City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Designer in Flowers
Erected 2012 by English Heritage.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Women.
Location. 51° 30.529′ N, 0° 9.096′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of South Audley Street and Aldford Street, on the left when traveling north on South Audley Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 64 South Audley Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 3JP, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grosvenor Chapel (a few steps from this marker); Charles X (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Arthur Rank (within shouting distance of this marker); John Gilbert Winant (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Ashfield (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Richard Westmacott (about 90 meters away); Jack BuchananThe Audley (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . . Constance Spry (English Heritage). "The move to her shop in South Audley Street marked her arrival as the most fashionable florist in London. It was in the same year she published 'Flower Decoration', the first of her 13 books and she also established the Constance Spry Flower School. Society weddings were a major part of her work and she turned the first floor of her shop in to a wedding room where her innovative crescent-shaped bridal bouquets were much in demand. One of Spry's most daring displays was the great urns of flowering cow parsley which she used to decorate the wedding of Jo Grimond and Laura Bonham Carter in 1938, confirming the vogue for "country weeds". She counted Edward, the Prince of Wales as one of her favourite clients and, after his abdication, travelled to France to decorate his wedding to Wallis Simpson in 1937. As a consequence, Spry received no commissions from Buckingham Palace until 1947 when she was asked to supervise the flowers at Princess Elizabeth's wedding." (Submitted on October 27, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.