Royal Wedding Re-cap // Meghan + Harry
I have been trying to write this post since Saturday but there is just too much goodness to even get my thoughts straight! I Can’t stop, won’t stop and I know I’m not alone. Who else is still consumed with all things royal wedding?! If obsessively following #RoyalWedding is wrong, I don’t want to be right. The dresses, the flowers, the wedding party (those kiddos!!), that carriage?! Let’s break it down, it’s time for a royal wedding recap.
First off, Meghan Markle! We bow down dear Duchess of Sussex! What a stunning woman, both inside and out! The fact that she can wow with such simple hair and make up-the epitome of bridal goals right there. I’m so obsessed with her dresses, both ceremony and reception. The boat neck, three-quarter sleeved Givenchy gown she donned for the ceremony was both classic and elegant. Then, sticking with the classic and elegant theme, the Duchess rocked that sexy and sophisticated Stella Mcartney dress and took our breath away yet again! Both of her dresses were simple with clean lines but managed to have all the princess goodness we all needed!
Ok, I had to obsess over those dresses for a minute but now let’s focus on the gold! FLOWERS! I have always been inspired by the English garden look so it goes without saying that a royal wedding is my jam!!! After some internet scouring, I’ve learned that the Duke and Duchess used Kensington Palace’s go-to Phillipa Craddock as their wedding florist. (Note to self, must visit royal florist’s London flower shop ASAP!) Keeping with the classic and elegant theme, Craddock’s website claims she mainly used “white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves, as well as branches of beech, birch and hornbeam for the chapel’s floral displays.” A good number of these blooms actually came from the royal’s own Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park. Consider that a new #bridalgoal-grow all your own wedding florals!
That bouquet! A longtime royal wedding tradition is to include a sprig of Mrytle to symbolize hope and love, the Duchess followed suit. Her bouquet included sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, and astrantia. These all accompanied Forget-Me-Nots which were Diana, Princess of Wales’s favorite flower. We love a symbolic bridal bouquet! As it turns out, as if we weren’t all in love with Prince Harry already, the groom picked out all these flowers for his bride. SWOON!
One last thing we must discuss! THAT ARCH! Maybe it’s even better described as a floral wall! If you follow this blog you know how much we love a floral statement piece and this wedding arrangement has set the bar for all future pieces. Apparently it took a team of 28 to install and we don’t doubt that for a second. Their incredible use of greenery and white florals (a royal wedding tradition) is pure perfection. This too, is considered to be a nod to Prince Harry’s late mother as she loved white garden roses and so do we! Now call me crazy but this floral wall reminds me of a little something from one of our all time fav weddings. Katey McFarlan’s wedding is giving me serious royal wedding vibes!
Now get this, residents of a local London hospice woke up Sunday morning to bouquets made from the actual royal wedding flowers! How amazing is that! Did you know we offer that as an option? We team with local nursing homes and hospices as well and are happy to donate your wedding flowers, just like the royals.
Thank you royal family for letting us in on the gloriousness of a royal wedding! And yet again, this beauty did not disappoint! Until next time (we have our eyes on Prince Harry’s single and eligible cousin, Louis Spencer) we’re ready for another royal wedding!