Laura Haley presented to a full house of attendees eager to see her demonstrations and hear her floral design advice at the Designer of Distinction luncheon on January 16. She shared personal stories and tips based on years of trial and error and hard-won experience.

Assisted by “Flower Ninja” Susan Doherty, Haley talked about the importance of including color, texture, and pattern in floral design while she made eight different arrangements in less than two hours. The completed pieces were raffled to the audience at the end of the program.

Photos by Brandi Hill

Designer of Distinction Chair Virginia Kirby helped organize a successful day of education and networking.

The event was sponsored by Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP through a gift from Daniel Nunn, the son of longtime Garden Club member Gloria Nunn.

The luncheon featured stunning coral tablecloths donated by Garden Member Benita Boyd and a delicious meal by Davoli’s Catering.

The tables featured winter-themed centerpieces designed by the Garden Divas.