7 elegant royal brides from different countries. 7 delicate and sophisticated wedding bouquets. These women could afford all the best for their big day and they chose certain flowers for their ceremony. Would you do the same? Would you carry a similar arrangement down the aisle? Let’s take a closer look and find out about different wedding bouquet traditions in Britain, Sweden, and Monaco. The royal brides pay great attention to such wedding traditions.
Kate Middleton (wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge)
Though her bridal bouquet was small, it fit perfectly with her elegant wedding-day look. When the Duchess of Cambridge walked down the aisle in 2011, she carried a small, wired posy designed by Shane Connolly. It was made of lily of the valley, Sweet William, hyacinths, and myrtle. Following the ceremony, the bride left her bouquet in Westminster Abbey at the grave of the Unknown Warrior.
Zara Phillips (daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips, eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II)
Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, tied the knot with rugby player Mike Tindall in Edinburgh in 2011. Phillips carried a biedermeier bouquet made up of calla lilies, hydrangeas, Senecio foliage, and thistles, which are Scotland's national flower.
Princess Charlene of Monaco (wife of Prince Albert II)
At her 2011 wedding to Prince Albert II of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock carried a chick teardrop bouquet designed by Giorgio Armani and assembled by the groom's gardeners. The arrangement featured hints of cream and white flowers which looked flawless against her Armani wedding dress.
Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg (wife of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, heir to the throne of Luxembourg)
When Countess Stephanie de Lannoy married hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume in 2012, she walked down the aisle carrying a cascading bouquet of white orchids, created by Maison Lachaume. The bouquet perfectly complimented the ceremony’s décor, consisting of nearly 3,000 blooms that filled Our Lady of Luxembourg Cathedral.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden (daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia)
Princess Madeleine of Sweden opted for a classic bridal bouquet of white garden roses for her 2013 wedding to Christopher O'Neill. The arrangement consisted of a variety of flowers, including Austin roses, schneewittchen, Winchester Cathedral, alabaster, lily of the valley, and sprigs of myrtle.
Princess Sofia of Sweden (wife of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland)
Princess Sofia of Sweden chose a unique bouquet for her wedding to Prince Carl Philip in 2015 – a round cluster of colorful coral and cream garden roses. The Princess didn't forget tradition, though: sprigs of myrtle were included in the arrangement, brought by Princess Margaret of Connaught. Swedish brides have also upheld the tradition of myrtle accents in their bouquets since 1935.
Alessandra De Osma (wife of Prince Christian of Hanover)
On March 18, 2018, Alessandra De Osma married Prince Christian of Hanover in Lima, Peru. The bride carried a traditional bouquet of white, seasonal flowers, which paid homage to Princess Grace of Monaco’s bridal look.