4.30.2011

Royal Wedding Flowers: Kate & Sweet William

Ok, don't worry I'm not going to start blogging about celebrities all the time...  But the Royal wedding is too big to ignore. There's a lot of talk about how Kate's choices are going to change wedding trends; from the sleeved dress, white bridesmaid dress, and simple flowers- she's got the wedding blog community all abuzz!
I thought she looked amazing, but in all honesty she could have worn a paper bag and probably set wedding fashion trends. But lets talk about the bouquet! I have to be honest my first reaction was a bit of disappointment. Now  many people feel it's too plain, or boring. I disagree, for a wedding that formal (and royal) I think white is the probably the classiest way to go.


Now for the choice of flowers: sweet william (how clever), lily of the valley and myrtle (the bouquet contained a sprig of the herb used in the Queen’s 1947 wedding bouquet). I thought the choice of flowers were perfect, they were so delicate which complimented (rather than compete with) the lace of her gown.   

Now here is my one complaint... the size of the bouquet. I think my initial disappointment was with the size of the small cascade. tiny, tiny, tiny!  (almost distractingly so!) Now I'm not suggesting it should have been 4feet long like Princess Diana's. I strongly believe the flowers are there to compliment you and your gown. Bigger isn't always better, but neither is smaller. I found this picture of Elizabeth Hurley's wedding. She had a similar idea as Kate, but I just think Elizabeth did a better job at picking  a proportionate sized bouquet.
The "impact" of the flowers should be in proportion to your body size, the dress size & the venue. Because Kate's small cascade was all white and simple, she could have gone a bit bigger. On the other hand if it was a brightly colored bouquet  the smaller would have made the same impact. Proportion ladies, it's all about proportion. (in my humble opinion!)


What are your thoughts ?

10 comments:

  1. i totally agree :) too small. the flowers were pretty, there just needed to be more! and i am always a fan of the handtie over the cascade....

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  2. This is very good wedding with flower..................

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  3. All those wedding flowers are absolutely stunning, very beautiful. Hope I can make something like these

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  4. I completely agree with you. Sarah does, too! We were actually annoyed. You got it on the nose, Carmen. I thought it was just us;)

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