National Romance Month is the perfect opportunity to rekindle that romantic spark with your sweetheart. Show your partner how much you care with creative date nights, special dinners for two, or more sweet kisses, and romantic gestures throughout the day. The floral designers at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts are here to help reignite that passion and romance with beautiful flowers and arrangements they can admire. To celebrate Romance Month, we decided to answer some fun questions about love and romance as well as introduce five of the most romantic flowers perfect for August! Give us a call or shop our collection online for some more romantic inspiration.
Is “Love At First Sight” Real? The short answer is yes! Love at first sight can happen as quickly as 0.2 seconds and can be explained as the release of love hormones, such as dopamine and oxytocin, during a first interaction. It is reported that men experience this phenomenon more frequently than women.
Why is it Called a Honeymoon? One of the most romantic events in a couple’s journey together is often their honeymoon. This event, usually involving a week-long getaway to some exotic location, is typically revered as one of the most romantic times in a couple’s life. However, the origins of the honeymoon have a very different connotation. Appearing for the first time in the 16th Century, this word had a bittersweet meaning. “Honey” referred to the sweetness of the relationship, but “moon” referenced the ever-waning moon, sure to fade quickly as time passed. Later, Norse legend has it that “honey” referred to a honey mead, a very sweet wine made with honey and served hot. This was to be drunk during the first month of marriage (one complete moon cycle) to increase fertility.
Thankfully, today we attach different meanings to old legends and origins. Even if you’re not celebrating a honeymoon, you can certainly celebrate the romance in your relationship with beautiful gifts, hand-written letters, poetry, or flowers.
What Flowers Are Symbols of Love & Romance? When we think of romantic flowers, roses are often top of mind. Roses have been connected to love, romance, and passion for centuries. Even the Ancient Romans linked roses with the Goddess of Love, Venus. Orchids are luxurious and refined blooms that also symbolize love and romance, making them ideal for an elegant romantic evening with your partner. If you’re in a long-distance relationship or missing your partner, perhaps lilies will strike your fancy as they are a symbol of longing, love, passion, and romance. Daisies are an excellent choice for those celebrating a new and innocent love as well as true love. Since Romance Month is celebrated towards the end of summer, the sunny, uplifting, and positively radiant sunflower is most appropriate. These blooms are not only connected to peace and happiness but loyalty, adoration, and love.
The beautiful Floral Oasis arrangement, shown above, displays many bright blooms in a bubble bowl. What a gorgeous way to show your affection!
Roses are always a classic romantic offering, but adding a few stargazer lilies, like in our Premium Super 2 Dozen Roses design (featured above), adds a little extra passion. Other flowers considered to be declarations of true love are red tulips, orange blossoms, orchids, daisies and forget-me-nots.
Show your romantic side this August! Give the timeless gift of flowers during National Romance Month. Your romantic surprise can be delivered anywhere in the Baton Rouge area or beyond, because true love knows no distance! The professionals at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts are standing by with creative ideas and inspiration to bring out the romantic in you. Give us a call today.