Every year The American Institute of Floral Design hosts an extravagant floral symposium, with designers from all over the globe flocking for inspiration and to have a great time.
This year the theme was Caliente – hot designs, hot events, and hot inspiration. The 2012 symposium, held at the Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel in Miami from July 16 to the 22, featured design shows put on by world renowned floral designers, displays to inspire, and out-of-the-box extravagant flower arrangements.
The week long event is one huge party where florists connect and network; every show, arrangement and display were the result of dozens of volunteers pulling together.
“The Symposium was an incredible success this year,” exclaimed AIFD’s new President, Ann Jordan AIFD, AAF of Naples, Maine. “From the educational programs to the receptions to the opportunities to network with one another, ‘Caliente’ gave each person an opportunity to open his/her eyes to new ideas and possibilities within the floral design industry.”
Tropical arrangement in the hotel foyer featuring heliconia, ginger, birds of paradise, and anthurium in a large wood base
Another foyer arrangement with amaranthus, anthurium, heliconia and ginger
Unique display of recycled goods- heliconia, monstera leaves and mixed media
– Bride modeling head piece made out of fresh cut flowers
Bridal bouquet with cymbidium orchids and mokara orchids
Gorgeous yellow bouquet with cymbidium orchids, ranunculus and roses
Stunning bouquet of Phalaenopsis orchids
Close up of a bride’s bouquet with roses, succulents, spray roses, poppy pods, dahlias and twine.
I would absolutely love to attend this event. Next year’s event is called ‘Passion’ AIFD National Symposium 2013 Las Vegas, and is being held from June 28- July 2, 2013. Anyone with a creative bone in their body would be swept away with the colours, lights and endless possibilities.
More posts to come on the shows, events and flowers from the symposium. Stay tuned!