flowers + reading
What a great way to start the week! We’re constantly amazed by the generosity and kindness shown to the BB community by our wonderful floral industry friends. Today Françoise Weeks, Woodlands Designer & Botanical Haute Couture Artist, is stopping by with a gift for one very lucky BB reader!
Feeling lucky? You might just find yourself spending 3 days with Françoise in her private Portland, Oregon studio learning her wedding floral design techniques! Françoise is gifting a seat in her Wedding Design Workshop on June 5-7, 2017 to the winner of a drawing scheduled for this Friday right here on Botanical Brouhaha.
The workshop will be limited to 5 students to ensure an intimate atmosphere conducive to asking questions and learning techniques under Françoise’s guidance. Content is geared for all abilities and the focus will be on stretching yourself to be open to new ways of thinking about botanical materials. Workshop topics will include:
Day 1: Reception Flowers
What all is involved in consultations, proposals and contracts? Françoise leads a lively discussion that begins day one. Following this she demonstrates many techniques and mechanics and shows a variety of ideas on design elements for the reception – centerpieces, arrangements for buffets and mantles and cake decorations. You will get a chance to interpret these ideas and create 2 centerpieces, choosing from a plethora of seasonal flowers and textures.
Day 2: Personal Flowers
How does Françoise come up with new ideas and promote her passion? Become comfortable with designing flowers for the wedding party, including the bridal and bridesmaid’s bouquets, flower crowns and botanical jewelry.
Day 3: Ceremony Flowers
Here you’ll get a look at the intricacies of sourcing, ordering and pricing flowers. Find out why streamlining workload is essential. Design elements for the ceremony, including chuppah decorations and altar, candelabra and pew arrangements. *Day three begins with a trip to the Portland Flower Market.
Françoise Weeks | Gwendolyn Severson Photography
For a chance to win the seat in Françoise’s workshop, simply leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen by random drawing on Friday, April 14, 2017 at noon (CST). The winner will be announced on Botanical Brouhaha later that afternoon.
(Note: The winner is responsible for travel and lodging expenses. The 3-day workshop is valued at $1300)
Françoise Weeks | Ron Weeks Photography
Thank you, Françoise, for your constant generosity and inspiration. We’re grateful for you, friend.
Good luck, BB readers!
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