If Meghan Markle's impeccable style is any indication of what the royal wedding will look like, it's safe to assume that we're guaranteed some inevitable wedding decor envy following her May 19 nuptials to Prince Harry. While Kensington Palace has revealed a few important details pending the upcoming ceremony, including the couple's cake and invitations, we're still left in the dark about the rest of the wedding. The million dollar question at the moment seems to be what dress Markle will sport down the aisle, but we're also wondering how the bride-to-be will put her own personal spin on the rest of the wedding, specifically when it comes to florals.
Markle has proved that she plans to play by her own rules when it comes to organizing a royal wedding, so it's probably a given that the 36-year-old former actress will incorporate a few of her favorite things into the big day. While this won't include cream-colored peonies and crisp apple strudels,
raindrops on roses and peonies might instead graze the royal wedding venue (and potentially girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes). Before deleting her Instagram account to prepare for her new royal social status, Markle flaunted her love of both of these florals, which would coincide perfectly with hers and Harry's spring wedding. Plus, both stems seem truly fit for a wedding of royal proportions and worthy of gaining Queen Elizabeth's approval.
Despite Markle's defiance of tradition, there's another flower that's highly likely to make an appearance in her bridal bouquet—myrtle. Queen Victoria kicked off this tradition back in 1840, and royal brides have since followed suit by carrying a piece of myrtle in their bouquets. Kate Middleton's bouquet featured hyacinth, lily-of-the-valley, and Sweet William when she wed her groom in 2011, and she even left the flower arrangement at the grave of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey following the ceremony to honor the armed forces.
According to BBC, Will and Kate's wedding day foliage included a white, green, and cream color palette, complete with a cool 30,000 flowers and trees lining the aisle. Markle reportedly doesn't want to upstage her future sister-in-the-law in the wedding dress department, but the flowers might be another story. Although it will be difficult to top thousands of stems, Markle could take some floral cues from Kate for her own nuptials.
Kensington Palace revealed that the royal family will be footing parts of the wedding bill, which includes florals, so it seems Markle can decorate with roses and peonies to her heart's content. The groom's family will also cover the music (cough cough Spice Girls!?), decorations, the church ceremony, and the reception.
No matter which florals Meghan Markle ultimately picks to decorate the venue, we have a feeling you're going to want to add her choices to your wedding Pinterest board after the wedding, stat.