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A Creative Retreat

This is a one-of-a-kind floral design experience featuring top trend-setting floral designers and artists. Participants will discover magnificent design styles and techniques in a relaxing, nurturing environment supported by highly qualified instructors. More than a collection of valuable workshops, this retreat is an opportunity to Relax - Rejuvenate - Explore - Dream - Create and Share. Each participant will have full access to the professional photography captured during the event for their professional portfolios. The event is open to all floral designers and artists from the novice to the veteran.

Apr 27, 2019

Spring Design Symposium

On Sunday April 28th as part of the 50th Anniversary for Floral Design Institute we are hosting a Spring Design Symposium. What is a design symposium? A small meeting in which several presenters demonstrate and discuss design before an audience, a conference between students and instructors for the purpose of learning, idea exchange, discussion and conversation.

Feb 04, 2019

Wedding Boot Camp Online

Have you ever dreamed of creating floral designs for your own or for a friend’s wedding? Perhaps you would like to explore the possibility of becoming a professional wedding floral designer. In this Online Boot Camp you will learn all of the basics for creating a complete wedding; how to source fresh flowers, care & handling, how to make a bridal bouquet, a bridesmaid’s bouquet, corsages, boutonniere’s, a floral crown, a fresh garland and reception flowers.

Oct 24, 2018

Basic Floral Design Online

I was recently reminded of the importance of Basic Floral Design Training in a very sweet note that I received from a graduate of several years ago who today owns a beautiful and successful flower shop. This graduate had recently attended an advanced seminar featuring several master floral designers. Her note began "Thank you so much for the valuable training that I received in your Basic Floral Design Program."

Oct 23, 2018

Wedding Flower Boot Camp

​This is one of our favorite flower school classes. The class is designed for beginners, although many students are experienced designers looking to recharge themselves in a full day of wedding floral design. In this Boot Camp we cover the basics of creating a complete wedding; everything from sourcing and purchasing flowers to flower care and handling to the creation of on-trend bridal bouquets, reception flowers and so much more. Yes, this class makes for a very full day.

Sep 25, 2018

Floral Design Certification and Accreditation

Is this the year you get serious about your floral career?  For many, that means taking the step to become a Certified Floral Designer.  At Floral Design Institute, we take career preparation seriously. 

May 04, 2018

Poppy's Garden, a Graduate's Story

There is nothing that thrills all of us Floral Design Institute more than seeing the successes of our graduates. Often we are unaware of the personal struggles facing our students when they are in the classroom. This makes their successes, both in their careers and their personal lives even more rewarding. Congratulations Meagan!!! Thank you for letting us share your story.

Mar 16, 2018

Steps to an Exciting Floral Career

If you are reading this blog, you have already discovered that you love flowers and creating floral designs. As you move into floral design as a career it is important to keep your passion for flowers fun, exciting, fulfilling and financially rewarding. The elements for a satisfying floral career are education, certification, friendships, networking, participation and continued advanced training.

Mar 04, 2018

Wedding Trends for 2018

The master word that describes wedding trends for 2018 is “Eclectic”. Thanks to Social Media, bridal couples are exposed to new flowers, colors and styles well beyond their local market area. This combined with an increasing confidence in their own abilities to choose wedding elements that they like and are important to them is resulting in a diverse range of trends. Eclectic and personalized, in a sense each couple is creating their own trends for their own weddings.

Feb 10, 2018

Floral Design as a Career

So often I get asked, "Can I make a living as a florist?".  Good question! Working with flowers sounds like a fun and glamorous profession.  It's no wonder many want to pursue floral design as a career.  And, yes, to answer the question, you can make a living as a florist.  The choice is yours and the earning potential is all in how you approach the career.

Jan 19, 2018