London based florist Shane Connolly has been chosen by William and Kate to oversee the floral arrangements at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.
Mr. Connolly was chosen by the Couple owing to his reputation for producing elegant and unique displays, and for his creative approach which focuses on using seasonal, natural and organic flowers.
Shane Connolly is also well known for his sustainable approach to floristry, which incorporates as much as possible the use of growing, rather than cut, plants and trees.
The royal couple are using the language of flowers to convey a very personal message.
The displays will include azalea, rhododendron, lilac, solomon’s seal, euphorbia, beech and wisteria, all of which are seasonal.
Avenue of trees
Eight potted trees of English Field Maple and Hornbeam were taken to Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, these will create an avenue down the aisle, all in giant planters made by craftsmen at Highgrove.
Six members of NAFAS will also be helping Shane Connolly and his team to decorate Westminster Abbey.
NAFAS members have arranged the flowers for special occasions at Westminster Abbey for many years.
The trees, plants and flowers are being sourced from the Saville Gardens and Valley Gardens in Windsor Great Park, Sandringham Estate and other English growers.
The arrangements will remain on public display until 6th May when the trees will be removed and planted in the gardens of Highgrove. Other flowers are to be replanted or donated.
It is believed Kate will be carrying a traditional white bouquet.
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