|Demand for baby’s breath has been way up and we think we know where it is going! See how Vanguard Events decorated the Dreambuilders’ Ball benefitting Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center.
|The world of color and color trends directly impact flower trends. Here is a fresh perspective on 2014 color trends from the Shutterstock blog!
|Tantawan Bloom in New York City creates amazing floral décor for events, their online portfolio is inspiring!
|Gala in the Garden at the San Diego Botanic Garden is the Garden’s most successful fund raiser of the year. Rene Van Rems shares an inside look at how as forty volunteers decorate the Gala in the Garden.
Here’s a tool to inspire you when you are struggling with finding the right term for a color. Created by Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, this infographic chart helps with color names for you to use with clients.
|Here’s a Pinterest Board full of wedding bouquet inspiration! The board from Jessica S’s utterphaylia even features a beautiful cascade created by Tom Bowling and featured in the September issue of Flowers&.
|Our friend,Leanne Kesler from Floral Design Institute shares fall color trends at Flower Factor, a lifestyle blog from www.AboutFlowers.org.
|Looking for event glassware, your IFD Distributor has a full selection including the Grandeur Glass Collection from Syndicate Sales.
The flower décor we create become important connections to our clients, their families and their guests. Let these wedding flower trends from The Knot inspire you…. Great garden looks, garlands and romantic combinations to stir the emotions.
|Hundreds of spectators, including industry professionals and members of the public, dropped into a hotel ballroom turned design room/dance club to watch 25 floral designers compete for the Sylvia Cup at the SAF convention. Congratulations Jacob McCall, AAF, AIFD, FSMD!
|Accent Décor shares their TOP 10 BEST SELLERS + TRENDS from this summer's market season are live on the blog today! We are very excited to share with you, so come take a look at what to expect this fall and winter!
|AIFD Symposium 2014 has produced yet another whirlwind of great design ideas from leading floral designers. Page through the AIFD Symposium Facebook Photo Album and receive a blast of inspiration!
|Purples are so popular with brides and for events today. The rich shades of violet and purple are intense and enchanted. Florigene ‘Moon Carnations’ provide us the impulse and color to make magic! Visit the Florigene photo gallery for inspiration and ideas for your next purple event!
|From our friends at Strictly Tables and Chairs in the U.K. comes a great list of 50 popular wedding themes. Great inspiration for your next consultation!
|Vintage turquoise and red anchor the color palette for this new wedding trend board from Smithers-Oasis. See the Oasis accessories that can help you pull off this trending look!
|From the Fancy Pants Wedding blog we found this cheery yellow wedding. Congrats Brittany and Nico and thank you for sharing your day!
|The AIFD 2014 Symposium “Transition Transformation” will be held July 3-7 in Chicago and will be one of the great floral trend design learning opportunities of the year. IFD member, Kennicott Brothers is one of this year’s Gold Sponsors for the Symposium and the following Flower Trends Forecast sponsors are also sponsors for AIFD 2014 Symposium; Accent Décor, Design master, Garcia Group, Smithers-Oasis and Syndicate Sales. Thank you sponsors for making Symposium possible!
|Create an ‘Exotic Breeze’ on a budget for your next event. Syndicate Sales shows us how to create a big look on a budget in this Syndicate Studio video!
|Plenty of inspiration to be found in the image galleries of Gassafy Wholesale Florists on their Pinterest boards!
|The cascade bridal bouquet is back, here Syndicate Sales shares a how-to video using pastel roses in popular powdery shades!
|Some great Prom flower trends from Floral Design Institute!
|Smithers-Oasis has released their 2014 Color Trends. Get ready for those upcoming weddings with the color trends and see the new Oasis Spring Glass great for events.. Flowers make the wedding!
|Five trendy bouquets from Oregon Bride. Can you love Vintage Tropical, we can!
|The new Modern Glass line from Syndicate Sales is great for event designs and make a perfect upgrade sale for daily orders. Syndicate Studios shares an easy design with mechanics that make it even easier.
|Sarah’s Florist in Houston brings us a beautiful video of current bridal flower trends, including more color of the year, radiant orchid!
|What's blooming this wedding season?... See what The Knot picked for the top wedding flower trends this year! Thank you Millie and Syndicate Sales for the insight!
