Blog posts tagged with 'San Jose'

Fall Floral Events

The next several weeks are a busy time for Bay Area floral events! If you're interested in attending a flower workshop, demo, or getting certified, be sure to check out these events that are just around the corner, many of which are right here at Mt. Eden Floral Co.

 Christmas Floral Design Show at Mt. Eden Floral San Jose

Kristine Kratt AIFD, PFCI presented at Mt. Eden's 2014 Holiday Show. Find out what's in-store for 2015!

  • First Week of September: Holiday Display Installs Be sure to take a peek inside Mt. Eden's San Jose floral supply store this week to catch a glimpse of our new holiday offerings and track the progress on this year's Christmas displays. Featured designers: Kristine Kratt AIFD, PFCI and Bill Schaffer AIFD, PFCI, AAF.
  • September 13, 2015: Holiday Floral Design Show Featuring Corey Harbour AIFD, PFCI, CFD, NAFD Take home great ideas from Corey Harbour's presentation at this year's holiday-themed design show. Details here. Also happening on 9/13: 15% off supply sale, vendor fair (including: D. Stevens, UCI, CamFlor, and more!), and a pre-show breakfast with BloomNation.
  • September 14, 2015: Hands-On Workshops Corey Harbour AIFD, PFCI, CFD, NAFD will be teaching two hands-on workshops on Monday. The first will focus on hand-tied bouquets, the second will explore current trends in wreaths for holidays and events. Details here
  • September 19, 2015: CCF Exam Prep Class (Nor Cal) If you're planning on taking the CCF exam at the Calif Flora event in October, make sure you know what to expect on the exam! Join Kay Wolff AIFD, CFD, CCF for a comprehensive prep class held at Mt. Eden Floral's San Jose store. Details here
  • September 29, 2015: FAB Meet-Up Featuring Coni Oakson, AIFD We love FAB! Floral Artists of the Bay Area is a fun and welcoming community of flower professionals and enthusiasts who host floral demos and workshops throughout the year. FAB's next event will be held at Mt. Eden Floral's San Jose store. Get the details here.
  • October 10-11, 2015: CSFA's Calif Flora 2015 This year CSFA's annual convention is back in Nor Cal at the CA State Fair expo Center in Sacramento! CSFA puts together a flower-filled weekend featuring a variety of events including: hands-on workshops, design competitions, new variety displays, and the CCF exam. For a detailed look at the schedule and registration info, visit: Featured designers include: Randy Wooten AIFD, PFCI, GMF, Rene Van Rems AIFD, PFCI, CFD, CCF, Anthony Alvarez AIFD, CCF, EMC, Darlene Montgomery CCF, and more!
The Christmas Show and Workshop Series

Registration now open!

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Registration is now open for the Bay Area's favorite holiday flower show! Join us this September 13-14 for two days of floral design, including hands-on workshops, lots of inspiration, and our biggest supply sale of the season.

Sunday 09.13.15 Holiday Design Show
10:30am-3:30pm ~ Includes lunch break
Show Special: 15% off regular-priced supplies
Learn about the pre-show breakfast! (RSVP required)

Monday 09.14.15 Hands-On Workshops
Workshop I ~ 9:00am-11:30am ~ Hand-tied Bouquets: The Spirit of Giving
Students will take their hand-tied bouquet technique beyond weddings as they learn how to create and present high-end European style hand-tied bouquets. Applications: everyday flowers, corporate work, hostess gifts, table décor. This technique can also be applied for Valentine's day bouquets and wedding bouquet work.

Workshop II ~ 1:00pm-3:30pm ~ The New Wreath: #workit
Learn techniques for styling wreaths that have the versatility to span event and home decor. During this class, students will create two projects: one using a permanent wreath base, the other using fresh materials. Applications: event decor, flower installations, home and holiday decor. 

Register by August 31 to receive early-bird pricing and save up to $40 off registration costs!


Meet the Designer
Corey Harbour AIFD PFCI design show at Mt. Eden Floral wholesaleFor Mt. Eden Floral’s upcoming Christmas-themed floral design event, we’ve tracked down a talented designer who we believe will inspire you with fresh perspectives, as well as equip you with great ideas and tools to incorporate into your own floral design work. Corey Harbour AIFD, PFCI, CFD, NAFD got his start in the floral industry during high school when he worked for a florist delivering and processing flowers. Soon, he found himself behind the workbench, and hasn’t looked back since! In addition to his freelance work, Corey is sought after for his discerning eye for product design. 

Inspired by the work of Tomas De Bruyne and Els Teunissen, Corey describes his own style as clean and natural. Due to the nature of his work in product development, Corey deals with a lot of novelties as well, and is no stranger to incorporating a touch of flair and accents in just the right places. In short, we think he’s the perfect designer to bring us fresh inspiration for the holidays!

Though he'll be fresh to the California stage, Corey's experience in the industry and knowledge of floral design runs deep. It's not every day that we have a local opportunity to learn from someone like Corey, so be sure to sign up now to save your spot at the show and workshops!