Florabundance Inspirational Design Days 2017

Florabundance Inspirational Design Days 2017

 

For more information and registration please visit:
http://www.florabundance.com/

 

 

 

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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

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!

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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 2015

Last week I shared a bit about Florabundance Design Days with a fun re-cap of photos of some of the people who attended the conference. Today I’m sharing more photos, another glimpse of the fun that was had and the arrangements that were created. Talk about fun in the sun!

alicia schwede, robyn rissman, kimberly schwede with flirty fleurs magazine

Alicia, Robyn and Kim – the crew behind Flirty Fleurs Magazine! This was during the cocktail hour meet & greet prior to Florabundance Design Days starting. My cousin, Kim, happened to be passing thru SB on her way north to San Fran – she stopped by and the three of us got to celebrate the release of the magazine!

Lotusland

Florabundance Design Days 2015 took place at Lotusland in Montecito. With every turn there were more amazing gardens to admire!

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The tent ‘o awesomeness! This is where a lot of the magic took place

David Austin "Juliet" Garden Roses grown by Alexandra Farms

David Austin “Juliet” Garden Roses grown by Alexandra Farms – hello most beautiful roses ever!

Lemons from Rose Story Farm

Lemons from Rose Story Farm

Hellebores via Florabundance

Hellebores!

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The most amazing floral product was on hand at the conference!!

Florbundance Roses

Roses! Lots and lots of roses!

flat of succulents

succulents

Oasis tools

Oasis provided this awesome set of tools to each participant at the conference!

flirty fleurs social media

My social media presentation took place in this awesome conference room at Lotusland!

white bridal bouquet

A well done spiral bouquet standing on its own! Holly Chapple did a design segment on bouquets and this is one of the bouquets from that segment.

white bridal bouquet

one of the lovely bouquets

Ribbons for bouquets

Ribbons for bouquets

Amy Merrick floral design at Florabundance Design Days

The design created by Amy Merrick

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lots & lots of floral tape!

Narcissus from Florabundance

Narcissus

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creating a floral design inspired by Amy Merrick

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The flowers are laid out in preparation for designing in Campo de Fiori vessels.

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gorgeous floral designing in progress

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creating for the sake of creating in progress here!

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Sarah Winward flowers

Sarah Winward was a presenter at Florabundance Design Days and this is the arrangement she designed.

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An arrangement inspired by Sarah Winward’s presentation

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One of the lovely designs created during the Sarah Winward demonstration.

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designing during Sarah’s presentation

Margaret Joan Florals

Margaret Joan Florals

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Flowers for Tricia Saroya’s presentation – bright, bright flowers!!

Tricia Saroya's floral design

Preparing for Tricia’s design segment

Tricia Saroya Flowers

Tricia knows color!

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The work of Tricia Saroya

tent at lotusland

The tent on a crisp, early morning

Francoise Weeks and Alicia Schwede

Kim from Flutter Magazine captured this moment – so beautiful, this crisp morning as Francoise Weeks and I walk towards the tent to prepare for Francoise’s presentation.

Amy Osaba

Amy Osaba demonstrating her bouquet technique.

Florabundance donates all the flowers to the Dream Foundation

In case you are wondering what happens to all the gorgeous flowers from Florabundance Design Days — since many of the participants are from out of state and cannot take their arrangements home with them, the flowers are donated to the Dream Foundation located in Santa Barbara. The volunteers from the Dream Foundation take all the gently used flowers and deliver them to people who could use a bit of flower cheery-ness in their days.


Let’s give a shout out to all of those who helped make Florabundance Design Days 2015 an absolutely awesome event!

Agrinag – Secret Garden & Campanella Roses, amongst others!
Alexandra Farms for amazing garden roses! Thank you Joey and gang!
Camflor
Central California Flower Growers
Choice Farms
Classic Party Rentals, Santa Barbara
Design Master Paint
Eufloria Roses
Fedex
Florexpo
Fresca
Green Valley – Garden Roses
Holex Holland – for gorgeous Dutch Flowers
Myriad Roses
New Zealand Bloom
Newport Wholesale
Ocean View Flowers
Pyramid Flowers
Qualisa
Resendiz Brothers
Rincon Events Catering – delicious lunches!
Rose Story Farm
San Diego Wholesale
Schuberts
Syndicate Sales – for the beautiful compotes used in Sarah’s demonstration
Smithers Oasis – for the awesome tool sets given to each student
Sunburst Farms
Sun Valley
Underhill
Wafex
Zest


And mark your calendars for Florabundance Design Days 2016 — taking place January 10-13 in Santa Barbara, California!!!

Florabundance Design Days 2015

Two weeks ago at this time I was in Santa Barbara, California fully enjoying every minute of Florabundance Design Days 2015, which took place at Lotusland. (This greatly beats one week ago at this time when I was sick & passed out on the couch! ha!). As I flip thru the photos and relive those beautiful moments I had to ask myself – where, oh where do I start with a blog post to re-cap this awesome event?? — the answer is with the people! So here you go, a sneak peek into this amazing event and the cool people who participated –

Florabundance Design Days kicks off with a demonstration in the tent.

Florabundance Design Days kicks off with a demonstration in the tent.

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Amy Merrick

Amy

Brittany

Brittany

Emily

Emily

Amy

Amy

Emma

Emma

Tobey

Tobey

Francoise and Stacey

Francoise and Stacey

Robyn, Amy, Katie, Rebecca, Catherine and Tobey

Robyn, Amy, Katie, Rebecca, Catherine and Tobey

Eleanor, Amy and Joost

Eleanor, Amy and Joost

Emily

Emily

Joost and Amy Merrick

Joost & Amy

Katie of Mac's Floral

Katie

Laura of Faith Flowers

Laura

Kate Minelian

Kate

Nancy Cameron

Nancy

Katie Noonan AIFD

Katie

Mindy Rosenberg

Mindy

Amy

Amy

Kim from Flutter Magazine

Kim from Flutter Magazine

Mum's Flowers, Montana

The ladies of Mum’s Flowers

Shannon from Flourish

Shannon

Robyn Rissman

Robyn

Sadie

Sadie

Katie Noonan AIFD

Katie

Sarah Winward

Sarah

Shannon, Stacey, Rosie, and Jose

Shannon, Stacey, Rosie, and Jose

Tobey and Rebecca

Tobey and Rebecca

Sheryl and Mindy

Sheryl and Mindy

Tracey - Ella & Louie

Tracey

Amy Merrick

Amy

Shannon

Shannon

More picture to come .. pictures of the gorgeous floral designs that were created …