Some brides pick their flowers by colours, others by scent, but if you’re a poet at heart, choose your flowers by meaning. Build your bouquets and centrepieces into a love letter to your fiance, your friends and family. The universal symbol for romance is a red rose, but in actuality, they symbolise passion, along with carnations, coral roses and tulips, according to our blog contributor today, Simply Bridal. So many pretty flowers, so much to learn! The beautiful bouquet in the thumbnail image above is by Sunshine Coast wedding florist, Twig & Blossom.