Florabundance Inspirational Design Days 2017

Florabundance Inspirational Design Days 2017

 

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Fleur Friday

Florabundance Holland Design Days

Hello!
I’m off in Holland with Florabundance this week. Follow along with our Holland adventures on Instagram –

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We have an incredible itinerary of floral treasures to see while in Holland and I cannot wait to share highlights here on the blog when I return!

tot ziens (Dutch for see you later!),
Alicia

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Florabundance Design Days 2016 which took place in Santa Barbara, California this past January was featured in the April issue of Flowers& Magazine. Great article! –

Florabundance Design Days featured in Flowers& Magazine
Florabundance Design Days featured in Flowers& Magazine
Florabundance Design Days featured in Flowers& Magazine
Florabundance Design Days featured in Flowers& Magazine
Florabundance Design Days featured in Flowers& Magazine

Florabundance Design Days 2016 – Fleur Friday

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Flowers by Holland

Holland taking a moment to stop and smell the flowers.

I hope you all enjoyed the week long re-cap of Florabundance Design Days! I had a great time taking photos and capturing designers in their element!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Edith and Juliet David Austin Garden Roses

Juliet and Edith David Austin Garden Roses

Florabundance Design Days 2016

The final day of Florabundance Design Days 2016 was spent with an intense creative session with Hitomi Gilliam AIFD. Hitomi led the students in creating 11 different flower backdrops, hanging installations, and chandeliers!! Was fabulous to walk around and see what the teams were creating!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Hitomi Gilliam AIFD

Hitomi checking on the work of team gloriosa

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Katie Noonan AIFD adding gloriosa to the floral backdrop

Katie Noonan AIFD adding gloriosa to the hanging installation

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Hitomi Gilliam AIFD wedding ceremony design

Olivia working on the garden rose backdrop, it really looked like a rambling backdrop of wild roses!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Hitomi Gilliam AIFD design

A garden rose backdrop

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Hitomi Gilliam AIFD

Hitomi admiring the work on the students

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - creating a chandelier

Joost gets in on the chandelier creating!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Floral Chandelier by Hitomi Gilliam AIFD

Maria from Niche Events adding delphinium to a chandelier.

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Stacey Carlton AIFD working on a Hitomi Gilliam installation

Stacey Carlton AIFD adding the gloriosa into the design

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Rebecca Raymond

Rebecca Raymond wiring water tubes for a floral chandelier

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Stacey Carlton AIFD and Francoise Weeks

Stacey Carlton AIFD with Francoise Weeks discussing mechanics, of course!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - design by Hitomi Gilliam AIFD

Another ceremony backdrop with a nice garden feel.

Florabundance Design Days 2016

Francoise Weeks and Susan McLeary of Passionflower led a design session titled ‘Artful Purses & Two Takes on Botanical Jewelry’. The pieces that the students created were truly pieces of art!
That’s what I love about Florabundance Design Days, the variety in programs and the variety of instructors!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -

The crew with their botanical jewelry!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -  Botanical purses designed by Francoise Weeks

Botanical purses designed by Francoise Weeks

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -  botanical purse designed by BJ Dyer

Botanical Purse designed by BJ Dyer

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -  Consider the Lilies with their botanical jewelry

Kathy and Sarah of Consider the Lilies with their botanical jewelry

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -  Consider the Lilies with their botanical jewelry

and then they have a good laugh after their serious portrait .. LOL

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -  Alyse of Crimson & Clover

Alyse with her killer botanical necklace and her wristlet corsage.

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -  Alyse of Crimson & Clover

Alyse of Crimson & Clover Floral Design with her red garden rose necklace

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -  Katalin Green Flowers

Katalin Green with her floral necklace.

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -  Maria of Niche Events

Maria of Niche Events gets creative using a coffee cup as her corsage holder!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -  Green Hellebore corsage designed by Robin Wood Flowers

Corsage designed by Robin Wood Flowers

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -  floral wristlet corsage by Mindy Karl of Katalin Green Flowers

Designed by Mindy Karl of Katalin Green Flowers

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -  purple tulips and white hellebores

Plum tulips and white hellebores for the design session with Francoise Weeks’

So creative, right?!
Tomorrow we’ll continue being creative with Hitomi Gilliam AIFD! Wait until you see what the students created on the last day of Florabundance Design Days!

 

Florabundance Design Days 2016

Hello again!
Yes, I have more photos from Florabundance Design Days 2016 to share with you today! Let’s start with the images that I took during Kim’s (of Toast) design session, and some closeups of the flowers we got to design with last week!
If you like blush and cream colored flowers you will love today’s post!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Blush ranunculus

I could stare at this Ranunculus for hours!
Perfect.

