Modern Romance: Designing for Contemporary Weddings with Traditional Cultural Influences


Join us on Sunday, February 28th as renowned designer Corey Harbour AIFD, PFCI, NAFD, CFD demonstrates the latest in wedding technique and design, from bridal bouquets and boutonnieres, to tablescapes and wow factor installation pieces! This year’s show will also include a segment on incorporating unique and traditional cultural elements, featuring 2016 K&D Designer of the Year, Mayumi Redin. And we’re bringing back our Wearable Floral Art contest yet again, for a little friendly competition! Plus, don’t miss the silent auction, show specials, catered lunch, wedding cake, and more!

Schedule of Events
8:00 AM – Registration & check-in opens; breakfast is served
8:45 AM – Introduction & welcome
9:00 AM – Design Session 1: Wedding Trends and Creative Color for 2016
10:00 AM – Break & Shopping
10:30 AM – Design Session 2: Personalization & Cultural Considerations (with Mayumi Redin)
12:00 PM – Wearable Floral Art Exhibition & Lunch by Buca di Beppo
1:30 PM – Panel Presentation: Bridal Consultations, Estimates, and Event Site Etiquette
2:30 PM – Break, Shopping, and Cake!
3:00 PM – Design Finale: Installation Pieces & the WOW Factor
4:00 PM – Wearable Floral Art Winners Announced
4:15 PM – Live Auction & Event Concludes

Wearable Floral Art Contest
Have a little fun with some friendly competition in our wearable flowers contest! The day of the show, please wear a design of your choosing and creation. It can be a headpiece, corsage, flower beard, sash, necklace – anything! Use your imagination! You’ll get to showcase your designs at the show before your peers and colleagues cast their vote for show favorite. The People’s Choice Winner will be announced at the conclusion of the show!

Just a few rules:
– Your design must be wearable…that means designs that must be carried, dragged, or pulled in a wagon will not be qualified to enter. (Unless you find a way to wear the wagon.)
– Designs must be pre-made and worn to the event. You will not have time to create them at the show.
– You must be present and accounted for and wearing your design at the Modern Romance Wedding Design Showcase to enter and/or win.

Then, Corey will be back again on Monday, February 29th to teach two hands-on design classes:

Master’s Class: Structure – Table to Bouquet (Cost: $150, Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Focusing on event tablescapes and bridal bouquets at an advanced level, Corey will demonstrate how to bring a master’s level of artistry to special event design work.

Intermediate Class: Inspired Event Design (Cost: $100, Time: 1:30-4:30 PM)
A round-robin class format will engage designers in creating unique looks for three different mock events, rotating teams to work on each for collaborative creativity.

The 2016 Wedding Design Competition is underway! Click here for official rules.

The 2016 wedding season is nearly upon us! Sharpen your skills and get prepared for the latest in weddings at this year’s wedding design showcase. Get your tickets by ordering them online below, call Jeannie at 612-362-3131, or talk to your sales rep. We’ll see you there!