American Florists Applaud Royal Wedding Flowers

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From the first glimpse of the bride to the official kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, floral industry professionals joined the millions around the globe glued to their TV sets nibbling on scones and eyeing the wedding decor and imagining its impact on weddings on this side of the pond. Much floral buzz swirls around Kate’s bridal bouquet described by the royal press release as, “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.”

Along with the bridal bouquet, here are initial thoughts on the Royal Wedding’s floral decorations from top U.S. florists as the event progressed:

Simply elegant! Kate is beautifully feminine in her traditional lace gown and delicate bouquet of flowers. Her small tiara speaks volumes of her desire for individuality. Lovely as she gracefully approaches the altar, she is truly a princess! Read More