Kate’s bouquet was a wired bouquet of lily of the valley, sweet william and hyacinth with myrtle and ivy. As tradition dictates, the bouquet contained stems from a myrtle tree planted at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, by Queen Victoria in 1845, and a sprig from a plant grown from the myrtle used in The Queen’s wedding bouquet of 1947.
I must say, I wasn’t that impressed with Kate’s bouquet. Maybe it just wasn’t what I was expecting. I thought is was on the small side and not very exciting. My main complaint, it wasn’t trend setting. As a wedding planner, I have seen that bouquet before. That exact bouquet. In fact, I believe it was on the cover of a wedding magazine in the past few years. I was expecting the future Queen of England to set the trends for the upcoming wedding seasons. Show me something I can’t even imagine. Needless to say, I was disappointed. I did like how she used sweet william, as she is marring a William, and I LOVED how stems from a myrtle tree planted in 1845 were used. You know I’m all about the sentimentality. Overall though I’d say the bouquet was ‘okay.’ What did you think?