We love our blogger Steven and we are delighted he received this incredible honor to speak at the International Floriculture Expo.
Steven Santos CFD
Certified Floral Designer, Boise At Its Best Flowers
Steven Santos’ experience in the floral industry started in high school when he got a job at a sandwich shop that had a florist attached to it. Seeing all of the amazing creations caught his eye and he soon got a job as a shop assistant. After high school he went to the Floral Design Institute and competed a course with Leanne Kesler and was soon designing in Boise Idaho. He wanted to expand his knowledge so he moved to Southern California and worked with Dodie Sy who taught him about large scale event design. He moved back to Idaho and opened his own studio creating custom arrangements. In 2014 he closed his studio to take time off of designing to recover from the passing of his partner. Steven soon earned a job as the wedding designer at Boise’s largest shop, Boise At Its Best Flowers. Steven’s shop does over 800 orders on Valentine’s day with only four full time designers and they design weddings all over the great state of Idaho. He has been a guest blogger for Idaho’s best wedding resource guide, IdoWED. In 2015 he received his CFD (Certified Floral Designer) designation from The American Institute of Floral Designers AIFD. He loves continuing to grow and develop skills – and competition! Steven participates in the Iron Designer competition at the Festival Of Trees and has also competed and judged the Floral Iron Designer Competition at the state fair. Good, clean competition is something he really enjoys and he is looking forward to meeting other great designers at the International Floriculture Expo! His work can be seen at www.stevensantosdesigns.com or www.boisebestweddings.com.
Floral Designer, Boise At Its Best Flowers