It was Graham’s birthday on Monday; he turned 25 which seems like a very good age to be. While shopping for his present I couldn’t help coming away with a little gift for myself also.
Sometimes the lure of a pretty book is too much for a girl to take and I was like a great big moth to a flame at the sight of this one with its fabric cover, gilt gold lettering and white satin ribbon page-marker.
A Flower Wedding was originally published in 1905 and is filled with darling illustrations and sweet verses like “Yes, flower bells rang right merry that day, When there was a marriage of flowers they say”.
The book depicts the marriage of two flowers, Lads Love and Miss Meadow Sweet, and their floral wedding guests. I was instantly reminded of Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies which I used to paw through when I was younger.
The illustrations are so delicate and are drawn with such love and care.
I love reproduction books; yes they are not the real thing but reading this book made me feel inspired by the romance and feeling of the Edwardian era and I went to sleep dreaming of lawn dresses and rambling roses in country gardens.