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The bouquets of the 1920s were massive and full of asparagus ferns, calla lilies, gardenias and carnations. In this modern day interpretation, I use some of the flowers from that era, but in a more sleek, crescent shape. The addition of the ostrich plumes adds layers of detail and texture to the design. The flowers are grouped and the lines of the calla lilies accent the crescent shape, but more importantly draw the eye through the focal point.

Flowers and Materials Featured: Calla Lilies, Gardenias, Carnations, Garden Roses, Asparagus Fern and Ostrich Plumes.

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Ian is the owner of Botanica International, specializing in event design in Tampa, and has won many design awards, including the Society of American Florists’ 2007 Sylvia Cup Design Competition. He was the youngest person to receive the honor of “Floral Designer of the Year” for Scotland. Ian was named 2010 Event Solutions Magazine Designer of the Year and 2011 Wedding Innovator of the Year by Rockstar Wedding Planner. Ian also has earned the National Diploma of the Society of Floristry (NDSF), the highest European honor in floral design.

He participated in designing the inaugural decorations of President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. As Floral Design Chairperson in 2005, Ian helped in the selection and management of 160 florists from across the country to create the floral decorations needed for the many events surrounding the second-term inauguration of President George W. Bush. Working in association with the Presidential Inaugural Committee, he helped to style the rooms for 14 official events, including the nine inaugural balls.

Ian teaches floral design to professionals across the country and has lectured students in China and Taiwan. He is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) and Professional Floral Communicators – International (PFCI), Meeting Planners International (MPI) and the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE). Born in Scotland, Ian is a graduate of Woodburn Horticultural College.

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