Two Bridal Bouquets: My Induction Into The Canadian Association of Floral Artists – CAFA

Hand Held Bouquet With Carnations

Hand Held Bouquet With Carnations (Photo by Michael Lant - Click on image to enlarge)

On October 19 I became a student member of the Canadian Academy of Floral Artists. In order to become a CAFA member, I had to complete a test where we were given a bucket of flowers, a few accessories , a theme and 2 hours to create an original, technically accurate floral design. I think that was the shortest, most intense and exhilarating 2 hours I have experienced in a long time. As a CAFA student member, I will be mentored by a full member for the next 2 years. What a fabulous opportunity to take my passion for floral design to the next stage.

CAFA was formed to recognize and honour the artistic talents of Canadian floral designers as an art form. The Canadian Academy of Floral Art ( recognizes floral design as an art form and honours those with the ability to take their skill and creativity a level beyond that of the everyday and transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Hand Held Bouquet With Roses and Carnations

Hand Held Bouquet With Roses and Carnations (Photo by Michael Lant - Click on image to enlarge)

In preparation for the October 19 induction, we were asked to make a design that could be worn or carried. I decided to get creative with the traditional bridal bouquet by combining unusual colour of flowers and adding some bling with beads.  The results (seen in the attached images) were graphic, whimsical and just a touch out of the ordinary.

As always, I look forward to your comments.


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One Comment

  1. Posted October 29, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    congrats aunt liz….what an amazing opportunity! you are one creative lady:)