Magical Winter Moments 2012
Are you looking for a cosy winter outing? Need inspiration for the holidays? Then why not go to Bruges for Magical Winter Moments. Indulge in the lovely festive sceneries, find inspiration for a cosy festive table and be tempted by the nicest decorative gadgets. This year’s theme will be the Baroque, with Viennese cake, music by Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart…
And many arrangements based on this period.
Magical Winter Moments is an internationally renowned event offering a joyful and warm festive atmosphere with a focus on flowers and floristry.
COSY WINTER ATMOSPHERE
Magical Winter Moments is an annual event organized in the beautiful scenery of a medieval hospital along the idyllic canals in the very centre of Bruges. The combination of an exceptional location, the beautiful flower decorations and the cosy atmosphere ensure this winter outing will be an unforgettable experience! A small selection of what’s on offer:
A GREEN WINTER
Floral designers often create a great atmosphere! Frederiek Van Pamel, a talented floral artist from Bruges often asked to decorate prestigious festive projects, will this year present a green scenery with Abies nobilis, the most beautiful Christmas green. This decoration really creates a festive mood.
GREAT IDEAS FOR BRINGING THE WINTER ATMOSPHERE TO YOUR OWN HOUSE
The new fleur@home team – Annick Mertens, Charlotte Bartholomé, Stijn Simaeys and Tom De Houwer – will present a room full of the greatest ideas to turn your living room into a festive space. Come and discover this new fleur@home team! In the future, they will often surprise you with their step-by-step arrangements.
TASTEFUL FESTIVE TABLES BY CHEFS FROM BRUGES
The perfectly set tables with original materials and beautiful flowers will undoubtedly fire the visitors’ enthusiasm. They will be developed in cooperation with chefs from Bruges. Their festive menu will be served at the nicely decorated tables. Different chefs will also create different themes and styles, which will be matched perfectly by our florists’ arrangements!
There is always some young talent to discover at ‘Magical Winter Moments’. The students of the CVO Panta Rhei Melle, the gardening school in Kortrijk, Syntra Ghent, IFAPME La Reid and young florist graduates will present their take on festive decoration.
Damien Overputte and Sören Van Laer will display a special festive room with frozen-dried flowers and other special arrangements.
FEATURING THE AZALEA!
The Azalea is the flagship of Belgian floriculture, and we are really proud of that. There are so many beautiful varieties and such a diversity of colours. In addition, the Azalea does very well as an indoor plant and can be enjoyed for weeks. No fewer than 20 master florists will propose their Azalea winter arrangements. You will be able to discover the most beautiful Azalea decorations by artists such as Ann Desmet in cooperation with Anja Meeusen of PTZE Porselein, Dave Van Reeth and Leen Roelens. And if you want to learn more, you can attend the floral design demonstrations, which often feature our Belgian pride.
GUESTS FROM ABROAD
Ars Florum, the European Association of Floral Art Teachers, will surprise us with their view on winter and Christmas decoration. Their focus will be on Italian Baroque.
GREAT DREAM GIFTS
Eventually, you can stroll past the atmospheric stalls offering Christmas gadgets and home decoration. There’s something for all budgets and tastes! So go shopping!
DO IT YOURSELF
During one of the many demonstrations, you can learn the basic techniques for creating table pieces, bouquets, garlands, Christmas baubles, pendants and wreaths. In addition, some fun workshops will be organized! In these ‘workshops’, you will be given the opportunity to create your own festive decoration in a cosy atmosphere and under the guidance of well-known floral designers. The workshops require pre-registration. The demonstrations are organized continuously and are freely accessible.
For the complete programme, please visit www.happenings.be.