One day an ambassador asks the king if he could have a branch of those lovely white flowers but the king refuses his request.
Nevertheless he manages to get a branch with the help of the king’s gardener . The ambassador gave him fifty gold coins as a reward.
The poor gardener rushed home and gave the gold coins to his daughter, with this money she was able to get married.
On her wedding day she adorned her hair with the beautiful white orange blossoms as a symbol of her happiness. The couple and their children lived happily ever after.
Nowadays the lovely orange blossoms of Sicily make a wedding special.
According to social etiquette, the bride receinves a bouquet of flowers from the groom on their wedding day, which she will laungh to the single ladies who are present at the reception.
Traditionally the maiden who catches it will get married within that year.