In August, we had the pleasure of designing flowers for Jael and Gilbert's wedding reception. After making a bouquet and boutonniere for their official, courthouse wedding in May, it was so fun to work with them again in a different season and setting! I loved the laid-back yet elegant vibe of their backyard wedding reception. And they have some seriously cute dogs! Their wedding was recently featured on Intimate Weddings.
Learn how to create a gorgeous, romantic, overflowing centerpiece!
In this hands-on workshop, Kelly will share her approach to designing a
centerpiece in Botanique’s signature, “from the garden” style, using
local and seasonal ingredients. Through demonstration and ample design
time, students will learn the mechanics and design principals needed to
create natural, lush floral arrangements. Students will each take home
their completed arrangement.
This workshop is limited to six students, and requires four students to run.
The workshop is on Sunday, April 17th from 2:30pm-5pm, at the Botanique Studio.
Investment: $300 includes all materials, light refreshments, and
professional photographs of your completed arrangement for your
Photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography
THE FLOWER CROWN:
Learn how to create a stunning flower crown!
Kelly will show you the basics of flower crown construction in both
simple and asymmetrical styles, and there will be plenty of hands-on
time for you to create your own crown.
This workshop is limited to seven students, and requires five students to run.
Class is on April 19th from 5pm-7pm at the Botanique Studio.
Investment: $150 includes all materials and light refreshments.
Photo by Lora Grady Photography
Learn how to create a
gorgeous, garden-style bouquet! In this hands-on workshop, Kelly will
share her approach to designing a lush, loose, hand-tied bouquet, and
students will have ample time to create their own bouquet.
This workshop is limited to eight students, and requires five students to run.
Class is on May 22nd from 2pm-5:30pm, at the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market.
Investment: $500 includes all materials, light refreshments, and professional photographs of your completed bouquet.
In October, we hosted a workshop that was all about Cafe au Lait dahlias, the absolute queen of late summer and early fall arrangements. We started in the Cutting Garden talking about growing and harvesting tips, then moved into the studio for lots of time arranging with these beauties.
Jess Hunter was there to photograph all the magic, and as usual, she blew me away with her images.
Here's the cafe patch in the garden, blooming like crazy!
And the group out in the garden learning about growing these beauties:
And the group inside, starting to learn about arranging with cafes:
I start all of our workshops by demonstrating techniques for arranging, then set everyone loose to create their own work of floral art. During this time, I float around the room answering questions, helping everyone with their arrangements, and making sure everyone is getting what they need from the experience. Keeping the workshops to a six person maximum ensures there is a lot of time for this personal attention, which I think is so crucial to learning.
It was amazing to see everyone's arrangements come together! They were all so beautiful, unique, and artful...
It was such a wonderful day!
I'll be announcing our spring workshops in the next few weeks- if you're interested in attending, send me an email (email@example.com) and I'll put you on our workshops list!
There is so much beauty in our Northwest forests, and Jamie and Weston wanted that reflected in their flowers. They also wanted to stick to a fairly traditional color palette of white and green, so we spiced up the classic with lots of textures and northwest native foliage- maidenhair and sword ferns, snowberries, salal and huckleberry foliage all found their way into their bouquets and table designs. That combined with lots of Peterkort roses, gomphrena, scabiosa pods and more made for a beautiful, late season palette at one of my favorite downtown venues, AXIS Pioneer Square.
As always, it was a joy to work with Megan from Clutch Events on this wedding! She is just fantastic- if you are looking for a planner, check her out!