Workshop :: Floral Arch & Chuppah, June 4, 2017

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

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 | 10am until done, this is an all day class!
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 will work on different 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! (Please come prepared to work outside). Previously this class ended between 5-6pm.
Lunch & refreshments included.
Location: Flirty Fleurs World Headquarters, also known as my home & property in Arlington, Washington (one hour north of Seattle)
Investment: $650.00
Register HERE

Floral Arches & Chuppahs Design Class

Hi Flower Friends!

About a week and a half ago I taught a Chuppah and Arch decorating class here at my home & property in northern Washington State. The girls and I had a fabulous time together, we spent 8 hours out in the yard flowering up 2 Chuppahs and 2 Arches!
Thought I’d share some of the images with all of you..

First, the Rustic Chuppah! This one was gorgeous, we used a variety of foliages – Begonia, Ninebark, Sweetpea Vines, Feather Acacia, Ferns, Salmon Berry, Beech and Cotinus. We added in only two flowers! White Astilbe and Panda Anemones. The final Chuppah design was just gorgeous –

Rustic, Woodland Wedding Chuppah designed at a Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Class in Washington.

Working on the Rustic Chuppah. The setting in my backyard is just perfect for this chuppah style!

Rustic, Woodland Wedding Chuppah designed at a Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Class in Washington.

Shawn working with nine bark foliage

Rustic, Woodland Wedding Chuppah designed at a Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Class in Washington.

Jen adding in Astilbe

Rustic, Woodland Wedding Chuppah designed at a Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Class in Washington.

Keita adding in anemones

Rustic, Woodland Wedding Chuppah designed at a Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Class in Washington.

Rustic, Woodland Wedding Chuppah designed at a Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Class in Washington.

Rustic, Woodland Wedding Chuppah designed at a Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Class in Washington.

Next we moved onto the WildRose Chuppah; it was a little bit rustic, a little touch modern, very gardeny. We used just a few elements in this design – Italian Ruscus, Olive Foliage, long branches of wild roses and peonies-
WildRose Chuppah with white peonies, from the Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Workshop, Florist Class

WildRose Chuppah with white peonies, from the Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Workshop, Florist Class

WildRose Chuppah with white peonies, from the Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Workshop, Florist Class

WildRose Chuppah with white peonies, from the Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Workshop, Florist Class

Keita accenting the WildRose Chuppah with Rose Petals

I spiced it up with the next floral arch I had planned for the workshop – with this one we went modern & bright! Apple green hydrangeas and roses with pops of coral peonies, coral poppies, and coral godetia with salmonberry foliage and ferns. We finished it off with bright coral fabric draping. Becca of B Jones Photography stopped by while we were working on this arch and she took a few photos for us –

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

www.bjonesphotos.com

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

www.bjonesphotos.com

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

www.bjonesphotos.com

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

www.bjonesphotos.com

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

www.bjonesphotos.com

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

www.bjonesphotos.com

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

I snapped this photo of our finished floral arch design.

I didn’t get any photos of the fourth arch, by then the girls and I were working hard to get our last project done and there was no time for photos.
I’ve had a few people ask if I’ll be teaching another Chuppah & Floral Arch Workshop and the answer is YES! I just scheduled a Fall workshop date, check it out & register here – {Design Workshops}
It’s going to be a good one — all fall inspired with lots of dahlias!! Hope you can join us!
Email Me with any questions.

Designing with Floral Soil

Have you heard of Floral Soil? It is an Eco-friendly alternative to Floral Foam and this past weekend we had the opportunity to work with it in the Elevated Centerpieces Workshop that I taught in Seattle. (such incredible luck that Floral Soil is also based here in Washington State!). The class participants and myself were all excited to get our hands on the Floral Soil and give it a try; we designed with hydrangeas, roses, tulips, lilacs, viburnum, chamomile, plumosa, pieris japonica, pitt, currant and sarcococca foliage. We really wanted to see how Floral Soil would perform with a few finicky flowers — we all know that hydrangea, lilacs and viburnum can go down in an instant if they choose! The designers and I went to work paying attention to how the insertions felt — super easy; how many stems we can pack into the Floral Soil — quite a bit; which flowers responded the best — tulips!; and which were the most finicky — hydrangeas. We were also curious about the weight and how will it sit on top of a candelabra, yes, it is a bit heavier than traditional floral foam but not excessively so. To make the whole workshop even more fantastic was that the inventor of Floral Soil, Mickey Blake, joined us and discussed how she created it and how to use it. It does hold a lot of water and should continued to be watered (just like floral foam). What’s so fantastic about the product is that it is non-toxic and biodegradable. Heck, Mickey told us that after we make a flower arrangement we can pull out the stems and then plant seeds into the floral soil and those seeds will sprout! I’m going to try this in my greenhouse.. so curious.

Flirty Fleurs Workshop

As you can see – we used the Floral Soil to create elevated designs. That’s Mickey in the center holding a piece of the Floral Soil.

Maria of Niche Styling based in British Columbia came down for the workshop.

Maria of Niche Events based in British Columbia gives Floral Soil a try.

Smashing Petals of Seattle

Keita gives Floral Soil a try, this is also her first time designing a large floral centerpiece!

Bash and Bloom

Eleanor of Bash & Bloom designing with Floral Soil for the first time.

Designing in Floral Soil

Designing in Floral Soil

Debra Prinzing

Debra Prinzing, we were so glad Debra could join us for the workshop. As you know, she is the founder of Slow Flowers and a big believer of Floral Soil.

Working on my elevated design

Working on my elevated design

Debra Prinzing

Debra’s design

Bash and Bloom

Eleanor of Bash and Bloom shares her design.

purple tulips

Bash And Bloom Design

A note from Keita about working with Floral Soil-
Thank you for bringing Mickey to our class! As an aspiring floral designer, I feel so lucky to start at a time when a product like floral soil is a viable alternative to the foam that experienced designers are trying so hard to avoid. It was so easy to use! I couldn’t believe it when she said we could actually put the floral soil in the ground, in the garden when we’re done with it. I loved hearing Mickey’s scientific approach to keeping cut flowers happy (and pretty), as well as her concern for keeping florists healthy!

A note from Eleanor about working with Floral Soil-
Floral Soil will allow me to create certain styles of arrangements and floral installations that I didn’t know how to do without using toxic floral foam. It was easy to work with and I’m so excited to use it to build tall arrangements on pillars for my own wedding this coming May. When I committed to cutting foam out of my business practices last year, I knew there were logistical challenges I’d have to figure out. Floral Soil is a game changer for me and I can’t wait to use it regularly!

Visit http://www.floralsoilsolutions.com for more information and to order!