|Preston Bailey shares some fabulous floral archways on his blog. Flowers make the best inspiration and create the atmosphere that reflects the bride.
|The dresses and the flowers are the foundation of how a wedding feels and appears. Here the Floral Design Institute professionals provide insight to the 2014 wedding season trends.
|Megan Carollo at the Flower Bar in Scottsdale has put together a lovely Pinterest board of 2014 Wedding Trends. View her trend board that includes this image from stylemepretty.com.
|The January issue of Florist Review includes the release of the 2014-2015 "American Floral Trends Forecast".
|Joseph Massie is the UK's youngest creative talent working with fresh flowers, plants, and botanical materials. Winner a record five consecutive RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals and Best in Show Awards will leads demonstrations and a hands-on session at Cut Flower Wholesale, Jan 31 - January 2nd.
|Flower trend forecast photographer, David Kesler, and his wife LeAnn share which flowers lend themselves to featuring pantone color of the year radiant orchid
|Award shows often provide great ideas for wedding decor and menus. This years Golden Globes Awards follow the 2014 Revival trend. See here
|Flower Trends Forecast 2014 has been released. Dont miss all the latest trend information! View confetti, grand lodge, revival, and aqua culture.
|Wedding Planner Magazine shares flower trends for 2014 from Gail Pabst at Kennicott Brothers! Get your free online copy!
|Pantone has released the Fashion Color Report for Spring 2014 and Radiant Orchid is the color of the year! See the report summary here!
|Kevin Ylvisaker, AIFD, CFD, PFCI, CAFA provided the floral industry with an overview of color trends for 2014 at The Floral Distribution Conference is Miami. Kevin identified eight color palettes that will be popular in 2014. In addition, Kevin shared information on other emerging trends and consumer buying trends. Click here.
|Bill Schaffer and Kris Kratt provided a sneak peak for the Flower Trends Forecast 2014 when the updated the 2013 forecast themes at the SAF 1 Day Profit Blast in Atlanta. Summary
|The new Champagne Collection of containers from Syndicate Sales works great with many of today’s popular wedding colors and themes. See the collection and how to make this upscale shabby chic style arrangement.
|You copy of Flower Trends Forecast 2014 will be available at The Special Event in January in Nashville! Here is your link to your complimentary Tradeshow Pass!
|Go to the floral design heart of Europe, gather the latest looks from Australia and New Zealand, pick up tips from the USA. If you really need to be leading edge and don’t mind paying for some top rate trend and how-to design tricks, Tricia Legg is editor, Floral Design Magazine is published by floralartmall.com. See the July issue for free.
|From blending technology in the garden with 'Fingertip Gardening', to integrating 'Smart Gardening' into your work space, finding balance is the main garden trend spotted for 2014. From Garden media group comes the 2014 Garden Trends Report.
|The word ombré (äm-brae) is French for shaded. It is also the term used for a dip-dyed effect on fabrics, which has grown into this year’s wedding phenomenon. It has the softness of watercolors and the elegance of a couture design. It can be subtle with pastels or rich with jewel tones, which allows your creativity to really shine through. The ombre wedding at MavenBride.
|“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.” Pantone Spring Fashion Report.
|IFD Trend Designers Bill Schaffer, AIFD, PFCI and Kristine Kratt, AIFD, PFCI will present a trend ‘how-to’ session at SAF’s 1 Day Profit Blast, Oct. 16th in Atlanta. Get all the information on this affordable education session at safnow.org.
|Nordlie’s Fall Wedding Show hightlights new trends in wedding flowers! Lots of ideas for selling fall and winter brides at Nordlies!
|Society of American Florists (SAF) Members can take advantage of the new marketing materials aimed at the event, wedding and party business. The campaign is designed to promote florists’ expertise at events as well as show how flowers are essential to any party. Members can access the materials here. For SAF membership information visit SAF.
|‘Purple Inspiration’ is one theme
Get inspired! See all the ‘Inspiration’ images at http://www.inspirationby.nl/
|Here are some of the flowers we expect to see in IFD’s Flower Trends Forecast 2014. The 2014 Trends Forecast and Video are being prepared now!