How to get the Royal Bouquet look…


Today we have the lovely Karen from Karen McGrath Flowers sharing her thoughts on how you can achieve the royal look in your own wedding bouquet, with an added pop of colour to make it your own…

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Q:After seeing the Royal Wedding I want to have the Royal look but with a bit of added colour. What style of bouquet and flowers would you suggest?

One of the wonderful elements of Meghan’s wedding bouquet is that she stayed true to her season! Her simple stylish hand-tied bouquet was filled with all of May’s finest blooms creating a beautiful country garden effect. The array of seasonal flowers used, such as lily of the valley, sweet peas, astilbe and forget-me-nots (apparently Princess Diana’s favourite), created a beautiful mix of textures, making her flowers look rustic and not too forced. Plus, the fragrance from this bouquet would have been amazing – truly exquisite.

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I think many in the floristry world (including myself) were surprised not to see any peonies in there, which would be a great way to add some colour to your bridal blooms whilst still keeping your flowers true to season.


The colours of peonies available range from red, pink, yellow to white and peach, so are ideal for any colour theme. A lot of my spring and summer brides are really taken with peonies and their frilly ruffles of petals. It always amazes me how such a beautiful flower can bloom so big yet still look so delicate, especially when teamed up with other seasonal blooms such as stocks, tulips and of course beautiful pale leaved foliage. Also, it’s worth remembering you don’t have to stop at the flowers; ribbons and twines are great way of adding a splash of colour and they be pinned or left flowing – the possibilities are endless!

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For more ideas and inspiration you can check out my social media links below

Instagram @karenmcgrathflowers


If you’re looking for more Royal Wedding bouquet inspiration, take a look at our Pinterest board!


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