Everyone knows that each anniversary year has a different symbol to represent it, but did you know that there are also different flowers that mark these milestones too? As an important date on the calendar, what better way to show how much you care for your significant other than with a bunch of flowers.
First Anniversary: Carnations
Carnations are associated with the first wedding anniversary because their strong, long-lasting build symbolises commitment and the long future ahead. With a wide variety of colours, couples can choose which arrangement represents their love the best.
Fifth Anniversary: Daisies
Daisies are often overlooked as a choice for a bouquet, but their structure actually symbolises the journey of the marriage and relationship. The yellow centre represents the strong, infinite bond of the couple and the petals show how they are going to grow throughout their time together.
Tenth Anniversary: Daffodils
The trumpet-shape daffodil is a perfect way to celebrate a decade together, exuding joy and festivity. Their bright yellow colour also represents happiness, and radiates a light so bright you can’t ignore it – just like the love a married couple shares.
Fifteenth Anniversary: Roses
The classic symbol of love, the rose, is a great way to make the romantic spark thrive after fifteen years of marriage. Whether you choose red, pink or white roses, ignite the passion with a bouquet of roses and set a romantic scene for your anniversary.
Twenty-fifth Anniversary: Iris
A silver wedding anniversary is one of the main mile stones in marriage, so this is why the iris represents twenty-five years. It is considered as a royal flower due the purple hue, and symbolises faith and elegance; make your other half feel like royalty on your anniversary.
Thirtieth Anniversary: Lily
The lily represents the adventure you have both been on in your marriage and the transitions you have been through. Well-known for symbolising remembrance, it reminds you to look back at the memories you have made and the ones that are yet to come.
Fortieth Anniversary: Gladiolas
Gladiolas, derived from the Latin word “gladius” meaning sword, are unique and beautiful just like every individual relationship. Their long, slender shape that is filled with an abundance of vibrant flowers emulates a sword which represents strength and grace, significant after forty years of marriage.
Fiftieth Anniversary: Yellow Roses and Violets
The fiftieth wedding anniversary is the only anniversary to have two flowers to represent it. Yellow roses have been chosen because of their romantic connotations, as well as the colour being similar to gold; violets have also been picked because they complement the roses, just like partners of fifty years complement each other too.
Keep a note of these special dates for the future so you know which flowers to buy and when. If you want longer lasting roses for your anniversary, take a look at our Magic Roses today!