Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are just hours away from tying the knot, bringing us all a second royal wedding in 2018 to gawk over. And while we're dying to find out what style of wedding dress Eugenie wears to the ceremony at St. George's Chapel and watch all the A-list celebs arrive, there is another major big-day detail we can't wait to see—Eugenie's wedding bouquet.
Reportedly, the royal bride has chosen London-based florist Rob van Helden to design and create her wedding-day flowers. And this won't be the florist's first foray into celebrity blooms: Van Helden has worked previously with A-list clients like Pierce Brosnan and Elton John.
The 28-year-old bride hasn't revealed the types of flowers she will feature in her wedding decor, but one thing royal fans can expect to see is some royal floral traditions sprinkled throughout the ceremony. (Yes, royal floral traditions do exist!) One tradition, in particular, is the royal wedding bouquet. Though this detail may seem like an afterthought with all of the other aspects of the wedding, the royal bride's bouquet will have some major history attached to it.
British royal brides for example usually carry myrtle in their bridal bouquet, and Eugenie is expected to follow suit. This tradition comes from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's 1840 wedding, when the Queen carried myrtle—known as the herb of love—in her bouquet. Following the ceremony, Victoria planted a myrtle shrub in her garden at the Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. Since then, every British royal bride since has carried a bouquet containing a sprig plucked from the same shrub.
Throughout history, royal brides have both followed their predecessors' traditions, as well as created some of their own. Here are some of the most iconic bouquets belonging to the world's royal brides, as well as the history behind some of the most interesting wedding bouquet traditions.