Another royal wedding detail was announced over Easter weekend. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced the floral designer for their May 19th wedding.
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen floral designer @philippacraddock to create the church flowers for their wedding💐 The displays in St George’s Chapel will feature foliage from The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park, and will use seasonal plants including branches of beech, birch and hornbeam, as well as white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves. The designs will reflect the wild and natural landscapes from which many of the plants will be drawn. The Royal Parks will also supply pollinator-friendly plants from their wildflower meadows. These plants provide a great habitat for bees and help to sustain healthy and biodiverse ecosystems. 📷PA
The couple have selected Philippa Craddock, a London based florist, to create the arrangements for their church ceremony and reception. Looking at her past work the designs are going to be beautiful. Craddock shared the news on her Instagram account and announced that she was “thrilled” for the opportunity and that “the designs will be a true reflection of them as a couple.”
This choice is another way Harry and Meghan are breaking royal tradition with the wedding since both Kate and William, and Prince Charles all chose Royal Warrant holder Shane Connolly for their flowers. The pick is clearly a good choice since the self-taught florist has quite the big list of A-list clientele including Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Hermes, and Jo Malone.
I am thrilled to share with you that we have been asked by Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle to create their wedding flowers in May. I am loving working with them, it is an incredible privilege, and the designs will be a true reflection of them as a couple, with sustainability at the forefront. We will be using plenty of locally sourced greenery and seasonal flowers including peonies, garden roses and foxgloves @kensingtonroyal photograph credit PA
Much like Meghan and Harry’s wedding cake using “seasonal and organic ingredients,” Craddock will also aim to combine natural and seasonal elements in the designs. The palace’s official announcement says that the “displays in St George’s Chapel will be created using locally sourced foliage, much of which will be taken from the gardens and parkland of The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park.”
The flowers will also include, where possible, plants that are “in season and blooming naturally in May.” These will likely incorporate beech, birch and hornbeam branches and white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves. The arrangements will be very natural and reflect the wild landscapes that the flowers originate.
The couple are also thinking of the environment and will feature pollinator-friendly plants from the Royal Parks wildflower meadows. These plants will be incorporated into the florist’s designs and will provide a habitat for bees to “help to nurture and sustain entire ecosystems by promoting a healthy and biodiverse environment.” They have also already arranged for the flowers to go to various charitable organizations so that there will be no waste.
Since the royal couple are always an inspiration to all, I’m sure we’ll see lots of white roses, peonies and foxgloves during this year’s wedding season. Yay for gorgeous designs and helping the bees!