I Breathed a Gentle Fragrance

Yesterday afternoon’s program at Carnegie Hall was a touch of magic. When I read the lyrics the incredible Renee Fleming was singing it seemed even more magical for me. As we are in full wedding planning season, with so many new engagements over the holiday…and more to come with Valentine’s Day upon us soon enough, I thought these lyrics by Friedrich Ruckert  ( to Gustave Mahler’s music)  were most touching and appropriate. I am often telling brides to incorporate fragrant flowers in their bouquets so that should they  feel nervous as they are about to walk down the aisle they can close their eyes and smell their bouquet. Let the fragrance take you away a moment and relax you . The photo below is one of my very favorite, simple bouquets, of all sweetpea done for a bride (model Christy Turlington) at the end of a Michael Kors show years ago.

I Breathed a Gentle Fragrance!

I breathed a gentle fragrance

in the room stood

A sprig of linden,

A gift

From a dear hand,

How lovely was the fragrance of linden!

How lovely was the fragrance of linden!

That twig of linden

You broke off so gently!

Softly I breathe in

The fragrance of linden,

The gentle fragrance of love.

About cornucopiaofbeautifulthings

Dorothy Pfeiffer is owner and Creative Director of Cornucopia since 1995. When she first bought Cornucopia in 1995 it was a retail flower shop on the Upper East Side. Since, Dorothy has moved Cornucopia to a studio space in the heart of the flower market and has expanded the business to include all aspects of event design and recently has developed an added Interior Design for Coporate and Home to the services offered at Cornucopia
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