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American Flowers Week 2018

 

We’re thrilled to be a part of American Flowers Week once again, and can’t believe it’s just a week away! As a 2018 sponsor, we wanted to share some fun resources with you!

 


 

 


 

Click here for this awesome coloring page, along with coloring pages of the individual states!

 

 

Click here for more gorgeous American Flower Fashion images that you can share!

 

Designed by Jenny M. Diaz

 


 

When sharing American Flowers Week images, please use @myslowflowers and the #americanflowersweek hashtag and take note of the corresponding flower farmer and floral designer to tag them, as well!

 

 

To find out other ways to participate, head on over to the American Flowers Week website!

 

Floral Professionals Come Together to Help Honor the Granite Mountain Hotshots

I’m sure you have heard on the news about the 19 wildfire specialists that came to aid in Yarnell’s fierce fire were tragically killed.  On Tuesday, July 9th, a memorial service for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots took place.

You may not have heard, however,  about the team of floral designers, wholesalers, and many other companies who volunteered time, resources, and fresh flowers to create floral tributes used for the memorial service.  We worked with Arizona area florists such as Allan’s Flowers, Prescott Valley Florist, and Tulip Tree Florist, to supply product from over 10 of our own suppliers who also wanted to get involved to honor these fallen heroes.

It is great to see another example of how our industry can work together at a time of need to help provide some level of consolation that we all know flowers bring to solemn events.  Thank you to everyone that was involved and for the privilege of allowing Mayesh to participate.

 

 

If you would like to see more pictures to truly appreciate the efforts, be sure to visit Allan’s Flowers Facebook page.

Wholesale Flowers in Detroit, MI (5/14/13)

As a wholesale florist, we carry a wide variety of fresh cut flowers.  Our branch in Detroit, Michigan sent over the pictures below and I wanted to share them with you.  For more of a comprehensive list of available bulk flowers, be sure to check out our monthly availability list found here.

 

  • Wildcat Orchids (wholesale orchids)
  • Amsonia Night Sky
  • Astilbe White
  • Bearded Dianthus
  • Cobra Lily (Saracena Trumpets)
  • Dendrobium Orchid Vailai
  • Fritillaria Persica
  • Heliconia Yellow Carabea (wholesale tropical flowers)
  • Hydrangea Magical Coral (wholesale hydrangea)
  • Hydrangea Magical Cryst
  • Ranunculus Orange
  • Ranuncula Pom Pom Assorted
  • Rose Caipirinha (wholesale roses)
  • Sunflower Black Diamond (wholesale sunflowers)
  • Tulip Libretto Parrot (wholesale tulips)
  • Vanda Orchid Dotty Purple

 

 

These pictures our from our wholesale branch in Detroit, but you can order nationwide from our shipping departments in Los Angeles and Miami, and from our local branches in Bakersfield, Carlsbad, Chandler, LA Flower Market, Las Vegas, LAX, Orange County, Phoenix, Riverside, San Fernando, Torrance, Charlotte, and Cleveland.

FSFA Annual Convention

On June 7, 2013 the Florida State Florists’ Association’s Annual Convention will begin.  I’m particularly excited for this event because we were asked to sponsor our 2013 Mayesh Design Star, Jodi Duncan AIFD.  So we are sending her down to Tampa to present her program, “Armature Architecture”.

“Architecture, a Greek word meaning “chief” and “builder, carpenter” is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Today’s designer must be skilled in all areas, bringing beauty to the forefront in everyday shop merchandising as well as event construction. Explore armature based designs for bridal bouquets, big events & merchandising, and transform the landscape of your aesthetic as your profits build.”

