Florabundance Inspirational Design Days, Day 1

Sunrise at the Santa Barbara Beach

Florabundance welcomed 38 guests to the beautiful Dos Pueblos Ranch in Santa Barbara, California and treated everyone to two days of flower filled fabulousness for Florabundance Inspirational Design Days! Wow, was it ever absolutely fantastic!!

Dos Pueblos Ranch Santa Barbara

Guests are welcomed to Dos Pueblos Ranch.

The Barn at Dos Pueblos Ranch was transformed from this:
Rustic barn for wedding receptions
Florabundance Design Days at Dos Pueblos Ranch

Rustic Decor

Tricia created a very inviting atmosphere for the guests, lounges setup throughout the barn.

Florabundance Flower Show

Here’s Chuck checking out all the flowers we’ll get to design with!

The first day started with Holly Chapple leading a discussion and hands-on design portion about bridal bouquets.
Holly Chapple Flowers

The students were able to use as much gorgeous, fresh flowers as they could possibly desire!
hands on class for bridal bouquets

After the bouquet design session, we listened to Ian Prosser talk about the flower business. Ian owns the company Botanica in Tampa, Florida. Brilliant designer and businessman!
Ian Prosser Floral Designer

That afternoon, Chuck & I got to present about Social Media and how to use it to build your floral design business. There was so much to go over, it’s social media which means a never ending conversation. Back at the hotel later that night Chuck met with about 12 of the participants to further go over social media!
Chuck from flirty fleurs

At some point on Monday Chuck & I decorated Evan ..
Florabundance Design Conference

The day ended with cocktails on the beach, what a treat to be in beautiful Santa Barbara in January! Joost, the owner of Florabundance, and Katie Noonan welcoming the students with a glass of wine from the Tolosa Vineyard .. and that’s the bridal bouquet that I created with garden roses and clematis!
Florbundance Design Show

My bouquet enjoying the sunset ..
bridal bouquet with pink and white flowers

That’s it for day one .. check back tomorrow to see what we worked on for day two!


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  1. Thank for the memories…it was a great time. I feel so fortunate to have gotten to meet my long distance internet friends! Look forward to meeting up again!

  2. Seriously…a barn on the beach? I’m so in! Now to only get engaged and have my wedding there! Beautiful work everyone!

  3. Look at that incredible spread of flowers that you got to work with! I’m so jealous!