It wasn’t until Queen Victoria married Prince Albert, that the trend for carrying flowers began.
During the Victorian Era, flowers bloomed into having more to offer than just their look and smell. They came with actual meaning. Sometimes not so nice meanings. The fragrance, color, and whether or not the bud was open—all determined the point that the sender was trying to get across to the recipient. Unlike today, a woman might be in tears after receiving a bouquet of flowers from her love. This is where the popular Daisy Oracle “he loves me, he loves me not….” comes from. Using flowers to communicate emotions and feelings was eventually called Floriography, which translates to “The Language of Flowers.” As Floriography grew in popularity, the use for them in weddings became apparent.