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Wildflowers were gathered from hedgerows for country maids who wove them into dainty circlets with vines like ivy, but Queen Victoria created the fashion for a crown of fragrant orange blossom by wearing one for her wedding in 1840. Orange blossom represented both purity and fruitfulness. When real orange blossom was unavailable, wax replicas were created instead and became very popular in the 1920’s. With vintage weddings currently in style as well as the recent resurgence of romantic boho fashions, garlands, wreaths and crowns continue to make headlines this bridal season, with or without a veil.

With This Ring 28-08-17  

With This Ring 28-08-17