While every detail of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding ceremony was broadcast to 3 million people in the United Kingdom, their wedding reception was private, for family and friends only. Just the most basic details (like the evening party location, the Royal Lodge) were made public.
But Prince Andrew just gave more people a glimpse inside the über-exclusive party. He shared a slideshow of the ornate flower arrangements on Instagram.
The florals were created by Simon Lycett and Paul Thomas Flowers, using fall foliage and eco-friendly materials from Windsor Great Park. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also used local flora from the park for their May 2018 nuptials.
“The flower arrangements displayed during the wedding reception for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank last Friday at Windsor Castle were created using autumnal foliage from Windsor Great Park and biodegradable oasis, following the couple’s autumnal theme and eco-friendly request,” Andrew wrote on Instagram.
One photo shows a vase of autumn roses from flower breeder David Austin, mixed with berries and colorful leaves. The next shot: a cascading arrangement of blooms and greenery, emerging from a pillar in a grand hall.
But perhaps the most stunning photo of all is one of a staircase surrounded by indoor trees, which gave the night an “enchanted forest” feel.
Their flowers at St. George’s Chapel also embraced the season. Created by floral designer Rob Van Helden, the arrangements included roses, spray roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, berries, as well as limber trees.
Earlier this week, Buckingham Palace also released a photo of the couple’s red velvet and chocolate cake. The five-tier creation took more than 400 eggs to make.
The whole event, which reportedly lasted two days, sounds like it was quite a sight to behold