Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Romantic Tulip Wedding

Overseen by an angel, what could be more lovely on a cold winter day than tulips? For Kate and Wills' wedding on Saturday, rich red "Pallade" tulips accented with petrol blue viburnum berries set the tone for their beautiful wedding at Hampton Court House. Just a stone's throw from the palace and overlooking Bushey Park, this graceful 18th century venue was the setting for the civil ceremony and reception.

Kate and Will exchanged their vows beneath the magnificent ceiling in the entrance hall, with log fires and candlelight adding to the romantic atmosphere before their reception in the ballroom of this historic mansion.

A classical urn of tulips, birch and ivy trails gave a rustic elegance beside an antique mirror.

For dinner nature inspired the informal look of the tables, with vibrant tulips appearing to grow from mossy rings and complementing the chairs green velvet seat pads perfectly. Guests with a sweet tooth were treated to two wedding cakes, with a very popular "cheese" cake adding the finishing touch.

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