Saturday, July 27, 2019

HFNA's Wedding Celebrations 2019

The Hawaii Floriculture and Nursery Association began their four island Wedding Celebrations tour on Oahu in June.  Hitomi Gilliam and Sue Tabbal-Yamaguchi AIFDs were to present a show and demonstration at Floradec Sales in Honolulu.  Unfortunately, Sue was unable to attend due to an illness so at the last minute, Lois Hiranaga AIFD and I filled in as designers.

Sample of some of the temperate flowers and foliage used in the designs.

Locally sourced tropical product used in combination with the temperate product to produce a winning combination which Hitomi calls "Tropical Nouveau."

Hitomi's cascade bouquet

Hitomi's bouquet.

Lois Hiranaga's bouquet.

Lois Hiranaga's bouquet.
Hitomi discussing my "wildflower" bouquet.

Hitomi's compote arrangements using Holly Chapple's "pillow."

Lois' compote design.

Tall arrangement by Hitomi

Tower arrangement by Hitomi.

My arrangement demonstrating the armature underneath for all to see the construction.
We also constructed 2 arches.  This is Hitomi's in pastel pinks, lavenders, whites, and peaches.

Lois and I constructed a vibrant colored arch in yellow, red, orange, peach and bronze.  Our construction utilized foam and chickenwire.

One last piece was an asymmetrical floral headband.

A lovely writeup by CTAHR about the Oahu "Wedding Celebration."

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Oahu Wedding Workshop Highlights (1C) HFNA

This past week, I had the pleasure of working with Hitomi Gilliam AIFD and Lois Hiranaga AIFD on HFNA's (Hawaii Floriculture and Nursery Assoc.) "Wedding Celebrations 2019" which was held at Floradec Sales, Honolulu, HI.  We celebrated the marriage of our local tropical flora with temperate flowers from the mainland in a style called "Tropical Nouveau."
Video by Out of the Sea Media Arts

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

2019 Annual Lei Day Contest at Kapiolani Park, Honolulu, HI

The calm before the "storm" of people who will line up to view the leis on display.  

Giant ipu.

The Band Stand featured live entertainment.

The Royal Court views the lei before the display opens to the public.

Other art and craft on display in neighboring tents.

Demos on how to make lei.

Hala art.

Different kinds of flowers which represent the various islands.
Beginner Lei category.

Beginner lei winners.

Hat lei

Unusual dried hat lei.

Pink/red lei category.

Mayor's Grand Prize

Green lei category.

Purple lei category.

Orange/yellow lei category.

Mixed color category.

This is how my lei should be worn.  It is the kui method with crown flowers, stephanotis and hypericum.

Top, back of lei.

Detail closeup of bind point - wear like a necklace.  Unfortunately, the way the lei are displayed on the board does not allow the viewer to see how the lei should be worn.