Southern Elegance

2015 TSFA/CTPFA Convention/Christmas Show

When: August 28 - 30, 2015

Where: Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro, TN

1200 Conference Center Blvd Murfreesboro, TN, 37129, United States

•For Reservations, call 615-890-4464 •


If you would like to volunteer at convention, please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Coble or any member of the Board of Directors

Remember that TSFA holds 3 competitions, each of which is open to TSFA members and award wonderful prizes, from money to an amazing weekend workshop at Bloomnet’s Floriology School located in Jacksonville, FL.





Workshops $50 each or both for $80 

Our workshops are hands on, bring your tools and prepare to learn 

You must have full registration to attend workshops and go in the Designer's Work Room 

Register early for workshops and you will save money 

“Flower Crowns” Friday, 5:00 - 7:00

By the fabulous Jodi Duncan AIFD

I can see your Halo, Halo, Halo They are everywhere! Brides can complete their look with one perfect fashion accessory, trending wildly, that just happens to be FLOWERS! Using simple time sav- ing and money making techniques, Jodi teaches the fast and easy way tto crown your clients with beautiful blooms. Bonus: Discover how to create bracelets, necklaces and other floral embellishments applying the same techniques. The possibilities are endless! Don’t say: “Oh No, Oh No, Oh No”-- Before you know, your profits will grow! (requires extra ticket) 

“Bridal Bouquets and Beyond” Friday, 2:30 - 4:30 

Led by the world-renowned Floral Artist Deborah De La Flor AIFD, PFCI 
A hands on workshop
Learn how to create the perfect hand-tied bouquet and then challenge your creativity with a unique structured bouquet that co-mingles the past with the future. (requires extra ticket)


Battle of the Design Team: Entry and Rules

Two designers and a runner team up to win $250.  At the event the team will blind draw a theme and must interpret the theme with the product given. Only 1 designer may work a a time, but can tag the other designer for help.

Tom Lea Memorial Iris Cup Competition: Interpretive Floral Design: RULES

Sponsored by Judy Lea

Friday, August 28, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Contestants must report at 8:30 AM. 

CTPFA Christmas Design Contest: RULES

CTPFA is sponsoring a design contest for a door decoration at the 2015 Convention/Christmas Show. Get your creative juices flowing and come up with a beautiful wreath, swag, etc. that would welcome visitors to your home for the holidays.

Friday, August 28. 

2015 Owen Shackleford Grant Award: RULES

The contest will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM

R.S. “Sandy” White Designer of the Year: RULES

Sponsored by the R.S. “Sandy” White Foundation 

Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.

Designers and assistants must  have full registration to access entrance to The Designer's Workroom