Hi all! Welcome back!
I am currently staring out my window at the prettiest snow scene. We only got about 2 inches here in Richmond, but it's still beautiful. There's just something about stepping outside right after freshly fallen snow. One of my favorite things. Well I could sit here all day and tell you all about how this original Florida girl who first saw snow at 24 will never tire of it, but we have a recap to get to!
I had the honor of attending a floral workshop for the past two days offered by the lovely Amanda Veronee I have been following her over on Instagram (more like stalking her) for quite some time now and got to meet her for the first time a few weeks ago at the Creative at Heart Conference. Her workshop was a must for me and I'm thrilled I got to attend! I left with my brian filled with floral tips and awesome techniques and made a few new friends too!
So Bright and early Sunday morning I jumped in the car, swung by Starbies for a skinny vanilla latte and up to Stafford, Virginia I went.
Once I arrived I was greeted with buckets and buckets of beautiful blooms. A florist's dream! Then the work began!
Throughout the first day we learned different ways to put together everything from floral crowns to a bridal bouquet. SO fun! Here are a couple pretty pictures I took. Don't our floral crowns look fabulous!
And a pretty little centerpiece made by yours truly!
On the second day we really made the magic happen! We were at the stunning Stevenson's Ridge in Spotsylvania, Virginia and as a team we designed a floral pergola. A FLORAL PERGOLA. Absolutley amazing. It was filled with yellow garden roses, white hydrangea, spray roses, tulips, ranunculus, and a ton of green foliage. We were going for a wild and natural look and I think we nailed it. Here's a look at how it came out.
We were saying all day how totally obnoxiously stunning it was. Be still my flower loving heart.
The floral pergola we made was being used for a styled shoot by the sweet Kat of Dear Sweetheart Events and everything, like EVERYTHING was amazing. Melissa Arlena was there to photograph it. I'm not going to give away any of the details, but here are a few sneaks!
Um, yes this is what I got to play a little part in over the past few days. Hello gorgeousness. A huge thank you to Amanda Veronee for having us and teaching us her techniques. I learned a whole bunch and will be applying every ounce of knowledge to my upcoming weddings. I really do believe that you should never stop learning and discovering new ways of doings things. It makes you so much better and you get to meet some pretty inspiring people along the way. Happy Tuesday friends, make it a great one! Stay warm too!