Awaken: My AIFD 2019 Experience

An experience of a lifetime, not only for myself but for three of my team members as well. While only two of the members actually attended conference classes with me, our shop wedding coordinator and designer. The third, our sales associate, became inspired so much so, that we are now working towards her becoming a designer as well!

Held within the gorgeous backdrop of the Paris Hotel in sunny Las Vegas, the sophisticatedly styled ballrooms were lavishly adorned in Parisian flair, gold accents, and intricate crown molding was the perfect backdrop for this fabulous conference.

Our journey began Sunday night, once settled we wandered the halls of the ‘Partners’ Showcase & Book Fair’ while exploring and discussing some of the latest trends, flowers, and products our industry had on display. It is always such a fantastic experience to attend an AIFD conference, meet new people and see the stunning exhibits created by some of our favorite vendors. Some of these vendors included Accent Decor, Smithers-Oasis & Floral Supply Syndicate. Stunning florals were showcased as well from the Japanese Flower market, Amy’s Orchids, Floral Greens Farmers of Florida and some stunning Lei work out of Hawaii!

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