rich tradition of floriography to your sweetheart or good friends inspires you, here are some beautiful blooms that can help you express your truest feelings

Roses: Romantic Love and Passion

Every rose also has a special meaning. The most recognizable romantic gift, these gorgeous flowers signify love and desire. Roses have long been a symbol of love since ancient times when Romans would send them as a message that there was a confidential matter they wanted to discuss.

Now, roses symbolize love and passion. Rose color meanings can also be a part of a very special message you send with a bouquet of luxury roses. Sending red roses indicates a deep, romantic love, while a burgundy bouquet of roses shows adoration. For something lighter, yellow roses express friendship, and pink roses mean gentle love and happiness, making them a wonderful idea for a beloved family member or friend.

calla lily plant

Lilies: Loyalty, and Virtue

Lilies symbolize purity, loyalty, and virtue and have been used in religious symbolism for centuries, making them the perfect flower to express devotion to a faraway friend or loved one. Lilies often come in white or warmer hues, such as orange Asiatic lilies or pink Amorossi Oriental lilies. Lilies, like the ones in our Delphinium and Lilies Bouquet are quite fragrant and create an arrangement that is delightfully romantic.

More specifically, the Calla lily is a variety that is often recognized as a popular wedding flower, sharing a message of love and adoration. Calla lilies are especially meaningful because of their beautiful trumpet-shaped blooms that look like champagne flutes. Pair our Calla Lily Plant with a bottle of your favorite bubbly to create a romantic gift that anybody would want to toast!

Orchids: Luxury and Beauty

For something a little more exotic, the orchid represents love, luxury, and beauty. Orchids have been highly regarded for their delicate beauty and distinct blooms. Hailing from tropical origins, orchids were historically difficult to procure, making them even more desirable.

Orchids are a wonderful option for demonstrating your love and affection as the choices are vast: select loose bouquets for a more traditional romantic gift or a potted plant for a friend with a green thumb. We have a selection of various orchids for you to browse and find exactly what you’re looking for, from mixed bouquets to specific colors.

Flower Color Symbolism: Color Me Impressed

Pink Parfait Bouquet
White or purple accents are lovely for a little twist on the classic pinks and reds.

Love and romance have always been associated with deep reds and rosy pinks. However, there are many other colors and varieties of bouquets that bestow a beautiful message in a bouquet or arrangement. Often, flower color meanings are just as important as the actual blossom you choose, as color can set a mood or express how you feel. Sending a colorful bouquet in less traditional colors is a great way to put a twist on a classic and send an even more impressive message!

Lovely Lavender

Lavender, a lighter shade of purple, still has many of the same qualities as its deeper-hued cousin. Meant to symbolize royalty and dignity, lavender flowers capture a cool elegance and bring about a feminine feel without being over. Our lavender roses are the perfect example of this, arriving in a silver, mercury glass vase that creates an absolutely enchanting look.

Wonderful White

White is best known to symbolize purity but can also signify thoughtfulness and fidelity. A bouquet of white flowers would be a lovely gift for a beloved family member or children to show that you are thinking of them. Combining white blossoms with other colors in arrangements also serves to lift your spirits!

Beat the Blues

Selecting blue blooms can be a beautiful departure from traditional shades. Blue is meant to express peace and hope while also being a symbol of trust and peace, making this color good to convey commitment. In a bouquet, blue flowers can be beautifully elegant and a bit whimsical.

Bouquets of flowers are always a special and thoughtful gift, and using the language of flowers can make a bouquet or floral gift even more significant. Follow this guide and your heart while browsing our selection of floral arrangements and find the perfect way to show how much you care through the language of flowers.