It’s day two of “a touch of Windsor” and I can still smell the fragrance of the lovely bouquet Janelle from Flowers by Janie created for our bride (literally, it’s in my office as I write this). Today she’s going to educate us on royal wedding inspiration and choosing blooms with a royal twist.
For our bride Shacarra, I selected Sweet Peas, Hellebores, Ranunculus, Spirea, New Zealand Crinkle Pittosporum and Queen Anne’s Lace. Romance is the key to a royal bouquet, with many smaller blossoms. Traditionally royal brides have carried white and green and many have been on the smaller side. A Calgary bride craving royal wedding inspiration should keep her bouquet small and classic, with a neutral palette. Many royal bouquets have had lily of the valley, a fragrant but expensive flower. Sweet peas are a great substitution for a lovely fragrance with a delicate bloom. Freesia would also be a good option. Ranunculus and Spirea are also perfect blooms for a spring wedding and the petals are so delicate.
What will Meghan Markle carry?
Royal wedding inspiration – the blooms
The story of Queen Anne’s Lace
Need more royal wedding inspiration? Here’s yesterday’s post about that exquisite Lazaro gown.
Photographer: Tara Whittaker Photography
Florals: Flowers by Janie
Venue: Spruce Meadows
Make-up artist: TOK beauty
Hair stylist: Tara Watts
Stationery: Debbie Wong Design
Royal wedding inspiration captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker