If you have ever been to Sampson’s Hollow and seen the flowers you know that when we came across the article in the Farmer’s Almanac about the language of flowers we fell in love. Of course, we have known some of these attritubtions of thought and emotion associated with many flowers used in weddings, but this comprehensive guide is for the true flower lover, which is us.
There is a language, little known,
Lovers claim it as their own.
Its symbols smile upon the land,
Wrought by nature’s wondrous hand;
And in their silent beauty speak,
Of life and joy, to those who seek
For Love Divine and sunny hours
In the language of the flowers.
–The Language of Flowers, London, 1875
We love the idea of personalizing the wedding by the language of love. The follow information is feautred in this article by the Farmer’s Almanac. Read the Full Article Here!
One tradition is to select the flowers of a wedding bouquet based on plant symbolism. As an example, look to the royal flower bouquet in the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, to Kate Middleton (now Catherine, Ducchess of Cambridge). Her all-white bouquet had lily-of-the-valley (representing trustworthiness, purity), sweet William (gallantry), hyacinth (loveliness), myrtle (love in marriage), and ivy (continuity). Altogether, these flowers’ meanings reveal the hope of a loving, everlasting marriage.
The groom, too, wears a flower that appears in the bridal bouquet in his button-hole. This stems from the Medieval tradition of wearing his Lady’s colors, as a declaration of his love.
Talk with us about touring our venue and seeing the flowers at Sampson’s Hollow. Speak with us about how we can speciailize your wedding flowers to speak the language of love.