Royal Wedding of William and Catherine Duke & Duchess of Cambridge

Royal Wedding of William and Catherine Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. Photo Courtesy: Defence Images'

Lily of the Valley played a prominent role in the Royal Wedding, especially for Kate’s bridal bouquet and the hairpiece worn by Pippa, the maid of honor and sister of the bride.

Featuring broad, spear-like foliage and fragrant little white bell-shaped flowers, the Lily of the Valley symbolizes a return of happiness, purity of heart, sweetness, humility, happiness and love’s good fortune.

With such a lovely meaning, it is no surprise Lily of the Valley is a highly desirable flower for weddings.

The Lily of the Valley is a seasonal spring flower and can be one of the more expensive wedding flowers. It is also a delicate flower sensitive to heat, another consideration if planning an outdoor summer wedding.

For brides considering a similar look to the royal bouquet but find Lily of the Valley is not in season, there are plenty of beautiful white flowers that can help you achieve a similar style. 

Among them with their meanings:

There are endless possibilities and your florist can help you recreate the style and elegant feel of the royal bouquet. Just ask them — they are the experts!

What did you think of the Kate’s bouquet and wedding décor? What are your favorite white flowers?

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