I’ve been really excited about this feature for a long time. If you read SMP you know that we’re kind of obsessed with Jose Villa and Joel Serrato. Both are total geniuses (is that a word?). So when we heard that they teamed up with none other than Kate Holt of Flowerwild to document her latest floral workshop, well, we went a little wedding crazy. Add to that styling by Rebecca at Duet Weddings and, well, wow. There are no words. Kate’s approach to flower design is literally awe inspiring. She mixes earthy and organic textures with classically beautiful stems, she pairs perfectly girly hues with stronger ones that literally sing. And the result is ALWAYS flawless. Here is a look at one of her workshops thru the cameras of Jose Villa and Joel Serrato. Brace yourself.

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Insanity right? I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite as pretty. The rickity old table set literally in the water. The cut crystal, the lace accents…and THE FLOWERS.  Well if you thought the images that Jose snapped were beautiful, you are going to LOVE Joel’s clip. It’s beyond. Totally beyond.

From Kate Holt, owner of FlowerwildWhen I planned this workshop, I had a different vision of how it would come together…and how it turned out is so much better than what was in my brain! That is what is so fun and amazing about collaborating with other designers. My attendee, Grace, owner of Vale of Enna in Chicago was the perfect fit for this one-on-one intensive. She was relaxed, creative and so eager to learn new ways to approach design.

We had a magical hobbit house on the beach, literally feet from the water’s edge, where we played with flowers for two days, combed the sand for additional beauties for our tabletop, and talked shop. It was truly one of the best times ever, and it makes me wish I could do these workshops every month.

To keep things simple and focus on design – we decided on an elopement to give us inspiration. On day two, after hours of building and styling our flowers (foraging some roadside!) – we were joined by my favorite talents in the industry: Jose Villa, Joel Serrato, and the ever inspiring Rebecca Stone of Duet Weddings. WOW! The absolute best in the industry…and the rest is all told best thru the imagery.

Thank you so much to Kate, Jose and Joel for sharing this little piece of heaven with us. If you are interested in attending one of Kate’s workshops, click right here for more information.

Florals by Flowerwild and Vale of Enna /  Styling by Duet Weddings / Film by Joel Serrato / Photography by Jose Villa


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