National Romance Month is the perfect time to celebrate the love you share with your spouse or significant other. There are many ways to celebrate romance- in fact, customs have evolved over time and traveled from cultures worldwide. The floral experts at Adrian Durban Florist have put together some historical facts about romance gathered from around the world and from the language of flowers. We hope some of these unconventional ideas will inspire the romantic in you as you celebrate Romance Month this August!
Ancient Romance: In Ancient times, very little romance was involved in winning a wife as arranged marriages were far more common. The purpose of marriage in this time period revolved around business, property, or political alliances rather than emotions. Women were given in marriage so two families could merge and form one stronger bond.
A Perfect Pairing: Chocolates and sweet treats are always an excellent way to spoil your sweetheart, especially since love and chocolate go hand in hand. In fact, chocolate contains a natural substance that is believed to stimulate the same emotional reaction as falling in love. Check out our delicious gift baskets with gourmet goodies and treat your significant other to a perfect romantic pairing. It’s All Greek: In Ancient Greece, love was discussed and explored to such a large degree that the Greeks developed different names for different kinds of love. Eros described a carnal love, like physical attraction, while agape was used in reference to a more spiritual connection, or a love for all people. A deep friendship was referred to as philia, and pragma meant longstanding love, the kind that involves compromise, romance, and endurance.
The Love of the Gods: Juno, the Roman queen of heaven and spouse of Jupiter (a.k.a Zeus), had dominion over marriage and childbirth. The month of June takes its name from her, making it historically the most appropriate month for weddings, and who doesn’t love a vibrant summertime wedding?
Flowers That Symbolize Romance: With so many breathtaking flower arrangements to choose from, it can be hard to select the perfect one to celebrate Romance Month and send to your significant other. While red flowers are always a symbol of passion and true love, there are a few other blooms that will help convey your romantic feelings of desire, love, longing, happiness, adoration, beauty, and romance. These include roses, orchids, lilies, daisies, and sunflowers. Especially since Romance Month is celebrated in the summer, don’t be afraid to save the red blooms for Valentine’s Day and think outside the box this August.
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National Romance Month is a great time to ignite that spark of love or rekindle the passion you share with your partner. If you’re still searching for the perfect expression of romance, talk to the professionals at Adrian Durban Florist. We have been providing flowers and gifts to love-struck couples for decades. We deliver throughout the Cincinnati area – but as true love knows no distance, we can assist in delivering across the country as well.