DIY Gold Pedestals for Floral Centerpieces

For a recent wedding I wanted to have 15 floral centerpieces all set on gold pedestal bases, but I wanted those bases to all be a little bit different. First I searched the thrift stores and antique stores and grabbed a few pieces from Floral Supply Syndicate, but I still didn’t have enough variety so I decided to make my own pedestals.
A visit to Goodwill and I grabbed a few mismatched brass candlesticks. Next, I pulled out a few 6″ Lomey Dishes from my supply stash. These Lomey dishes were glued onto the brass candlesticks and painted with Design Master’s Antique Gold. One note, make sure the binding glue is completely dry before spray painting or adding flowers.
Voila, I have new & unique compotes for my floral designs.

Flirty Fleurs DIY Gold Pedestal

Flirty Fleurs DIY Gold Pedestal

Flirty Fleurs DIY Gold Pedestal

Bella Fiori Wedding Flowers Washington State - green and pink floral centerpiece on gold pedestal

Bella Fiori Wedding Flowers Washington State - green and pink floral centerpiece on gold pedestal

The Hands-On Floral Arch & Chuppah Workshop

Modern Floral Arch with coral fabric, green, coral and peach flowers for the Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Class in Washington.

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I’ve scheduled a Hands-On Floral Arch & Chuppah Workshop on Saturday, September 10, 2016 here in Arlington, Washington. This is one of my most popular workshops and is limited to 4 students.

Arches brimming with flowers is my absolute favorite piece to design — gotta love a happy bride standing underneath her flower arch!
In this hands-on Floral Arch & Chuppah Workshop we will work together to create two arches & and two chuppahs. We’ll have a lot of flowers on hand and we will work on four different mechanics techniques for building chuppahs and floral arches..
This class will take place outside where we’ll have plenty of room to spread out our floral projects!
This class is limited to 4 participants as I find it works best to keep the class small for optimum hands-on experience with decorating the 4 designs.
Please come prepared to work outside all day, regardless of the weather.
Lunch & refreshments included.

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time: 10am until done, this is an all day class! Previous classes have ended between 5-6pm.
Location: Flirty Fleurs World Headquarters, also known as my home & property in Arlington, Washington (one hour north of Seattle)
Investment: $650.00
Register HERE

Modern Floral Arch with coral fabric, green, coral and peach flowers for the Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Class in Washington.

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Florabundance Inspirational Design Days 2017

Florabundance Inspirational Design Days 2017

 

For more information and registration please visit:
http://www.florabundance.com/

 

 

 

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

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

Bella Fiori in Washington. A bouquet of dahlias, garden roses, ranunculus and scabiosa flowers.

The Bridal Bouquet Designing & Pricing Workshop

The Bridal Bouquet & 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 my personal favorite flower, the Dahlia! 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. All instruction and fresh flowers are included, please bring your own tools.

Date: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Location: Floressence Design Studio, 5628 Airport Way S #240, Seattle, WA 98108
Time: 10am to 1pm
Investment: $250.00 per person
Register: HERE

Flirty Fleurs Class

Beautiful things often come in small packages! In this floral design class we will work on creating the little works of art that are boutonnieres and corsages! Solid mechanics are imperative for creating boutonnieres and corsages that will last a full wedding day. In this class I will share how to wire a variety of flowers, a fundamental floral technique. We will also review gluing techniques to create stylish, elegant corsages.

Would you like to learn more about designing corsages & boutonnieres? Then join us for this hands-on class where we practice the art of wearable flowers.

please note, this class is scheduled from noon to 2pm, but it does have a tendency to run long and may last up to three hours depending on the skill level of students

Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Location: Floressence Design Studio, 5628 Airport Way S #240, Seattle, WA 98108
Time: Noon to 2pm
Investment: $150.00 per person
Register: HERE