A Meghan Inspired Diminutive Bridal Bouquet

As many of you know I am sure, sadly, because of the pandemic 2020 has become the year of the postponed wedding and what has been called the micro wedding or, more simply, small wedding.  I can't tell you how many conversations I have had with brides concerning date and time changes.  So sad.  Their special days have been changed to look nothing like what they had planned.  Even with that unfortunate news couples have been able to execute small and very intimate ceremonies that include those they love the most 💕.  Amazingly, I was able to be a part of some of these micro weddings in a very minuscule way. I made a few bridal bouquets and other wedding flower items, as well.  It made me feel good to be able to provide that service in the middle of these tough times. 

I hope to write about how I was able to find flowers for these weddings during the shutdown and other experiences that happened at that time.  I need to take a moment and remember all the intricate details and stories that took place.  It was an interesting time in that way. 

 However, in the spirit of these small 2020 weddings, today I am sharing a small bridal bouquet I made the other day "just for fun" and for practice, something floral designers often do.

I was inspired by Meghan Markle's diminutive bridal bouquet.  I know it has been a while since that big wedding but, I thought her small, classic bouquet fit right in with this year of tiny weddings.  I am taking poetic license and bringing out my adaptation of Meghan's bouquet now a while later :).

I set out to find flowers that would mimic the look of her bouquet at my local farm stands and grocery stores.  I originally wanted to make the bouquet white like Meghan's.  Unfortunately, the stores where I shopped did not have the assortment of flowers I was hoping for. Therefore, I went with yellow since the flowers in that color palette were more plentiful and in the style that I was looking for.

I loved the astilbe in Meghan's bouquet.  Of course, she and Harry were married in May and her bouquet contained spring flowers such as sweet peas and lily-of-the-valley.  My bouquet was going to be made with summer flowers in mind and with a summer color, I suppose.  My flowers are not as expensive as the ones in the original bouquet but, I felt they gave the illusion of a similar look.  You can see a photo of her bouquet here to compare and get the idea of what I was going for.  (I don't have the rights to photos of her bouquet, of course~)

I was lucky enough to have ribbon in my supplies that seemed to match Meghan's almost exactly.  Great!

The flowers I used were all yellow and they included spray roses, goldenrod and alstroemeria.

I have to say the diminutive bouquet was much easier to handle than the much larger ones I usually make.  It has not been my experience that brides have followed suit with Meghan and gone with small bouquets. They usually want a much larger one.  Perhaps, with the smaller weddings happening this year the smaller bouquets will start to come into vogue as a result. Who knows?  I want to be 
ready :).


I will probably try to make another small bridal bouquet in the near future but, next time I will definitely look for white flowers.  I do not really imagine many brides wanting an all yellow bouquet but, as I said, this was just for fun and for practice not for a specific bride.


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  1. I think this is a beautiful bouquet for a Fall wedding!

  2. Personally, I'd love to see a bride with this fresh and sunny bouquet... it's perfect.
    Such a difficult and disappointing time for all brides and grooms in 2020. I'm so glad to hear that micro weddings are still taking place.
    Thank you for sharing your Meghan inspired bridal bouquet at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tonight's party and pinning too.

    1. I am beyond thrilled that you feature me. Thank you so very much!!! I am also happy for the beautiful couples getting married this year who seemed to have embraced the moment and have had wonderful experiences in spite of all that is going on. Thanks again!

  3. Gorgeous! The bright yellow is so sunny and positive! I'd love for you to join us at the Creative Crafts Linky Party https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-2-join-in-the-fun/
    Have a great weekend!
    Creatively, Beth

  4. Thank you, Beth. I will definitely take a swing by! Thank you for the invitation :).