The Royal Wedding Flowers of Harry & Meghan - HRH Duke & Duchess of Sussex
And just like that, it was all over! But oh what a day it was - it may have had something to do with the pregnancy hormones but I couldn't help shed a tear everytime Harry & Meghan looked at each other. Aside from the romance, the celebrities & the dress, of course, the flowers sparked my interest. Not only where they absolutely stunning but I'm sure they will inspire brides of the future.
It all started the night before when the press shared photos of Phillipa Craddock & her team erecting scaffolding outside St George's Chapel to install the smaller of the two flower arches. This entrance was purely used for guests, with the larger archway being the main entrance & exit for the royal family. The inside of the chapel was equally as stunning with a large installation on the rood screen that separates the quire from the nave, & two pedestal arrangements either side of the altar.
The flowers & foliage for the Chapel & the reception were bought from the flower market or foraged from the grounds of Windsor Castle. They included peonies, roses, hydrangeas, delphiniums, lisianthus, hornbeam, beech, birch eucalyptus & ruscus. All brought together to create a romantic & natural display of white & green. There was a definite striving for sustainability as it's been confirmed that most of the design were floral foam free, with foliage in buckets & flowers inserted into the designs in water tubes.
The bridal party followed the same colour scheme with the bridesmaids all sported flower crowns & all but one had small posies to carry, one flower girl was given the important job of looking after Meghan's bouquet during the service.
Rumour has it that Prince Harry handpicked flowers for Meghan's hand-tied bouquet selecting those that held special meaning. As predicted myrtle featured in the bouquet and the flower choices included lily-of-the-valley, astilbe, forget-me-knots (reportedly Princess Diana's favourite flower) & astrantia.
As with all of the recent royal weddings the colour scheme was kept to white & green, supposedly so that it doesn't outshine the bride & her dress. Regardless of the reason it's a colour scheme that is classic, beautiful, fresh & easy to keep seasonal at any time of the year. I predict that this trend for natural looking, seasonal bouquets will pop up in several weddings of the future.
What did you think of the wedding flowers?