Charleston Sweet grass Rose "Everlasting Palmetto Rose" Wedding Favors
by Doris Beaty
(Charlotte N.C. USA)
Sweet grass rose favor
The wedding favors for the guess was a sweet grass rose with a decorative tag and heart charm. The inside of the card told the history of the sweet grass rose, it is also called the everlasting love rose. When you open the card on one side their is a thank you note and small engagement picture from the bride and groom, on the other side is the story about the rose. The story reads, During the Civil War, a young lady would give a sweet grass palmetto rose to a loved one going off to war, hoping the rose and the loved one would return safely. Called "the everlasting rose," it served as a symbol of everlasting love. The outside of the card has the bride and grooms name and date of the wedding. Attached is a small heart charm with the color of ribbon the bride used. The card is attached with the same color of ribbon. The card is made of tan card stock printer paper and another cover glued over that is a piece of Transparent Overlay scrapbook paper in a rose design. The roses are made of green palmetto sweet grass and can be purchased in southern city's such a Charleston South Carolina or Savannah Georgia. Making the rose is known as an art form in these areas. The green roses will turn a natural tan color over time lasting for years to come.