Princess Kate's wedding bouquet was understated, but full of symbolism with Lily of the Valley, a delicate bloom meaning trustworthy, Sweet William, gallantry (and of course a shared name), Hyacinth, symbolizing the constancy of love, Myrtle, the emblem of love and marriage, and Ivy, symbolizing marriage, fidelity, friendship, and affection. (Awww…)
MY painting above abstractly suggests tulips. Red tulips mean "believe me" and are a declaration of love. Yellow tulips mean "there's sunshine in your smile." And cream colored tulips mean "I will love you forever."
Perhaps you will never look at a bouquet the same way or give a flower to someone without knowing its symbolic meaning? I think all flowers intricately express JOY!