Royal wedding fever is sweeping the nation and thousands of people are set to take to the street, with millions watching from home.
It's easy to guess that no detail will be left out and everything, from the tiara to the flowers, will be carefully scrutinised.
So far, we know that London-based florist Philippa Craddock is designing the floral displays for the big day, with arrangements of seasonal plants and white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves – but the details of Meghan Markle’s bouquet have been kept top secret.
Whether you're a future princess or a bride on a budget, wedding blooms require some careful decision-making – think shape, size and colours.
A bride’s bouquet, usually made to match her wedding dress, is typically the most extravagant floral arrangement at the wedding, while the bridesmaid's can be created with similar blossoms in a smaller size.
Those who have specific blooms in mind will need to know when they are in season – your florist will have a clear idea of this. Though most flowers can be purchased year-round, they are much prettier and more affordable in season.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your own special day, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are our favourite bridal bouquets from popular London florists.
Wild at Heart Fresh and Green
If your wedding aesthetic is traditional, then you can’t go wrong with a bouquet of fresh whites and seasonal greens. This elaborate arrangement from London’s luxury florist – Wild at Heart – boasts a wild shape that will offset A-line and empire wedding gowns beautifully, while its colours should work all year round. White peonies blend with sumptuous sweet peas, nigella and seasonal foliage. Available in small, medium, large and deluxe sizes, this generous bunch has an overall exceptional appearance that won’t go unnoticed.
£85 | Wild at Heart | Buy it now
David Austin Mixed Pink Bridal Bouquet
If you desire something less formal than classic cream hues, a vibrant mix bursting with elegant pinks should do the trick. Featuring blush, mid-pink and magenta tones, this stunning Bridal offering combines three varieties from David Austin’s ‘Wedding Roses’ collection. The roses are blended with lilac limoninium, scented rosemary and eucalyptus parvifolia to provide an overall natural feel – this look usually pairs well with sleek wedding gowns.
£120 | Real Flowers | Buy it now
Larry Walshe Perfect Pink Peonies
A wedding-day favourite, peonies are mainly known for representing good fortune and a happy marriage. This bountiful bouquet of pink peonies, with its subtle yet soothing scent, comes from none other than Larry Walshe – the celebrity florist who created arrangements for the wedding of supermodel Jodie Kidd and David Blakeley. A medium size boasts 20 stems while the large (pictured) has 30. Bound together with a branded ribbon, the single-varietal bunch is placed in water gel to keep it hydrated and beautiful. We think its round shape would offset a full gown wonderfully.
From £85 | Larry Walshe | Buy it now
Grace & Thorn Some Things Do Last Forever Bridal Bouquet
Want a bridal bouquet that will last forever? Part of Grace & Thorn’s fuss-free ‘Ready to Wear’ wedding range, this wondrous arrangement just screams autumn. The wild design, with its unusual shape, is as textural as it is colourful and is sure to make a statement. It is made up of dried lavender, hydrangea, cornflowers and delphinium in soft and muted tones. As the name suggests, these dried flowers will last well beyond the wedding hours – so you can keep a piece of your special day for years to come. And the best part? You can order this bouquet well in advance to get it ticked off that wedding planning checklist quickly.
£175 | Grace and Thorn | Buy it now
Philippa Craddock Ethereal Hand Tied Bouquet
Thanks to London’s most fashion-forward (and royal) florist, getting a princess-worthy arrangement is easier than you think. This statement bouquet has been lavishly arranged by Philippa Craddock, who has been special commissioned to create the floral details for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day. Anything but minimalist, the dreamy mix is blended with delicate snowflake spray roses, dainty astrantia and trailing jasmine. It's available in bunches of 80 (pictured), 60 or 40 stems and comes beautifully presented in the florist’s signature box.
From £125 | Philippa Craddock | Buy it now
Interflora Lavender Garden Bouquet
If you want your bouquet to look as though it’s been gathered from an English garden, then look no further than this stunning arrangement filled with lavender roses, purple larkspur and Queen Anne's lace. We love how the eye-catching variety emulates feelings of country nostalgia. This is the perfect choice for offbeat brides who want something a bit different to walk down the aisle with. Order before 3pm for same-day delivery (from £8).
£75 | Interflora | Buy it now
M&S Brides Bouquet
Sweet pastels remain a wedding classic and pair best with a minimalist gown. With an unmatched charm and grace, this gorgeous M&S arrangement is packed with generously-sized blooms for a fanciful appearance – so you can get the luxe look without breaking the bank. Pale pink and white Avalanche roses are hand-tied with hard ruscus and presented in clear cello, gold tissue and pink ribbon. Order no later than 24 hours before your occasion.
£70 | Marks and Spencer | Buy it now