The stamp, designed by Ethel Kessler, Bethesda, Maryland, features a photograph taken by Renee Comet of Washington, DC. The photograph shows two white roses gently resting atop a piece of wedding correspondence.
Although modern couples plan weddings that reflect each person’s individuality, roses have remained a bridal tradition throughout many generations. Many people feel nothing conveys love better than a rose.
Suitors introduced the rose as a symbol of love in the Victorian Era. Strict rules of conduct made it impossible for smitten young men to express their emotions verbally. A “language of flowers” developed, which allowed lovers to communicate sentiments by the type, color, and number of flowers they gave one another.
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