Floral Displays at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace - Only Two Days Until the Royal Wedding!
27th April 2011
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It's now only two days until Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton tie the knot at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29th April.

The couple have chosen London-based floral designer Shane Connolly to create the displays for the big day. A team of florists under Mr. Connolly direction, alongside individual florists chosen by William and Kate, have created displays for both Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.

Mr. Connolly was especially chosen by William and Kate due to his fantastic reputation for producing both elegant and unique displays and his creative approach using seasonal, natural and organic flowers. Mr. Connolly's sustainable approach to floristry uses growing rather than cut plants and trees wherever possible.

William and Kate have taken great interest in choosing the designs, which follow a theme paying tribute to the Language of Flowers. The displays in Westminster Abbey will feature a variety of seasonal growing and cut British flowers and trees, which have been sourced from Royal Estates and others growers in the country. Flowers and plants in the displays include blossoms, azaleas, rhododendron, euphorbias, beech, wisteria and lilac.

Also included in the Westminster Abbey floral displays are eight 20 ft high trees, six of which are English Field Maple and two Hornbeam, These trees will be growing from planters specially designed by Mr. Connolly and made by craftsmen at Highgrove, The Prince of Wales's residence in Gloucestershire.

The flowers and plants will be left in positiion after the wedding for the public to view until Friday 6th May. After this time, the trees will be taken to Highgrove Gardens to be planted. William and Kate have requested that many of the cut plants and flowers and all of the growing plants be donated to charities or re-planted.

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