Love is blooming! A couple marries in the first same-sex marriage to take place at the Chelsea Flower Show in its 110-year history

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Manoj Malde, an RHS Inclusion Ambassador, married her husband Clive Gillmor at the Chelsea Flower Show in the first same-sex marriage to take place at the event.

Love is blooming! A couple marries in the first same-sex marriage to take place at the Chelsea Flower Show in its 110-year history

A loving couple tied the knot at the Chelsea Flower Show in the first same-sex wedding to take place at the annual event in its 110-year history.

Manoj Malde, HRHS Inclusion Ambassador, married her husband Clive Gillmor in a traditional Hindu ceremony at the Eastern Eye Garden of Unity.

The impressive garden had been designed by Mr. Malde himself prior to this year’s event.

When the couple said ‘I do,’ they were surrounded by plants including Japanese cherry, thistle and oregano, with floral beads and ornaments hanging from pink and orange beams.

And aside from their loved ones, the couple also drew viewers who gathered to wish them well.

Manoj Malde, an RHS Inclusion Ambassador, married her husband Clive Gillmor at the Chelsea Flower Show in the first same-sex marriage to take place at the event.

Recorded music from a sitar and flute wafted over the wood smoke from a fire pit in the center of the garden as bees moved among the flowers.

James Alexander-Sinclair, an RHS judge who introduced the ceremony, told guests to bless the kalash, a metal pot topped with a coconut that also contained the rings, as the now-married couple walked around the fire.

After donning garlands of white flowers, the couple pronounced their vows with Kensington and Chelsea secretary Steven Lord officiating.

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Speaking after the ceremony, Mr Alexander-Sinclair said: “It’s a first time in Chelsea and a one time in Chelsea, it’s not something you expect to happen at a flower show.”

The couple got married in the East Eye Unity Garden, which had been designed by Mr. Malde.

The couple got married in the East Eye Unity Garden, which had been designed by Mr. Malde.

The ceremony, which was attended by family and friends of the couple and watched by well-meaning onlookers, was filled with colour.

The ceremony, which was attended by family and friends of the couple and watched by well-meaning onlookers, was filled with colour.

Isn’t that a glorious idea? Someone who really designs this garden to bring people together and then gets married in it. It’s a really nice way to connect everything together.’

The Eastern Eye Garden contains Asian fruit and vegetables to celebrate Asian domestic cooking and drought-resistant plants to represent the UK’s increasingly hot summers.

It is also paved with hexagonal slabs representing a broken society, Malde told RHS.

He added: ‘But when a broken society comes together, it is stronger. So those slabs, even though they are separate, together act as a path, representing that stronger society.’

Born in Mombasa, Kenya, Mr. Malde wants to open up gardening to people who have traditionally been excluded.

He said that growing food and highlighting various stories will help attract a wider variety of people and that there are posts in his garden with braille messages so blind people can enjoy it.

Alexander-Sinclair said: “Chelsea has been about a lot of things over the years, but really it’s about everyone coming together and seeing something they love and enjoy, which is gardening, flowers and the natural world and love one another.” other.

‘So that’s more or less what it was about.

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“This goes to show that something previously thought to be quite stuffy and elitist is actually here for everyone.

‘Gardening is there for everyone to enjoy.’

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