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The top secret bouquet
Florist Doris Wellham was at her workbench early on the day of the royal wedding - 3am to be precise. As head florist at London firm Longmans, she was in sole charge of Lady Diana’s bridal flowers and had been at work until midnight making a final practice bouquet.
On the morning of the wedding, she and her 3 assistants set to work making not just one bridal bouquet, but two. “We made one for Lady Diana to carry during the ceremony and an identical one to be used in the photographs at Buckingham Palace,” she said. Both bouquets were delivered to the Palace at 7.45 am.
In 36 years with the firm, Doris had made floral arrangements for Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret, the Duchess of Kent, Princess Michael, the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Alexandra.
Doris, who retired in 1991, was determined to do Lady Diana proud. “The bouquet had to be special and it obviously had to go with her dress, so I went to the Emanuels. We talked it over, although they didn’t give any secrets away. The bouquet was also top secret. I couldn’t tell a soul, not even my husband, only my boss, David Longman, and myself knew about it. It was very cloak and dagger,” she said.
Doris was told which flowers Lady Diana wanted and then made sketches for her approval. Finally, she made up a sample bouquet in silk and took it to Buckingham Palace to show the bride to be. “Diana had just finished a ballet lesson and she came rushing in, apologising profusely and hoping she hadn’t kept us waiting. She seemed very pleased with the bouquet and I showed her how to hold it, resting it gently on her hip. She seemed to me to be a very sweet person. I was very nervous at meeting her but she put me at my ease,” she said.
In it’s way, Lady Diana’s wedding bouquet was every bit as stunning as her dress. It was 42 inches long, 15 inches wide and distinctly Edwardian in style. Many of the British-grown flowers were chosen for their special significance. There were yellow ‘Mountbatten’ roses, named after Prince Charles’ late mentor, white orchids, and myrtle, a traditional wedding flower that had been in Queen Victoria’s wedding bouquet. The bouquet was beautifully scented, from the profusion of gardenias, freesia and lily of the valley.
The arrangement was set off by 200 exquisite stephanotis flowers, each of which had to be wired and packed with damp cotton wool to keep them fresh.