Skip Nav
HGTV
16 Things You Didn't Know About Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines
Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Cuoco Hilariously Defends Her Extravagantly Decorated Home on Instagram
Decorating Tips
9 Things People With Clean Houses Do Every Day

Royal Wedding Flowers

The Royal Wedding Goes Sustainable

Prince William and Kate Middleton have already made it clear that they want to add their own touches to their wedding: they're bucking the traditional sit-down breakfast before the ceremony for a more casual buffet-style reception and asking for charitable donations rather than gifts. Now it seems that approach extends to the day's flowers and greenery.

The couple wants their floral arrangements to be sustainable and beautiful, without seeming over the top. Kate has requested the bulk of the floral displays be centered around live, growing plants rather than cut flowers and is also requesting that the plants come mainly from royal estates. An avenue of trees in planters will line the path leading to the altar; azaleas, wisteria, beech, and lilac will also be planted around the abbey. After the ceremony, the flowers and plants will stay behind for the public to view until May 6, and then they'll be replanted.

What do you make of Will and Kate's sustainable approach to wedding flowers? Is it a thoughtful detail, or just a meaningless gesture?

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Latest Home & Garden
X