Kate Middleton carried a simple bouquet of flowers
Kate Middletonbroke with tradition and opted for a neat modern floral bouquet for her marriage to Prince William.
Former royal brides including Princess Diana opted for a larger shower bouquet - with the flowers trailing down the front of the bride's dress.
Kate's simple yet elegant bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly - a florist based in Kensington - and included myrtle, lily-of-the-valley, hyacinth and Sweet William.
The flowers were chosen for their meaning and their significance to the Royal Family, the Middleton family and with a nod to the language of flowers.�
Lily-of-the-valley signifies a return of happiness, hyacinth means constancy of love and ivy is for fidelity.
Sweet William stands for gallantry - and, of course, was added to celebrate the groom.
Kate's bouquet is also believed to have contained stems from a myrtle planted by Queen Victoria in 1845, as well as a sprig from the myrtle used in the Queen's wedding bouquet of 1947.
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