The day after my flower partner Tracy and I checked into the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Bloomster's capable crew installed the remaining lobby flowers. Wil Gonzalez, AIFD was responsible for the lobby flowers for the week of American Institute of Floral Design's 2011 Symposium. He wisely chose to collaborate with local florist Kren Rasmussen, AIFD. He brought the seeds of ideas to their first meeting several months prior to the event, and Kren sowed them to transform the lobby into the Garden of Eden.
Guests arriving from the Fifth Street entrance walked down the ramp...
...flanked by tropical terrariums the team created inside the glass banisters.
Here is Kren moving a tall arrangement into place by the elevator bank, while his crew is waiting with the bamboo-pole armature...
...which brought these works of art to new heights.
We were plenty impressed with the two oversized spray arrangements of Eremerus...
... sago palm leaves, Asiatic lilies, orchids, kangaroo paws, and ruscus,
...but we were bowled over when an oasis of tropical flowers blossomed at their feet.
The glass containers by Accent Decor allowed the crew to easily refresh the florals throughout the week.
Bravo to Wil and Kren for taking the concept of lobby flowers to the next level.