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NIA Floral Show

Looking back at the NIA Spring Floral Show

The view of the Falls from the WaterMark restaurant
This year the Niagara Falls International Association of Florists 71st Annual Spring Design Show was held on Sunday March 29, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel & Suites. Award winning florist and president of Julie Reed Event, Julie Reed AIFD joined us this year as our featured designer. This weekend is full of workshops, presentations, vendors, and inspiring floral displays and is open to to all florists interested in attending. I was able to attend the kick off day of presentations by Julie Reed on Sunday March 29th with two of our designers Sue and Cheryl, and the shop owner Cathy. DIY Frame Floral Arrangements
Up Close of an Upcycled Floral FrameThe day started with a presentation on Upcycling Frames and creating Flower Arrangements using yarn, wire, and more! By buying and spray painting an old frame, you can wrap wire and yarn to create a unique look and a structure to mount flowers on. Julie Reed lead a workshop on these frames in the following days. Presentations continued on floral arrangements for special events and weddings. These included using design techniques with wire and unique curling with flowers like Calla Lilies to create interesting and fluid floral designs. Using many different wiring and lighting techniques, Julie showed us many unique ways to produce an elegant and dramatic arrangement for any special event. Close up of a call and orchid lamp
After a delicious lunch with a spectacular view of the falls, the presentations continued with a display of tasteful arrangements for a smaller scale party landscape. The use of cupcake tiers, teacups, moss purses, and moss shoes created for a unique and interesting tablescape.
"Cupcake" Tower "Cupcake" Tower Ranunculus Moss Shoe

After a series of hands on workshops and interesting presentations, everyone at the show left inspired and feeling rejuvenated with ideas. Here are some more photos from our weekend with Julie Reed. For more information about the Niagara International Association of Florists, please visit: http://www.niaflorists.org/
For more information about Julie Reed Special Events in Las Vegas, NV, please visit: http://juliereedevents.com/
Wedding and Special Event Decor
Red Rose Special Event Decor Hydrangea and Curly Willow Tree Orchid wired bouquet Driftwood Structure with Carnations and Dogwood Wired Orchid Fascinette Floral Body Jewelry and Purse Boa and Floral Body Jewelry and Purse Floral Workshops Eucalyptus Trees with hanging bubbles Boot Jewelry