Today’s instalment of the flower alphabet showcases one of my favourite blooms – the Iris – which has long been a symbol of faith for many and is deemed to have healing powers too. I’ve been quite obsessed with them since my teenage years, spending hours endlessly drawing them – copying the work of Tiffany and Van Gough. Their delicate petals make them appear fragile yet the intensity of their colour (in some varieties) and the eye of yellow packs a punch too!
Available in a vast selection of colours, from deep purple to pale blue and butter-cream yellow, the Iris is a beautiful bloom to include in a spring wedding bouquet. Named after the Greek goddess who acted as messenger between the gods, the name means rainbow and symbolises “the eye of Heaven”. Other meanings include courage, trust and wisdom. It’s also the national flower of France.
Spring brides – would you choose the iris as your wedding bloom?
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