Fleurs de Villes, The Exhibit That Combines Flowers and Travel: Guest Blog by Holly Joy

by Details Flowers ● 19 January ● News & Events
Our Floral friend, Holly Havemen of Kennedy's Flowers and Gifts, provided a beautiful first-hand account of her experience visiting the Fleurs de Villes event in Edinburgh, Scotland, last summer.  Each exhibit narrates the stories of the significant women who shaped history and the florists' artistic talent in showcasing their skills. Take a look at her story below!
Fleurs de Villes - the exhibit that combines flowers and travel, two things that light up my life!
When traveling in Edinburgh, Scotland, this past July 2022, I stumbled upon a fantastic floral display, and like a moth to the flame, I went closer to explore. 
The exhibit was at a popular shopping center with a gorgeous, colorful floral arch, perfect for photo opportunities. There were signs explaining Fleurs de Villes, and I was immediately intrigued. 
I felt extremely lucky to serendipitously stumble upon Fleurs de Villes on the event's last day. With 20 minutes to spare before meeting a walking tour, I hastily made my way around the shopping center to speed-view the amazing creations and soak in as much floral artistry as possible. 
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 The floral displays showcased many famous female figures, some of whom I had never heard of and a handful of whom I had.
 My favorite displays were Cleopatra and Frida Kahlo. I loved the exquisite details, the variety of textures, the use of color, and the fabulous selections of flowers. 
In Grand Rapids, Michigan, I oversee the floral design department at our flower and gift shop, Kennedy’s. I knew my team would love seeing these fabulous floral femmes, so I snapped pictures and took video clips to share with the team back in Michigan. As a member of the World Flower Council and Great Lakes Floral Association, I shared these photos via social media for all my flower friends to enjoy as well. 
Floral Couture is something I greatly admire, and I also respect that Fleurs de Villes engages the local florists and brings flowers out into the community. I began following their social media account that day and have been delighted to see the shows worldwide ever since. I do not doubt that the next time I experience one of these events in person, it will be on purpose and not just by chance. 
Florals bring everyone together all over the globe. Thank you, Holly, for sharing your experience with us! 

Photos provided by Holly Havemen 

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About Kennedy's Flowers and Gifts

kennedysLocated in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kennedy's Florist & Flower Delivery is more than just a flower and gift shop; they are an experience waiting to be had! When you step inside, you're greeted with delight to the senses--The smells, the sounds, the smiling faces. At Kennedy's Florist & Flower Delivery, they believe in fun living and creative giving. Come find out why they received the coveted national "Retail Florist of the Year" award from Florists' Review magazine.

Their gift shop is full of inspirational displays to get you thinking about how to decorate and spruce up your home or what you can gift to a friend or loved one. Their fresh flower cooler is always stocked with incredible flowers and designs to celebrate any occasion. Their plant room breathes life and their staff is always ready with helpful suggestions. From special events and party favors to weddings, funerals, and celebrations of daily life, they have just what you need...and maybe a little something more!

About Fleurs De Villes

fleursdevilles"Founded by Tina Barkley and Karen Marshall, Fleurs de Villes combines the love of flowers, local design talent, and bespoke, utterly unique displays, for experiential events like none other. Our name speaks to that – Fleurs de Villes – flowers of the cities. Connecting with each city we launch in, we work with top local florists, designers, growers, and nurseries, to showcase that city’s world-class talent and create stunning displays of art. Fleurs de Villes not only showcases artful flower displays, we create engagement – with audiences viewing our events, and with the partners who support us, from leading sponsor brands to local and national media, as well as community-based groups. We believe in the power of partnerships and the amplification of messaging that comes when audiences have an experience of the senses. Our team of highly professional individuals is dedicated to ensuring every touch-point is on-brand to deliver an event experience people will be talking about – and sharing – for a long time to come. We look forward to growing our network of talent and unique event programs worldwide." Visit www.fleursdevilles.com for more information about their upcoming events!

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