In June we hosted the U.S. premiere of Fleurs de Villes PRIDE – a fresh floral celebration of joy and inclusivity at The San Francisco Mint, created by talented local floral artists. Inspired by San Francisco Pride’s 2023 theme “Looking Back and Moving Forward,” these incredible florists created 18 floral tributes celebrating the triumphs of San Franciso's LGBTQIA+ trailblazers and pioneers, and honoring progressive champions who continue to advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights and liberties. Featured icons included drag legend Heklina, visionary activist Harvey Milk and “Queen of Disco” Sylvester to name but a few. Guests admired the historical grandeur of The San Francisco Mint as they visited stunning salons and regal ballrooms bursting with blooms, including floral rainbows, chandeliers, hearts and angel wings – all celebrating the diversity and beauty of Pride.
“Inspired by the vibrant spirit of the LGBTQ+ community, Fleurs de Villes is beautifully weaving the essence of our heroes into breathtaking floral sculptures, including one in honor of our very own SF Pride president, Nguyen Pham. Their artistry celebrates the indomitable strength, resilience, and love shaping our history. With each petal and bloom, we honor those who paved the way for equality, reminding us that our collective journey towards acceptance is a blossoming tapestry of diversity and unity."
Suzanne Ford, Executive Director of San Francisco Pride
Click here to learn more about the cultural icons and trailblazers featured at Fleurs de Villes PRIDE, and view the gallery and video below to enjoy the amazing floral artistry from some of San Francisco's favourite florists.