The Gallery ball is the black-tie event of the season, a glittering mix of art, fine dining, and live entertainment. All proceeds support kids programs at the WAG.
I was honored to be asked back this year to be one of the florists to design pieces for Gallery #1.
“This year our gallery was filled with paintings done around the time of the Renaissance with mostly religious subject matter.”
I really enjoyed meeting the Gallery committee and a couple of the other florists in advance to walk around the gallery and get a feel for what the night would look like. Its a lovely experience to have the freedom to collaborate and share ideas without any sense of competition. I also appreciated the trust the committee showed in creating the concept for the centerpieces.
When it came to choosing the florals, the color red was a no brainer. I considered a monochramatic look but feared it may look a little too Christmassey. Rich purples came to mind as it is a very royal color. The blooms itself were a mix of orchids, anthuriums, leucodendron, kale, carnations and magnolia.
A few final shots of the room and art. I can’t thank photographer and friend Jodie Bezdzietny enough for the beautiful photographs.