26 April 2016
Flowers have long been a symbolic way of celebrating the anniversary of a wedding. However, many people do not realise that traditionally, flowers have been used symbolically to mark each year, with each flower having their own specific meaning. To help you show the specific flowers for each anniversary and their symbolism, so you can show your loved one what they mean to you, we have created this guide.
1st Wedding Anniversary: The Pansy: The first year of a wedding is widely considered to be a period of adjustment. Due to this it is perhaps unsurprising that the traditional 1st anniversary flower is the Pansy. The meaning of this flower is widely held to be a symbol that the recipient is being thought about. The pansy’s name originates from the French word pensee, which means either though or remembrance.
2nd Wedding Anniversary: The Cosmos: By the time the second wedding anniversary has arrived, most couples are more settled and comfortable together. Therefore, it is perhaps unsurprising that the traditional flower given during this anniversary is the Cosmos with its symbolism of modesty.
3rd Wedding Anniversary: The Fuchsia: The third wedding anniversary is often a milestone of self-awareness with many couples becoming aware of the durability of their relationship. Traditionally, couples have gifted each other with Fuchsias during this anniversary, its meaning of taste, remind the recipient of the feelings that the other has for them.
4th Wedding Anniversary: The Geranium: Flowers are incredibly pertinent gifts for the fourth wedding anniversary as this is a strong representation of the blossoming partnership that both parties are enjoying. The traditional flower of the 4th wedding anniversary is the Geranium, with its meanings of both comfort and gentility.
10th Wedding Anniversary: The Daffodil: The tenth wedding anniversary is the first of the major milestone anniversary that couples enjoy together. When standing on the brink of this anniversary, many couples reflect on the durability of their commitment for the previous decade. The traditional flower given for this anniversary is the Daffodil, with its symbolism of joy, happiness and cheerfulness.
25th Wedding Anniversary: The Iris: The 25th Wedding Anniversary is the silver anniversary of a marriage and is a significant milestone! It certainly should be, spending a quarter of a century in loving union is a massive accomplishment which should be cherished. The Iris is the flower which is traditionally given on this anniversary.
We understand that sometimes people may like to break from tradition and symbolism in order to give their loved ones floral arrangements that are both stunning and sentimental. For such cases, please allow us to make the following suggestions from our floral offering:
Wonderfully White Handtied: This hand-tied bouquet effortlessly combines the contemporary with elegance. Composed of numerous groupings of crisp white flowers, lovingly framed with loops of steel grass.
18 Grand Prix Roses Handtied: Nothing says I love you like a bouquet of Roses. Those contained with this hand-tied bouquet are the superlative in both quality and style, long stems end in blooms of the deepest most vibrant red.
Luxury Rose and Mini Cymbidium Orchid Handtied: In this immaculate bouquet, we combine various tones of pinks in order to create a bouquet of the very finest luxury. If you are looking for a decadent means of showing your loved one what they mean to you this anniversary, then look no further than the Luxury Rose and Mini Cymbidium Orchid Handtied bouquet!
For details about creating a truly unique, bespoke floral arrangement for your loved one on that special anniversary, a member of our customer service team can be contacted by calling 0161 861 0524 who would be more than happy to help!