Princess Eugenie's royal wedding bouquet - all the details revealed
On Friday, Princess Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson married Jack Brooksbank. The wedding was held at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.
Like any bride, Eugenie held a bouquet of flowers. Although the arrangement was unique with a personal touch, the Princess had one flower that stuck with Royal tradition.
For her wedding, Princess Eugenie, 28, wore a Peter Pilotto dress. Her father, Prince Andrew walked her down the aisle for her special day.
In her arms, she held a bouquet which was created by floral designer Rob Van Helden's sister, Patrice Van Helden Oakes. It consisted of Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, baby blue thistles, white roses, and trailing ivy.
Princess Eugenie’s wedding bouquet has been placed on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey. 💐— Westminster Abbey (@wabbey) October 13, 2018
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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The bouquet also myrtle from Osbourne House, which held with Royal tradition.
Princess Eugenie's something blue was hiding in her bouquet. 💐 https://t.co/Z5iIhfKSbr— POPSUGAR (@POPSUGAR) October 12, 2018
The official Royal website shared that many Royal brides over generations had chosen to include myrtle in their bouquets. The flower represents love, innocence, and fertility.
Get all the details on Princess Eugenie's bouquet. https://t.co/6oyDhaNfLt— E! News (@enews) October 12, 2018
This tradition dates back to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's daughter Victoria's wedding in 1858. Some of the more modern brides who have honored it are Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duchess of Sussex.
Princess Eugenie stuck to tradition with myrtle from the shrub Queen Victoria planted after her own wedding https://t.co/brj91mBj0p— Evening Standard (@standardnews) October 12, 2018
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, 32, announced their engagement in January. They had been together for eight years.
In 2010, they were introduced to each other by mutual friends during a skiing trip to Switzerland. Brooksband then proposed to Eugenie while on vacation in Nicaragua in early 2018.
The engagement ring was a pale pink padparadscha sapphire and diamond ring. A few weeks later, during an interview, the groom had this to say about the ring:
"I went and found an amazing padparadscha sapphire, but then didn't want to do anything until Eugenie had signed off on it."
Eugenie opened up about meeting Brooksbank:
"We fell in love and we have the same passions and drive for life."
HRH Princess Eugenie's wedding bouquet consists of Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, hints of baby blue thistles, white spray roses and trailing ivy.— GREAT Britain (@GREATBritain) October 12, 2018
In keeping with tradition dating back to Queen Victoria, it contains sprigs of myrtle from Osborne House. #RoyalWedding pic.twitter.com/QsVYpriHHS
The pair’s wedding was attended by Duchess’ Kate and Meghan including their husbands, her parents as well as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip. It was also star-studded with Demi Moore, Naomi Campbell, Robbie Williams, and Cara Delevingne to name a few.