Roger’s Gardens was thrilled to be featured on Fox’s Good Day LA on Tuesday, May 15. The segment topic was about inspired floral arrangements and table-scapes for the upcoming Royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and the past royal weddings for Princess Diana & Prince Charles and Princess Kate & Prince William.
Lifestyle Manager, Christopher Nichols, and Creative Director, Eric Cortina, collaborated on the beautiful floral and table-scape designs. They did an amazing job creating the most exquisite and gorgeous royal wedding florals. Christopher, who was also Roger’s Gardens’ spokesperson on the segment, did a fantastic job exhibiting the three different styles on LIVE TV and demonstrating how to create Meghan’s bouquet.
Which style is your favorite?
DIANA: Wedding Bouquet (Updated Version for 2018)
Diana’s cascading bouquet was a bit more over the top. It was 42” in length and it reportedly weighed four pounds and included a gorgeous array of gardenias, stephanotis, freesias, orchids, lily of the valley, roses, ivy, veronica, and myrtle. In our updated version, we have used a crescent shaped instead of the original traditional elongated triangle.
- Gardenias: You’re Lovely
- Stephanotis: Happiness in Marriage
- Odontolglossum Orchid (Our Updated Version with Phalenopsis Orchid):
- Lily of the Valley: A return to Happiness / Trustworthy
- White Garden Roses: Love
- Freesia: Innocence
- Veronica: Fidelity
- Ivy: Fidelity
- Myrtle: Love and Marriage
KATE: Wedding Bouquet
The shield-shaped arrangement was wired together for a structured look and contained seasonal, local flowers like lily-of-the-valley and sweet William, in addition to myrtle, hyacinth, and ivy.
- Lily of the Valley: According to the Queen Victoria language of flowers, this delicate bloom means trustworthy, a good characteristic for any husband or wife to have.
- Sweet William: This one technically stands for gallantry, which the royal family is clearing brimming with, but I doubt Princess Kate would’ve chosen this pretty, though garden-variety, bloom if her hubby didn’t share a name with it. And how sweet is that?!
- Hyacinth: Here’s another with a double-meaning. The language of flowers says this one represents sport or play, others take this flower to symbolize the constancy of love, another crucial marriage quality
- Myrtle: It’s royal tradition (and many others’ tradition) to carry a sprig of myrtle in the wedding bouquet. In fact, every royal bride since Queen Victoria has played along–and Kate was no exception. But her and other princesses’ and queens’ myrtle come from a very special place: Queen Victoria’s own 170-year-old garden. Besides that significance, myrtle’s special meaning is the emblem of love and marriage. What’s more fitting than that?
- Ivy: Here’s another apropos addition. This too stands for marriage, and also fidelity, friendship, and affection.
Meghan: Wedding Bouquet – Loose Garden Style
Meghan’s bouquet will be mostly white and will include Peonies, Garden Roses, Lily of the Valley, Garden Roses, Ranunculus and Sweet Peas, Astrantia, and the tradition of having a touch of Myrtle will be included.
- Peony: Symbolizes romance and beauty in all forms. ‘These may be white with a blush hint to bring a little warmth. The Peony encompasses all that is the British summer wedding. These will be Meghan’s go to flowers. We will see them in her bouquet, the church and the reception.
- Lily of the Valley: Sweetness and the return of happiness. It is also the birth flower of May. ‘This super scented flower is as delicate as they come. It has so far been featured in most Royal bridal bouquets, so we can expect it in Meghan’s. It’s petite bell-shaped flowers remind us of subtle snowdrops.
- Garden Roses: Pays homage to new starts and expresses hope for the future. ‘Historically, the white rose symbolized innocence and purity. This is the must-have luxury bloom. White garden roses also happen to be Diana’s favorite flower.
- Ranunculus: Charm. ‘Ranunculus are used to create whimsical and romantic bouquets. They are such a wholesome flower with their paper-like petals. Just one of the many superb flowers grown in the British farms and available in an array of stunning colors. Meghan and Harry may well choose brighter blooms for their reception but the bouquet will most certainly be white