What are anniversary flowers?
Marriage anniversary flowers are a popular gift to mark an important occasion each and every year. There is no surprise – beautiful blooms are, of course, the perfect way to express love, appreciation and celebration.
Not only are flowers an exquisite visual gesture; they have deep symbolic meaning. Flowers are associated with beauty, life and growth. Like a relationship, with some care and attention, they develop over time. Certainly, 10-year wedding anniversary flowers, silver anniversary flowers and 40th-anniversary flowers are very popular orders here at Arbour Blooms!
It is believed this tradition stems from the days of the Holy Roman Empire when husbands would gift their wives a silver wreath to mark 25 years (they only had to wait another 25 years before a golden wreath was apparently presented!). An American novelist who wrote about etiquette is supposedly responsible for the earliest iteration of wedding anniversary themes.
As much as we would like to, unfortunately, we cannot make solid silver or wedding floral tributes. However, we can certainly weave a theme into one of our flower arrangements! Our professional florists are always delighted to work with mementoes of personal significance, so feel free to touch base with us about including something particularly special in your bouquet.
Not only do couples purchase bouquets for each other, but anniversary flowers for parents are also very common. Indeed, if it weren’t for their parents’ relationship, kids would not be here to mark the occasion! Sending a spectacular bunch of flowers to parents is a wonderful way for children to observe what is, in fact, a significant day for the entire family.
Floral anniversary gifts are not just for marriage
But marriage is not the only milestone in life to acknowledge. Several annual events or occurrences can be celebrated with blooms. Work, friendship, memorial, graduation and home ownership are just some moments in life that you can make sweeter with the gift of flowers.
Different types of anniversary flower arrangements
The beauty of a floral gift is that there are no set rules. What works as 1st-anniversary flowers might also be perfect for 50th-wedding anniversary flowers. It all comes down to the individuals involved and what is special or resonates for them. Certainly, we can suggest plenty of styles. However, we can also create an arrangement from scratch – it’s your blank canvas to do with whatever your heart desires!