We’re incorporating pollinator-friendly plants as part of the displays in and around St George’s Chapel for the #RoyalWedding.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 16, 2018
Watch conservation expert Dr. Alice Laughton and @TheRoyalParks Gardener Mike Jones speak about the plants being grown for the displays. pic.twitter.com/EofKbNivoP
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walk down the aisle in May, their royal nuptials will be graced by flowers in bloom throughout the English countryside.
Kensington Palace has announced that renowned florist Philippa Craddock has been selected to lead a team who will decorate the interiors of St. George’s Chapel and St. George’s Hall with locally sourced blooms and branches. When possible, many of the plants will be taken directly from the gardens and parkland of The Crown Estate and Windsor Great Park, with beech, birch and hornbeam, as well as white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves in the mix.
Even The Royal Parks will contribute with bee-friendly flowers from their wildflower meadows.
"These plants provide a great habitat for bees and help to nurture and sustain entire ecosystems by promoting a healthy and biodiverse environment," added officials.
While Craddock has her favorite flowers (white bouvardia is at the top of her list), she always draws inspiration for arrangements from her clients. To that end, she's worked closely with Meghan and Harry to choose the blooms and scents that will dazzle their guests' senses.
"Working with them has been an absolute pleasure," she said in a statement. "The process has been highly collaborative, free-flowing, creative and fun. The final designs will represent them as a couple, which I always aim to achieve in my work, with local sourcing, seasonality and sustainability being at the forefront."
While we'll have to wait until the royal wedding kicks off on May 19 to see what Craddock creates, you can view some of her beautiful designs from previous nuptials on Instagram.
Editor's note: This article has been updated since it was originally published in April 2018.