LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancee Meghan Markle have chosen a London florist beloved of the style trade to rearrange the flower decorations for his or her marriage ceremony in late spring, Kensington Palace mentioned on Sunday.
Philippa Craddock, whose consumer checklist consists of designer Alexander McQueen and British Vogue journal, will use seasonal blooms from round Windsor to embellish the ceremony venue, together with white backyard roses, peonies and foxgloves.
The Could 19 marriage ceremony of Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, fifth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, star of the U.S. TV authorized drama “Fits”, will likely be held at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Fort.
The florist can even use branches of beech, birch and hornbeam from the encompassing parkland and the couple themselves helped choose the foliage.
“Working with them has been an absolute pleasure,” Craddock mentioned. “The method has been extremely collaborative, free-flowing, artistic and enjoyable.”
“The ultimate designs will signify them as a pair, which I all the time purpose to attain in my work, with native sourcing, seasonality and sustainability being on the forefront.”
After the marriage, the flowers will likely be distributed to charities.
Harry, 33, and Markle, 36, have invited 600 friends to their marriage ceremony, though the names of the friends are nonetheless secret.
Greater than 2,500 members of the general public and figures from charities the couple assist are invited to look at the arrivals of the bride and groom and their friends, and to see them depart on a carriage procession round Windsor after the ceremony.
Writing by Elisabeth O’Leary