Boulder Was A Blast!

An amazing flower farm, a fuzzy flower cocktail and a fun boutonniere bar made the Field to Vase Dinner on Saturday at the Fresh Herb Company extra special.

The Field to Vase Tour’s return to The Fresh Herb Company, just outside of Boulder, did not disappoint. In fact, we turned things up a notch…or five this year. Chet and Kristy Anderson were amazing hosts, welcoming over 130 people to experience a very-unique Rocky Mountain flower farm dinner.

 

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The iconic F2V tablescape shot designed by Robyn Rissman of Bare Root Flora and Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs

Starting with the reception, our guests were greeted with

Sweet & Savory Aromas Fill the Boulder Sky

Meet florist and blogger Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs, our second floral designer for our Boulder Field to Vase Dinner at The Fresh Herb Company

Featured F2V florist Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs

Featured F2V florist Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs

A woman of many talents, both florist, and successful blogger, we are pleased to have Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs join our stellar floral design partnership for our next F2V dinner. Join Alicia as she collaborates with friend and co-editor Robyn Rissman of Bareroot Flora to create beautiful aroma-filled arrangements for guests at The Fresh Herb Company Field to Vase Dinner.

This week, we had the pleasure of catching up with Alicia to discuss all the sweet surprises she has in store for our #F2V guest in Colorado. From bold scents to beautifully crafted herbs, Alicia talks about the dinner-scape she plans on designing with fellow florist, Robyn.

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F2V: We are so excited for your partnership with Robyn Rissman of Bareroot Flora. Can you describe how you envision your collaboration?

Alicia: Robyn and I have known each other now for about six years. We have worked together quite a bit on floral design and also on our Flirty Fleurs magazine, as co-editors. We have done quite a few different projects and weddings together, and it’s always a great time. I see this opportunity as another

A Marriage of Food & Flowers in Colorado

Meet our featured florist Robyn Rissman of Bare Root Flora, Colorado-based designer who knows a thing or two about celebrating with food and flowers

Featured F2V florist Robyn Rissman of Bareroot Flora

Featured F2V florist Robyn Rissman of Bareroot Flora

She’s an artist who uses flowers (and other surprises like figs and pomegranates) as her palette for creating beautiful floral designs, and we are thrilled that Robyn Rissman of Bare Root Flora  has agreed to be the designer for our next F2V dinner.

Robyn will be collaborating with (the also extremely talented) Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs to create floral masterpieces for guests at The Fresh Herb Company Field to Vase Dinner.

Recently, we got to catch up with our featured floral designer Robyn to chat about everything from floral inspirations, to the passion for her craft and how she incorporates her designs into some of the most important milestones in her clients’ lives.

F2V: We are so excited to see your design for this year’s dinner in Colorado. Do you have an overall theme for the dinner?

Robyn: I won’t say we have an overall theme for our design. I am known to use food elements in my arrangements. Anyone who knows me knows I always

The David Beahm Experience Takes Over #F2V in September!

You are invited to the first chapter in a story about a world-renowned event designer turned American flower farmer

David Beahm of David Beahm Experiences and owner of David Beahm's Thistle Dew Farm

David Beahm of David Beahm Experiences and owner of David Beahm’s Thistle Dew Farm

We’ve heard countless, beautiful tales of the first year of farming from farmers across the country as they describe the tireless days, weeks and months involved with preparing and planting for their first harvest.  Now, a newly minted farmer has invited us to his farm in the midst of his inaugural year, for a celebration of flowers and what it takes to grow them.

What kind of farmer would decide to throw a party in the middle of the hustle and hard work of creating a farm from ground-up? Well, that would be world-renowned event and floral designer extraordinaire David Beahm of David Beahm Experiences of New York City. He’s thrown events all over the world for Hollywood’s elite including clients like Catherine Zeta Jones and

Field to Vase Dinner destination featured in Sunset Magazine

When you think of Alaska do you conjur up images of majestic mountains where moose roam like cattle, wild salmon jump directly into the mouths of bears and the towns are full of rugged…flower farmers? That’s right, it’s Alaska’s peony farmers who are changing the landscape of agriculture in Alaska and gaining well deserved attention for their beautiful American Grown blooms.

In fact, Sunset Magazine is featuring Alaskan peony farmers in this month’s issue (you can pick it up in news stands now if you haven’t already). Included in this month’s feature is our Alaska Field to Vase Dinner host Beth Van Sandt of Scenic Place Peonies in Homer, Alaska. Beth will be hosting what promises to be one of the most awe-inspiring dinners to date.

The article highlights how Alaska has been able to successfully extend the season of American Grown peonies. Not only are the only state with peonies during the months of July, August and September, Alaska is the only peony producing region in the world at that time. This is wonderful news for brides planning late summer and early fall weddings.

Planning for our Field to Vase Dinner in Homer on July 28, 2017 is underway and tickets to this amazing place are available now. As a Field to Vase Dinner guests you’ll have a chance to see these extraordinary flowers growing in fields overlooking the beautiful Kachemak Bay. You’ll also get to meet the extraordinary farmers who are growing this delicate crop in a state known for extreme weather and rugged landscape.

So don’t wait! Save your seat today for our July 28, 2017 Field to Vase in Alaska.

Check out the full article here!

(Photo Credit: Thomas J. Story/ Sunset Publishing)

(Photo Credit: Thomas J. Story/ Sunset Publishing)