Floriography

Floriography – the language of flowers – is a means of communication through the use or arrangement of flowers. 

Did you know that the Language of Flowers heralds from ancient civilisations and interest in its use soared in Victorian times? 

The Victorians relied on floriography to send cryptic messages of love that couldn’t be spoken aloud in their restrained society. 

They often exchanged small “talking bouquets” called nosegays or tussie-mussies, which could be worn or carried as a fashion accessory. 

Many would go around, armed with floral dictionaries ready to decipher bouquets they had received from admirers; because each flower has a special meaning and symbolism.

 

Dahlia

Commitment and Love

Symbolises the bond between two people that will last forever. The reason why lots of lovely brides use this seasonal beauty in their bouquets on their special day.  It also symbolises dignity, elegance, inner strength, creativity and change.

 

Anemone

Unfading Love

Beautiful Anemones represent unfading love – in Greek mythology anemones grew from the spilt blood of Adonis, lover of Aphrodite.