According to Lucasfilm exec Pablo Hidalgo, the flowers incorporated into Princess Leia’s wedding dress and bouquet for “The Princess and the Scoundrel” were inspired by ones featured in the 1984 TV movie “Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure.” Hidalgo tweeted an image on August 29, 2022, from the film that shows its young main character, Cindel Towani (Aubree Miller), holding a bouquet similar to Leia’s.
“I requested that the flowers match these,” Hidalgo tweeted, after being asked about the Variety concept image of Leia’s wedding dress and what inspired the bouquet. “Star Wars” diehards loved the attention to detail, with one Twitter user saying: “Best production nugget I’ve seen in a while.” User @FilipeGrassie wrote: “Another day, another W for Ewok movies fans.”
In the “Princess and the Scoundrel” excerpt obtained by Variety, fans get to hear exactly where the flowers come from and how they play a key role in Leia’s look. “Leia wore a gown made of soft meadow green, embroidered with flowers similar to the ones bedecking the outside of the temple,” Revis writes. “She held a bouquet of wildflowers tied with the same bit of lacing woven in her hair, and Han suspected that Leia had picked the flowers just before she’d climbed the ladder to the temple.” According to the excerpt obtained by Entertainment Weekly, the flowers scattered around as decorations actually symbolized things within the Ewok culture. But you wouldn’t know it by talking to Han Solo. “C-3PO had tried to explain what each flower symbolized, but Han hadn’t even known how to distinguish the different varieties, much less that the yellow bloom wrapped around the pink one was supposed to be a blessing of the forest for many children,” Revis says. “The furballs really had gone above and beyond.”