Carry May’s birth flower, Lily of the Valley, in your bridal bouquet and you’ll be following in the footsteps of iconic brides like Grace Kelly, Kate Middleton and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy.

Lilly of the Valley

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On May 1, 1561, King Charles IX of France was given a Lily of the Valley as a lucky charm.  A French tradition was born when he decided to give the flowers to the ladies of his court every year! Today, the flower has come to represent springtime and good luck and every May 1st it’s sold in the streets all over France.

Bridal style and Lily of the Valley

Image sources clockwise (l to r): Kate Middleton, Grace Kelly, Carolyn Bessett Kennedy

To the Victorians, among other things, Lily of the Valley symbolized sweetness, love’s good fortune, return of happiness and purity of heart.

Lily of the Valley bridal bouquets

Lily of the Valley bridal bouquets clockwise (L to R): image 1 (unknown), image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, image 6

Lily of the Valley begins blooming in April – perfect for a Spring or Summer bride in love with their delicate scent, dainty flowers, and history!