Friday, 29 April 2011

In The Mood - Lily Of The Valley Inspiration

Lily of the Valley has long been a favourite with Royal brides for bouquets and floral decorations. Said to symbolise humility, sweetness & happiness, it's been carried as part of bouquets for many years and every iconic bride, from Grace Kelly to Lady Diana, has fallen under the spell of the gorgeous scent.

It's a delightfully delicate flower and the green/white palette makes it perfect for some many weddings as it's elegant, romantic but still a little bit different. It does, unfortunately, have a short season (around May in the Northern Hemisphere) so do check with your florist if it's something you'd like to include!

Anyway, let's head onwards with some ideas while we wait to see if another Royal bride falls in love with Lily...

 Above - I love this delicate buttonhole and it contrasts so sweetly with the bold black and white. A little sprig like this would also look great tucked into a folded napkin at each place setting. Image - Get Married

 Above - such an elegant addition to this low knot and perfect for adding some wow factor to your hair once you've removed your veil. The scent would be stunning too, imagine that following you around all day - heaven! Image - The Knot

 Above - a big bundle of a bouquet here and it's definitely got impact! The white and green ribbon wrap around the stem is a gorgeous addition too and those green velvet ribbons would be perfectly finished with a mother of pearl button... Image - Le Bonne Fleur

 Above - a beautiful bride in Carolina Herrera carrying a white bouquet, sprinkled with Lily of the Valley. The delicate detailing on the veil matches the papery lightness of the flowers in the bouquet. Image - Lisa Lefkowitz

 Above - a close up of that gorgeous bouquet - loves the colour tones and the difference in blooms giving varaition and visual interest but that Lily of the Valley is stand-out. Image - Lisa Lefkowitz

 Above - fab three tiered cake with Lily of the Valley detailing but it's those sweet little mini cakes that catch my eye. I'd love to have one of those served to me with coffee after the meal. Again, delicate beauty. Image - Peggy Porschen

 Above - another one-variety bouquet but this one is much looser in style. The simple ribbon bow and less crowded look would make this ideal for a more laid back wedding. Image - The Knot

Above - proof that Lily of the Valley doesn't just work with white and green colour schemes. I love it here with this Wedgewood palette and the range of containers here, the heights, the shapes, the contents, is a look I really like. It looks natural, it's interesting to look at and it shows all the different flowers off to their best. Image - The Sweetest Occasion


  1. Beautiful! Lily of the Valley is so unique and not used enough at weddings! Thank you for the wonderful ideas!

  2. Beautiful! Lily of the Valley is so unique and not used enough at weddings! Thank you for the wonderful ideas!