Meghan Markle’s recent marriage to Prince Harry has unsurprisingly been hailed as the wedding of the year! There is no doubt every bride-to-be across the country will take cues from her enviable bridal style, but what made the royal wedding flowers so iconic, and how can you recreate Meghan Markle’s wedding bouquet for your own big day?
Go All White
White is the go to colour scheme for all royal brides, and with good reason. White wedding flowers embody purity, innocence, and romance. Wedding flower trends may come and go, but white never goes out of style; it’s classic and timeless. Using one colour also creates intensity and impact while emphasising the beauty of the individual flowers.
If you want to emulate Meghan’s Markle’s wedding flowers, choose an all-white theme punctuated with lush green foliage. You’ll certainly have lots of choice when it comes to flowers, as there are so many beautiful varieties of white flowers available to bring your vision to life.
Keep it Neat
There are many different styles of wedding bouquet, but in recent years the most coveted has to be the wide, oversized style. Go against the grain like Meghan and choose a well-manicured posy bouquet instead. Suitable for almost any type of wedding, this type of bouquet is easy to handle and often small enough to carry in one hand; ideal if you want to mingle like royalty on your special day.
The Flowers Used in Meghan Markle’s Wedding Bouquet
- Astilbe: Meaning ‘I will be waiting for you’ or ‘I’ll still be waiting’, astilbe symbolises patience and dedication.
- Lily of the Valley: Latin name Convallaria. Lily of the Valley symbolises sweetness and the return of happiness, and it is also the birth flower of May.
- Astrantia: Symbolises strength, courage and protection.
- Forget-me-nots: Princess Diana’s favourite flower.
- Myrtle: A royal custom going back to the reign of Victoria.
- Sweet Peas: Meaning ‘delicate or blissful pleasure’.
A naturally dyed raw silk ribbon finished Meghan’s bouquet – a very simplistic style bouquet that seems to be the recent royal trend.
Guest post by Kerry Ashby of Foxgloves and Alice