How to make a secret admirer bouquet

Express your love, without words

Perhaps your crush doesn't know you exist, or you're too shy to tell them you love them. Maybe the person who sets your heart racing is already spoken for. Or maybe the situation is complicated, and you're looking for a way to express how you feel. Where words fail you, a secret admirer bouquet can take over.

Secret admirer bouquet recipe

A meaningful gift

When it comes to your secret admirer, the symbolism of flowers is incredibly important. A card only has space for a few words, and you may well want to keep your identity hidden. With this in mind, the secret admirer bouquet is designed to be both beautiful and have a meaning that's spot on.

Orange roses symbolise desire, carnations are for passion and romance, calla lilies mean beauty and happiness, tulips speak of impetuous love and anemones say 'I want to be with you'. Giving flowers used to be a way of flirting, and we urge you to bring the tradition back with this clever bouquet. If these blooms don't send a clear message to your loved one, we don't know what will. 

You will need:

  • Rose

  • Carnation

  • Calla lily

  • Tulip

  • Anemone

How to make it:

When you visit the florist to purchase these flowers, the easiest thing to do is to ask the shopkeeper to assemble the bouquet. With this list of flowers, they have all the tools they need to make something beautiful. Alternatively, you can also assemble the flowers yourself, for an extra personal touch. Take a look at how to make a hand-tied bouquet for step-by-step instructions.

To make the bouquet even more meaningful, choose extra flowers at the florist that are important to you, and which you think your secret love will like. Don't forget in all this why you're giving the bouquet in the first place: to express your love, without revealing who you are. So enjoy the occasion — after all, it's what Valentine's Day is all about.


Has your relationship status changed, or are you after more inspiration? Take a look at our other bouquet tutorials for Valentine's Day: the True Love Bouquet and the First Date Bouquet.

We wish the best of luck in love x