Anahit's story began in Armenia where she graduated Dental School before relocating to the United States. Amazingly, it was dentistry that lead her to flowers. She found herself drawn to the bright floral arrangements that arrived at the office regularly. Each week she would redesign the flowers to suit her personal taste which allowed her to experiment and explore her newfound interest without being bound by rules or restrictions. Looking at each design from an artists perspective her creations took on a sculptural style. Inspired by the thought that she had something creative to offer the floral industry, she became flower obsessed picking up blooms wherever she could on an endless search for floral education.
Her first trip to her local wholesaler sealed her fate when she fell head over heals in love with floristry. Almost immediately Anahit began competeing at a local level and quickly became a respected name in the floral world collecting numerous awards and accolades for her unique designs, attention to detail and meticulous mechanics. In early 2015 she began offering a series of workshops sharing her artistic floral techniques to designers eager to add new life to their work. Her workshops are upbeat, edgy and always pushing the limits of traditional floristry allowing for unparalleled creativity.
In 2017 she started her journey to European Master Certification, that she went on completing and achieving highly coveted EMC credentials in October of 2018. While working toward EMC, she also pursued her American Institute of Floral Designers credentials in 2018. Anahit received her Certified Floral Designer accreditation in April of 2018 followed by successfully completing her PFDE testing in July of 2018 in Washington DC. Anahit got inducted to AIFD in summer of 2019 in Las Vegas.
It is her passion for the industry that led her to start “Viva La Flora Live” Podcast and “411 Floral” informational platform.
As you know, this profession encompasses wide range of industries and other fields, such as artists, designers, farmers, distributors, wholesalers, educators, planners, photographers... and the list goes on. It is vital for Anahit to recognize the importance of each and every one of these experts . With VLF Live Podcast she strives to bring a glimpse of it all to her listeners through stories from industry experts, newcomers, trendsetters and followers. Her primary goal is to share, educate and empower while learning and staying inspired herself! She takes a deep dive into floristry and dissect every industry that supports this profession to bring her listeners the art and business of flowers!
411 Floral is Anahit’s way of giving back to the industry. She created a free platform where everyone can share all their floral events and search for classes, workshops, seminars and more!
While having to accomplish CFD, AIFD, EMC and Chapple Designer titles, win multiple competitions, take numerous workshops, work along side many of industries leading professionals, creating a VLF Live Podcast and 411 Floral, she continues to learn more and share her passion.
“If you are not growing, you are dying.” Tony Robbins
Anahit’s journey of floral art, business and design has only just begun!
I LOVE flowers!
As much as Oprah loves bread... but really who does't love flowers.
I love the way they make me feel & the way they make others feel. I love how they can tell a story, create art & provoke emotions unlike anything else...