Well, I rolled out of bed at 3 a.m. and curled up on my couch to watch the Royal Wedding. I wasn’t one for listening to the exhausting round of predictions of what Kate might carry down the aisle, but I was still interested in the real deal. I was pleasantly surprised by the bouquet’s subtlety and simplicity. Sure it was a little old-fashioned, but I like that it wasn’t dripping in excess, which suits Kate’s understated style. And the size was perfect because it didn’t take any attention away from that stunning dress.
Earlier I retweeted Frank Ferragine aka Frankie Flowers’ description of what was in the bouquet. Later on he mentioned that a do-it-yourselfer could easily put it together for about $100 to $250. Of course Kate didn’t have the time, but for you crafty DIYers out there who are getting married this summer and want to add an auspicious dash of fairy tale magic, here are the details.
- Lily-of-the-valley: Return of happiness
- Sweet William (cute!): Gallantry
- Hyacinth: Constancy of love
- Ivy: Fidelity, marriage, wedded love, friendship and affection
- Myrtle (stems were used from a myrtle planted by Queen Victoria in 1845): The emblem of marriage and love.
What did you think of the bouquet? Share your thoughts below!