Plant-Lore

Collecting the folklore and uses of plants

Wedding flowers, April 1916

Photograph of the bride, Annie Fry Nobbs, and groom, Herbert Fry, at their wedding at St Mary’s church, Litton Cheney, Dorset, on 25 April 1916.

The maker of Annie’s bouquet seems to have tried to make the most of a small number of flowers: pheasant’s-eye daffodils (Narcissus poeticus) which were presumably grown locally, white carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) and asparagus fern (Asparagus aethiopicus) both of which¬†were presumably purchased.

Herbert wears a simple white carnation on his lapel.