Cherished Friendship’s stunning dress in tones of dusky lilac is complemented by her pretty bouquet of a dozen exquisite handmade and hand painted irises, a gift from a dear friend. Bearing the meaning of friendship, the sentiment of the iris flower perfectly expresses how the wise words, deep-rooted affection and faith of a soul mate are loved and respected. Designed with an eye for detail, Cherished Friendship’s dress includes a silky ribbon trim to each layer of the skirt, a stylish crossover bodice, an off-the-shoulder neckline and three-quarter length sleeves. Her strawberry blonde hair is swept back into an elegant chignon and sparkling platinum jewelry completes her chic look. In Greek mythology, Iris was the goddess of the rainbow, a messenger to the gods and she was said to use rainbows as the bridge from heaven to earth. The multi-colored petals of the iris flower led to its naming after the rainbow goddess and the flower was considered a symbol of power and majesty – the three petal segments representing faith, wisdom and velour. It then also became the name for the colored part of the eye.