• Blossoms - Fords to Porsches: Floral Tips From an Expert

     
    POSTED October 17, 2014
     
  • Blossoms - Fords to Porsches: Floral Tips From an Expert

     
    POSTED October 17, 2014
     
  • Blossoms - Fords to Porsches: Floral Tips From an Expert

     
    POSTED October 17, 2014
     
  • Blossoms - Fords to Porsches: Floral Tips From an Expert

     
    POSTED October 17, 2014
     

Besides the obvious benefits of fragrant aroma and soothing color, flowers can enhance an event by exploring the creative and unique attributes this natural product Mother Nature provided for us.  

Ideas

In my opinion, floral can extend to other “out of the box” elements like pinecones seen here creatively covering the surfaces of these columns, allowing texture and great lighting possibilities. When strategically and specifically placed floral can mimic logos and branding, and then there is the advantage of a printed element pretending to be real as seen here with this backdrop.

Layers of printed aspen trees enhance this stage presentation to form a background for the approaching panel discussion.  Lighting, once again gives this element a wow effect.

Tips

Know the budget upfront, as a florist will be able to lead you in a direction that will ultimately benefit your event. Flowers can be as common as Ford automobiles or as exotic as Porsches with prices that correspond. Tell your florist what is important to your event such as size of arrangement, color, shape, etc., and they will be able to pick out flowers to make your wishes come true.

Other tricks of the trade that can be helpful are using fewer, larger elements or more greenery and less actual floral blooms to keep on budget.

*Editor’s Note: Watch for the upcoming Flower Power feature story in the Winter 2015 issue of Colorado Meetings + Events.
 

Mike Roffino, co-founder of DesignWorks, studied Fine Art at Colorado State University and spent more than 10 years in the field before starting DesignWorks. At that time, Mike and Dave Squires agreed they would work one event per week. The company is now one of Denver's premier event decor agencies with up to nine or 10 events happening in one day.

The perfect holiday gift is beautiful, unique and filled with wonder. Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide is all of these things and more: a travel-lover’s delight with enough offbeat facts about food to spark countless conversations at the next cocktail party or event.

 

With executive orders and restrictions across the country in a state of constant flux, not everyone is ready to jump back into meeting in person. While some planners are eager to get back to “normal,” the long-term adjustment to new meeting protocols and potential risks make some hesitant to gather.

While wearing masks and social distancing can help keep attendees safe, intentional design choices—such as including nature-inspired elements and materials and plenty of plants—can also help to calm attendees.

 

The times they are a-changing, and that has never been truer than when it comes to selecting an A/V partner and deciding whether the in- house A/V vendor or an outside third-party provider is the right partner for you. Due to advancements in technology, lighting and other A/V equipment that has come down in price, planners are now finding op- portunities to use previously out of budget technology with a much more palatable price tag.