About that wedding

on Friday, 18 May 2018. Posted in News


Updated 21.05.18

The speculation is over! We saw the dress, the bouquet, the magnificent arches, the bridesmaids and pageboys and the royal and celebrity guests. Had you proedicted correclty? The florist community had expecte (and hoped for) a larger bouquet to set the on-going trend but instead Meghan chose an understated bouquet full of meaning.

Meghans bouquet

Image courtesy of the Daily Mail

Update: We love the fact that the bouquet contained flowers hand-picked by Harry from the gardens at Kensington Palace and that foliage used for all the decorations was sourced from the royal gardens and parks.

With just one day to go, there is still much speculation about everything to do with the Royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

The happy couple

Image courtesy of Vogue

Two of the biggest questions have been who will design Meghan's dress and which flowers will she choose? Although this week's question became 'who will give her away'? It's just been announced that in the absence of Meghan's father, Prince Charles will walk her down the aisle.

Update: Princess Charlote and the other bridesmaids wore crowns of white roses.

Princess Charlotte

Image courtesy of Vogue

The bridesmaids and pageboys have been announced - including Prince George and Princess Charlotte - and there is continued speculation about which celebrities will attend the wedding breakfast and party and who will perform. The lists are long and probably not many of them chosen from fact. We have heard that Meghan Markle's co-star in Suits, Patrick J Adams has arrived in the UK; Posh & Becks are rumoured to be attending as are George and Amal Clooney; Elton John has cancelled two other engagements in LA suggesting that he's free to perform. But we won't know for sure until tomorrow when the cameras tell all. And after all the most important people will be there: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

They were all there weren't they - The Clooneys, the Beckhams, the Suits stars, Oprah, Serena Williams and many more.

The flowers and plants

One of the biggest areas of speculation is around the flowers in Meghan's bouquet to the flowers and plants to be used to decorate the venue.

That arch train

Image courtesy of Vogue

Philippa Craddock, based in Fulham was announced as the floral designer some months ago. She has revealed details of the flower arrangements she has been working on for the St George's Chapel ceremony and the St George's Hall reception. Well any wedding takes a lot of planning so this is to be expected.

Philipa Craddock

Philipppa Craddock in her studio

In Country Living she is quoted as saying, "One of the things that has been very important in this brief to me is to make sure we're sourcing locally and that the designs reflect the landscape that's around Windsor Castle, that's what we're looking to do in the chapel.

"For me, as when I work with all couples, it's been a highly collaborative process so everybody's been involved and everybody's had actually coincidentally similar ideas."

She will use plants and flowers that are blooming at this time of the year including Geraniums grown in the Royal Parks nursery. It is also suggested that she will use branches of Beech, Birch and Hornbeam, white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves. We're in for a treat.

According to Brides Magazine the plants chosen also act as great bee pollinators though we hope there aren't too many buzzing around on the day! The Royal couple will arrange for the flowers and plants to go to charitable organisations after the event.

Plants for the Royal wedding

One thing's for sure, all our questions will be answered tomorrow!


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