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Old 05-13-2006, 12:47 AM
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My favourite was Infanta Cristina's bouquet: simply, tasteful and elegant; just like everything that day
I found very sweet when she gave it at the other church and Iñaki took one of the flowers and put it on his jacket, that took the awww factor through the roof:).
Have you realized that all the bouquets from the Borbon brides (at least those from the Royal House) have had "fleur de lys" (the symbol of the Borbon house) on them? the flower has also been made a pattern in all their dresses, check out Letizia, Elena and Cristina's dresses and look for yourself

Other bouquets I like:
Claire: another perfect wedding
Mabel: the only thing I liked from that wedding
Queen Margrethe: very tasteful and elegant

The one I didn't like:
Mette-Marit: original but I wouldn't use it on a wedding
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:45 AM
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I'm already spoken for, but if I'd walk down any isle again, I'd do it carrying a bouquet of peonies, like these:
http://www.tirol.com/politik/nationa...do?fotoIndex=1

Claire's:
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...2&d=1050174245

mabel's:
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...4&d=1126374722
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:08 AM
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who designes all those bouquets?
who choose flowers and what are they mean?
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Old 05-13-2006, 02:11 PM
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who designes all those bouquets?
who choose flowers and what are they mean?
Love your question!

Here's what I've observed on this one. Of course, every bride is different, and so is her bouquet. However it seems to me that royal brides tend to opt for flowers tht have special meaning to them. They might be advised to do this by their new in-laws, I don't know. Each situation, as I said, is probably very different.

As an example, Dutch Princess Margriet, the younger sister of the Dutch Queen, chose daisies for her wedding bouquet. Her name, Margriet, means 'Daisy', hence her choice of flowers.

And the royal brides from the Spanish R Family, as someone earlier pointed out, all seemed to have French lillies incorporated into their bridal bouquests, as it's the official flower I believe of the family (is this correct?)

Mary Donaldon of Australia is another example of a royal bride who chose flowers with personal meaning. Her bouquet included Australian eucalyptus--my that must have smelled so lovely!

So a lot of these brides seem to make a special effort to personalize their bouquets.
Of course, some just pick whichever flowers they like & look good with the dress! And yes, I'd guess they'd get the help of a professional with that--but again, each bride is probably different in that.
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Old 05-13-2006, 03:20 PM
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The meaning of the blooms chosen for Letizia's bouquet are as follows:
Roses for the month of May
Apple blossoms for her northern home region of Asturias
Ears of Wheat for fertility
Lilies are the flower of the Borbon family

An added note of symbolism: All of the flowers were incorporated into the embroidery of her train -- a rather special and unique touch!

Source: Hello!

Some pictures of Letizia's bouquet from Corbis.
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Old 05-13-2006, 03:26 PM
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An added note of symbolism: All of the flowers were incorporated into the embroidery of her train -- a rather special and unique touch!
Wow, I didn't know that! I noticed sth, but didn't know what exackly it was. Thanks for info!:)
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Wow, I didn't know that! I noticed sth, but didn't know what exackly it was. Thanks for info!:)
You're welcome LaChicaMadrilena! :)

One of the things I love most about Felipe and Letizia, and that was very clear on their wedding day, is that nothing is done without some extra consideration or thoughtfulness for who they are as individuals, as a couple and what their roles are in Spain. There are layers of history and symbolism in what they do, even in small or subtle things that other people might not otherwise give thought to.

Not a wedding bouquet, but a bouquet that Crown Princess Victoria was presented with at a gala, is something I thought would make a lovely bouquet for a spring wedding.



I love the soft, delicate colours which compliment Victoria's lovely dress just so!

