Upcoming Floral Design Classes in Seattle, Washington

Hey flower friends!

I have two floral design classes scheduled for Saturday, July 30, 2016. They will both take place at Seattle Wholesale Growers Market in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.

In the morning, starting at 10am I will teach a bridal bouquet design class.
In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to design a lush bridal bouquet. We’ll start with a demonstration on how to design a bouquet and we will discuss mechanics. After my demonstration the class participants will be able to select the flowers for their bouquets — we’ll have a lot of luscious summer flowers on hand like dahlias, garden roses and all the other good stuff! After the bouquet is created we will embellish the stems with lovely ribbon.
Register for this class HERE.

In the afternoon, starting at 1pm I will teach a compote centerpiece design class.
We’ll create full and lush compote styled centerpieces. Compote styled arrangements beckons a loose, garden inspired designs. Everyone will create a beautiful arrangement to take home & enjoy!
Register for this class HERE.

Special Note! As noted above, I will be teaching two classes on Saturday, July 30th. In the morning will be the bridal bouquet class and in the afternoon there will be a compote centerpiece class. The bridal bouquet class is $250 and the compote centerpiece class is $175. However, if you’d like to sign up for both classes there will be a $75 savings! Both classes can be purchased for $350. Sign up for both classes HERE.

Hope to see you there!

Bella Fiori Dahlia Arrangement

Upcoming Floral Design Workshop in Colorado!

colorado floral design class

Hello Flower Friends!
I’m excited to head to Colorado in 5 weeks with a very fun trip in the works!! While visiting Colorado I will be holding a one day Floral Design Workshop on Tuesday, August 16th. Floral designers have been snapping up spots — can’t wait to meet those of you who have signed up!! There are a few spaces remaining and if you’ll be in the area I’d love to see you in the class!

What we’ll be discussing and designing – Bridal Bouquets & Compote Styled Centerpieces

We’ll start the day with a bouquet demonstration. Think airy, assymterical, Instagram-esqe style bridal bouquet; this is the bouquet we’ll be designing with a lovely assortment of summer flowers! We’ll embellish this beauty with elegant ribbons.
After we design a beautiful bridal bouquet we will have a discussion and learning session about pricing our designs.

In the afternoon we’ll work on creating lush, garden styled compote floral designs. We’ll work with chicken wire as our structural mechanic, which will help us create a lush design. We’ll be designing with more gorgeous summer flowers!

All instruction and fresh flowers are included, please bring your own tools.

Date: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Location: Pink Posey Design Studio, 9850 W 59th Pl, Arvada, CO 80004
Time: 10am to 5pm
Investment: $399.00
Register: HERE

Bella Fiori Dahlia Arrangement

June 22nd Workshop | Centerpieces featuring Glorious Hydrangeas

Bella Fiori; Hydrangeas and clematis with mint and blackberries set in a milk glass compote.

Hydrangeas and clematis with mint and blackberries set in a milk glass compote.

 

Centerpieces featuring Glorious Hydrangeas
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | 6:00-8:00 PM

Join us next Wednesday for an evening class where we will work with beautiful hydrangeas, various vines including clematis, garden roses, herbs, and more fabulous seasonal flowers! We’ll be designing compote centerpieces, where we will utilize chicken wire as our mechanic to hold flowers in place.

All flowers and container included, please bring your own pair of clippers/tools.

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Location: Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, 5840 Airport Way S, Ste 201, Seattle, WA 98108
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Investment: $175.00 per person
Register: HERE

Playdate with Peonies – Floral Design Class

A FEW SPACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR CLASS THIS SATURDAY!!

Bella Fiori Washington State Floral Designer

Playdate with Peonies Floral Design Class
Saturday, May 21, 2106 | 9:30-Noon

Who wants to join me in playing with perfectly pretty Peonies?! Oh my word, so many adjectives are possible when we talk about this Queen of Flowers, right?! For this particular class we will have a bevy of these beauties to design with at our fingertips, along with some of their complementing flower friends. We’ll discuss the care & handling of the peony while designing a lush, garden style flower arrangement. Our vessel of choice will be a compote using chicken wire as the support structure.

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Location: Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, 5840 Airport Way S, Ste 201, Seattle, WA 98108
Time: 9:30-Noon
Investment: $225.00 per person
Register: Click Here

bella fiori peony floral arrangement

Floral Design Class in Seattle Washington - Flower Design class about Peonies

Coming to Colorado

colorado floral design class

I’m excited to announce a floral design class scheduled in Colorado for August 16, 2016!

The Bridal Bouquet Designing & Pricing Workshop is a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to design lush hand-tied bouquets.
Class will begin with a Bouquet Demonstration. Think airy, assymterical, Instagram-esqe style bridal bouquet; this is the bouquet we’ll be designing with a lovely assortment of summer flowers! We’ll embellish this beauty with elegant ribbons.
After we design a beautiful bridal bouquet we will have a discussion and learning session about pricing our designs.

In the afternoon we’ll work on creating lush, garden styled compote floral designs. We’ll work with chicken wire as our mechanic, which will help us create a lush design. We’ll be designing with more gorgeous summer flowers!

All instruction and fresh flowers are included, please bring your own tools.

