Perhaps the most classic symbol of full-blown, everlasting love, red roses also symbolise passion, respect, beauty and courage.
Often seen in wedding bouquets, these sweetly fragrant white flowers are unsurprisingly associated with purity, But they also signify joy and love, especially a secret or new love.
These modest blue flowers stand for true, undying and faithful love. As their name suggests, they’re given to a loved one with the hope that they will always be remembered. Forget-me-nots also symbolise a love that’s filled with memories.
These ruffled flowers with over 2,000 years of history are rich with symbolism and mythology. They come in myriad colours, each with its own symbolism: White for pure love and good luck, pink or light red for admiration, dark red for deep love and affection.
Red or Dark Pink Azaleas
The flowers of the azalea shrub has many different meanings, ranging from abundance to passion to even death threats. Specifically, the red and dark pink variants have come to signify passion and romance, and will make beautiful decorative pieces in a space.
Also called “frost flowers” or starworts, these star-like flowers have a “wildflower” beauty about them and come in an array of colours from white to lavender. They’re used to mark 20th wedding anniversaries and symbolise patience and elegance.
Most commonly spotted in wedding bouquets and centrepieces, these tiny petals symbolise long-lasting, undying love, as well as fidelity. Besides romantic connotations, baby’s breath are also tied to the birth of newborn babies and familial bonds.
Pink or Red Orchids
These hardy plants stand for love, strength, courage and beauty. Pink orchids have the additional honour of signifying the 14th and 28th wedding anniversary. They’re also long-lasting so you can enjoy them long after Valentine’s Day is over!
This classic red variant represents perfect and passionate love, and are often given to celebrate a couple’s 11th anniversary. The tulip’s velvety black centre is said to “represent a lover’s heart, darkened by the heat of passion”. If you receive a white tulip, however, it means the giver is apologising for something.
Fluffy pink peonies are strongly linked to romance and romantic love, as well as prosperity and good luck. They’re also perfect for a 12th wedding anniversary bouquet.
These lovely, fragrant flowers are best associated with love, beauty, sensuality and romance. They’re commonly used n weddings in Pakistan and the Philippines.
Pink and Red Camellias
Native to Japan and China, camellias were thought to be used in the secret gardens of emperors. In particular, pink camellias represent longing, while red camellias represent desire or passionate love. When combined, they stand for a complete picture of romantic love.