Kate’s Royal Bouquet

All the flowers the couple selected for the wedding were chosen with reference to the “language of flowers”, a floral code made popular by Queen Victoria. Kate also kept with the Royal tradition of having sprigs of Myrtle from the Myrtle planted by Queen Victoria in 1845 at Osborne House, Isle of Wight. This tradition was started in 1858 when Princess Victoria used it in her wedding bouquet.

The simple yet elegant, shield-shaped wire bouquet created by Shane Connolly consisted of the following flowers, included are the “language of flowers” meaning of each flower used:

  • Lily-of-the-Valley – “trustworthy”

  • Hyacinth – “constancy of love”

  • Myrtle – “hope and love”

  • Ivy – “fidelity; marriage; wedded love; friendship; affection”

  • Sweet William – “gallantry”

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