Designing Elevated Centerpieces – February 5, 2017

Bella Fiori Washington - Elevated Floral Arrangements

Join us for a Hands-On Elevated Floral Design Workshop on February 5, 2017

Elevated floral designs can be daunting at first, how many flowers will you need? How will you create a base that can hold so many flowers? How will you transport these pieces from your studio to the reception?
In this workshop you will learn how to create elevated floral designs!
We will discuss the mechanics behind these big arrangements and after I give a demonstration on how to create a piece each student will then create their own arrangement. We will discuss pricing as well as transporting these arrangements. Students will be able to take home their arrangement, sans candelabra/vase!
Class is limited to 6 students.

Register: HERE

The Boutonniere and Corsage Workshop – January 29, 2017

Bella Fiori Wristlet Corsage - Floral Design Class Seattle

The Corsage & Boutonniere 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.
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017
Location: Floressence Design Studio, 5628 Airport Way S #240, Seattle, WA 98108
Time: 1pm – 4pm (please note that this class tends to run long)
Investment: $200.00 per person
Register: HERE

Bridal Bouquet Designing & Pricing Class – January 22, 2017

Bella Fiori Floral Design Washington State - Pink Peony and White Poppy Bouquet

The Bridal Bouquet Designing & Pricing Workshop is a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to design lush hand-tied bouquets AND how to price them!

Class will begin with Alicia leading a Bouquet Designing Demonstration. Following Alicia’s demonstration attendees will create their own bridal bouquets designing with a lovely assortment of early spring flowers. Think airy, assymterical, Instagram inspired style bridal bouquets; this is the style of bouquet we’ll be creating! We’ll embellish these beauties with elegant ribbons.

After we all design a beautiful bridal bouquet we will have a discussion and learning session about pricing our bouquets. And as an added exercise in learning about pricing & planning we will write out a floral plan for a wedding party.

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

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Location: Floressence Design Studio, 5628 Airport Way S #240, Seattle, WA 98108
Time: 12 pm to 4 pm
Investment: $275.00 per person
Register: HERE

Flirty Fleurs Workshop

October Schedule of Floral Design Classes

The Bridal Bouquet & Compote Centerpiece Workshop

Floral Design Workshop Seattle Washington

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 fall flowers! We’ll embellish this beauty with elegant ribbons.

The afternoon session we will create compote styled floral centerpieces. A lush and textured ensemble of autumn’s best, including dahlias, roses, berries & rich foliages.

All instruction and fresh flowers are included, please bring your own tools.
Please plan to bring a sack lunch or snack as we’ll take a brief break between the bouquet and centerpiece sessions.
(This class is normally $450, but I’m offering a $100 discount as an end of the flower season last hurrah!)

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Location: Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, 5840 Airport Way South, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98108
Time: 10am to 3pm
Investment: $350.00 per person
Register: HERE

The Corsage & Boutonniere Workshop

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 9am to noon, but it does have a tendency to run long and may last longer than the scheduled three hours depending on the skill level of students

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Location: Seattle Wholesale Growers Market, 5840 Airport Way South, Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98108
Time: 9am – Noon
Investment: $200.00 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Tulip-palooza Floral Design Class

tulip-palooza flower design class in Seattle

Tulip-palooza Floral Design Class
Thursday, April 9 | 6:30-8:30pm
April is Tulip time here in the Pacific Northwest! Come celebrate tulip season and create a floral design with the epitome of spring flowers!! In this class we’ll discuss the care & handling of tulips. Each student will design an arrangement with tulips and accent flowers such as lilacs & viburnum and embellish vases with ribbons and brooches.
Class is limited to 8 students.

Location: Floressence Design Studio, 5628 Airport Way South #240, Seattle, WA 98108
Investment: $95.00

Register HERE

Re-Cap of The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop

The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop happened this past Saturday in downtown Seattle. Wow, what a FANTASTIC day it was!
The day started with a morning session taught by Debra Prinzing, Seasonal Spring Floral Design. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Debra speak about Seasonal Flowers, Care & Handling, and Eco-friendly design techniques. I’ve been in the floral industry for 15 years now, yet I learn something new every time I hear someone else speak. Did you know that Curly Willow has antiseptic qualities, therefor it keeps the water in the vase cleaner and prolongs the life of flowers?? Debra demonstrated how to create a centerpiece using Chicken Wire as the grid, then the students created their centerpieces — great fun working with everyone while they tried their hands at this design technique.

In the afternoon I lead the workshop The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop. This was my second time teaching this class and I find it quite interesting & informative. The session starts with me sharing how to design a European hand-tied bouquet, with flower handling tips. Next all the students created their bridal bouquets — room full of gorgeous bouquets!! After all the bouquets are finished and wrapped it is time for White Board filled with flower pricing to be revealed and as a group we write out our worksheets and calculate the pricing of each bouquet. Always a great conversation about pricing, seasonality, and flower types ensues when we calculate out the final price of each bouquet.

BTW – all the gorgeous flowers you are seeing in these photos are from Florabundance Wholesale. Can I just tell all of you that I was absolutely thrilled with all the flowers I received?! I spoke with Debbie about what flowers I might like to have for the workshop, but in the end told her – I’d like to have all American Grown Flowers and in season flowers, feel free to surprise me! (the beauty of workshops is we can be surprised, obviously can’t do that with wedding orders). The Coral Charm Peonies were out of this world, the Ranunculus were perfect, the garden roses from Rose Story farm had a scent that just filled the air, scented geranium which paired perfectly with the flowers, and the Lilacs?! Lilacs were insanely perfect. Topped off with my favorite Clematis. Thrilled. Absolutely thrilled.

