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Wedding flowers on your mind?

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Wedding flowers on your mind?…the Edinburgh Wedding Fair is almost here! Visit the Corn Exchange, 7th & 8th November and be inspired!

With this marvellous event just weeks away we thought it would be good to share a little trivia about some of the most popular wedding flowers and their meanings. Throughout history flowers have carried meaning and symbolism but it was in stuffy, morally strict Victorian Britain that the language of flowers was at its most popular – as a discreet method of communication between men and woman! Very few brides today will need to speak to their beloved in code through flowers (!) or make their flower choices based on these traditional meanings but it can be a little fun and add personal significance to your wedding flowers.

We’d love to see you at our stand 56 (right next to John Lewis), so do come and visit us. For more information on the event, venue, opening times and exhibitors visit www.edinburghweddingfair.com

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Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) splendid beauty
Anemone sincerity
Arum lily, calla (Zantedeschia) ardour
Aster (September Flower) daintiness
Bluebell (Scilla)  constancy
Bouvardia enthusiasm
Carnation (Dianthus) devotion
Clematis ingenuity
Cornflower delicacy
Chrysanthemum  abundance and wealth
Dahlia together forever
Delphinium big hearted
Forget-me-not (Myosotis)  true love
Freesia  innocence and trust
Gladiolus generosity Gypsophila ( Baby’s Breath) purity
Heather (Calluna) protection and safety
Hyacinth joy
Hydrangea understanding
Ilex (Holly) domestic bliss
Iris  faith
Larkspur an open heart
Lavender devotion
Lilac (Syringa) beauty
Lily honour
Lily of the valley (Convallaria) happiness
Love lies bleeding (Amaranthus) not heartless
Mimosa (Acacia)  friendship
Molucella (Bells of Ireland) good luck
Narcissus (Daffodil)  self-esteem
Nigella puzzlement, intrigue
Orchid  elegance and refinement
Peony  bashfulness
Phlox soul mates
Ranunculus attraction
Rose love and passion
Sedum tranquillity
Solidago precaution
Snapdragon grace
Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum) reconciliation
Stephanotis marital happiness
Stock (Matthiola) affection
Sunflower adoration
Sweet pea  (Lathyrus) blissful pleasure
Tuberose (Polianthes) dangerous pleasure
Tulip fame
Veronica  fidelity
Viburnum ( Snowball) winter

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