About Me

Amanda Strassburg AIFD, CFD
Owner, Floral Artist
Hi, my name is Amanda and my passion is flowers and the art of floral design.
I like to experiment and take time to discover new ways to use flowers and other materials. Combining classic blooms like roses with modern favorites like orchids is exciting. Finding new pairings of materials that may be unexpected is fun; using metal with wool or silk with wooden beads.
Creating art with flowers is my life and I couldn’t love anything more.

Are you a member of a local church or community group? Maybe a garden club? I would love to come to your meeting or event and share some floral goodness and tips and tricks for you to use if you design at home.

Contact me to learn more!

When I am not in the studio designing, out on location setting up an event or sharing the flower love by delivering designs, I am spending time with my husband, son and four daughters.

      

Looking to say "Happy Birthday," "Congratulations" or "Thinking of You" -

Consider the Lilies would love to design a gorgeous and unique arrangement for your friend or loved one. Check out the "Studio Design Gallery" for more pictures of Amanda's everyday designs.

Consider the Lilies offers uniquely customized sympathy designs. Whether using your loved one's favorite flowers, or incorporating items that reflect their interests and hobbies, I put special care so that each design is the perfect tribute to a life that will never be forgotten.

Holiday designs are beautiful accents for your home or office and also make a wonderful gift for family and friends. Celebrate with flowers on Thanksgiving and Christmas and don't forget to share the love with flowers for Mother's Day and Valentine's Day.

 

What is AIFD?

As written on the official website of the American Institute of Floral Design:

Mission Statement: The mission of AIFD® is to advance the art of professional floral design through education, service and leadership, and to recognize the achievement of excellence in this art form.

About AIFD: Established in 1965, the American Institute of Floral Designers is, today, the floral industry’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to establishing, maintaining and recognizing the highest standard of professional floral design. AIFD and its worldwide accredited members are in the forefront of the industry in presenting educational design programs and in designing flowers for such renowned events as the Tournament of Roses Parade, Academy Awards and Presidential Inaugurations. They are an extraordinary group of talented artists.

Accredited membership in AIFD is extremely selective and can be obtained only after a candidate has effectively demonstrated advanced professional ability of his or her floral artistry. Members proudly wear the “AIFD addendum on their name to demonstrate that their peers have found them to be “Accredited in Floral Design.” They must continue to demonstrate their “cutting edge” art by meeting specified continuing education requirements.

Each summer, AIFD presents its acclaimed National Symposium. Considered to be the most important design education event in the floral industry, this dynamic conclave attracts designers, educators and interested individuals from all corners of the world.

In the U.S., AIFD Accredited members participate in six regional chapters that each host activities for the education of the floral industry as well as for the floral consumer market. AIFD supports student chapters located on the campuses of major colleges and universities across the nation.

Through its Foundation, the Institute also offers scholarships to talented young designers. AIFD partner members, as manufacturers and distributors of products and services to the floral industry, are also an important part of the Institute as they help fund numerous design education events.

Accredited members of AIFD are uniquely qualified to help you create the floral and decorating accents that express your individual style.

From www.aifd.org