Friday, July 22, 2011

Imagine - 2011 AIFD Symposium

IMG_5272 anthurium registration desk mural

Imagine stepping into the lobby of the San Francisco Marriott Marquis and seeing three of these spectacular murals at the registration desk.

IMG_5273 anthurium front desk mural

I knew right away that this was going to be a great week. I chose to check in at the middle desk and confirmed that these are real anthurium flowers and monstera leaves.

IMG_5274 anthuriums and monstera

No big surprise. After all, I was about to attend "Imagine", the 2011 Symposium for the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD).  Wil Gonzalez, the AIFD Northwestern Region President, and Kren Rasmussen, AIFD of Bloomsters in San Jose collaborated on the lobby design for the event. All the flowers and foliage were provided by Greenpoint Nurseries. Stay tuned, this is only the tip of the iceberg, I will show you lots more in the coming weeks.

I have been super-duper busy all summer long and I'm desperately behind in responding to all your wonderful comments. I hope to catch up slowly, but I couldn't contain myself any longer, I just had to share a tiny bit of my wonderful week in San Francisco.

28 comments:

Victoria said...

WOW... spectacular display of Anthurium blossoms for sure... (stupid Firefox flagged Anthurium as a misspelled word... SIGH!)

No need to apologize for being desperately behind... the more behind I get the more desperate I feel so it's nice to know that others are in the same boat! I've pretty much decided I will never catch up on all the posts I've missed and have been playing hit or miss with dropping by to visit folks. Always enjoy your posts!!!

Vagabonde said...

That sounds like such an interesting event. Can’t wait to see your pictures.

Margaret Almon said...

What a delight for the senses!

Ginnie said...

Don´t you love how symposiums can suck you in right at the get-go! Great teaser, DB.

Marilyn said...

I wouldn't be able to stop gazing and saying "oh wow". Just gorgeous and I look forward to seeing more.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful and amazing display of anthuriums. I have never see such a decoration. This is art.
Thanks for your visit and comment.

EG Wow said...

I'm very impressed! WOW!

London Caller said...

What a wonderful floral display!
Truly a masterpiece!

Kris said...

Very pretty! I love San Fran!

Relyn said...

I've said it before, but you do such fun things.

Margaret said...

My mouth is hanging open here in front of my computer... Just WOW! Can't wait to see and read more about this. Just stunning.

lisa said...

Oh my goodness, this is GORGEOUS, but even more than that, how lucky you are to be there for this! I so look forward to seeing more!

Kala said...

Looking forward to seeing some of the displays! And I too have been super busy this summer - just now catching up on comments.

Ruth said...

I would have been blown away by this in person. The concept is so amazing! My mom got me an anthurium corsage for my high school graduation dinner because we had just been in Hawaii for a vacation that winter. I love them.

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Victoria,
Thank you, Victoria, but please do not apologize. I always appreciate your presence, even if infrequent. Blogging is a luxury and life doesn't always allow time for it.

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Vagabonde,
Yes, it was a very interesting, fun, and informative experience. It's a very busy summer, so it will take a while before I can show you more photos.

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Margaret Almon,

Indeed it was. By the end of the week, I daresay, it was sensory overload!

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Ginnie,
Sadly, this summer has been so busy that I've not been able to get much beyond the teaser phase on these photos. Thanks for stopping by!

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Marilyn,
You guessed it; that's exactly what we all did!

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Reader Wil,
I agree that this is definitely art.

Dutchbaby said...

Dear EG Wow!
Imagine that there were three of these! I wish I took a picture of all three at once.

Dutchbaby said...

Dear London Caller,
Thanks for crossing the pond to leave a comment here!

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Kris,
I hope Hurricane Irene does not hit you too hard!

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Relyn,
I am truly blessed!

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Margaret,
So was ours! They were presented in such beautiful fashion.

Dutchbaby said...

Dear lisa,
And there is so much more...

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Kala,
It has definitely been a whirlwind for me. I will be done with my last deadline in mid-September.

Dutchbaby said...

Dear Ruth,
An anthurium corsage would have been quite dramatic. How nice that your mother chose a flower that evoked a pleasant memory.

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