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.
The 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.
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.
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/
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