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My fondness for a country walk made the addition of 20-foot Field Maples in Westminster Abbey one my favorite details of the Royal Wedding. I loved how letting a bit of the outdoors in brought freshness and life into such a historic and tradition-bound venue.
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At Vogue's Costume Institute Ball last night a similar contrast was created as the outdoors flourished in a grand space once again, with bucolic trees, fanciful topiary and garden blooms decorating the Museum and Temple of Dendur where dinner was served.
The dramatic topiary referenced McQueen's sculptural fantasy creations.
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While blossoms and foliage echoed the designer's more romantic and ethereal notes.
And thistles mixed among the fragrant blooms brought a sense of a Highland Fling and Mr. McQueen's Scottish Heritage.
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Hamish looks ready for Brigadoon.
For my next event, if we can't get out into the garden, I'll be inspired to bring the garden in. Perhaps not on an Abbey or Museum-ish scale, but my own little English Garden fantasy.