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Katie Noonan AIFD designing a blush bridal bouquet

Katie Noonan AIFD designing a bridal bouquet.

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Jose of Florabundance and Nancy of Destiny Hill Farm

Jose of Florabundance sharing a laugh with Nancy of Destiny Hill Farm

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Bouquet designed by Tracey of Ella and Louie

Bouquet designed by Tracey of Ella and Louie

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Katie of Mac's Floral designed this white and blush bridal bouquet

Katie of Mac’s Floral designed this bouquet

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - blush spray roses

These roses! Cluster roses, I believe..

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Karen of De Bloom

Karen of De Bloem

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Katalin Green Flowers

Katalin Green and her bridal bouquet. Katalin and I had a good time playing around with photography and the greenhouse backdrop!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Katalin Green Flowers

I’m not sure which image of Katalin is my favorite, it might be this one.

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Katalin Green Flowers

Edgy? that’s what we were going for!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - White Peonies

PEONIES!! big, poofy, peonies!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - blush ranunculus

These blush ranunculus were HUGE! Perfect blush!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -  blush bridal bouquet by Sheryl Tynes of Thistle and Bone

Sheryl of Thistle and Bone with her blush bridal bouquet

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - White spray rose

This rose is gorgeous. Unfortunately, I cannot remember its name and I am trying to find out from Florabundance what it is!!

Tomorrow I will share the photographs from Francoise and Susan’s design sessions. See you tomorrow!
~Alicia

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Florabundance Design Days 2016

Hello Flower Friends!
I feel like I’m coming off a flower high from this past week in Santa Barbara for the fourth annual Florabundance Design Days! Once again the team at Florabundance blew the event out of the water! The first two days of the conference were held at a former Orchid greenhouse, fascinating place with fun nooks and crannies to take photos in. Plus, a cocktail hour that took place on the bluffs where we watched the sun go down! On the third day we moved the conference to Rincon Beach Club. The teachers this year included Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, Francoise Weeks, Holly Chapple, Susan McLeary, and Kim Curtis of TOAST. OH, and me! I gave a presentation on Social Media.

Thought I’d share some photos here that I took over the 3 days. Sometimes I think I have as much fun taking photos as I do designing flowers!

Bella Fiori - Floral arrangement with David Austin Garden Roses with Hellebores

I got to make two floral arrangements during the conference this year! Usually, I don’t make anything as I stay busy walking around visiting with everyone and photographing the days’ events. Eleanor of David Austin Roses asked if I could make up something for the blog, and I happily obliged! I loved making this centerpiece — as many David Austin Roses as I wanted! Plus, hellebores, blackberries and tinus viburnum.

Bella Fiori - Bouquet of David Austin Roses

Another pretty little bouquet that I got to put together for David Austin Roses.

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - floral designers making large arrangements

A view of the students at work during Holly Chapple’s design session on creating large arrangements.

Florabundance Design Days 2016  - Students set up in the Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm greenhouses

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A close up of the gorgeous David Austin Roses and peonies that the students worked with during Holly Chapple’s design session.

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Yoshi from Floral Fete holds a large arrangement

Yoshi from Floral Fete waits to get her floral arrangement photographed by Meg Sorel

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -

Holly Chapple’s design session of floral centerpieces was the first session of the conference. Here’s a line-up of 4 arrangements made by the students.

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Mindy Rosenberg with her floral arrangement

Mindy Rosenberg designing a large floral arrangement with gorgeous David Austin garden roses!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Irene Seamen from Academy Florist

Irene of Academy Florist works on her arrangement.

Florabundance Design Days 2016

All the students’ work was photographed by professional photographers – so great for their portfolios!

Florabundance Design Days 2016

Not sure who designed this arrangement, but it sure looks pretty at the entrance of the greenhouse!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Heather of Eclectic Sage and Heather of Bramble and Bee

Heather of Eclectic Sage and Maggie of Bramble and Bee

Florabundance Design Days 2016 -

Tracey of Ella and Louie

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Bright Inc, Santa Barbara

Amy of BRIGHT flowers and events with her design

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Joost Bongaerts at a table designed by Holly Chapel

Oh, and at one point during the conference Holly setup this table for a photoshoot – Joost took the opportunity to have a seat at the table!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Holly Chapple taking a place at the table that she set

Holly Chapple enjoying the California lifestyle.

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - the school bus

Check out our cute School Bus ride, love the hashtag on the side of the bus!

Florabundance Design Days 2016 - Sunset during cocktail hour

Most amazing sunset while we stood on the bluffs and watched the sun go down.

Oh my goodness, I have so many photos — better split them up into a few posts! I’ll be back tomorrow with some images of bridal bouquets and other goodies!
~Alicia

 

Florabundance Inspirational Design Days 2016

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