Princess Beatrice secretly got married to her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on Friday, and while she might have broken away from convention with her dress, opting for a loan instead of a custom-made gown, the Princess made sure to stick to tradition when it came to her bouquet. And it actually contains a bunch (sorry) of secret meanings.
The most traditional element of Beatrice's bouquet was sprigs of myrtle popped between the flowers, which upholds a 162-year-old tradition of Royal brides opting for myrtle in their arrangements.
Myrtle is thought to represent love, fertility and innocence, and was first used in the wedding bouquet of Victoria, Princess Royal, the daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Plus, Beatrice's bouquet played an important part in the Royal traditions following the ceremony, being placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey.
The rest of Bea's gorgeous bouquet was made up of trailing jasmine, pale pink and cream sweet peas, royal porcelain ivory spray roses, pink O’Hara garden roses, pink wax flower and baby pink astilbe. A super cute touch was the addition of Beatrice and Edoardo's favourite flowers, Norma Jean roses and sweet avalanche pink roses.
Beatrice's bouquet was designed by Patrice Van Helden Oakes, who also created the bouquet for Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank. Revealing how Beatrice and Edoardo influenced his design, Patrice explained, "They wanted to keep it natural, with dusky pink roses, British flowers and a vintage look."
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As well as being special to the couple themselves, the rest of the chosen flowers also have a whole host of secret meanings behind them.
Jasmine is thought to symbolise love and sensuality, while sweet peas are linked to pleasure and saying thank you. Meanwhile, astilbe signifies patience and dedication.
And the bouquet wasn't the only part of Beatrice's outfit with links to Royal history. Her dress was previously worn by the Queen herself (I mean, no biggie), as was her tiara. Not your usual 'something borrowed', then...
Congratulations to the happy couple!
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