Wedding Flower of the Month – Lily of the Valley


Lily of the Valley | Spring Wedding Flowers


It looks like spring is finally here – and not a moment too soon. The drab winter landscape will soon dazzle us with colour as gardens and trees burst into leaf and bloom. Spring is such a happy season. It’s the season of renewal, rebirth and rejuvenation. Optimism and hope abound.

Is it any wonder that May officially kicks off wedding season? And what better flower to feature as our Wedding Flower of the Month than Lily of the Valley?

According to floral mythology, when Lily of the Valley blooms, happiness returns. It is also believed that Lily of the Valley brings luck in love. I can’t imagine a more appropriate sentiment for your wedding day.

Catherine Middleton carried a beautiful, delicate bouquet when she married her Prince William five years ago. (Can it really be five years? Really?) This pure white beauty was the epitome of springtime loveliness. Florist Shane Connolly used lily of the valley, Sweet William (of course), stephanotis and hyacinth to create a deceptively simple design that expressed Kate’s desire to celebrate the spring season and the bounty of locally grown flowers.


If all-white is not your style, here’s a pretty teardrop-shaped bouquet featuring Lily of the Valley and blue hyacinth florets.

spring wedding flowers | simple bouquets


The (small) downside to Lily of the Valley? These sweetly fragranced, delicate beauties are highly toxic so this is one bloom you will not want adorning your wedding cake.

Lily of the Valley is only available for a short time in May, but nothing says springtime more beautifully.

Click here for more behind-the-scenes details on Catherine Middleton’s exquisite bouquet.



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