Lily of the Valley Stars in Royal Bridal Bouquetby Jenny Scala on April 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm
Featuring broad, spear-like foliage and fragrant little white bell-shaped flowers, the Lily of the Valley symbolizes a return of happiness, purity of heart, sweetness, humility, happiness and love’s good fortune.
With such a lovely meaning, it is no surprise Lily of the Valley is a highly desirable flower for weddings.
The Lily of the Valley is a seasonal spring flower and can be one of the more expensive wedding flowers. It is also a delicate flower sensitive to heat, another consideration if planning an outdoor summer wedding.
For brides considering a similar look to the royal bouquet but find Lily of the Valley is not in season, there are plenty of beautiful white flowers that can help you achieve a similar style.
Among them with their meanings:
- Bouvardia (Enthusiasm)
- Orchids, particularly the dendorbium (Delicate beauty)
- Freesia (Spirited)
- Gypsophila also known as Baby’s Breath (Festivity)
There are endless possibilities and your florist can help you recreate the style and elegant feel of the royal bouquet. Just ask them — they are the experts!
What did you think of the Kate’s bouquet and wedding décor? What are your favorite white flowers?
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