If you’re feeling a little more romantic than usual this August, there just might be a reason. August is National Romance Month, an opportunity to show your partner how much he or she means to you. Maybe you don’t have a partner at the moment, but have your eye on a special someone. National Romance Month is a great excuse to make your feelings known with an expression of your true feelings. If romance isn’t exactly your forte, you can turn to the floral experts at Al’s Florist for ideas.
Fun Facts About Romance
Romantic gestures, courtship, and proposals of marriage all originated in the Medieval Era in Europe. Prior to this, most marriages were arranged for business purposes. While love wasn’t necessarily a prerequisite for a marriage proposal, this was the time in which romance began to blossom. Flowery poetry, moonlight serenades, and other such moves, often mimicked from theater and verse, became more prevalent in wooing the object of one’s affections.
Today many of these displays are still seen in dating or marital relationships. Beyond love letters and poetry, we find would-be lovers writing songs, creating art, and sending gifts as a means of communicating their feelings. If you’re thinking about someone special and might be feeling a little romantic this month, consider sending (or hand-delivering!) a beautiful bouquet of floral favorites to tell your partner how much you love him or her.
The Five Most Romantic Flowers
Many flowers can be looked at as being romantic or symbols of love. However, the language of flowers uncovers the deeper meaning of our favorite blooms. This Romance Month, surprise your partner with summertime flowers that say “I love you.”
Roses are the most common flower to give to a partner during a romantic occasion as they are a strong symbol of fascination, passion, love, and desire.
Orchids are stunning and elegant flowers that were deeply admired and adored in the Victorian Ages, especially by the wealthy. The most common meaning of orchids is refinement, romance, luxury, and love.
Lilies are showstopping flowers that command attention with their large, brilliant, romantic petals. Red lilies are especially appropriate for Romance Month as they symbolize romance, love, passion, and longing.
Daisies are fun, romantic, and sweet summer blooms that are great for celebrating relationships, both mature and new. Daisies represent true love and new beginnings and are lovely additions to romantic floral arrangements.
Sunflowers are sunny blooms with mood-boosting and uplifting abilities as they are a symbol of peace, optimism, happiness, and joy. Sunflowers can also represent adoration, love, and loyalty, making them another romantic summertime favorite.
Our dramatic True Love bouquet, shown above, includes pink and red roses, white and purple hydrangea, and pink gladioli in a clear glass vase that exhibits stems brightly. What a romantic display of love and beauty!
A true classic, our 24 Red Roses design stands tall with long stems on display in a glass vase. There is no mistaking the romantic meaning behind these blooms.
National Romance Month is an excellent chance to reveal your affectionate side. Talk to the floral designers at Al’s Florist about the perfect design for your sweetheart. After all, we’ve been supporting the romantic efforts of people in Hollywood for decades – and we are here to help you to share the love.