Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Images from the 2016 AIFD Symposium

Every summer the American Institute of Floral Designers gather together for their annual symposium. Florists from around the world demonstrate cutting edge design ideas. I wanted to share some images of the fascinating installations that were created. Some of these photos come from the Symposium Facebook page. There's plenty more to see if you want to check it out! 

A giant wall of paper flowers
"Mirror, mirror, on the wall..." Inspired by the Evil Queen from Snow White
Just a few butterflies on this branch

Another Disney design. Can you guess the film that inspired this?
Floral couture. A skirt, hat, and handbag all crafted from fresh flowers 
A beautiful asymmetric wedding creation
A modern design using driftwood and white orchids
Detail of a large foliage installation
This one takes the cake
A stunning bridal concept
I hope you enjoyed these photos today. At Schneider's Florist, we're constantly learning and seeking out the best ideas to serve our clients better. Until next time.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Plants and Flowers at Disneyland

All smiles in front of the Partners Statue in Disneyland
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Anaheim, California to attend the American Institute of Floral Designers Annual Symposium. Designers from all over the United States and the world gather together to showcase world class floral creations and learn about hot new trends. More about that later. Today it's Disneyland!

I love the Disney parks. Besides being super fun, the Disney parks represent the collaboration of thousands of creative people from every discipline imaginable. Artists, performers, and of course landscapers and florists!

Every square inch of Disneyland is meticulously landscaped. A lot of the hard work is lost on most guests, but I made sure to take plenty of photos to share with you today. You don't need a Fastpass, we're going to the front of the line!
These delightful flowers carts decorate Main Street U.S.A.
Globe Yarrow in this minimalist planting at the entrance to Tomorrowland
A beautiful garden rose near Snow White's Castle
This petrified tree was presented to Disneyland as a gift from Lilian Disney in 1957
A terrarium inside Tarzan's Tree House in Adventureland
The beauty doesn't end at Disneyland's gates. Downtown Disney also offers lots to see for plant lovers like us.

California Love. Palm trees and pink flowers at Downtown Disney
Tons of color and texture everywhere you look
A cool water feature at Downtown Disney
Plants and flowers are everywhere inside the hotels and on the grounds.
A gigantic arrangement in the lobby of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
Bromeliad plants at the Disneyland Hotel 
See you real soon!