The Lily of the valley flowers are especially popular in France and are found as a wild woodland plant throughout Europe. They were not considered a garden plant until the 16th century. Since Renaissance period, May Lily has been considered to bring good luck.
Because of the beauty of the flower, it delicate sweet flagrance, and rich history of traditions, there are wide variety of style of Lily of the valley handkerchiefs. Often they will be trimmed with lace. There are many embroidered designs, both with with and colored embroidery.
Sometimes, the the lily spray will be incorporated with a pair of wedding rings. The printed Lily of the valley handkerchiefs are most striking and a red one would be the hardest to find. Blue, of course, is very popular due to ladies wanting of "something blue" for their wedding day.