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Folger Gala Gets Towering, Springtime Centerpieces

Spot Floral Design crafted lofty bouquets for the dinner tables at the Folger Shakespeare Library gala.

Photo: Pepe Gomez

Spot Floral Design crafted lofty bouquets of budding spring boughs, roses, Bells of Ireland, and even sage for the dinner tables at the Folger Shakespeare Library gala on Wednesday. Mirrors topped the library’s oak tables, along with custom-designed, martini-olive-patterned green linens by Table Manners. “Colors were very important. We started from this year's invitation and chose linens to highlight the colors that spring brings: green and that hint of brown. We then complemented them with bright, happy arrangements of pinks, oranges, and sage green,” said Spot Floral's John Arndt.

This year’s gala raised more donations than any before—a total of $650,000—and saw a record attendance of 350 guests, said Caroline Bedinger, the Folger Shakespeare Library’s director of special events and donor relations.


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