Now that Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have picked their royal wedding venue, we're speculating about which flowers the couple might choose to decorate the historic St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on their big day.
Although the royals have not yet revealed what flowers they will use in their wedding decor, Eugenie and Jack have enlisted an expert for help: celebrity florist Rob van Helden. According toThe Times, the couple have reportedly hired van Helden to create their wedding day flower displays at St. George's Chapel and beyond. The London-based florist has worked with Pierce Brosnan and Elton John in the past, so van Helden is no stranger to a star-studded occasion.
As with many aspects of royal weddings, tradition may dictate a few of Princess Eugenie's flower picks. For instance, it's a longstanding tradition that royal brides carry a sprig of Myrtle in their wedding bouquets, something Eugenie will likely embrace on her wedding day this October.
The most recent royal bride, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, included a sprig of myrtle in her gorgeous bouquet, which also featured Forget-Me-Nots, sweet peas, lily of the valley, astilbe, jasmine, and astrantia:
Eugenie may also find some inspiration in her parent's royal wedding, which took place in July 1986 at Westminster Abby in London. Even though Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York's wedding was held at a much larger venue than St. George's Chapel, Eugenie and Jack could pay tribute to the bride's parents by including some of their floral choices at their wedding.
Sarah famously carried a bouquet in the shape of an "S." Designed by the florist Jane Packer, it included gardenias, roses, lily of the valley, and the traditional sprig of myrtle. Sarah also wore a flower crown, but removed it during the ceremony, and wore the York Tiara for the rest of the wedding. Eugenie could look to her mother's unique floral choices for inspiration on her wedding day.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's recent royal wedding could also give the bride and groom some ideas on how to decorate St. George's Chapel, the venue for both ceremonies. Harry and Meghan used florist Philippa Craddock to design their wedding flowers, and the couple included white garden roses, foxgloves, and peonies, along with branches of beech, birch, and hornbeam in their arrangements. The green and white displays formed an arch around the doorways of St. George's Chapel.
We can't wait to see what floral designs Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank incorporate in their royal wedding day!
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