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A Famous Royal Florist Gives an Enlightening Presentation at the Dallas Museum of Art League’s Biggest Fundraiser

A Famous Royal Florist Gives an Enlightening Presentation at the Dallas Museum of Art League’s Biggest Fundraiser

Yellow—the official color of sunshine, freshness, and happiness—was seen in all its vibrant shades at the Dallas Museum of Art. A gorgeous group of ladies (with just a few lucky men — a ratio I adore) had assembled to celebrate Art in Bloom: A Royal Affair . This annual event, now in its 21st incarnation, is graciously put on by the DMA’s League and is the centerpiece of the group’s fundraising activities. The League is celebrating 81 years of commitment through countless hours of volunteer support for the Museum as well as contributions towards art acquisitions and important endowment funds. League president, Dyann Skelton , and Art in Bloom chair, Therese Rourk , took the stage in the Horchow Auditorium to welcome the elegant guests assembled (read lots of chic girl-on-the-go boucle suits and fabulous floral day-dresses). The two must have decided that yellow would be their signature color as they both chose stunning canary floral Lela Rose dresses. They had the honor of introducing this year’s featured speaker, Shane Connolly . Annually, this event brings in a noted floral designer or entertaining guru to inspire guests. Connolly’s quirky, and far from pretentious styl e was a hit with the ladies who held onto his every word. (It didn’t hurt that they were all delivered in a delicious British accent and made occasional reference to the monarchy.) One of his Connolly’s first royal moments came when HRH the Duchess of Cornwall (you know, Camilla Parker Bowles) asked him to design her bouquet and all of the varied florals for her marriage to HRH the Prince of Wales (you know, Charles) in 2005. Then, perhaps the jewel in his personal crown was being awarded a second Royal Warrant of Appointment in 2011. That was for the wedding of Kate and […]

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