|It does make you believe in the spirit created by fairies…and of flowers! Here’s an inspiring post of holiday trees done as dresses! A great Facebook album from A Sprinkle of Fairy Dust!
|Looking for some inspiration for trendy holiday designs? Look no further than the FTD blog for 7 exciting Christmas centerpiece designs to motivate you! See the blog!
New forecast reveals need for florists to tweak product offerings
Integrating new consumer preferences into your product offering needs to be done continuously. Most florists manage their product offering by just tweaking their everyday restocking. Larger event floral decorators develop new themed product offerings once or maybe twice a year. (Read More)
|New colors from Design Master to inspire us! BLUSH, MAROON, PACIFIC BLUE, CHAMPAGNE GOLD and UBERFROST! More tools to keep us on trend to meet consumer preferences!
|Cindy Hanauer of Grand Central Floral was busy at the SAF Convention finding great floral designs at the Maui Convention – see Cindy’s finds!
|Martha Stewart Wedding shares 32 bridal bouquets for winter weddings! This bouquet sure fits the Force of Nature trend! See the gallery!
|Here are seven inspiring wedding bouquets for fall from FTD, see the post!
|Michaela Gosar submitted a photo of one of her favorite designs to the OASIS Floral Products Inspire Floral Design Showcase 2015. Her design was chosen as the Most Inspirational Anniversary Floral Design. See the recreation of Michaela’s design by Smithers-Oasis Design Director Frank Feysa AIFD, PFCI!
|Kennicott Brothers share some ideas on how to use flower textures to inspire fall brides! See the post!
|Explore the 2016 Floral Products Destinations Collection from Smithers-Oasis and see the new designs they have created!
|Tomas de Bruyne and the EMC Program group to design the David Austin Room at Fleuramour 2016! See the David Austin post announcing what is sure to be a floral sensory overload!
|Photographer, Kristen Weaver’s Moroccan Tea Party Inspiration Photo Shoot was featured in the Oasis Idea Weekly, the page is truly full of inspiration!
|DesignDawgs covered the Luxe Linens Luxe Launch Event. See the newest looks in linens and some outstanding tablescapes at DesignDawgs!
|Want to attend the SAF Convention at the Ritz-Carlton in Maui, Hawaii? Visit the convention information page on SAF's website to find out more of the details and register for the event.
"Presidential Election Colors Design, Floral Trends for 2017"
In late May, SAF interviewed IFD's Trend Forecaster, Michael Skaff, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, about what we are to expect in the upcoming Flower Trends Forecast and the SAF Convention in late September. Skaff hinted that the current political unrest in the United States as well as other countries has caused colors to become more complex. Find out what other hints Skaff gave regarding next year's trends in this article from SAF.
|"See the Best Crops in Outstanding Varieties Exhibit"
Florists will soon be able to view more than 5,000 flower and plant varieties at the 132nd SAF Convention in late September at the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua. According to SAF, there will be numerous cut flowers, bedding plants, greens, foliage, and potted flowering plants from across the nation at the convention. Read more about the convention and what to expect from the variety of flowers.
|The season filled with harvesting crops, pumpkins, and vibrant, crisp leaves is slowly coming upon us, which means a whole new color palette. Refinery29 informs all of us about Pantone’s selection for trending fall colors. See the post!
|Fall is just around the corner, and with that comes numerous fall weddings. Brides is here to prepare us all for red and orange season with their gallery of many breathtaking autumn wedding centerpieces. See the post!
|Love flowers? Want to incorporate more into your wedding design but don’t know where to begin? Inside Weddings looks to inspire you by sharing their “20 Ways to Decorate Your Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers.” See the post!
|The Knot shares their “20 Totally Unexpected Wedding Flower Ideas,” ranging anywhere from topiary installations to floral chandeliers. These magnificent flower creations are sure to inspire anyone looking to add unique personality to their big day. See the post!
|In their “15 Hot Wedding Trends” post, The Knot lets everyone know about what wedding cake designs are trending in 2016! It is no surprise that so many of these creations involve some type of floral element since “flowers—fresh and sugar-made—are practically synonymous with wedding cakes.” See the post!
|Bridal Guide informs all of us about what a certain wedding palette says about the couple’s individual and joined personality. Read this inspiring post as it also provides numerous ideas to go along with each color selection. See the post!
|Elegant Wedding shares what they believe to be the top 10 wedding themes for 2016! Whether the couple’s style resembles the vintage metallic trend or a natural bohemian flair, Elegant Wedding has a variety of trends that will help any couple decide on their ideal wedding theme. See the post!
|Subtle hues and intricate appliques are just some of the favorite trends Green Wedding Shoes is sharing with us from the Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week in late April. See what more they have to say about these new wedding dress trends!
|MagnetStreet shares their top wedding color trends for the spring, summer, fall, and winter seasons of 2016! For each season, there’s a wide variety of color combinations to best suit any couple’s style. See the post!
|The outside world scuttles with clogged traffic as preoccupied pedestrians dart from one place to another while communicating with their devices. Due to this exact hustle and bustle mentality, IFD Trend Forecaster, Michael J. Skaff AIFD, AAF, and PFCI, believes that people want to bring the serenity back to their homes like they did in 18th Century Victorian England. Read More
|“Pantone named Rose Quartz, a blush pink and Serenity, a periwinkle-esque blue, the colors of the year.” Find out how The Knot believes these color trends will be incorporated into the top 14 wedding style trends for 2016. See the post!
|Southern Living shares some unique ways to style the groom’s boutonniere that best complement his personality as well as the entire wedding theme. See the post here!
