Oxana Sanukova and Talmage McLaurin
The program was presented at the American Institute of Floral Designers National Symposium in Miami, Florida on July 15, 2012. The program was presented and led by Talmage McLaurin who is the publisher of Florists' Review Enterprises. The Floral Forecast Trends of Rural Route, Garden Club, Sea to Shining Sea, American Gypsy and New Victorian are also explained and shown in the January, 2012 issue of Florists' Review magazine. http://www.floristsreview.com/home
The original model design done on a smaller scale. We experimented with this first and then welded a larger bouquet frame to expand the size for the actual design. The frame was wrapped with fabric and then larger buttons and fabric decor were added. The technique of inserting through the button holes and wrapping onto the frame was used with silver decorative wire.
Kana picked the white hypericum berries off the stems and Yumi beaded them onto dental floss with a needle. These were added to the bouquet by Oxana for additional accents and movement. They took the appearance of pearls.
Yumi beading the hypericum berries on dental floss with a needle.
Oxana wired the hypericum berries to the bouquet frame.
The completed "American Gypsy" Wedding Bouquet for the program. The bouquet can be carried by hand or like a purse. Gerbera, craspedia and hypericum berries were the floral materials used.
Instructors and Student AIFD members on stage after the program.