Traditionally January’s are fairly quiet, but the early arrival of the much awaited Royal Academy of Arts Monet to Matisse exhibition has galvanised many big corporate sponsors to scramble for their own private viewing of the impressionist, post-impressionist and avant-garde art that has been recently hung in this magnificent venue. Lavender Green has been lucky enough to be invited to provide the flowers for some of the events associated with this stunning exhibition. We have brought flowers to create our own real life garden within the Royal Academy’s imposing entrance. We have styled our designs around Monet’s famous painting of “The Water Lily Pond”, with movement, texture and colour creating the impression of walking through a secret garden, especially designed for the guests. For this we used scented Eucalyptus, Ocean Song Roses, Brassica, Clematis, two-tone Lisianthus, Grasses, Succulents, contorted Birch, with Ivy and Moss.
Then, in February the National Portrait Gallery, in collaboration with British Vogue, opened a breath-taking Exhibition of stunning Photographs to celebrate the Magazine’s 100 years in Publication. The style of the Exhibition takes viewers on a journey through time, with both nostalgic and iconic imagery, and an array of different genres showcased together to “tell the story of the most influential magazine in the world” (National Portrait Gallery). To complement and translate the style of The Exhibition through to florals, our designs start to take on more unusual silhouettes and showcase interesting colour combinations within an elegant, timeless composition. As the Exhibition starts with just Black and White Photographs and slowly move through to full colour, it gives the perfect opportunity for the Flowers to emulate this through the use of a Monochrome Palette for a Drinks Reception, followed by brighter and warmer shades for a seated Dinner. Already receiving spectacular reviews, this Exhibition is sure to celebrate Vogue’s centenary in extraordinary style, tantalizing guests with a visual feast that will leave a lasting impression!
Last but not least, it’s not too late to pre-order your Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget your loved one this year and pop down to our South Kensington-based store or give us a call
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