Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009

Hi Everyone, we are taking a bit of a departure today, from the British Royal family and looking at royal wedding flowers from a royal wedding on the European continent.
The pic featured here is of Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, of The Netherlands and his bride Maxima Zorreguieta. They were married on February 2, 2002.
The bride's bouquet is a virtual classic cascade of roses, gardenias, and Lily of the Valley in all white. Upon close inspection of the photo, I see that the florist used salal, or lemon leaf, and Baker (leather-leaf) fern. I find this foliage a bit stiff and clumsy for wedding work, especially for bouquets and personal flowers. Not sure what the thinking of the designer was here. Possibly, it was a question of availability. Kinda surprised that, due to the region, tulips weren't used.
Royal Wedding Tidbit of the day...Instead of choosing a gown designer from the Netherlands, unlike royal wedding tradition, Maxima chose Valentino to design her wedding gown.

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