The “Royal Wedding Bouquet” that Kate carried in her wedding represents simplicity, elegance and love. I highlight simplicity as these days, brides are thinking of our environment, green weddings and not overly done. Unlike Diana’s wedding, brides in the 80′s carried a different perspective with extravagant wedding bouquets and wedding dresses.
Kate’s bouquet consisted of a shield-shaped wired bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth. The bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly and draws on the traditions of flowers of significance for the Royal Family, the Middleton family and on the Language of Flowers.”
Diana’s bouquet was a bit more extravagant which contributes to the times of the modern bride of the 80′s.
Her wedding bouquet was created by Longmans Limited of London.. The center of the bouquet was a cluster of gardenia flowers supported by golden Earl Mountbatten roses. From the center was a cascade of white Odontoglossum orchids with soft golden centers. The shower, or waterfall, of the bouquet was made up of pips of Stephanotis, falling in three main drops, with each drop supported by miniature ivy and tradescantia leaves. The bouquet also contained small sprigs of myrtle and veronica, taken from bushes planted by Queen Victoria with cuttings from her own wedding bouquet. Three versions of Lady Diana’s bouquet were created by Longmans. The first was used at the rehearsal before the wedding, and then displayed in the front window of Longmans shop. The second was delivered to Lady Diana shortly before the wedding, and was the one she carried throughout the ceremony. The third version was delivered later that morning to Buckingham Palace and was used for the formal photographs.