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Working Designer Wednesday

Dec 11, 2013

This is our last Working Designer Wednesday until the new year! Can you believe it?! Another year nearly gone…

So let’s have a little fun before we close the book on 2013…

1. Have you heard of the Chapel Designers? If you’re feeling isolated as a designer and you’re looking for support, you should look into joining this group. The Chapel Designers cheer one another on, share ideas, problem solve together when a designer experiences a problem while designing or executing an event and meet a couple of times each year for a jam-packed conference of inspiration and practical business advice hosted by founder Holly Chapple. The next Chapel Designers conference is right around the corner. This particular conference is a collaboration between Holly, owner of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers and Joost, owner of Florabundance. For more information on the conference, click here.

Florabundance Inspirational Design Days 2014
An Official Chapel Designer Event

Santa Barbara, California

January 20-22, 2014


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Holly Chapple


Francoise Weeks


Nancy Liu Chin


Joseph Massie

2. Love this video of a home wedding setup by Christopher Confero Design

3. Great window displays…

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Floral Art

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The Fisherman’s Cottage

4. Learn to make a flower crown from Poppy Figue Flowerhere.

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5. Flower varieties I’m loving at the moment…

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‘Romantic Antike’ rose via Natalie Bowen Designs

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‘Cherry O Bel’ rose via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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Thalictrum ‘Lavender Mist’ via Valley Flower Company

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‘Lady Bombastic’ spray rose via Dramm & Echter

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Silver Kochia via Mayesh

6. Remember a while back when we looked at some botanical ice bowls? Well, here is a great tutorial on making botanical ice lanterns…found on Gardenista…enjoy!


7. Love to see a floral designer’s wedding picture…here’s bride Sasha Souza with her bridal bouquet created by Nico Cervantes of NLC Productions…photography by Damion Hamilton.

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8. Transporting flowers…

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Sherwood Design and Events

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 Pico Soriano Designs

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9. If you haven’t seen this Huffington Post article, it’s worth reading… “What the NY Times Got Wrong About Weddings”

10. A studio I’ve been swooning over all week…BouQuet Fleuriste

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Jean-Sebastien Senecal Photography

Hope you have a great Wednesday!



  1. Mimi says:

    Amy, I loved this post, It’s chock full of lovely ideas and info. Really appreciate this Wednesday feature of your blog.


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