A traditional wedding flower, lily of the valley symbolizes happiness. These dainty, bell-shaped florets with their leafy shoots can communicate a range of messages and themes under the umbrella of happiness: sweetness, humility, tears of the Virgin Mary, and more specifically, "you've made my life complete."
Lily of the valley has a soft fragrance but isn't overpowering. This woodland plant grows wild in cool regions in the North Hemisphere. Find it in season during the spring and summer. It's a perennial -- grow it indoors or outside. Mix it with other flowers in an arrangement, or gather a bundle of lily of the valley for a bouquet.