These highly fragrant bell-shaped flowers are indicative of spring – their scientific name, majalis, even means “of May.” In the Victorian-era language of flowers these perennials mean “return of happiness, trustworthiness, and sweetness.” They also make gorgeous wedding flowers because of their sheer prettiness! I love these delicate flowers, whether in a bouquet, centerpiece, hairpiece, on a cake, or used as inspiration for a gown or piece of jewelry. These elegant blooms are fit for a princess (Kate Middleton’s entire bouquet was of lily of the valley flowers!).
Invitations: The Paper Canary / Cake: Peggy Porschen / Centerpieces: Rebecca Thuss / Bouquet: Splendid Stems / Gowns: Oscar de la Renta / Hair Accessory: Whichgoose / Perfume: Crabtree & Evelyn / Locket: A Pocket of Posies / Necklace: Babette Jewelry