There are just three days to go until Meghan Markle and Prince Harry walk down the aisle at St. George's Chapel, and all of the plans for the royal wedding are in place. Though we still don't know what the dress looks like, thanks to a quick-snapping photographer and a not-so-discretely open truck, we do have some idea what types of flowers will be gracing the ceremony and reception (and our TV screens) on the morning of May 19.
According to People, "several containers filled with white and pink flowers were spotted being loaded onto a large truck outside of royal wedding floral designer Philippa Craddock’s London store on Tuesday." Craddock is in charge of decorating the chapel where the ceremony will be held as well as St. George's Hall at Windsor Castle, where the Queen's luncheon will be held that afternoon.
The truck also held large ornamental vases, several ladders, and decorative branches. According to People, the flowers appear to be synthetic, so they may be used for decoration around the chapel and castle instead of as the actual bouquet or centerpieces. Considering it was previously reported that Meghan and Harry will likely spend around $155,000 on their wedding day florals, chances are this is probably just a small sampling of the blooms that are going to be featured in Saturday's festivities.
In an interview earlier this year, Craddock revealed that she was going to try to use flowers that are currently in season, such as white garden roses (Princess Diana's favorite), peonies (Meghan Markle's favorite), and foxgloves. She also planned to use branches of beech, birch, and hornbeam, which may be what was seen coming out of the truck.
"I am excited and honored to have been chosen by Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle to design and create their wedding flowers," Craddock said in a statement in late March. "Working with them has been an absolute pleasure. The process has been highly collaborative, free-flowing, creative and fun. The final designs will represent them as a couple, which I always aim to achieve in my work, with local sourcing, seasonality and sustainability being at the forefront."
Safe to say we cannot wait to see what she's come up with.