Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Chosen Their Wedding Flowers
You're probably using some of the same blooms in your own arrangements.
Now that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have crossed choosing their invitation suite and wedding cake off their planning to-do list, it's time to tackle the flowers. According to a series of tweets from Kensington Palace, the soon-to-be-newlyweds have officially decided on their wedding day blooms, and their floral décor will include several popular varieties that you're likely including in your own celebration.
The couple has chosen floral designer Phillipa Craddock-a decorated flower guru whose clients include Kensington Palace, British Vogue, Alexander McQueen, and Christian Dior-to create the floral displays for their ceremony at St. George's Chapel. Craddock will also be in charge of the arrangements at St. George's Hall at Windsor Castle, where Queen Elizabeth will host a post-ceremony brunch in honor of the married royal duo, People reports.
As for the actual displays, expect to see lots of "locally sourced foliage, much of which will be taken from the gardens and parkland of The Crown Estate and @WindsorGtPark," the Palace tweeted. Craddock, who is known for her inventive use of in-season blooms, will employ indigenous florals that bloom naturally in May, including beech, birch, hornbeam, white garden roses, foxgloves, and (of course!) peonies.
The couple also found a way to make sure that their flowers have a positive impact on the environment, especially for the currently-endangered bumble bees! "@RoyalParks will supply some pollinator-friendly plants from their wildflower meadows that will be incorporated into the floral designs. These plants provide a great habitat for bees [and] help to nurture and sustain entire ecosystems by promoting a healthy [and] biodiverse environment," the Palace wrote.