When a bride-to-be asks for stephanotis, also referred to as Madagascar jasmine, it's clear that hers will be an high end affair. It's blooms are fragrant, delicate, and expensive. However it has been the signature for tradional and formal weddings of some of the most revered style icons, such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Princess Diana, and Audrey Hepburn.
The blossoms are sold stem free and in packages, presented like an elegant box of white chocolates. Florists wire the blooms to create their own "stems" so they can work the flowers into their creations. Pearl head pins are often used to hold them in pace in a bouquet.