white lilacs

white lilacs

indicates initial feelings of love. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 175]
See: Love
References in classic literature ?
The bridesmaids' eight bouquets of white lilac and lilies-of-the-valley had been sent in due time, as well as the gold and sapphire sleeve-links of the eight ushers and the best man's cat's-eye scarf-pin; Archer had sat up half the night trying to vary the wording of his thanks for the last batch of presents from men friends and ex-lady-loves; the fees for the Bishop and the Rector were safely in the pocket of his best man; his own luggage was already at Mrs.
Compare this novel to the harsher Carolyn Meyer's White Lilacs (Harcourt, 1993/VOYA December 1993).
The bride carried a bouquet of white parrot tulips, Caramel Antike garden roses, white lilacs, and blue muscari tied with an heirloom handkerchief from the groom's family and fastened with a special piece of jewelry from the bride's paternal grandmother.
All those different conversations, and white lilacs, that first
Another time, Seagram's, the liquor company, requested white lilacs from the Antelope Valley for a wedding in the San Francisco Bay area.
Family members who have succeeded can inspire students, such as Rose Lee Jefferson, who dreams of being a teacher like her college-educated aunt in Carolyn Meyer's White Lilacs.
In roadside gardens, tomatoes were already staked out, and clusters of purple and white lilacs hung from bushes beside farmers' mail boxes.