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Constance Spry’s Wedding Flowers Revolution

Flowers by Flower Decorations Ltd. were fast becoming the sine qua non of every smart society wedding and party in London and the home counties, with newspapers and magazines reporting their latest creations in minute detail. Spry was revolutionising wedding flowers. She employed a team of skilled traditional florists who could delicately wire fresh flowers, creating the stylishly light, elegant, jewel-like creations she dreamt up.

In this film, curator and dress historian Amy de la Haye looks at how Constance Spry revolutionised the fashion for flowers at society and royal weddings.

“The flower decorations in the Cathedral by Mrs Spry (one of the essential figures behind the scenes of social life) were all white, with every kind of lily and a little pampas grass. Special green hydrangea and eucalyptus were also noted.” – Vogue, 1933

See more Pathé footage of Spry’s wedding flowers in the film below.