Date: Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Location: Pink Posey Design Studio, 9850 W 59th Pl, Arvada, CO 80004
Time: 10am to 5pm
Investment: $399.00 (July 1st the price will increase to $499)
Register: HERE

Bella Fiori Dahlia Arrangement

Designing with Tulips – This Sunday!

Tulips by Vivian

Designing with Tulips!
Class this coming Sunday, April 3, 2016
1-3pm in Seattle

Join us for an afternoon class on April 3rd where we will be inspired by the harbinger of spring – the Tulip! Tulips come in an incredible range of colors and shapes – from the subtle pastels to the bold and bright parrot tulips.
We’ll discuss the care & handling of tulips while designing a lush, garden style flower arrangement. Our vessel of choice will be a compote using chicken wire as the support structure.

Following Alicia’s demonstration each student will create their own floral arrangement masterpiece to take home.

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016
Location: Floressence Design Studio, 5628 Airport Way S #240, Seattle, WA 98108
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Investment: $225.00 per person
Register: HERE

Online Marketing Class For Floral Designers – Starts MONDAY!

I’m excited to announce our next class specifically for Floral Designers looking to increase the online presence of their Floral Design Business. This e-course will be held online via a private, password protected forum. Class assignments will be posted weekly with hints, tricks and feedback from myself and other class participants. The class lasts for 4 weeks, and the forum will remain active for an additional 4 weeks should you need to access any of the information while working on your newly implemented marketing plans and to connect with other class participants.

Class Starts: February 29, 2016
Class Ends: March 25, 2016

What we will cover in class:
*Week 1 – Critique of your current website and blog with suggestions on how to improve
*Week 2 – All about Instagram!!
*Week 3 – In-depth look at using Facebook for your business. We’ll also cover Pinterest & Twitter this week.
*Week 4 – Set-up of your floral design business on various marketing websites for increased exposure. Plus, instruction and suggestions on how to blog efficiently for your floral design business.

FAQs:
*There will be no refunds or transfers once you have registered & paid for this class.
*Information from this class will not be shared with others outside of this class. Immediate cancellation of your membership will be enforced if you are caught distributing information.
*As the saying goes “what you put into it, is what you get out of it”, full participation is the best way to gain the most success possible.

**REGISTER HERE**

upcoming floral design classes

Hello!
I have a few classes coming up this spring here in Seattle –

1 Space left in the Hail to the Hellebore class on March 6th – register here
Bella Fiori, Green and Burgundy Hellebores, Peach Quince and Akebia Vine

The Bouquet designing & pricing class on March 13th – register here
Bella Fiori in Washington. A bouquet of dahlias, garden roses, ranunculus and scabiosa flowers.

Totally Tulips on April 3rd – register here
totally tulips seattle

Playdate with Peonies on May 21st – register here
Bella Fiori - Floral Design with all Peonies

Fleur Friday

Hello & Happy Fleur Friday!

Are you all ready for Valentine’s Day?! I’ve been freelancing all week for my friends at Fiori in Seattle. Always fun to freelance, and be happy I’m not the one of charge on Valentine’s Day – ha!

As for classes, I got three more classes listed on the website this week – The Bridal Bouquet Designing & Pricing Workshop, Totally Tulips, and The Floral Arch and Chuppah Workshop. The Hail to the Hellebore class is full.

Also – quite a few people have been emailing in to ask if I plan to offer the online course this year, so yes, I got that on the schedule! “ONLINE MARKETING CLASS FOR FLORAL DESIGNERS” starts February 29th. Click here to read more and register!

Some fun news – I have a new website up for my business, Bella Fiori!
Started it last weekend and just a few things left to tweak … after Valentine’s Day! You can check it out here

Bella Fiori, Seattle, Washington

Fleur Friday

Hello Flower Friends!

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a splendid week. Busy with projects around here, as usual. One of the projects that I just launched yesterday is a new website for Greater Seattle Florist Association. I joined this group when I moved to Washington a few years ago, and what a great group it is! Each of us contributes what we can and working on the website was one of my projects for the group.

Hung out with my friend Melanie of Melanie Benson Floral Design. She took me to visit Vintage Ambiance – oh my word, too much good stuff for us decorator types!! Of course, the week was filled with writing up floral estimates for summer brides – ’tis the season, right?!

I don’t have any interesting articles to share with you this week. I was at the computer a ton this week, but working away on projects and never had a moment to search for interesting articles. Maybe next week! Oh wait, next week is Valentine’s Week .. yea, it’s “a week” when you are a florist! I’ll be freelancing for my friend Miles’ of Fiori Floral Design – woot woot.

I have a Hellebore + Compote design class scheduled for March – only two spaces left as I write this! Here’s the info –

Bella Fiori, Green and Burgundy Hellebores, Peach Quince and Akebia Vine

Hail the Hellebore!
Sunday, March 6, 2016 / 1pm to 3pm

Join us for an afternoon class on March 6th where we will be inspired by the Queen of Winter, the Hellebore. This little beauty comes in an array of colors – pinks, plums, whites, and greens. We’ll discuss the care & handling of the hellebore while designing a lush, garden style flower arrangement. Our vessel of choice will be a compote using chicken wire as the support structure.

Following Alicia’s demonstration each student will create their own floral arrangement masterpiece to take home.

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Location: Floressence Design Studio, 5628 Airport Way S #240, Seattle, WA 98108
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Investment: $225.00 per person
Register: HERE