Judith Blacklock
Flower School

My day out in Windsor

With the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding bouquet placed on the grave of the unknown warrior in Westminster Abbey and the flowers from the west door of St George’s Chapel at Winsor Castle being given to hospices, it seems like the royal wedding has really drawn to a close.

The last weeks were filled with speculation about Meghan Markle’s dress and her wedding bouquet and weren’t they both stunning! I felt honoured to be a live commentator for Sky news on the big day and to have such a great view of the royal wedding of the year. I loved every moment of it.

The gorgeous wedding bouquet was indeed a hand-tied, but smaller than I’d predicted. Interestingly, the bouquet was unwired, which will be first for royal wedding bouquets. Given Meghan’s love for peonies I thought they would feature in the bouquet, but instead it contained astible, jasmine, astrantia, sweet peas, lily of the valley and forget-me-nots, which were understood to be Princess Diana’s favourite flowers.

As every royal bouquet it also contained a sprig of myrtle grown in the garden of Osborne House on the Isle of Wight; a tradition since queen Victoria’s time. It is said that the Duke of Sussex (Prince Harry) hand-picked some of the blooms himself from their private garden at Kensington Palace. What a lovely and thoughtful touch. We wholeheartedly congratulate them on their wedding and wish them a lifetime of happiness.If you enjoyed the wedding flowers as much as we did, come and join us at our flower school on June 14th. For an evening filled with fun, bubbles and flowers to recreate the style of Meghan’s Markle’s bouquet for you to take home.