The Prince Harry/Meghan Markle wedding is just weeks away! As it always is with royal weddings, every dose of the details about the upcoming nuptials is being gobbled up by those of us who can't get enough of this real-life commoner turned princess fairytale story. The latest deets? Floral arrangements! Let's grab our gardening gear and dig in, shall we?
Kensington Palace oh-so-kindly released the name of the florist lucky enough to have her petals grace the union of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It's Philippa Craddock, a well-known London-based florist! Sources say that Craddock will be responsible for designing the florals for the ceremony at St. George's Chapel, as well as the reception at Frogmore House (a 17th-century English country house owned by the Crown Estate and about a half a mile from Windsor Castle) afterward.
It would be easy to assume that Craddock might be nervous about landing this huge gig, but think again. This florist is practically famous herself, having designed floral arrangments for big names like Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, and Hermes just to name a few. Craddock started her business in 2009 and has been going strong with the flower power ever since.
Rumor has it that the peony is Markle's favorite flower of them all, and so it appears that we might see arrangements with peonies along with white roses and foxgloves for the ceremony and reception. It's also been said that the compassionate couple wants to only use flowers that are pollinator friendly, in order to provide a safe environment for bees. It is possible that the important insects could go extinct in the near future.
"I am thrilled to share with you that we have been asked by Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle to create their wedding flowers in May," Craddock shared on Instagram. "I am loving working with them, it is an incredible privilege, and the designs will be a true reflection of them as a couple, with sustainability at the forefront."
You can see a tiny sample of Craddock's previous work above or view much more of it, if you like, on her social media accounts. It certainly sounds like Meghan and her prince are in good hands for their upcoming May wedding.