"Bliss, The Art of The Event"
June 7-9, 2019
Join Us for our first ever all Wedding Theme Convention!
Convention 2019 – Bliss-The Art of the Event
Mission Inn Resort and Spa
10400 County Road 48, Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida 34737
Friday, June 7, 2019
1:00AM – 3PM Hands on class – El Gitano– Florist Design Class
Christi Lopez AIFD, CFD, EMC
Master The Art of the European Hand Tied Bridal Bouquet - All Supplies Included $75.00 per person.
1:00AM – 3PM Hands on class – El Moro A– Florist Design Class
R. Varito Vaequez AIFD, CFD, FSMD
Wire Work Necklace - All Supplies Included - $75.00 per person.
1:00AM – 3PM Hands on class – El Moro B– Florist Design Class
Jackie Smith Johns AIFD, CFD
Bind Wire Bridal Bouquet - All Supplies Included - $75.00 per person.
3:00PM – ^6:00PM - Competition – SUNSHINE CUP– Main Ballroom
6:00PM - 8:00PM - Cocktail/ Dinner Party - Marina
Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:00AM – 10:00AM - Trade Show Set Up – Los Reyes Foyer
8:00AM – 9:00AM - El Gitano– Florist Free Workshop
Corrine Heck, Founder & CEO of Details Flowers Software
FREE WORKSHOP- One Person attending will be selected to use Details Flowers Software - FREE for 6 Months~~!!!!
Early Morning Rise & Grind: How to Capture and Close Events on the Spot
9:00AM – 10:00AM Stage Program – Main Ballroom
Sharon McGukin AAF AIFD PFCI
Sweet Success! Selling Wedding Cake Décor and Dessert Table Designs
Sharon McGukin shares blissful blooms that dress up sweet-treat reception tables. Learn to sweeten your wedding sales with a flourish of fresh flower add-ons for cake and dessert tables.
Sponsored by Smithers-Oasis
10:00AM – 5:00PM Trade Show – Los Reyes Foyer
10:30AM – 11:30PM Stage Program – Main Ballroom
Tom Bowling AIFD, PFCI
Dazzling Centerpieces - Tabletop Decor
Tom Bowling will dazzle you with his breathtaking table top decor. Learn to take your tables from ho-hum to FABULOUS~!!!!
Sponsored by Syndicate Sales.
11:30PM – 12:00NOON Business Meeting - Main Ballroom
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch– La Hacienda
1:00PM – 1:30PM - Stage Program – Main Ballroom - Shannon Tarrant
Pinterest - A Love / Hate Relationship
Pinterest is the fastest growing website for membership and one of the top search engines in the world. Millennials use this form of social media as much as Instagram. Learn how to look at Pinterest with a different lens, whether you are planning a wedding or a vendor in the industry. Owner of Weducation by Shannon Tarrant
2:00PM – 4:00PM - Grand Show – Main Ballroom - Jackie Lacey AIFD
Fashion Show Extravaganza Floral Show Case
““I Do” Is Trending”
In today’s market a favorite idea can influence others, quickly gravitate to a craze that rages out of control as the fad it becomes trends so quickly on social that it becomes the newest style. With communication at an all time high and information everywhere for everything at anytime – we can see trends rise and fall like the wind. Trends are part of our style and when it comes to weddings and events they can be interpreted in many different ways. As you look at what is trending how do you know if that will be relevant in your area or community or not, and when. How do you stay true to your style and still look trendy for today’s generation. Walk through four styles that can appeal to today’s wedding/event trends and still make “I Do” personal and current but have the ability to adapt to tomorrow’s “whims”, next months “Next big thing” and next years “I want that.” Classic meets current in table scapes, Altar décor, what to wear, what to carry and how to make it all work together. Stage presentation and runway show with trends in fashion, floral and how to.
Sponsored by Floriology/Bloomnet
6:00PM – 6:45PM Cocktails – Legends Ballroom Courtyard
7:00PM – 10:00PM Gala Dinner and Dance – Legends Ballroom
Sunday, June 9, 2019
9:00AM – 10:00AM Stage Program – Main Ballroom
Beyond The Stem Count: Not Losing Money Is Good, Maxing Out Profits Is Better
Most discussion of event pricing is conservatively focused on getting the job without losing money. This session is focused on booking the event at the largest and most profitable possible price. It might seem counter-intuitive, but every day people choose to pay more, a lot more, for slightly different versions of the same product. The trick is making that more profitable price attractive.
Sponsored by Floristware
10:30AM – 11:30AM Stage Program – Main Ballroom
Kevin Ylvisaker AIFD, CAFA
Going to the Chapel
And you though a wedding arch was just and arch....Wait till you see Kevin live on stage transform your "ordinary" arch into a GLORIOUS WORK OF ART~!!!! Kevin will wow you with ideas that will make your wedding ceremony site one that will be remembered~!!!
Sponsored by Teleflora
12NOON – 1:00PM Brunch – Main Ballroom
1:00PM – 2:00PM Stage Program – Main Ballroom
J. Keith White AIFD
The Art of Bouquet
J. Keith White is known for his floral vision and extraordinary designs. Sponsored by FTD, his masterful designs for the official vehicles of the annual Rose Parade® have been viewed by millions. While he is know for his flair and showmanship, his programs also present meaningful educational content. Joun J. Keith White as he takes us all on a magical ride of bridal bouquets, bridal bouquets and even more bridal bouquets...you will leave this program with bridal bouquet design overload.
Sponsored by FTD
2:00PM - Pulse Memorial Project - Design RoomImmediately Following the final program, everyone is invite to the floral design room to make all the remaining flowers into hand tied bouquets to be presented to the Pulse Orlando Memorial. This Project, headed by Mark Anderson of Floristware, is to honor those who lost their lives in the senseless and tragic shooting that occurred on June 16, 2019.