During National Romance Month, it’s fun to consider the many different ways romance has been defined throughout the world and throughout history. If you haven’t done anything romantic for your spouse or partner lately, this is a perfect opportunity to rekindle that romantic spark by showing how much you care. The floral designers at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts are here to help! Give us a call or shop our collection online for some romantic inspiration.
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 flowers, gifts, hand-written letters or poetry.
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.