Royal couples and weddings have always been a wealth of inspiration for brides-to-be — from the breathtaking sapphire engagement ring of both Princess Diana and Kate Middleton to Grace Kelly’s iconic wedding dress. Royalty-inspired wedding elements don’t need to set you back hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars, though.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to incorporate a touch of royalty to your celebrations, then wedding bouquets are the answer. With the help of a talented florist for your Denver, Colorado wedding, you’ll walk down the aisle with a bouquet fit for royalty.
Pretty and Pure in White
Royal wedding bouquets traditionally comprise white flowers. White blooms like lilies, roses, and daisies have always been used to signify innocence and purity. The classic beauty of these flowers hides its relatively inexpensive price tag well. Other affordable ivory blooms to consider are carnations and hydrangeas.
Use fresh greenery for added contrast. It has the added benefit of your making bouquet stand out against your wedding dress and filling it out.
A Waterfall Arrangement
A cascading, overflowing, or waterfall bridal bouquet arrangement is an effortless way to add a dramatic fairytale or royal touch to your wedding. Princess Diana of Wales (and her 42-inch long waterfall bouquet) set this style standard that brides would use in the three decades after her royal wedding.
Your bouquet doesn’t need to compete with the late Princess of Wales’ elaborate arrangement. Cascading wedding bouquets can be more modestly designed. An easy way to style it is with a handful of large or medium flowers and a trail of greenery or a spray of baby’s breath.
Personal Meanings and Hidden Messages
For a subtle nod to royal bouquets, fill yours with flowers that have a hidden message or a special meaning to you and your partner.
Kate Middleton notably included flowers that meant “return of happiness” and “constancy of love,” as well as a flower that shares a name with her prince. Additionally, every royal British bouquet contains a sprig of myrtle. The brides do this both as a nod to Queen Victoria and to include “an emblem of marriage and love” in their bouquets.
Only a select few ever get to experience a royal wedding. The trends they start, however, undoubtedly make its way into the wedding plans of many brides-to-be and give them a taste of royalty on their special day.