This royal wedding was quite subdued, and photographers and t.v. cameras were not allowed inside the church. However, there are plenty of pictures of the lovely bride and her beautiful flowers. Zara chose a rather rustic hand-tied bouquet of miniature white calla lilies, Lily of the Valley, Echinops Thistle, Dusty Miller foliage... all based with white hydrangea. I think the combination of simple tones in white and grey is wonderful to compliment her ivory gown and the more informal setting. But, the most dynamic aspect of the flowers are the many varying textures among the flowers and foliage. Most appreciated is the use of Echinops Thistle... as a nod to one of the national emblems of Scotland.
I think we are seeing a trend starting... having one's bridesmaids attired like the bride and carrying identical but smaller versions of the bridal bouquet. Also, it appears that a more mature bridesmaid has been included to perhaps corral the younger members of the wedding party.
This blogger loves Zara's bouquet, and really appreciates the family traditions among the royals... as Zara is wearing a tiara on loan from her mother, Anne. Well done Zara and Mike!
Royal Wedding Tidbit for the day.... The last royal wedding to take place in Scotland was the wedding of Princess Anne, when she married her second husband, Timothy Laurence. Then as well, a floral nod was made to Scotland as her bouquet was a nosegay composed entirely of heather.