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The meaning behind Meghan’s bouquet

Royal wedding bouquet

Well, the wedding of the year went without a hitch and viewers around the world were captivated by the royal couple on Saturday – but how closely did you look at Meghan’s bouquet?

We fell in love with the delicate posy of white blooms the bride opted for, and we were thrilled to see classic flowers such as Sweet Williams and Forget-Me-Nots included. We’re pretty sure the royal wedding bouquet will inspire brides around the globe this summer – so here’s what made it into the bouquet…

sweet peasSweet Peas

Britain’s long been in love with the Sweet Pea, and as brides have embraced a more laidback feel for their flowers they’ve been a familiar sight in wedding bouquets in recent years.

With delicate flowers and a beautiful fragrance, Sweet Peas symbolise ‘simple, blissful pleasure’. Easy to grow from seed, we love the Sweet Pea for its low maintenance nature and beautiful colours.

Forget-Me-Nots

And then there were the Forget-Me-Nots…in a touching nod to Diana, Harry and Meghan picked Forget-Me-Nots from the palace in memory of Harry’s late mother.

Forget-Me-Nots Gorgeous as cut flowers and loved by bees, the Forget-Me-Not naturalises easily and produces masses of small, yet striking blooms. Perfect for massed bedding if you want them in your garden…we love the fact that Meghan used her bouquet to pay a touching tribute.

Add a royal touch to your garden in time for summer with our Water Forget-Me-Not plants, which will flower from now until September.

The royal wedding flowers

The royal bouquet also included Lily of the Valley, which symbolises sweetness and the return of happiness (as well as being the birth flower of May).

We also spotted Astilbe tucked in the posy, which tends to symbolise the patience and dedication of waiting for a loved one, as well as Myrtle, which has been a royal tradition in bridal bouquets since the reign of Queen Victoria. In keeping with tradition, Meghan’s bouquet has been placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey.

So, whether you have your own fairytale day on the horizon and you want to recreate Meghan’s bouquet, or you just fancy enjoying the delicate white blooms for yourself, we have Sweet Pea seeds and Forget-Me-Not seeds and plants available so that you can grow your own.

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