You are cordially invited… to join the Arkansas Florists Association for an afternoon of floral design seminars and education, as well as the excitement of the second annual Arkansas Iron Designer Competition!
Public tickets are $35 each! Check out the line up below. Grab your ticket, you won’t want to miss this! Sunday Sept 8, 2019 ONLY – Starts at 1:30pm. Arrive early for the best seats. Wyndham Riverfront North Little Rock
Ian Prosser AIFD, AAF, NDSF, PFCI
— sponsored by FTD
Queen Elizabeth. Grace Ormonde. Tom Cruise. Katie Holmes. John Lynch. Kirstie
Alley. Ian Prosser’s list of accolades and achievements, as well as the list of celebrities he counts as clients, runs long. Ian approaches each event with the utmost creativity and care, making him one of the most sought-after floral designers in the world.
Ian began his career more than 30 years ago and he has owned successful floral shops in both Scotland and Tampa, FL. His current business, Botanica International Design Décor Studio in Tampa, FL, designs events on the international stage. In 2012, he established Ian Prosser Productions, expanding his design division for creative events.
Ian’s most recent achievements include being named the recipient of the 2012 Paul Ecke Jr. Award by the Society of American Florists (SAF) and receiving the 2011 Wedding Innovator of the Year Award by Rockstar Wedding Planner. In 2010, Ian was awarded Designer of the Year at the Event Solutions Spotlight Awards and he won the prestigious Sylvia Cup at the 2007 SAF Convention. Also in 2007, Ian was inducted into the Professional Floral Communicators – International (PFCI). Ian’s most prized successes include invitations by SAF to serve as the Floral Design Chairperson for the second inauguration of President George W. Bush and to design the inaugural decorations for President Bill Clinton.
Ian was inducted into the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) in 1994 and the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 1992. He has also been a featured presenter at AIFD National Symposia. Ian earned his National Diploma of the Society of Floristry, the highest European honor in floral design, and was the youngest person to receive the honor of Floral Designer of the Year in Scotland.
Ken Senter AIFD
— sponsored by AIFD South Central Chapter
Ken started in the floral industry with a degree in Floriculture from Texas A&M University in 1975. Shortly after he open “The Senterpiece” in College Station, Texas and became a member of AIFD in 1978.
Over the past 40 something years, Ken has worked in all aspects of our industry. He has owned retail shops, managed a wholesale house in Houston and worked for a Miami based importer. Currently, Ken and his wife Donna, also a member of AIFD, own and operate “The Senterpiece, a wedding and event company” in Houston, Texas.
Ken has designed and commented on programs all over the United States, Mexico and Canada. While living in California, Ken’s designs were constantly featured in Herb Mitchells magazine “Design with Flowers”. In 2015 He was a featured designer for the National AIFD Symposium in Denver, Colorado. Recently, he has twice been invited to design in the flower shop located in the White House.
A few highlights of Ken’s career have been, he was chosen to represent the United States as a competitor for the Gateway to the Americas Cup held in Vancouver, Canada. This past year he was invited back to the Gateway to the Americas Cup to be the United states Judge. Ken stays very active in our industry, serving as an evaluator for the PFDE testing, serving on the National Membership team of AIFD and is the Past President of our South-Central Chapter of AIFD. This
July he will be installed on the National Board of AIFD as a Director at Large.