Let's talk flowers, it's August after all. Lily-of-the-valley has been used in two of the most famous royal wedding bouquets of the last sixty years. The tiny flower with its big scent was a feature in Kate Middleton's posy when she walked into Westminster Abbey to become Duchess of Cambridge while six decades earlier, Grace Kelly had used this flower alone in her bouquet. If you want to get the lace and loveliness vibe of these two famous royal brides, then lily of the valley is the way to go.
You can see why Kate and Grace both went LOTV (you can work that one out). It's very light and delicate and those two famous dresses with their not dissimilar shapes need something subtle in the flower department to allow them to really sing. The delicate bouquet that Kate Middleton carried at her wedding on April 29th 2011 was dominated by the tiny tubular flowers that make LOTV so distinctive.
In fact, even from a distance the sprawling sparkle of the little blooms remains distinctive as you can see from Grace's bouquet above. She's carrying just a tiny little posy of LOTV but it really stands out. These wedding flowers pack a punch and then some and a little goes a very long way which is handy as it can be pricey when ordered for bouquets. It grows well in gardens and is abundant in late spring. It's also the birth flower of May although Kate and Grace were both April brides.