Royal Wedding Flowers

So much to talk about, so little blog space! The royal wedding has come and gone. It was as beautiful as we all thought it would be. All around the world people watched to see Kate’s dress, the Royal Family and, of course, the flowers!

This morning, flower designs by Sisters Flowers are being featured on Channel 5 in a segment about the big wedding live at Blushing Bride in Shiloh, IL. In case you won’t see it live, here are some shots of the royal flower replicas we were asked to create.

Kate’s bouquet was a small, tear-drop shaped bouquet of lily of the valley, Sweet William, hyacinth, and myrtle. Though it had a very understated look, it was a very intricate bouquet full of very delicate blooms.

In our replica, we used approximately 120 stems of lily of the valley, accented with stephanotis blooms and Italian ruscus with a similar shape to Kate’s.

We also designed an American version that would be a little more cost effective, but still has the look and feel of the original. Our version has freesia, heather and Italian ruscus in the same tear-drop shape. (Refer to our previous blog segment “Let’s Do the Math” on lily of the valley for info about pricing the blooms.)

It’s fun to see what the upcoming trends in flowers will be based on social media and events. The Royal Wedding is the epitome of all these things. We had fun discussing, speculating and ultimately designing around this event.
Thanks to Jamie at Blushing Bride for this awesome opportunity!