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Old 09-23-2011, 02:22 PM
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I liked the trees for W*K's wedding, that was something very different.
The trees made me think of being in the middle of a meadow, in a park near my grandmother's apartment building back in Moscow. Overall, it brought a peaceful feeling to the occasion.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:33 AM
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For a wedding I adore the elegant beauty of floral arrangements, but I do think there needs to be a trade off -- either a majestic building or floral opulence. So I think, for the grandeur of the venue, William and Catherine were wise to keep it so simple. I recall reading (though I don't know if it were true) that they planned to use blossoming trees however they bloomed a week early. I don't know what color they would have been but trees with white blossoms stretching and/or arching above would have created a somewhat airy heavenliness to the Abbey.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:42 AM
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I am afraid that I am one of the "minority?" I really disliked the putting of trees in Westminster Abbey which is so beautiful that it really doesn't need very much decorating. It reminds of the so often quoted (wrongly I may add) "gilding of the lily".
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For Princess Elizabeth of England's 1947 wedding, I like the urns of English autumnal flowers in Westminster Abbey.
I like the white roses of York that decorated the interior of York Minster for the 1961 wedding of Prince Edward of Kent and Katharine.
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I am afraid that I am one of the "minority?" I really disliked the putting of trees in Westminster Abbey which is so beautiful that it really doesn't need very much decorating. It reminds of the so often quoted (wrongly I may add) "gilding of the lily".
No it's not just you. I hated the trees, they were not needed in such a gorgeous setting and they seemed completely out of place.

For me it was one of the few false notes in an otherwise flawlessly beautiful wedding ceremony.
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You are right. For me it looked oddly "theatrical" and I thought "what? You've dug up and carted a load of trees into the Abbey . . . what are you thinking?"

I loved Victoria's bouquet with it's white's and creams and even gold. It looked wonderful with both her white dress and the antique, gold and cream Cameo Tiara;

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/i...gs_Z_B6qeu5sVw

As to the Cathedral, the pinks gave the warmth of summer, the blues the colour of a summer sky, to an otherwise somewhat austere church.

http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/...5_1661825c.jpg
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i agree that the floreal set of Crown Princess Victoria's wedding was perhaps the best one...
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Well, I like beauty, but not over-the-top florals in church. If the altar flowers are good enough for Sunday worship, so should they be for weddings. I thought the trees were hideous. I know, I know....
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Rather than hideous I'd say oout of place...they simply didn't belong there... I also loved the decorations of the monegasque wedding
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I'm in the minority as a I loved the trees! Graceful and IMO mirrored the architecture of the Abbey interior. Also I liked the idea that they would be planted afterwards.

I liked Mary and Frederik but the red/pink was a bit overwhelming at times. For balconies I really thought that WA and Max had the most beautiful arrangement.
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I'm in the minority as a I loved the trees! Graceful and IMO mirrored the architecture of the Abbey interior. Also I liked the idea that they would be planted afterwards.

I liked Mary and Frederik but the red/pink was a bit overwhelming at times. For balconies I really thought that WA and Max had the most beautiful arrangement.
I loved the trees too! It looked like the trees created a more intimate atmosphere as the Abbey's ceilings are really high.
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Rather than hideous I'd say oout of place...they simply didn't belong there... I also loved the decorations of the monegasque wedding
The Monaco wedding looked like a movie set, but it was simply gorgeous in full effect. That horseshoe staircase in the Palace Courtyard simply cannot be beat, imo.
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I'm in the minority as a I loved the trees! Graceful and IMO mirrored the architecture of the Abbey interior. Also I liked the idea that they would be planted afterwards.

I liked Mary and Frederik but the red/pink was a bit overwhelming at times. For balconies I really thought that WA and Max had the most beautiful arrangement.
I agree. The Dutch are masters in flower decorations:

The balcony on 30-04-13 (note the oranges!)
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:38 PM
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I absolutely loved the red and pink flowers at Frederik and Mary's wedding. It was just breathtaking:

http://youtu.be/3txxVAMwWHg

I especially loved it in the entrance.
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Very colourful: Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien
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Here is a YouTube clip from Philipe and Mathilde's wedding.
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Interestingly the florist for the Swedish Royal Court was called in to help do the flowers for the wedding of Stephanie and Guillaume of Luxembourg.
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I guess that explains why Stephanie and Guillaume had such lovely floral arrangements in the Cathedral.

The Swedish weddings and christenings consistently have the most stunning floral decorations imaginable.
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I loved the trees in Westminster! They made the Abbey look much brighter and greener.
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Fergie went for flowers in the abbey and I much preferred them to Kate's trees. Sarah had peach and cream roses adorning the pillars rather than trying to hide them, a huge arch of roses above the choir screen and matching trestles of flowers on the altar. I think the abbey needed this as it's an impressive church but quite dark and dreary inside and I don't think those trees did anything to "lift" it at all. I also liked the all white floral arrangement on the marble staircase at the Monaco wedding, it was stunning.
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