Royal Wedding Flowers and Decoration
The rehearsal’s taken place, we’ve seen the inside of the Goring Hotel where Kate will stay, Bruce Oldfield has ruled himself out as Kate’s wedding dress designer…Whatever will be next? Trees in Westminster Abbey?
Yes, trees. Six big, tall field maples and two hornbeams, to represent the English countryside. This look, accompanied by white and cream flowers, will create a natural atmosphere, but it’s also a sophisticated look, perfect for an occasion that will be seen and judged by millions.
The flowers and trees, according to artistic director of flowers at the royal wedding, Shane Connolly, are all used due to their symbolic meaning, in line with a Victorian system that was used for sending secret messages through flowers.
Connolly told the BBC that the field maples symbolise reserve and humility, while hornbeams represent resilience, a symbol of the strength of the couple’s love into the future.
The bouquet will also feature a sprig of myrtle, taken from a myrtle bush grown from the leaves used in Queen Victoria’s bouquet. This is a tradition for royal brides and Kate will be no exception.
The combination of these natural colours are hinting towards a very clean and simple look. Let’s wait and see whether Catherine Middleton’s dress will reflect this same approach.
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