See the First Photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding Flowers
The couple's flower designer, Philippa Craddock, went all out.
Just hours before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially tie the knot, Kensington Palace released the first image of their ceremony space via Twitter. And while the photo captures the incredible architecture of St. George's Chapel, it also clearly illustrates the couple's floral color palette. St. George's Chapel, located in Windsor Castle, has been decked out in plenty of green and white.
Harry and Meghan's floral designer, Phillipa Craddock, adorned the archways of the church with voluminous greenery and plenty of white blooms. The flowers featured thus far appear to be white roses (a tribute to the late Princess Diana) and peonies (the bride's favorite bloom). These preliminary photos capture just the opening doorway and the altar space of the chapel, but it's safe to say that these arrangements appear throughout the entire venue. "Flowers adorn the walls of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle ahead of the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle #RoyalWedding," the Palace tweeted.
When the couple announced they had selected Craddock to design all of their wedding's flowers in early April, Kensington Palace gave us insight into the specific buds she'd use. Since the designer is known for her use of seasonal varieties, the royal family said that the wedding would include beech, birch, hornbeam, white garden roses, foxgloves, and peonies.
Harry and Meghan also made sure their wedding flowers would have a positive effect on the environment-especially for the 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.