Wendy Whelan Farewell

This past Saturday night Wendy Whelan retired from NYC Ballet after 30 years.  Even as a newbie to ballet I knew how special it was to watch her on stage and I was so lucky to get to be there Saturday night. I lost count of curtain calls. As she took her final bows she was presented with so many bouquets she had to lay them down, the stage was filled with admirers and the audience could not stop clapping….no one wanted to let her go.  I was also  lucky enough to be asked to do flowers for her the week before leading up to her final performance. When I realized the order places for specific colors that  would coordinate with colors of her costumes, the adoring geek in me had to put together these little collages because I was having so much fun filling the order. Finally I was excited to see the last image by Erin Biano showing Wendy with one of the bouquets I sent.

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Photos of ballets from around the web . Ballets represented Polyphonia, Nightingale and the Rose, Morphoses, After the Rain.

About cornucopiaofbeautifulthings

Dorothy Pfeiffer is owner and Creative Director of Cornucopia since 1995. When she first bought Cornucopia in 1995 it was a retail flower shop on the Upper East Side. Since, Dorothy has moved Cornucopia to a studio space in the heart of the flower market and has expanded the business to include all aspects of event design and recently has developed an added Interior Design for Coporate and Home to the services offered at Cornucopia
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One Response to Wendy Whelan Farewell

  1. Trish Williams says:

    That gave me chill bumps! You are so cool!!! I cannot believe the rest of the world has not figured it out yet? So proud!

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