Harry and Meghan’s Royal Wedding flowers
One of the standout elements from the Royal Wedding this May was the incredible floristry from floral designer Phillippa Craddock, who created some amazing decor as well as the bouquets and hairpieces for the bridal party.
Meghan’s bouquet was simple, elegant and dainty, perfectly arranged so as not to distract from her chic Givenchy gown. Prince Harry wanted to add a personal touch to Meghan’s bouquet, so before heading to Windsor on Friday, he handpicked a variety of flowers from their own garden at Kensington Palace. These included forget-me-nots, which were said to be Princess Diana’s favourite flower, as well as lily of the valley, jasmine, astrantia, sweet peas, astible and a traditional sprig of myrtle. Since 1858, it has been royal tradition for sprigs of myrtle to be included in the bouquet to symbolise fertility and happiness, and Meghan’s bouquet sprigs were taken from the same plant that grew the myrtle for Queen Elizabeth’s wedding bouquet in 1947.
As well as the bouquets, we loved the miniature bouquets and white floral crowns on the flower girls, which perfectly complemented their ivory bridesmaid gowns.
Of course, the major talking point wasn’t the delicate bouquets, but the incredible floral arches that decorated both the inside and outside of St George’s Chapel on the big day. The breathtaking displays were created using locally sourced foliage picked from the ground of Windsor Great Park, and then woven with fragrant, ivory flowers including peonies, garden roses, nigella and foxgloves. After the big day was over, the archways were broken down and the flowers donated to a local hospice.
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