Ty Leslie AIFD, Charleston, South Carolina is currently the manager/designer of Tiger Lily at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Ty oversees the installation of floral designs throughout the hotel, spa, and golf club. In addition, he meets with brides and event planners to create and establish themes and decor for weddings and corporate events. His Design work has appeared in print, film, and television. He has won numerous national and international awards 1989 South Carolina designer of the year, several SILK International awards as well as presented design programs throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Korea, and Taiwan with the Dole Food Company, Trans Flora, Princess Ribbon, and more!
With 30 plus years in the industry, Ty is very familiar with all aspects of the floral industry, (growing, manufacturing, wholesale, and retail). Ty has been a featured columnist in Floral & Nursery Times, contributing designer for selection guides (FTD, John Henry, Redbook) and '101' Bridal Bouquets publishes by Florists Review, as well as a three time presenter for AIFD National Symposium. He has designed flowers for heads of state and celebrities such as President George W Bush, Margaret Thatcher, President Bill Clinton, Prince Charles, Earl Spencer, Anne Margaret, Halle Berry, and Yo Yo Ma.
TY was on the CHARISMA design team that created flowers for the Academy Awards - OSCARS in Hollywood CA.
Ty is excited to be working with Rio Roses on various projects. You will see him at our many RRR Shows throughout the year with Raul and Oscar and will be able to read amazing articles on consumer trends in design, weddings and many other areas of our floral world from Ty in The Hive. Please join us in welcoming Ty. You can contact him at Marketing@Equiflor.com.