The check in table with flowers designed by Sebastian Li
The New York Botanical Garden
held its annual Orchid Dinner at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel recently. The event gathered interior designers and floral design talent that created glorious tablesettings featuring the flora. With the delicate blooms of a wide variety of orchids large and small, designers created elaborate centerpieces. Party attendees could buy orchids to take home, and the event was a triumph for the Garden, raising $600,000. This year's Orchid Show
opens March 5th, with a Broadway show theme. Over 300 orchid varieties will play a starring role.
Go and prepare to be amazed.
The awe - inspiring tables were on display just for the evening, but I wish more people had the chance to see them, so here they are:
Tim Whealon and L'Olivier Floral Atelier
Mark Rose Events and David Scott Interiors
Deborah Buck for Buck House
Stephen Elrod, creative director of Lee Jofa
Baccarat and Steven Gambrel of S.R. Gambrel
Adria de Haume and L'Olivier Floral Atelier
Philip Gorrivan Design
Laura Vinroot Poole with John Lupton and Andrew Thomas
Sara Bengur Interiors
LMD Lewis Miller Design
The Flower School of New York
Roric Tobin for Geoffrey Bradfield Inc.
Selina van der Geest
Tiffany & Co. by Richard Lambertson and David M. Handy Event Design & Planning
Marcy V. Masterson, Inc. and Floral arrangement by Brian Robert Hamecs, Felt etc.