We were all thrilled to hear that Prince William and Kate Middleton are going to be getting married. It’s been all over the news and everyone is speculating on the size of the event, what Kate will wear and, of course, the flowers.
Traditionally, royal wedding flowers have been white and cream with lots of gorgeous green foliage. The flowers and foliages are usually chosen for their beautiful scent.
The most popular flowers for royal weddings are roses, orchids, lily of the valley, gardenias, lilies and stephanotis. Myrtle is also often used in bouquets as it represents a happy marriage. Jasmine creates a lovely scent and gives the wedding bouquet softness. It is often used in the floral decorations throughout the venue too. Where possible, British-grown flowers will be used.
We think that Kate – as a modern bride – will go for a traditional feel in the flowers she chooses, but will be more contemporary and simplistic in the design of bouquet she carries. And, as with most brides, it’s likely that the style of her dress will influence the style of the bouquet.
The wedding is anticipated as taking place in the spring or summer of next year. Of course, the season in which it happens will also influence the flowers used, especially if they are British-grown.
Congratulations to the happy couple. We can’t wait for the royal wedding next year.
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