Guildford Cathedral Flower Gala 2013 – Floral Designs by Paula Pryke : Part 1
Renowned for her use of colour, Paula and her team created flower arrangements in the colours of the rainbow on a grass walkway in the nave.
This first post features designs in a cool colour palette of purples, blues and greens.
Vanda orchids and allium schubertii feature in the image below…
They were arranged on a purple table, together with vases of more alliums…
I loved these delphiniums in such a delicate shade of pale blue, complemented by the hydrangeas.
And here’s a ‘tree’ of pale green cymbidium orchids…
Here’s a close-up of the green and white design above…
So many different types of flowers and foliage were used including guelder rose, gomphocarpus, trailing amaranthus, roses, dianthus ‘Green Trick’, chrysanthemums, alchemilla mollis, bupleurum and hebe.
Being a big fan of purple and blue, my favourite design was this one below.
In particular, I loved all the little details…from the individual stems of purple anemones and muscari in hanging blue glass bottles, to the lupins and agapanthus at the base of the design.
Aren’t all the arrangements just so beautiful?
Later in Part 2, I’ll be featuring Paula’s designs in the nave with a warm colour palette.
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)