This year the International Floriculture Expo was held in Miami, where Jet Fresh Flowers debuted its Candy Shop for the first time.
This concept and exhibit was made entirely in-house, featuring fresh-cut and preserved flowers available from Jet Fresh Flower Distributors. Floral designs were made by Olga Ramirez, AIFD, CFD and Jimi The Tulip, with preserved rose spheres made by Ryan Black and Ellie Betancourt.
The Candy Shop was a visually engaging floral theme that invited visitors to indulge in candy while enjoying colorful floral arrangements. The expo took place June 18-20 at the Miami Beach Convention Center with a 2-day exhibition the 19th and 20th.
The flower wall was made to feel like a traditional candy wall display, emulating single-color candy varieties in acrylic tubes, made using Oasis foam flower tiles to create a rainbow flower wall. Directly below the flowers were shelves of candy which coordinated with the same colors of the flowers.
A custom-made gum-ball machine was filled with giant gum balls made entirely out of preserved roses using 6-inch styrofoam balls and a hot glue gun. The preserved roses from Rose Amor in Ecuador were made in sizes L, LL+ and XL and feature a variety of colors available to order from Jet Fresh Flower Distributors. It took approximately 84 large-sized preserved roses to cover a sphere.