Sunday, April 15, 2018

Rene Van Rems: From Field to Vase

If you’re a fan of Rene’s Bouquets, Rene’s Bouquets for Brides, or any of the floral publications where his books and designs have appeared, our Field to Vase Dinner designer needs no introduction. However, if not… he’s a local resident and internationally renowned designer, author, presenter and instructor. Rene van Rems fills his days consulting, providing hands-on design instruction, as well as doing presentations and seminars for trade groups, garden clubs, horticultural societies and museum fundraisers. He is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), The National Speakers Association, and the Professional Floral Commentators International (PFCI).

Busy designer that he is, we were beyond thrilled when Rene agreed to be the featured designer for our American Grown Field to Vase Dinner. He and a team of 15 designers spent two days whipping up a ‘Protea Feast’ for the eyes that dazzled the over 150 guests who attended.

In appreciation for the evening’s spectacular floral artistry, and for all our friends who weren’t able to join us… keep scrolling down to enjoy some ‘Eye Candy’ of your own.

Syndicate Sales, a major sponsor of the Field to Vase dinners, graciously provided all the vases. Their Breeze orange, green and purple bouquet vases added a touch of elegance to our rugged terrain and proteas.

Photos by Carrie McCluskey Photography and Diana Roy


  1. Such a great event !!! So fun to have been able to participate!!
    Thanks to all, especially René

  2. Wow! Beautiful presentation! Stunning colors and imaginative designs. Thank you for sharing! Is this an annual event?