Kate Middleton’s Bridal Bouquet

All eyes were on the Royal Wedding at the end of April and two of the biggest questions surrounding the big day were 1). What will Kate’s dress look like and 2). What will her bridal bouquet look like?

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Kate looked classic and elegant in her modern take on a classic dress and chose a simple, chic bouquet made of lily of the valley, sweet william, hyacinth and myrtle ( a royal tradition). In stark contrast to Princess Diana’s bouquet, Kate’s bouquet was a small clutch instead of a cascade.

Lily of the valley is a short-stemmed flower with small bell-like blossoms. Although many bride’s desire it for their bouquets, it is a flower that poses some obstacles. In addition to being sensitive to heat (it’s a spring blossom), lily of the valley can be expensive.

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So…if you’re not a princess-to-be but want Kate’s look on a commoner’s budget here are some ideas…

Gypsophilia

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 Dendrobium Orchids

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Freesia

white freesia

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