Certificate in Professional Wedding Floral Specialist (PWS)
(Tuesday 7:30pm- 9:30pm)


The Professional Wedding Floral Specialist certificate course (PWS) is a focused and comprehensive programme designed to provide specialised training in wedding floral design based on “The AIFD Guide to Floral Design: Terms, Techniques, and Traditions.”.

 

In PWS, you’ll explore what makes a cohesive floral design as Dr. Solomon guides you through methods of pairing flowers based on color, style, scent, and even cultural importance! You will learn different techniques and together with the application of design principles to design bridal bouquets in various forms and styles, and body flowers too.  You’ll also learn about how to innovate and create your own styles. Yes, it is a lot be learnt!

 

To graduate from this course, you are required to present homework for every lesson learnt, and the final lesson is a timed-constraint based evaluation session.

 

Together with an attendance of 90%, students are entitled to be certified as a Professional Wedding Floral Specialist by SOLOMON BLOEMEN Flower School.

 

This course is one out of the three modules under the International Accreditation Course.

 

 

Admission requirement:

  • A prerequisite of completion of SOLOMON BLOEMEN Flower School's fundamental in floral design course

  • At least 6 months of on-the-job florist experience (an interview will be required)

 

Syllabus:

The Victorian Language of Flowers

Flowers of the Month

Classic natural style Bouquet

Cascading Bridal Bouquet

Creative Techniques with Bridal Bouquet Holders

Armature Bridal Bouquet

Biedermeier Bridal Bouquet

Bridal Gown Styles and Terminology

Bridal Veil Styles

Men’s Wear Styles and Terminology

Corsage and Boutonnière Basics Review

Nosegay Style Corsage and Boutonnière

Apparel Necklines and Floral Adornments

Wrist Corsage

Working with Decorative Wires and Beads

Hairpieces and alternative body flowers

Flowers for the Flower Girl: handbags & Pomander Ball

Flowers for the Ring Bearer: Pillows & Decorative Ring Box

Packaging

Trends and Colors

Garlands

Reception Décor

Essential Centerpieces

Cake Flowers

 

Instructor:

Dr. Solomon Leong CFD AIFD

Dates: 8,15, 22, 29 Oct/ 5, 12, 19 Nov/ 3, 10, 17 Dec/ 2019

Times: Tuesday 7:30pm- 9:30pm

Cost: HK 30,000 per person (all floral materials included)

Class size: Max. 6 persons

 

For more information, please call our school 2521 1798 or email to info@solomonbloemen.com

About Solomon Bloemen and AIFD

Dr. Solomon Leong has been a member of the AIFD since 2002. In 2017, Dr. Solomon Leong has successfully become an AIFD Certified Floral Evaluator/Judge and is proud to be part of the AIFD Floral Demonstration in 2017 National Symposium.Only a handful of flower school in Hong Kong are able to become AIFD Education Partner and more importantly, to successfully lead the students to obtain the AIFD accreditation in the AIFD PFDE (Professional Floral Design Evaluation).

Glossary

 

AIFD – American Institute of Floral Designers

Established in 1965, the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) is, today, the floral industry’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design.    AIFD and its worldwide accredited members are in the forefront of the industry and they are an extraordinary group of talented artists.

 

 

CFD – Certified Floral Designer

In order to become an internationally recognized Certified Floral Designer (CFD), you must attend and successfully complete the appropriate floral design program from an AIFD® Education Partner, like the CFD programme in Solomon Bloemen Flower School and then pass the AIFD online test.  Students will be awarded with the CFD designation by AIFD and be listed in the AIFD online and printed directories.   Proper annual fees and continuing education at AIFD is required to maintained the CFD designation.


 

AIFD PFDE – AIFD Professional Floral Design Evaluation

This is the only way to become an Accredited member of AIFD – participate in the professional Floral Design Evaluation and achieve scores at the level required to receive an invitation to AIFD.

 

This is a four (4) hour hands-on design evaluation consisting of five (5) designs. You must also pass the AIFD online test with 80% or higher to be eligible to participate in PFDE.  Participants must have a cumulative score of 20.0 (4.0 average) with no individual design scoring below 3.75 to be invited as a member of AIFD.

 

National Symposium

Each summer, AIFD presents its acclaimed National Symposium. Considered to be the most important design education event in the floral industry, this dynamic conclave attracts designers, educators and interested individuals from all corners of the world.  And PFDE usually holds prior to the National Symposium.

 

 

Related References:

AIFD official link - https://aifd.org/

Becoming a Certified Floral Designer (CFD®) - https://aifd.org/membership/becoming-a-cfd/

Becoming an Accredited Member of AIFD® - https://aifd.org/membership/becoming-aifd/

 

2019 Symposium “Awaken” - https://aifd.org/2019-symposium-awaken/

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