Inspired Design Retreat & Floral Runway Show

The design team “Inspired Design”, co-founded by Patience Pickner, AIFD, PFCI, and Ace Berry, AIFD, PFCI, recently held a three-day floral education retreat in Chamberlain, South Dakota.  The retreat started with a brunch riverboat cruise and featured several styled shoots, including one on the Missouri River.

The retreat culminated in a Field to Table dinner and Floral Couture runway show in a 100+ year-old barn venue.  The public was invited to this event, and the barn was filled to capacity, where over 175 people attended. They got to enjoy an amazing locally grown/raised dinner, locally produced wine, several speakers who touted the importance and benefits of purchasing American Grown flowers, and the finale of the evening where over 40 floral designs rocked by gorgeous models on a floral runway brought the house down!

The floral artists who attended the event had many great comments and were absolutely over the moon at the quality and variety of  flowers that they had to create with. They are already looking forward to Inspired Design Retreat 2020! 

“CalFlowers was absolutely invaluable in making the retreat a reality and a huge success”, said Pickner.  Both Pickner and Berry felt strongly about sourcing only American Grown flowers, and they gave credit to CalFlowers for being an incredible source of information, advice and of course, sending amazing fresh flowers! 

CalFlowers was pleased to support this three-day floral education retreat. 

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Photos courtesy of Bricks Photography, Brookings, South Dakota.

The 2019 "Inspired Design" Team

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