Posts Tagged “Events”
Our Phoenix branch recently donated flowers to a local organization called Parties for Purpose. It is such a great concept that we had to share a little bit about this wonderful organization! Parties for Purpose puts together birthday parties for under privileged kids in the metro Phoenix area. For this circus themed event, we donated a variety of fun, colorful flowers including lilies, carnations, pompons, roses and more. The Ringling Brothers were also involved in this event, which celebrated twenty deserving children… how fun is that?!
We received this shout out from them and couldn’t be more proud to work with great organizations like this one!
It seemed that last year was the year of the ghost chair – don’t you think? I still really enjoy the look of these chairs, but in terms of comfort they are so-so. At the same time, it has been super trendy to create home dining spaces that include banquet type seating, which are inherently more comfortable, and that seems to be influencing weddings and events. I stumbled across a picture of mixing couches with chairs. I think it is very eclectic and fun – what are your thoughts? Do you think this will become a new trend that we will see more and more of at wedding and event receptions?
Profit – at the end of the day that is what running a business is all about. If you aren’t making money doing what you love, then eventually you won’t be able to do it any more because money will run out. This is always a timely subject matter, but as most of you are getting ready to close out your year and have been planning for 2014, this article will contain some ideas that we hope you can incorporate into your floral business plan.
At Catersource & EventSolutions (2013), Matt Alan of MMD Events gave a run down of how to boost your profitability. Here are some highlights from his session:
One word, BOUQUETLICIOUS! Yes, if I had to make up a word to describe Grace Ormonde and Ian Prosser’s part of the program that showed off amazing bouquet designs, that would be it. We snapped close to 80 pictures for just the bouquets and below you will find a few of my faves. Some of these pics do not give the proper justice that these floral design deserve, but a glimpse is worth it. For real, if you have been debating on whether or not to attend an AIFD Symposium, I think you should go. My brain was on overload the whole time and I felt so inspired when I came back home, and I don’t even design flowers as a career!
I know many designers participated in creating the bouquets for this program, and unfortunately I do not know who did what, but I can tell you who designed the composite bouquets. Can you guess??? Yes, our 2012 Mayesh Design Star, Mandy Majerik AIFD, PFCI. Gotta love the composites that she comes up with!!
So which is your favorite wedding bouquet?
P.S. If you missed the 1st 2 posts in this series, check out:
Well, this is post #2 from Ian Prosser’s and Grace Ormonde’s AIFD 2012 Symposium program. Now I will focus on the wedding and event decor part of the show, where we were shown 4 different vignettes ranging from global to modern. Oh, and did I mention that our 2012 Mayesh Design Star, Mandy Majerik AIFD, PFCI, was a part of the show?? She did such an beautiful job and we are so proud of her! Go Mandy! (I can’t wait for the bouquet post that I’ll publish next … a few of Mandy’s really cool composite bouquets will be spotted!)
Love to hear which is your favorite in the comments below!
P.S. Are you going to the 2013 AIFD Symposium??