Oasis Floral Products IDEA Weekly shared this beautiful creation from Francoise Weeks. The freshly foraged look is very popular and Francoise’s design work is outstanding! Here are some of her secrets! See the post!
|Blumz by JR Designs selected as 2016 Retail Florists of the Year! The talented and creative duo of Jerome Raska, AIFD, AAF, PFCI, MCF and Robbin Yelverton, AIFD, AAF, PFCI, MCF excel at creative design and event work! See the Florists’ Review article!
|"Cascading florals is definitely my favorite trend hitting the scene.” Ashley LeFluer of LaBelle Fleur Events stated in this MODwedding article on Top 5 Glamorous Wedding Trends 2016! See the post!
Here’s some Ideas from the Oasis Inspire Floral Design Showcase. See these most inspiring user-shared floral designs!
|Here is The International Wedding Trend Report 2016 from the Wedding Planning Academy. See the video!
BizBash shares 25 inspiring event designers to follow on Instagram. A great platform for finding inspiration and showing off you work! See the article.
|The Mood Boards Facebook album from Yves Chenier is packed of wonderful floral designs and expressions. The patient, meticulous, versatile and eclectic Yves Chenier shares his floral creations in this wonderful photo album! See the passion!
|BRIDES magazine from Conde Nast shares wedding trends identified by top wedding planners. Here’s what they say are the biggest wedding trends of 2016!
|Buttercup, fiesta, serenity, rose quartz and dove grey are part of Elegant Wedding Invites top 10 colors for spring weddings! See all the colors at ElegantWeddingInvites.com!
|Montreal, Canada event and wedding designer, Yves Chenier shares a wonderful gallery of bridal bouquets on Facebook! See the Yves Chenier Bridal Bouquet Gallery!
|Michael Skaff, AIFD, AAF, PFCI from Skaff Floral Creations will head the trend and research efforts for Flower Trends Forecast 2017. Michael is a member of the Color Marketing Group and brings years of product development and design expertise to Flower Trends Forecast! See more.
|Around the world, many people give flowers and other small gifts to their mothers, wives, grandmothers and daughters, as well as coworkers, teachers and friends in recognition of Women's Day.Women’s Day is March 8th, learn more!
|This beautiful centerpiece by Juli Vaugh Designs is part of the Glamour magazine blog on 2016 wedding trends. The blog has predictions from leading wedding experts. See the Glamour.com blog!
|Accent Décor is always developing new products to meet the ever-changing style of today’s consumers. Here’s a video showing the AD Spring 2016 product line!
|Cindy Hanauer of Grand Central Floral shared her Top 20 Trends and favorite images from Europe!
|Washington state based Your Wedding Company shares wedding trends for 2016! See the trend page!
Oasis Floral Products shared some inspiration from The Special Event 2016 held in Orlando on their Flickr page! See the gallery!
|The American Floral Trends Forecast 2016-2017 has been released. See some inspiration images from their Facebook page!
|The Azko Nobel annual color trends for 2016 are out! Every year trend watchers and design experts are invited to Azko Nobel to discuss the forthcoming social and design trends! Ochre Gold is their color of the year! Lustre is in! See the Colorfutures 2016 Film!
|See the top 10 colors colors the fashion and design communitiies are in love with. Here is the Pantone Fashion Color Spring 2016!
|Great Pantone Guide from AmericasMart in Atlanta! The guide was part of the Pantone exhibit featuring several of the nation’s most talented designers and PANTONEVIEW® home + interiors 2016 color forecast and the 2016 Colors of the Year. See the guide!
|Flower Trends Forecast 2016 was revealed at the SAF Convention in Amelia Island, Florida to a full house. The enthusiasm and the excitement in the room is proof of the passion of the floral professionals to meet the dynamic needs of today’s flower consumer! See the SAF Trends Reveal Gallery!
|The new WFFSA blog shares their insights for colors for 2016! Are rose quartz and serenity blue in your future?
|BridalGuide.com shares their hottest wedding trends for 2016! See the article!
|Home décor design trends 2016 from Zillow Digs! Full of trend information sure to impact consumer wants!
|Toronto floral artist Kayla Lopez shares her predictions for 2016 Floral Wedding Trends. Love the Festival look bouquet pictured here from Kayla’s Gallery!