Wow. Really, that's the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about the florists who'll be designing the flowers for William & Kate. A friend commented to me, "Wouldn't you just love to get THAT job?"
Hmmm, that gave me pause. My first reactions was "YES!," followed by "wellll, maybe...", then "NOOO!" That's a LOT of pressure and scrutiny. Opportunity of a lifetime? Sure. Worth the stress? Not sure. The Middleton's family florist, Emma Sampson, has been working with Royal Florist Shane Connolly on the floral arrangements, but still...
(Here's a link to some photos of the flowers arriving at Westminster Abbey...)
From my perspective, a wedding is a wonderful, fantastic floral event, but there is pressure to make sure that you & your bride are on the same page, as far as the designs you'll be delivering. "Pink" means different things to different people and the last thing you want is a bride that doesn't like her wedding flowers because they're the "wrong pink." I cannot even imagine the thought of desiging for this particular bride, all the while holding your breath until she says she likes it. The best phrase I can hear when presenting the bride with her bouquet is, "I love it." (*Whoosh!* Exhale of said held breath!)
So for now, I think I'll stick with my local princesses and helping them create the wedding of their dreams. That's enough pressure for me! :)