Royal Wedding: her bouquet
Catherine Middleton's wedding bouquet was a shield-shaped wired bouquet of myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, sweet William and hyacinth. The bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly and draws on the traditions of flowers of significance for the Royal Family, the Middleton family and on the Language of Flowers.
The bouquet was extremely small in comparison to the beautiful, sweeping gown she wore, but the tiny blooms echo the delicate lace on the bodice of the dress.
And ther bouquet contained a charming tribute to her husband -- sweet William.
The bouquets carried by the little bridesmaids used the same flowers, but the wreaths worn by the little girls echoed Catherine's mother's wedding flowers: ivy and lily-of-the-valley.
The new princess will not toss her simple little bundle of flowers to the single girls during the reception. Instead, it will be returned to Westminster Abbey to be placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The memorial on the floor around which the red carpet was laid marks the tomb.
In addition, Kate and Wills have asked that all the trees that lined the Abbey be replanted, along with any of the flowers that can be replanted. The rest, the newlyweds asked, should be given to charity.