There are few events which inspire a sense of romance and intrigue as much as a Royal wedding. The upcoming British Royal nuptials mark an historic occasion which has the entire world hanging on every detail, from the gown to the flowers.
What choice should a Princess make for wedding flowers? The floral arrangement for a Royal wedding of this magnitude will set the trend for years to come. No doubt, every blushing bride will be stirred to create their own royal bouquet.
For any bride and groom, choosing the right arrangement of flowers is a fundamentally important part of the wedding planning. For a royal wedding, especially one that could be the British wedding of the century, the right flowers are even more important. Floral bouquets reflect the bride’s sense of style as well as invoking a sense of grace and elegance to the event. Flowers quite often create the atmosphere, be it traditional and romantic or bold and modern.
Wedding flowers are more than just bouquets. They are used to adorn the lapels of the gentlemen in the service, as well as to denote special guests. Candelabra’s and table decorations quite often use flowers as a focal point to enhance the mood for the event.
Any celebrity wedding will certainly have florists stocking their coolers with similar arrangements for summer weddings. When a well known person marries and photos showing her bouquet are released after the big day, replicas of her arrangement will likely be the hottest pick of the season.
British royal weddings have a long standing tradition that often incorporates protocol with personality, with many brides using flowers in symbolic tributes on their gowns. A Royal bride may choose to include the national flower of Wales, the daffodil, as part of her train on her gown or as part of her bouquet. Traditional favourites for royal wedding flowers include lily of the valley.
One thing most do agree upon; future Princesses will undoubtedly follow the tradition of surrendering her flower bouquet to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier after the service. This heartfelt gesture began with the Queen Mother, who lost two brothers in World War One, and has been carried on by many royals since, including Princess Diana.
As for the bouquet, we all must simply wait and see which beautiful flowers will grace the British royal weddings of the future, as Royal Princesses set new and modern trends for the world to follow.