Flowers are a big part of any wedding, and we now know what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be having on their big day, and which florist will be responsible for their creation.
The couple have chosen London-based florist, Philippa Craddock, for the design and creation of their wedding flowers.
The floral arrangements will ‘represent them as a couple’, Kensington Palace said.
Her creations will feature peonies, white roses, and foxgloves, most of which will be taken from the Windsor Castle estate. In addition to the delicate flowers, there will also be branches of beech, birch and hornbeam.
Below we show various bouquets and arrangements by Craddock’s studio.
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This hints at a fairly neutral palette of white and pale pinks.
Philippa is a self-taught florist, who has been working with the Prince and his fiancee since the New Year. She said she was ‘excited’ about the challenge. “I am excited and honoured to have been chosen by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to design and create their wedding flowers.
“Working with them has been an absolute pleasure. The process has been highly collaborative, free-flowing, creative and fun.
“The final designs will represent them as a couple, which I always aim to achieve in my work, with local sourcing, seasonality and sustainability being at the forefront.”
Additionally, all are seasonal flowers ready for a May wedding.
While we may not know what the American bride choose for her bouquet, we do know there will be myrtle from Osborne House on the Isle of Wight; Queen Victoria planted this bush from the myrtle in her own wedding bouquet and it has been used by each generation since.
Just last week, the couple’s choice of wedding cake was announced. London-based bakery, the owner of which was previously interviewed by Meghan when she ran her blog, The Tig, will make an elderflower and lemon cake for the day.
We also know that the Irish Guards, Ghurkas and Royal Marines will provide ceremonial support on 19th May.