Will you be attending the convention?  Not only will Jodi be there, but one of our representatives from our Miami branch will be at the trade fair.  Be sure to stop by our booth and say hi!  Here is more information about this event:

FSFA Annual Convention Registration- Members Only
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel, 200 North Ashely Drive, Tampa, FL

 

“Urban Inspiration” – Schedule of Events

 

FRIDAY JUNE 7, 2013

  • 9a – 12p FSMD Workshop
  • 10a – 12p Sunshine Competition
  • 12p – 4p Trade Fair Setup
  • 1p – 3p Board Meetings
  • 2P – 5P Table Scape Competition / FSMD Testing
  • 3p – 6p Registration Open / Raffles Open / Silent Auction Open
  • 7p Welcome Reception / Entertainment

 

SATURDAY JUNE 8,2013

  • 8a – 10:30a DOY Competition
  • 10:30a – 11:30a Chrissy Craft / Ideal Design Events”Wedding Insanities”
  • 12p – 1:30p Lunch / Networking / Trade Fair Shopping / Corsage Bar / General Business Meeting
  • 1:45p – 3:15p Jodi Duncan,AIFD Sponsored by Mayesh
  • 3:30p – 4:45p Tim Ryan,FSMD Sponsored by Womar Glass
  • 7p Presidential Evening / Dinner / Awards

 

SUNDAY JUNE 9,2013

  • 8a – 9a Board Member Meeting
  • 9a – 10:15a Kevin Ylvisaker AIFD PFCI CFD Sponsored by Teleflora
  • 10:30a – 12p Jackie Lacey AIFD PFCI CFD Sponsored by Bloomnet
  • 12p – 1:30p Lunch / Final Trade Fair
  • 1:45p – 3p Ann Jordan AIFD PFCI CFD Sponsored by FTD “The Impact of Perception”
  • 3p – 3:30p Raffles / Design Auction
  • 3:30p Close of Convention

The Special Event 2013: Latest Trends in Hollywood

Blogger: Sabrina Mesa

In January, we attended The Special Event in Chicago, IL. We attended sessions and spoke to people who visited our green and white booth.

Because you cannot always make every show so, we try to bring the show to you throughout the year. Here is a recap of a session I attended.

Hollywood or Bust

There’s no business like show business and if there is anything to know, Hillary Harris knows. How does she know? She is the Executive director for Warner Brothers’ Special Events division. As head of her division, she and her team have won numerous industry awards.

I attended a session presented by Hillary during The Special Event called “Latest Trends in Hollywood.” She presented trends to be on the lookout for this year in events and weddings.

 

Food

According to Hillary 2013 is the year of the smoke. Whether it is meats, cheeses or even water and olives, smoke is in and it does not have to be obvious.

Modern Mexican food in on the rise and one unique element is new profession called a Guacologist. What is that exactly? It is a person who specializes in mixing avocado with a variety of ingredients to create a unique guacamole experience. Talk about taking a simple appetizer to a completely new level.

Teacarts are all the rage due to popularity of shows such as Downton Abbey and the expected large premiere of movies like The Great Gatsby.

 

Beverages

The color of the year may be Emerald green but the trend for cocktails is Chartreuse. Adding Absinthe to cocktails gives the cocktails that great green hue.

 

 

The champagne coupe glass is in and the traditional flute is out. It is all about the vintage feel and look. A great champagne to fill a coupe with is a pink champagne which is also on the rise in popularity.

 

Design

 

 

Themed events this year will be vintage and elegant. With the premiere of The Great Gatsby nearing elements of the movie will be appearing in weddings and events, such as the tea cart mentioned above.

 

 

The picture above is a shows coupe champagne glasses and a teacart used as a mini bar.

Fairytale chic will also be making an appearance on the wedding and event scene. One element mentioned is really easy to recreate; tea aged paper.

 

 

Fire is also a big trend this year. From simple candles to elaborate fire pits such as the ones below.

 

 

Fire adds ambient lighting as well as drama. During those spring and summer, events even tiki torches made of copper add elegance to an outdoor event.

 

The 3 Attributes of a Trendsetter

 

 

The Great and Powerful Oz came out this year and had perfect timing with Emerald being the color of the year, but before there was James Franco there was Judy Garland and her friends. Hillary gave great advice using 3 of the key characters of the original Wizard of Oz film.

She said to become a trendsetter you need to be the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man.

*Scarecrow: have a curious mind, because curiosity allows you to find inspiration

*Tin Man: be passionate about what you do and how you do it. It takes heart to follow your passion.

*The Lion: it takes courage to manifest your ideas. Big dreams and ideas are not always popular but if you courageously follow your dreams, you never know what trend others will go crazy over.

If you would like to read more about Hillary and the Hollywood events, she does throughout the year check out her blog here.

To see more Hollywood trends check out our Pinterest board.

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