Celebrity Wedding Flowers
Take inspiration from royalty to the timeless elegance of the fifties film stars to keep you feeling like a million dollars on your big day. In the Victorian language of flowers, lily-of-the-valley translates as ‘you’ve made my life complete’, so no wonder it is such a popular choice for the romantically minded celeb! It is only available in April and May, but modern alternatives for year-round sweetly scented blooms are freesia, tuberose and stephanotis. A summer wedding can have gorgeous sweet peas to add a splash of scent, as LeAnn Rimes chose for her pretty wedding posy, mixed in with roses, hydrangea and freesia.
Audrey chose a simple headdress of large white roses when she married her first husband, Sean Ferrer, and for her second wedding to Andrea Dotti, chose a scented handtied posy of freesia and lily-of-the-valley.
Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor
Marilyn held a simple posy of three white orchids when she wed Joe Di Maggio, and whilst Elizabeth Taylor chose the same flowers, she opted for a larger bouquet when she wed Nicky Hilton, her first husband.
On her wedding day, the star chose gardenias and lily-of-the-valley, which will have smelled gorgeous!
Diana chose a teardrop shaped ‘shower’ bouquet of yellow ‘Mountbatten’ roses, gardenia, stephanotis, orchids, lily-of-the-valley and freesia. It also included myrtle and veronica, cut from Queen Victoria’s garden at Osborne House.
Yellow, purple and white primroses teamed with lily-of-the-valley, offset by myrtle foliage were carried in a posy by Camilla in her marriage to Prince Charles.
Continuing the Royal wedding flowers theme, Autumn carried a tear-drop shaped bouquet of white roses, stephanotis, lily-of-the-valley and freesia. These Royal brides love their delicately scented blooms! Will Kate and Wills break the tradition?
Gwen carried a prayer-book covered in white orchids and pink rosebuds in her marriage to rock star Gavin Rossdale. Their wedding reception was decorated with red and white roses.
For the ceremony, Stacey had white eucalyptus with calla lilies decorated with Maribou feathers and sequins. Her bouquet probably lasted longer than her marriage...