7 Popular Wedding Flowers and Their Meanings

If you’re struggling to decide on the best flowers for your wedding, you may find learning a little more about each variety helps you reach a final decision. From hope to romance, let’s take a closer look at the historical meanings of some of the most popular wedding day blooms. 

Calla lilies
A popular wedding flower, the calla lily is truly regal and has an elegant shape. A tropical flower originating from Africa, this ‘magnificent beauty’ is ideal for spring and summer weddings. 

Cherry blossom
The unofficial flower of Japan, cherry blossom symbolise the ‘fragility of life’. However, brides who would like to incorporate this delicate pink flower into their day will need to act fast, as they’re only available for a few short weeks each spring.

Inexpensive when they’re in season (spring), beautiful yellow daffodils represent kind regards and happiness. However you choose to incorporate them, from your bouquet to your table centrepieces, this sweet flower will certainly brighten up your wedding day. 

Another spring favourite, freesias have a sweet fragrance and symbolise innocence and friendship. However, while they are beautiful for bouquets, their fragrance might overwhelm your guests at the dinner table, so we suggest leaving them out of your centrepieces. 

Peonies represent ambition, love and a happy marriage, so romantic brides-to-be are bound to cherish them. Their fluffy petals are gorgeous too.

We couldn’t have a list of wedding flowers without roses! Considered the most popular wedding flowers, roses stand for beauty, romance and love, and unlike a lot of flowers on this list are available all year round. Insider knowledge: red roses symbolise passionate love, white roses stand for purity, and pink roses represent admiration. 

The stately and popular tulip represents passion and love, and the incredible variety of colours available make it the perfect wedding flower no matter your colour scheme. Notable colours include yellow, which symbolises sunshine; red, which means a declaration of love, and the variegated kind which stands for beautiful eyes. 

While these are our favourites, there are endless flowers which are perfect for wedding bouquets and centrepieces. To find out more, contact the team at Flower Head Events today.


  • Flowers and decorations for a party will help create a beautiful and appealing atmosphere. Flowers also can enhance the air and the scent of flowers. With the latest styles and innovative team, the Flower Club offers the best florists in Melbourne. You can visit their site https://flowerclub.com.au/florist-eaglemont/

    Florist Eaglemont
  • Do you charge extra for sunflowers? I am wanting a cascding bouquet with sunflowers and greenery with red roses and some white small growers as filler.. bridesmaids to have single sunflower with some greenery and white as filler… still unsure how to go about buttonholes for the boys. All up I would need 1 bride bouquet. 1 throwaway. 2 -3 bridesmaids bouquets. 2-3 groomsmen buttonholes. 1 groom buttonhole. 1 father buttonhole and maybe 4 others for family. Any suggestions?

    Laura Agalianos

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