Meghan Markle’s Wedding Bouquet and Flowers, Plus the Royal Rule She Can’t Break
More details about the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continue to be released. The most recent information to be divulged to the public is the florist for the wedding and what types arrangements will be made. Discover what flowers will be used in the wedding and at the reception (page 6), ahead.
The florist can keep a secret
Philippa Craddock, will design the flowers for the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel and the reception in St. George’s Hall at Windsor Castle, according to Kensington Palace. Known for her “discretion and warmth,” Craddock seems like the perfect match for the couple. Other clients include Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Hermes, Jo Malone, and British Vogue.
Hint: The couple’s ‘fun’ to work with.
On working with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
“Working with them has been an absolute pleasure,” Craddock said in a statement. “The process has been highly collaborative, free-flowing, creative and fun,” she added. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are clearly very involved in the wedding planning process and took part in picking out their flower arrangements.
Hint: Where the flowers are coming from has a special meaning.
Seasonal blooms are a must
“Where possible, Philippa will use flowers and plants that are in season and blooming naturally in May, including branches of beech, birch and hornbeam, as well as white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves,” Kensington Palace said. The arrangements will be made up of “locally sourced foliage, much of which will be taken from the gardens and parkland of The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park.”
Hint: The arrangements won’t be glam.
‘Wild and natural’ design
“Designs will reflect the wild and natural landscapes from which many of the plants will be drawn,” Kensington Palace said. The design of the flowers may give the public a hint as to what the couple wants the feel of the wedding to be. Whatever the pair goes with, “wild and natural” flowers will be cohesive with the theme.
Hint: There’s one flower that must be included in Meghan Markle’s bouquet.
Myrtle will be in Meghan Markle’s bouquet
Walking down the aisle, Meghan Markle’s bouquet will include myrtle no matter what. We know this because “every royal wedding bouquet contains at least one sprig of myrtle,” according to Town & Country. The tradition dates back to Queen Victoria’s wedding to Prince Albert in 1840.
Hint: Peonies will be used for this special reason.
The flower arrangements
White garden roses, foxgloves, and peonies, will comprise the flower arrangements, according to Kensington Palace. It’s no surprise peonies are part of the arrangements because they’re one of Meghan Markle’s favorite flowers, according to Town & Country.
Hint: Here’s what will happen to the flowers after the wedding.
What happens to the flowers after the wedding
Keeping with a cause close to the bride and groom’s hearts, after their wedding, all the flowers will be donated to charities, according to Kensington Palace. Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are known for their charity work.
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