Although a private wedding, there was still a lot of public interest in Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall’s wedding which took place today.
And of course, I was interested in her bridal bouquet! It was made by London-based florist, Paul Thomas, and included white calla lilies (Zantedeschia), sea holly also known as alpine thistles (Eryngium) and Dusty Miller (Senecio) foliage.
Being half-Scottish, I was delighted to see that Zara had decided to include thistles, the national emblem of Scotland.
And her Maid of Honour and bridesmaids carried smaller versions of her bouquet.
This is not the first time that florist, Paul Thomas, has worked with the royal family.
In 2000, he was invited to design key decorations for the celebration of HM Queen The Queen Mother’s 100th Birthday at Windsor Castle, decorating St Georges Hall with two magnificent displays.
He was subsequently asked to decorate for the 21st birthday celebrations of both Peter and Zara Phillips.
Then, he was honoured to be invited to decorate St. George’s Hall for the wedding reception of HRH the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
And in 2008, Paul was personally invited by Peter Phillips to design and decorate the wedding reception at Frogmore House at his marriage to Autumn Kelly.
I think Zara’s hand-tied bouquet is so apt for her Scottish wedding. I’d love to know what you think?