Princess Eugenie will say "I do" to Jack Brooksbank in just two weeks on Oct. 12 and excitement is at an all-time high! Royal watchers were treated to a glimpse of the couple's china pattern on Friday (Sept. 28), a beautiful design featuring a collection of meaningful blooms on a white background with gold monograms. But is the pattern also just the hint we needed to get a better idea of the bride-to-be's bouquet?
Some of the flowers featured on the couple's china have their own special meaning, which would be all the more reason for them to wind up in Eugenie's arrangement. In an homage to their home at Kensington Palace, Ivy Cottage, there are vines of ivy, studded with the beautiful white rose of York, the symbol of her family name. The assortment is completed by English wild bluebells and forget-me-nots, which could be perfect additions to a rustic, less composed design.
The 28-year-old bride may also be inspired by her mother's bridal bouquet. The Duchess of York's design is remembered even more for it's unique "s" shape than the blooms within, but the spectacular arrangement was brimming with beautiful flowers, mostly gardenias, lilies, lilies of the valley and veronica.
There's one bloom that's safe to assume we'll see on Eugenie's big day. As per royal tradition and to represent love, fertility and innocence, brides like Sarah, Meghan Markle, Princess Diana and Her Majesty have all included a sprig of Myrtle in their bouquets. The practice dates back to the wedding of Queen Victoria's oldest daughter Victoria, and was plucked from plants that descended from those given to the late monarch by Prince Albert's grandmother in 1845.
An even greater mystery than the bride's bouquet is the gown and tiara she'll be wearing when she holds it, which will be tightly guarded secrets until fans get their first glimpse of Princess Eugenie arriving at St George's Chapel on her wedding day. But she's given a few details, telling British Vogue that it's a British Designer. “As soon as we announced the wedding, I knew the designer, and the look, straight away. I never thought I’d be the one who knew exactly what I like, but I’ve been pretty on top of it.”
And royal watchers are placing their bets on the princess dusting off the York Diamond Tiara – a stunning Garrard confection given to her mom by the Queen for her wedding day, which hasn’t been worn since. Sadly for eager fans, the couple's china betrays no clues regarding her bridal look, which is sure to be the best of surprises!