Tuesday, July 14, 2009

pick up some blooms for free!

The American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) is hosting their annual symposium in Kansas City this week. Check out some of these beautiful photos of their creative designs and gorgeous blooms. It sounds like if you're hanging out around Crown Center and the Hyatt the next few days, you might get lucky too--in addition to donating the flowers to meals on wheels, the conventioneers will take the flowers used in the exhibits and instead of throwing them away, they arrange them into bouquets that are handed out in the afternoon free! The convention goes through Thursday. It doesn't look like the event is open to the public--I'd love to sneak in and check out new floral trends from designers across the nation. :) Look at those feathers!

**all photos courtesy kansascity.com see more photos in the gallery here**