For today's wedding lesson, we're going back in time to the Victorian era to learn a little "flower speak." Did you know in those days, men and women were well versed in the language of flowers? Oh yes, flowers were not just a feast for the senses - they were communication unto themselves, conveying subtle meanings and words of romance. Since it was highly improper to show one's feelings, Victorian men and women shared their most romantic feelings in flower form. Imagine, if you will, a young lady receiving a bouquet of red roses from her suitor . . . oh I am just swooning with delight!
One of my favorite flowers (at weddings and to receive) is the majestic calla lily. These graceful flowers are reminders of our past generations when grace and beauty were the rule. Associated with elegance and charm, a calla lily is the perfect flower if you wanted to create a sophisticated atmosphere for your wedding.