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Wedding Flowers – The State of the Art. (Or, what I made in school this week)

Every January floral designers are flying all over the country to workshops, conferences, and bridal shows.  It’s one of the slower months so it’s fun to get out and meet other designers and see friends from prior years.  It’s also a good time to learn some new techniques and share ideas for marketing and better business practices.   This past weekend I had time for a one-day workshop with Holly Heider Chapple.  It was held at Florabundance headquarters in Carpenteria, California.

Chapel Designer Workshop, Los Angeles wedding florist

I’m a member of a group started by Holly called The Chapel Designers that functions as a network of floral and event designers who share support, ideas, resources and stories.  Floral design can be a lonely experience and floral designers tend to be really generous and interesting people so the group works on many levels.  Sunday’s workshop was a day of camaraderie, tons of business info, a satisfying amount of design time, and a hell of a lot of laughter.  It’s sort of like the florist’s version of a day at the spa.  After many years of designing weddings, Holly has an arsenal of information to share in the workshop. The designers come from all over the world so the discussion is diverse and always enlightening.  Here are a few things I made.

Glamazon bridal bouquet, large bouquet, loose bouquet, Los Angeles floral designer

The bridal bouquet for a glamazon bride.

Floral Mantlepiece, Los Angeles wedding flowers, Los Angeles wedding decor

A nice alternative to a fireplace garland.

Bouquet with arm.

The ubiquitous arm shot.

2 thoughts on “Wedding Flowers – The State of the Art. (Or, what I made in school this week)

  1. Everything looks beautiful! It was such a treat to see you again! Hugs from Rebecca-Sunnybrooks Floral

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