I quite enjoyed last week’s post about the designers behind the flowers, but soon realized only the ladies were featured. Today I’m back with some of the gentleman who create gorgeous floral designs!
On Day 2 of the conference there were two big design sessions. One session was led by Ian Prosser and it was to decorate two ceremony locations, one rustic and one elegant. The other session was led by Holly Chapple and it was to create a tablescape for the reception table.
We’ll start with a look at the Ceremony session led by Ian. Ian broke the students into three groups. Group one worked on the garden canopy and group two worked on the aisle decoration for the ‘elegant’ ceremony site. The third group designed the chuppah for the ‘rustic’ ceremony.
The group designing the garden canopy decided on an ombre effect for their design. Aren’t the garden roses and orchids just gorgeous??
The bouquet that Chuck and I designed complemented the ‘elegant’ ceremony site, the bouquet was comprised of orchids and jasmine vines. You can see a bit of the aisle decor in the background..
The ‘rustic’ ceremony was designed with bright colors; garden roses, tulips and clematis.
Holly led the students in designing the reception tablescape. This is how the table looked prior to the start design session:
This is how it looked with flowers!!
Truly a wonderful day, full of fun!
That evening we all gathered around that beautiful table to enjoy a lovely catered dinner.
Here is Joost thanking everyone for attending the conference. We say Thank YOU, Joost!
A HUGE Thank You to Tricia Fountaine & Dos Pueblos Ranch for all the hard work that you put into Florabundance Inspirational Design Days – what can I say?? You blew us away! Tricia, you are so fun to spend time with and thank you for letting us clip fresh jasmine off the property! Hugs!!
Special Thanks To:
Holly Heider Chapple, Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD
Ian Prosser AIFD, PFCI, Botanica Events
Alicia Schwede & Chuck Graham, Flirty Fleurs
Kelly Oshiro, SB Chic
Absolutely Fabulous…Glamour on the Go!
Makeup – Adrienne Esposito
Anthony Ybarra, Guitar Music (Tuesday evening beach reception)
Music by The Aurora Ensemble (Wednesday evening)
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!!
The Barn at Dos Pueblos Ranch was transformed from this:
The first day started with Holly Chapple leading a discussion and hands-on design portion about bridal bouquets.
The students were able to use as much gorgeous, fresh flowers as they could possibly desire!
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!
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!
At some point on Monday Chuck & I decorated Evan ..
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!
My bouquet enjoying the sunset ..
That’s it for day one .. check back tomorrow to see what we worked on for day two!
.. THANK YOU FLORABUNDANCE FOR AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE ..