Lola Floral Design Workshops!

lolafloralworkshop00047_0048When I began floral design back in 2008, I looked around for workshops and training sessions for the kind of style I was into; Naturalistic and a bit wild with a little bit of sculptural interest. Always with unique flowers that looked like they were clipped out of a plant collectors garden. There weren’t any. The workshops that did exist looked as if they’d been running for half a century with mass produced South American flowers.

Now, I’m happy to say I can give you, growing floral designer, the workshop I wished I had. Whether you are just starting out, are in the wedding industry and want to expand your offerings into floral, or have been traditionally trained and are looking for a fresher look, you’ll want to sign up for this class!. I would be so excited to have you.

lolafloralworkshop00018_0019We will build one large, lush arrangement in a footed compote that you can keep. Each person will have over $100 in the most beautiful and unique local and sustainably grown flowers available. We’ll be using sustainable methods for building structure and will cover cost data (!!!) and transportation issues. Did I mention you will be overflowing with flowers?

This arrangement will be challenging to build, but I always learned best by jumping into something challenging. Then all the easy stuff is… well,  easy.

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Here are some images from our last workshop- floral design. And I must say, it is an honor to be able to see so many great people walk out of the class with arms full of fantastic floral designs. Teaching all of you reminded me of my own journey from desk job to dream job. I remember worrying, ” What if I am giving up a career I’ve worked so hard for – for another career I know little about but I think I’ll be happier with…. What if I’m still not happy?” It was the right move for me and I love my life.  I’m so happy to share with you some hard earned knowledge about how to create beauty for your events and life with a focus on building this into a career.

Apparently, my mouth is ALWAYS open and my glasses are ALWAYS halfway falling off my nose.

Apparently, my mouth is ALWAYS open and my glasses are ALWAYS halfway falling off my nose.

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lolafloralworkshop00176_0180Sign up for our May 7th floral class in Woodinville here! (there are discounts for multiple tix!)  For more photos, follow us on instagram for some behind the scenes shots and a preview of your floral goodies!

All photos in this post were shot by Krista Welch with Love Song Photo! You should go check her out and give her all sorts of love.

And if you’re on the fence about the floral design workshop, let me just tell you that there are adorable sheep on view from our window. Nuff said.

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Forest Inspired Centerpieces- Workshop this weekend!

Maybe you are getting married and are a DIY extraordinaire.  Maybe you are throwing a party and want people to talk about your crafty talent FOR THE REST OF TIME. Or, maybe you have a small collection of ceramic figurines you hand paint, and you want to pose them in an interesting miniature environment and take billions of pictures to create your own miniature forest adventure animation! Or, maybe you just have nothing better to do and 60 bucks burning a hole in the pocket of your stylish chunky sweater. Whatever the reason, you should join me for a workshop to learn how to make the arrangements you saw in last November’s post “Forest Inspired Centerpieces”.

The fall fun will be going down this Saturday at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden located in Shoreline, Washington at 20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline WA 98177. It will be taking place outside (so bring that chunky sweater) from 1pm to 3pm. You don’t need to bring anything, unless you have something special in your yard you would like to share or incorporate into your masterpiece.

You MUST preregister with the City of Edmonds or the City of Shoreline recreation departments. The cost of registration is $35.00 to the parks and rec department and you bring $25.00 for the supply fee to me this Saturday.

If you want to register at Edmonds (or are not a Shoreline resident)… go here www.reczone.org or call (425-771- 0230)

If you are a Shoreline resident, call (206-801-2600)

And if you missed it, below is the previously posted “Forest Inspired Centerpieces”

These centerpieces were made for a beautiful dinner event at one of Seattle University’s many elegant event spaces. The centerpieces were made possible by a convenient Alder tree that blew down in my yard.  Flowers included delicious chocolate sunflowers, light orange alstroemerias, orange asters, silvery frog balls, love in a mist pods, echinacea heads (petals removed),  a dyed red willowy eucalyptus, and of course lichen encrusted branch tips as promised. I’m pretty sure that if I were a tiny fantastical forest creature I would like to live in this arrangement.

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The large low arrangement is made with pieces of Doug fir bark

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After the event, some of these peices went to live out their lives at a local coffee shop. Luckily, the light was good and I was able to get some better closeups.

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