Starbright Floral Design was totally psyched to be “named the Official Florist for the 2014 Monte Cristo Award honoring Meryl Streep.”
“A lesson I learned in drama school: the teacher asks, how do you be the queen? And everybody says, ‘Oh it’s about posture and authority.’ And the teacher said, no, it’s about how the air in the room shifts when you walk in.” – Meryl Streep
The air in New York City will shift on April 21, 2014 when theater, film, and television legend Meryl Streep is honored by the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center with the 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award. One of the most distinguished achievement awards for an actor to receive, the Monte Cristo Award celebrates a theater artist who exemplifies the great playwright Eugene O’Neill’s pioneering spirit, his unceasing artistic commitment to excellence, and accomplishment.
Over here at SFD, we’e finding ourselves extra inspired from working on this event. The team, lead by Barbara Mele, put together and setup stunning arrangements of pink garden roses, green orchids, eucalyptus, and folded aspidistra leaves and curly willow branches in the vase .
The modern arrangement was designed specifically with Ms. Streep in mind. Vibrant garden roses were selected to represent Ms. Streep’s incredibly rich and full talent. The green cymbidium orchids, traditionally a symbol of royalty, remind us of Ms. Streep’s commitment to excellence and all of her achievements. On a bed of seeded eucalyptus, the arrangement sits in a rectangle vase lined with twisted willow branches to create a sense of whimsy and a hint of untamed nature.
Nothing could’ve been more fun than helping to set the scene for Meryl Streep to sparkle in!
Congratulations on taking home the 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award! And many thanks to The O’Neill for including Starbright Floral Design when planning this lovely night!