Throughout the months leading up to the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the two love-birds planted flower bulbs at their home in Kensington Palace.
The intention was to use the blooms for Meghan’s bouquet. The small garden inhabited forget-me-nots which were Diana, Princess of Wales’s favourite.
Other flowers in the royal garden include sweet peas, astilbe, jasmine, and astrantia.
Most especially, we can never forget the beautiful lily of the valley. It is a royally significant flower which was also included in Duchess Kate’s wedding bouquet to honour Princess Diana.
It is a royal tradition dating back to the wedding of Queen Victoria’s daughter to have a sprig of myrtle in the bride’s bouquet. Myrtle symbolizes hope and love, making it a fitting addition to any bride’s bouquet.
On the day of the royal wedding, Prince Harry went on a mission to hand-pick some flowers from their lovingly planted garden for Meghan’s bouquet.
However, when he got there, disappointment struck as he found that there were a lot fewer blooms than anticipated.
According to the recording from Vanity Fair, Harry states, “We didn’t have as many flowers in our little garden as we had hoped for because I think it snowed at Easter. That kind of ruined the whole thing!”
Despite the little hiccup, the wedding continued, and it is safe to say that no one noticed a thing!
As observed, an obvious pattern throughout past royal weddings has emerged with each bride’s bouquet lacking colour.
Jane Packer, a British florist, says: “Royal bouquets all tend to be white. Protocol dictates that for occasions such as these, the bouquet will be all-white.”
Unlike royalty, you can add any amount of colour to your floral arrangements!
However, let your stylist help you out. He/She can guide you towards the right sort of flowers that will accentuate rather than distract from your gown… and don’t forget:
Whether it is a royal wedding or not, a sprig of myrtle is a lovely addition for any bride’s bouquet.