Saturday, September 19, 2009
Up until this point, I haven't mentioned Princess Anne. Here is a pic from her wedding day, on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. The Royal Family makes it's obligatory appearance for the crowds following the wedding breakfast.
The flowers in this wedding are not exactly striking. I have seen or can find only a couple of pictures of the event. The Princess's bouquet is a simple and somewhat small bouquet in the classic cascade or teardrop shape. It looks to be made of mostly white flowers, the standards such as freesia, Lily of the Valley, small roses, etc. The one bridesmaid for this wedding, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, carried a pomander (orb of flowers) of all white flowers. The gown was of a Tudor styling, quite retro for the early '70's. (this wedding took place in 1973) The groom, Lt. Mark Phillips, of course was attired in his military uniform, of the Queen's Dragoon Guards. The groom's one page was Prince Edward, youngest child of Queen Elizabeth.
Royal Wedding Tidbit for the day... Princess Anne and Mark Phillips eventually divorced. Princess Anne and was married again in 1997 to Timothy Laurence. For her second wedding she carried a bouquet made entirely of heather.