Source: UK Press, originally shared by purple_platinum in the Swedish forum
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Old 05-13-2006, 03:53 PM
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My favourites bouquets that I have seen on here have to be those of Princess Letizia and Princess Mary. Letizia's was simply beautiful and Mary's was striking. Also, although I wouldn't choose it for myself, I did like Mette-Marit's bouquet.:)
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Old 05-13-2006, 04:38 PM
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You're welcome LaChicaMadrilena! :)

One of the things I love most about Felipe and Letizia, and that was very clear on their wedding day, is that nothing is done without some extra consideration or thoughtfulness for who they are as individuals, as a couple and what their roles are in Spain. There are layers of history and symbolism in what they do, even in small or subtle things that other people might not otherwise give thought to.
That's so true. In that sense, they're arguably the royal couple who'd win when it comes to symbolism. A very tactful couple they make: they demonstrate, time and again, they have tremendous vision and respect for their role & place in the community that's Spain. (of course, one could argue that due to the ambivalence currently in Spain re. royalty and its future, this couple would be wise to tread carefully in all they do. And they do, it shows in their attitude. I think in that sense Philippe really knew what he was doing when picking a spouse, I have to admit)

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Not a wedding bouquet, but a bouquet that Crown Princess Victoria was presented with at a gala, is something I thought would make a lovely bouquet for a spring wedding.

http://img343.imageshack.us/my.php?image=10my.jpg

I love the soft, delicate colours which compliment Victoria's lovely dress just so!

Source: UK Press, originally shared by purple_platinum in the Swedish forum
Exactly my thoughts when I saw this picture on the Victoria thread! So stunning, both she and the flowers (although these incredible flowers did their best to upstage the princess
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Thank you all:) Interesting news.

Btw. Mette-Marit's bouquet was interesting, once I like it other time I hate. Really, I've never seen bouquet like this before. Maybe someone know who designed it or maybe why MM choose it?
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:22 AM
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The bouquet was desinged by Aina Nyberget Kleppe and Mette Marit. And as I know it was desinged special for the gown to match it. And I really think that it was the best choice to do so. I can't imagine another bouquet for this gown.
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Old 06-11-2006, 02:47 AM
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Thank you Tiger.

Btw. Did any other princess had designed her wedding bouquet before?
I would guess that most if not all of the princesses have some say over the flowers that will be in their bouquet. Didn't Mary request for some sort of Australian flower to be in her bouquet as tribute to her homeland?
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I would guess that most if not all of the princesses have some say over the flowers that will be in their bouquet. Didn't Mary request for some sort of Australian flower to be in her bouquet as tribute to her homeland?
Yes she did. It was eucalyptus
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:28 AM
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I liked MC's bouquet.....very different.....
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I really like Clothilde's bouquet. Its a beautiful color.
I'm also a big big big fan of Lady Davina Windsor's bouquet. I don't know why I am but its so pretty & such a vibrant color.

I love when brides carry colorful flowers versus having an all white bouquet. All white seems to blend too much into the bridal dress & seems to get lost.
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Old 07-09-2006, 02:39 PM
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Sorry, but I disagree. White flowers like white dress are symbols of innocent. And I am romantic so I don't want have a colorful bouquet... because then a bride can wear a colorful dress.
Colorful bouquet ypu can get on your birthday.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:42 PM
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The meaning of the blooms chosen for Letizia's bouquet are as follows:
Roses for the month of May
Apple blossoms for her northern home region of Asturias
Ears of Wheat for fertility
Lilies are the flower of the Borbon family
Ears of wheat are also part of the crest of the Prince of Asturias
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I also think it is gorgeous. I really love the colour.



I absolutely adored it.It's unusual,artistic and it's the only bouquet I can remember in all the recent royal weddings.
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:00 AM
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Crown Princess Sarah of Brunei carried her bouquet a few times during the wedding festivities.
Looks like it was made of gold and im sure there were a couple of diamonds in there as well.
Actualy I don't really like the bouquet, I think gold's bouquet is unusual. I prefer Princess Martaha Louise's bouquet. It was so simple but ellegant.
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Sorry, but I disagree. White flowers like white dress are symbols of innocent. And I am romantic so I don't want have a colorful bouquet... because then a bride can wear a colorful dress.
Colorful bouquet ypu can get on your birthday.

There is nothing more romantic than red or blush-colored roses. White roses symbolize friendship and purity, red roses symbolize passion and romance. A combination of both would be best for a wedding bouquet. My wedding bouquet will have blush and red-colored roses, not white. My shoes will be white, my dress will be white, my veil will be white....too much white to have an all-white bouquet thrown in the mix.


My favorite bouquets of the ones mentioned were Maxima's, Letizia's and Mary's. I like Mette-Marit's bouquet for originality, as I wouldn't have the guts to have something like that, but for her it seemed to work. I can't picture that bouquet in the hands of someone else.
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