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Royal wedding florist makes Dallas museum fundraiser an eco-friendly affair

Royal wedding florist makes Dallas museum fundraiser an eco-friendly affair

Shane Connolly arranges daffodils in a flower brick. Photo by Dana Driensky Art in Bloom chair Therese Rourk, honorary chair Amy Warren, and DMA League president Dyann Skelton Photo by Dana Driensky Barbara Bigham, Donna Arp Weitzman, Regina Bruce, Empress Gilbert Photo by Dana Driensky Shane Connolly preaches "the abundance of less." Photo by Dana Driensky Sung Moon, Daly Turner, Mary Geosits Photo by Dana Driensky Daly Turner, Sejal Kapadia Photo by Dana Driensky Lisa Blair, Tamareh Tuma, Leslie Champlin Photo by Dana Driensky Cindy Williams, Sarah Jo Hardin, Shannon Callewart Photo by Dana Driensky Susan Cooper, Sharon Gleeson, Judy Dryden, Libbie Wilmer Photo by Dana Driensky Floral designer Shane Connolly may do work for the British crown, but he refuses to gild the lily. The man who filled Westminster Abbey with thousands of flowers, plants, and full-size trees for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s "wedding of the century" presented to a captivated Dallas audience his surprisingly refreshing philosophy: “the abundance of less.” The occasion was the Dallas Museum of Art League’s 2020 Art in Bloom fundraiser, themed, appropriately, “A Royal Affair.” The March 2 event was chaired by Therese Rourk and honorary chair Amy Warren under the leadership of league president Dyann Skelton . About 330 guests sipped bubbly and mingled to peruse silent auction items, assembled by chair April McCormick , before packing every seat in Horchow Auditorium for Connolly’s presentation. It was a veritable bouquet of practical advice, philosophical wisdom, charming British humor, and the tiniest tidbits of royal insidery-ness. About that: Northern Ireland-born Connolly in 2005 was asked by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall (aka Camilla) to do the floral design for her wedding to Prince Charles. This resulted in a Royal Warrant of Appointment from The Prince of Wales and then the big […]

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