BTW – Debra’s latest Podcast is an interview with Joost Bongaerts, owner of Florabundance. I highly recommend listening to Debra’s weekly Podcasts with various people in the floral industry (I was interviewed last fall) as they are all so interesting! Listen to Debra & Joost’s conversation here.

Now enough of me blabbing .. time to share the PRETTY!!

Flirty Fleurs - The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop - Seattle, Washington

Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Workshop, bouquet designed by Mary Ann Mary Ann Nguyen, Bridal bouquet of Coral Charm Peonies, White Garden Roses, Lilacs, Maiden Hair Fern

Designed by Mary Ann Nguyen

Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Workshop, Bouquet designed by Shawn Chamberlain, Bridal bouquet of Coral Charm Peonies, Viburnum, White Garden Roses, Dusty Miller, Scented Geranium, Mint.

Bouquet designed by Shawn Chamberlain

Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Workshop, Bouquet by Lisa Krauter, European Hand-tied bridal bouquet of coral charm peonies, purple clematis, anemones, white garden roses, cymbidium orchids, lilacs, scented geranium

Bouquet by Lisa Krauter

Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Workshop, Bridal bouquet of coral charm peonies, green viburnum, white garden roses, lilacs, dusty miller and clematis

Flirty Fleurs Floral Design Workshop, Bridal bouquet of coral charm peonies, green viburnum, white garden roses, lilacs, dusty miller and clematis, panda anemones

Florabundance, Purple Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas

Rose Story Farm White Garden Roses

Garden Roses from Rose Story Farm. Just last week I was reading about Rose Story Farm on Debra’s Blog, this week I receive roses from the farm!

Florabundance Wholesale - Purple Lilacs

Purple Lilacs

Florabundance Wholesale - Cut Clematis

Clematis

Florabundance Wholesale - Mint, Green & White Parrot Tulips, Purple SweetPeas, Burgundy Ranunculus, Panda Anemones, Dusty Miller and Green Cymbidium Orchids

Mint, Green & White Parrot Tulips, Purple SweetPeas, Burgundy Ranunculus, Panda Anemones, Dusty Miller and Green Cymbidium Orchids

Florabundance Wholesale - Panda Anemones, Black and White Anemones

Anemones

Florabundance - Mint

Mint

Florabundance Coral Charm Peonies

Coral Charm Peonies

Florabundance Coral Charm Peonies

Coral Charm Peonies

Fresh Cut Flowers from Florabundance - Viburnum, Liliacs, Ranunculus, Mint, Sweetpeas, Anemones

Viburnum, Liliacs, Ranunculus, Mint, Sweetpeas, Anemones

Florabundance Wholesale - Lilacs, Clematis and Viburnum

Lilacs, Clematis and Viburnum

Florabundance Maiden Hair Fern

Maiden Hair Fern

Florabundance Green Viburnum and Purple Clematis

Clematis and Viburnum

Florabundance Burgundy Ranunculus

Burgundy Ranunculus

Announcement :: Floral Design Workshops in Seattle!

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Bridal Bouquets from the Flirty Fleurs Workshop

2 Workshops + 1 Saturday = Flower Filled Day
When: May 3, 2014
Where: The 95 Yesler Collective Studio, 3rd floor (Seattle)
Who: Debra Prinzing & Alicia Schwede

Workshop #1 – 10:00-12:00
Seasonal Flowers with Debra Prinzing
What: A seasonal, hands-on floral design workshop for gardeners, DIY designers and flower lovers alike.
When: 10-12
Who: Debra Prinzing, Slow Flowers advocate and author of The 50 Mile Bouquet and Slow Flowers. Debra is an award-winning writer, editor and speaker. She has spoken and/or led hands-on floral design workshops at major botanical gardens and for leading garden clubs including the Dallas Arboretum, Denver Botanic Garden, Chicago Botanic Garden, Los Angeles Arboretum, Pasadena Garden Club, Seattle Garden Club, the Garden Club of Santa Barbara, and more. She was the 2014 Floral Curator for the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show. Learn more about Debra at www.debraprinzing.com
Seasonal Flowers introduces students to of-the-moment flowers for growing and arranging as each reflects her/his personal style and creative muse. Taught in a 2-hour session, the workshop is formatted as follows:

    • Introduction of seasonal flowers, foliage and other botanicals
    • Discussion of growing methods and popular cultivars
    • Discussion of harvesting/post-harvesting treatments
    • Principles of color and elements of design that relate to specific floral ingredients
    • Eco-friendly design techniques and care tips

You’ll take home a custom floral arrangement or bouquet for your home, along with a resource handout.

A la carte Price: $95 per student; or take advantage of the bring-a-friend price of $175 for two

Supply fee per student/per class: $15 (includes vase, tools and floral design supplies)

Designed by Debra Prinzing, bouquet of peonies, sweet peas and hydrangea

Lunch Break – 12-1pm, lunch on your own.

Workshop #2 – 1:00-4:00

The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop with Alicia Schwede
What: A hands-on floral design workshop with a discussion and learning session about pricing designs.
When: 1:00-4:00pm
Who: Alicia Schwede, owner of Bella Fiori & editor of the Flirty Fleurs Floral Designer Blog. Alicia is the author of Bella Bouquets Book, which will be available for purchase at the workshop.
The Bridal Bouquet & Pricing Workshop is a hands-on workshop where you will learn how to design luscious hand-tied bouquets. 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.

Investment: $195.00

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Please note: You may choose to take one or both of the workshops. Either way, the workshops must be paid for separately.

Register for Debra’s Workshop

Register for Alicia’s Workshop

 

Questions? Send Alicia an Email
Or send Debra an Email
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