A FLOWER arranger equipped with first-hand royal wedding experience revisited her roots to bring together a display inspired by this week's upcoming nuptials.

Cynthia Scott, of School Aycliffe, helped set up a peach and cream display in Westminster Abbey before taking her seat for the royal wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in 1987.

As chairman of Durham and Northumberland branch of the National Flower Arranging Association, she was one of an exclusive team of 40 arrangers from across the country to perform the royal duty.

More than 30 years later and just days before the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Mrs Scott rallied her Newton Aycliffe-based Greenfield Flower Arranging Group to put on another display fit for a king, or queen.

She said: "I'm always looking for something fun to to do that's different and they (members) enjoy doing a group project together.

"I thought it would brighten things up and get everybody into the mood.

"We stuck to white because we're not sure what colour they will have for the flowers, although I have a feeling lilac will come into it."

The group's display, which came together on Friday, was made up of a headdresses, wedding rings and flower spheres.