The Floral Department is so excited about the Floral and Bridal open house coming up next weekend! Students and faculty have all been working hard on preparing for the show and we'd love everyone to come take part in this annual event.
This year we have an extra addition to our student produced show. The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) is sending a handful of representatives to hold some hands-on workshops on campus, offering educational opportunities to floral designers all over the northwest.
AIFD representatives will be involved in the Floral and Bridal show in many ways. First, they will be evaluating designs created by the Competitive Design and Commentation class (HORT 436) and bouquets created by the advanced floral students in Wedding Flowers Workshop C (HORT 338C). After evaluations, they will hold a Q & A session and offer tips and advice for designing.
On Saturday, before the open house, they will be holding two workshops. One on 'glamorous make-overs for simple bridal bouquets' and the other on 'floral jewelry'.
During the open house, AIFD will be designing for their evening show in the head house. This is included in the tour, so guests will get to walk through and have a chance to see their designs as they are being created. They are also providing a 'corsage bar' (free of charge) for any guest that would like to make pieces from floral rings, to hair accessories with designer assistance.
After the open house, six AIFD designers will share design techniques and inspirations in a couture bridal bouquet show. This show goes from 5:00-6:30 and is $35 to the public and $10 to students.
Sister Infanger is the communication line between AIFD and campus. She said, "This will be a great opportunity for the students to see first-hand what AIFD is about and to work with some leading designers in the industry."
Our aim for the Department of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunitues.