The theme for the 2017 edition of FleurAmour Passion for Flowers flower design event was ‘CULTURE’; where participating florists created floral expressions through the worldview and way of life of a people, and also through other values, customs and traditions of certain cultures. The event is traditionally held at the Commandery of Alden Biesen and features an impressive display of amazing and inspiring floral decorations. This is the 22nd edition of FleurAmour Passion for Flowers which saw many renowned florist drawn from various countries participating.
This is what she said when asked why she chose Porta Nova red naomi roses; “In projects where I use roses, I choose one which brings out the needed authentic character of a red flower. “A first woman, a flower that leaves room for dripping and has a shape that is well defined with such beauty.”
In making the arrangements, Angelica was assisted by six florists from different regions of Italy who had attended her school. This was an opportunity for her students to enjoy some hands-on work experience. These Italian florists were Michela Torti, Daniela Marchetti, Roberta Travaglia, Beatrice Virgili, Cristina Cosso and Laura Morelli.
Making of THE FOUR SEASONS OF ANTONIO VIVALDI with Porta nova rose
The Summer Structure
The summer structure was designed in a large three-dimensional basket. Angelica and her team made the basket with a number of aluminum rims covered with natural rays.
Each circle was attached to each other to create the base. They used oasis flutes to hold the flowers inside. In addition to the Porta Nova roses they used oncidium stems, glorious, setaria and rose berries to truly represent summer colors. The initial structure was 4 semicircles made out of iron.
The Autumn Structure
The Autumn Structure made with mulberry branches has been totally tied to the engraving technique with the help of the animated string. Angelica and her team aimed at getting a basket with 4 different measuring tips, and inserting other flowers to give depth and value to pink, in autumn colors. They used Sanguisorba stems, Porta Nova roses, setaria and cambria.
The bouquet was made with Porta Nova Red Naomi rose petals to create a bigger flower. Lacquer of the petals were used, with hookah hooks and silver spiral silver wire to create a nice cascade. Each petal was tied in seam without glue with the big black flower that would make the structure being made using the very thin and varnished black technical iron. Angelica then added some crystals for elaborate decoration.