Florals are my weakness. There’s just no getting around it. Beautiful bloomage can take any wedding to the next level, so when Flowerwild shared the snaps from their latest floral design workshop, we jumped at the chance to share. Along with a few of our industry faves - Jose Villa, TEAM Hair & Makeup, Feast Calligraphy, just to name a few – they managed to school a group of budding designers and capture some serious pretty in the process. Pssst: 2014 workshop announcements are waiting down below!
From Flowerwild… Set against the backdrop of the Mayacamas mountains, tucked in the hills, at a serene retreat away from it all. I always try to pick a place for our workshops where people can fully relax and be apart from the everyday buzzing of our industry. So important for the creative self to unplugg and be given a clean slate on which to grow and build creativity. The amazing scenery, organic and freshly prepared foods facilitates the perfect space within which we can all unwind, refresh, and focus on taking our skills further.
This time with students is so enjoyable and it is something I look forward to each year.. These students become my friends. Watching them build friendships amongst themselves, friendships that will exists and thrive long after the workshop has ended…that is something I never really anticipated…and a part of the workshops that I truly love.
People have come from Ireland, the Midwest, Charleston, New York, the Bahamas, Australia…so many places. All with unique experiences and perspectives that help us all build and grow our businesses and possibly change our expressions and craft – simply by SHARING.
My talented friend Jose Villa came to capture all the attendee’s work and the results were truly inspiring and beautiful. With Mar of Team Hair and Makeup making the model pretty as usual…
photographer: Jose Villa | Flowers: Rachel Bowes of Finch and Thistle Events | flowers: Amy Reed | flowers: Angie Tomey of Little Boy Flowers | flowers: Pearl & Godiva | flowers: Karin Woodward of Haute Horticulture | flowers: Shilhi Seibel of Passion Roots | flowers: madalyn covey | flowers: Ashlyn Gibben Hobbs of Stratford Events | flowers: Mandy Grace | flowers: Anne Bowen Dabney of Charleston Stems | flowers: Jahana Bilal of White Squid | flowers: Sarah Neal of L&S Design co. | flowers: McKenzie Powell Designs | flowers: katie wachowiak of Reinhardt Blooms | flowers: Shannon Mahoney of Thistle and Honey Floral | hair and makeup: TEAM Hair & Makeup | calligraphy: feast calligraphy | creative direction and design: kate holt - flowerwild | model: scout model and talent | prop rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | venue: mayacamas ranch | wardrobe: bhldn
2014 Workshop Announcements
Exploring the gorgeous Virgina countryside at one of the most celebrated venues and sustainable vineyards on the East Coast. We will be hosting our discussions in their amazing space, eating from their farm to table menu, and pulling together gorgeous arrangements for a shoot. All against the backdrop of this lush setting. Probably a little fun foraging in there for good measure! All materials provided. Lunch both days provided, as well as the final dinner together. Accommodations on your own. We will give you recommendations upon request and booking your space. Maximum enrollment 16 people.
The following 2014 workshop dates TBD…