Prince William and Miss Middleton have chosen London-based floral designer Shane Connolly to create the floral displays for their wedding on April 29th.
Floral Display at Westminister Abbey
For the floral displays at Westminister Abbey, Mr. Connolly has directed a team of florists, including Westminster Abbey’s and Buckingham Palace’s florists, and florists individually chosen by the Couple, to create the floral displays at the Abbey and for Buckingham Palace.
Six members of National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (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 floral displays in the Abbey will include eight 20 feet-high trees: six English Field Maple and two Hornbeam. All the trees will be growing in planters, which have also been designed by Mr. Connolly and which were made by craftsmen at Highgrove, The Prince of Wales’s Residence in Gloucestershire.
The floral displays in Westminster Abbey feature a variety of seasonal growing and cut British flowers and trees sourced from Royal Estates and other growers around the country.
The flowers and plants include blossoms, azaleas, rhododendron, euphorbias, beech, wisteria and lilac.
Mr. Shane Connolly also designed the Bride’s Bouquet.