From Lily Of The Valley To Roses — Find Out What Is The Most Popular Flower To Feature At A Royal Wedding
If you need wedding inspo, then look no further! According to new research from Flowercard, the most popular wedding flower to feature in the royal family's wedding bouquet is ... the Myrtle flower!
The beautiful and delicate flower has been used by Queen Victoria, who planted the myrtle — which has been used 15 times in a royal wedding bouquet — from her own bouquet. From then on, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana and Kate Middleton have all used this bloom.
The second most popular royal wedding bouquet flower is Lily of the Valley (used nine times in a royal wedding bouquet) — a white woodland flowering plant that has been used by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, Princess Diana, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Princess Eugenie.
Lastly, roses (used eight times in a royal wedding bouquet) comes in third — the future Queen Mary's bouquet was mostly made up of this flower.
Some other florets that top the list are Orchids, Stephanotis, Astilbe, Freesia, Gardenias, Ivy, Jasmine and more.
For Meghan Markle's wedding, the former actress' bouquet consisted of Lily of the Valley, Jasmine, Astilbe, Astrantia and Myrtle.
"The process has been highly collaborative, free-flowing, creative and fun," florist Philippa Craddock said. "The final designs will represent them as a couple, which I always aim to achieve in my work, with local sourcing, seasonality and sustainability being at the forefront."
"Many Royal Brides across the generations have chosen to carry a sprig of Myrtle, which represents love, in their bouquets," a tweet read of Meghan's flowers. "This tradition dates back to the wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s eldest daughter."
Additionally, royal bouquets tend to be the same color.
“Brides often have to be gently guided towards the right sort of flowers that will accentuate rather than distract from their gown, yet are bold enough to be seen at a large-scale ceremony – and won’t begin to wilt as soon as they are cut,” British florist Jane Packer noted. “Protocol dictates that for an occasion such as this, the bouquet will be all-white.”