29 April 2011

the royal wedding cake

I love all the details behind the Royal Wedding cake made and designed by Fiona Cairns. There were 900 handmade flowers on the cake in 17 varieties that Kate selected based on the Language of Flowers. Some of the swags and detail work of the cake are reminiscent of the architectural details of Buckingham Palace.

The Language of Flowers
Rose (white) :: national symbol of England
Daffodil :: national symbol of Wales, new beginnings
Shamrock - national symbol of Ireland
Thistle :: national symbol of Scotland
Acorns, oak leaf :: strength, endurance
Myrtle :: love
Ivy :: wedded love, marriage
Lily of the valley :: sweetness, humility
Rose (bridal) :: happiness, love
Sweet William :: grant me one smile
Honeysuckle :: the bond of love
Apple blossom :: preference, good fortune
White heather :: protection, wishes will come true
Jasmine (white) :: amiability
Daisy - innocence, beauty, simplicity
Orange blossom :: marriage, eternal love, fruitfulness
Lavender :: ardent attachment, devotion, success, and luck.

Pictures and information found here.

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