It is believed that the quince long preceded the apple, and that many ancient references to apples were, in fact, references to quince, including the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden. Greek mythology associates the quince with Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and many believe that the golden apple given to her by Paris was a quince.
Ancient Greeks associated the quince with fertility, and it played an important role in wedding celebrations where it was offered as a gift, used to sweeten the bride’s breath before entering the bridal chamber, and shared by bride and groom. These associations have resulted in the quince becoming known as the “fruit of love, marriage, and fertility.”
Congratulations Cathy and Rick. Capturing the love between you both was something that I am truly honored to have been part of. To be able to create genuine emotion is something that I strive for every single time I use my camera and your wedding was truly heart felt by all that were there sharing your day. I felt your happiness and I felt your tears my heart filled with such admiration for the love that you both have for each other. I deeply thank you for being there with you. lots of love to you both xx Tanya