It’ll be the most beautiful (and flower-filled) battle of the year. If you’ve never seen four top floral designers go shears to shears in a challenge of floral artistry, this Saturday is your chance. Four top Washington metropolitan area Bloompop Partners compete live for the title of “Iron Florist 2015” in at this year’s Flower Mart 2015. This event, aptly named Iron Florist, will be DC’s first-ever competition of its kind, and surely a sight to see!
Iron Florist • Saturday, May 2 • 11 a.m. • Washington National Cathedral
We’re unveiling a member of the all-star cast at Iron Florist 2015 and seeing what he has to say of the competition. Without further ado, we present: Nick Perez of MultiFlor in Fairfax, VA.
MultiFlor team. Nick Perez pictured third from left
Nick has been a leading influence in bringing luxury floral design to the Washington, DC area through his studio MultiFlor for almost 20 years. Although he traveled through different countries growing up, he settled back in his birthplace right in DC. According to the design studio, the MultiFlor brand is about personal service, a unique and creative design philosophy, and the freshest and most unusual product.
As for how he plans to prepare for Iron Florist, Nick will rely on his design instincts. As for coping with the 20 minute design window and performing in front of a live audience, Nick says: “I will try and visualize everyone in their underwear, and then I will take a deep breath and try to clear my head of the ‘noise’ and try to let my thoughts flow freely.”
After working over 23 years in the floral industry, we know Nick is sure to surprise us with a design that is both creative and gorgeous. However, we’re just glad that we don’t need to visualize the picture he plans to.
Below, you’ll find just a few of Nick’s designs (available for delivery in the Fairfax area). We love the clean, bright, modern feel. Will you join us at Iron Florist this weekend to see who receives the coveted (flower) crown?
Joy by Multiflor in Fairfax, VA. $69
Sunburst by Multiflor in Fairfax, VA. $129
Romance by Multiflor in Fairfax, VA. $129