Kate Middleton and Prince William have been married for 10 years, and they have been together much longer than that. Even though the couple’s relationship is far from perfect, it’s not hard to notice that something about their marriage works well for them.
Just recently, Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal wedding from 2011 was revisited and one important detail from the couple’s special days was revealed. According to Flying Flowers, the design of Middleton’s bouquet on her wedding day symbolized the steady love that she and Prince William share.
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Kate Middleton’s Wedding Bouquet Was Filled With Important Details
According to Express, the Duchess of Cambridge’s bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly. Even though it appeared to be small in size, it certainly carried a lot of meaning with it.
First, the flowers were arranged to look like a shield and a white satin ribbon was tied around the stems and in a bow at the top to where Middleton held it.
The combination of green and white motif consisted of four home-grown British flowers like lily of the valley, sweet William, hyacinth, and myrtle. The spring of myrtle was snipped to include Queen Elizabeth’s bouquet from 1947.
The stems of the lily of the valley were also carefully chosen to ensure that Middleton’s bouquet would look unlike any other. Lily of the valley is oftentimes used by brides to signify purity.
And the hyacinths, on the other hand, represent steady love just like what Prince William and Middleton have.
The ivy, on the other hand, reportedly symbolizes fidelity and friendship. And the sweet William is evidently a nod to Prince William. The myrtle is reportedly the emblem of matrimony.
“As is traditional with the royals, her bouquet was kept neutral and simple, made up of only white flowers,” Flying Flowers said.
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Kate Middleton’s Wedding Earrings, Wreath Pay Homage To Her Roots
Other than Middleton’s bouquet, the royal’s wedding earrings and other items at her wedding were also filled with significance.
For instance, the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding earrings were a gift from her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton. The jewelry featured diamond acorns and oak trees inspired by their family’s Berkshire home.
Middleton’s bridesmaids’ headdresses were also a nod to her roots. The floral wreath that the entourage wore was reportedly modeled after Middleton’s mom during her wedding day in 1980.
The trees that were used to decorate Prince William and Middleton’s wedding aisle can now be found in Prince Charles’ garden, according to Vogue.
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