Certified American Grown Flowers is seeking volunteer floral designers and support team members for the 2019 First Lady’s Luncheon, set for May 14 in Washington, D.C.
As a volunteer, you’ll work side by side with some of America’s most talented floral designers to create hundreds of arrangements – all from American Grown Flowers and Greens – to wow guests at this historic bipartisan luncheon that’s been an annual tradition since 1912.
This is your chance to give back and make a difference, all while honing your floral design chops for a prestigious audience!
Kinnane, who’s volunteering for the First Lady’s Luncheon for the third year, is the owner and lead designer at The Local Bouquet, based in Little Compton, Rhode Island. Founded in 2013, The Local Bouquet specializes in weddings and events using 100 percent local and American Grown Flowers.
She started her business with a love for design and a passion for providing a product that is seasonal, sustainable and American Grown. When she’s not designing weddings across Southern New England, she’s spreading her love of flowers by teaching floral design classes to the public, including the popular “The Farmer Florist Series.” This hands-on, in-depth experience connects the American flower farmer and the florist to the public while sharing the mission of the American Grown Flower movement.
With over 30 years of experience in the floral industry, Lopez’s Bergerons Flowers specializes in weddings and event design for clients in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area.
Big on giving back, Lopez also helps florists who are just starting out confidently unleash their design creativity and run a profitable business through professional coaching, floral design intensives and her Business of Flowers Facebook Group.
“My goal is to provide you the tools you need to learn about the floral industry from a creative design perspective and also equip you to succeed with business knowledge,” she explains at christilopez.com.