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Flower Workshop in a Victorian Glasshouse March, 2017

Back in March this year I was lucky enough to be invited to hold a hand tied bouquet workshop at the lovely Wild Goose Nursery in Shropshire, my studio for the day was their recently restored Victorian glasshouse. 

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Flower Filled 2016

 

2016 definitely had its highs and lows, but right now looking back on all the flowers that were created I would say there were far more highs. 

In 2016 we ran the first couple of flower courses on the farm, it was both incredibly fun and a learning curve. It also made me realise that I really enjoy teaching and the farm is the perfect location for it. So in 2017 there will be a LOT more courses happening, including some really exciting collaborations with some wonderfully talented people. WORKSHOP LINK

Above and below are a couple of polaroids Joanna Brown took when she came and snapped my first workshop in 2016. 

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2016 was full of so many beautiful weddings, weddings that challenged and pushed me (and CJF...) logistically and creatively. Thank you to all of the Brides and Grooms from 2016, you helped me achieve so much and get the most of a year of flowers, letting me loose to be as creative with flowers as I wanted. Thank you also to all the lovely freelancers who helped out along the way, I couldn't of done it without you. 

I also made a LOT of flowers for myself in 2016, whenever there were leftovers or an abundance of blooms on the farm I would get lost in my studio making something purely for pleasure and a little for practise... 
Below are some of the highlights of 2016, mainly behind the scenes and flowers for me, with a few wedding flowers in there and some images of flowers I created when freelancing for others over the course of 2016, which I hope to do more of in 2017. 

Happy New Year. 
Lets see what 2017 has to offer! 

2017 - More flowers for me, more challenges, BIGGER flowers and maybe to become a little less camera shy. Oh and a Valentines Pop Up shop in Bristol... 

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Work placement - Destination Wedding, France August 2016

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO APPLIED, THIS PLACEMENT HAS NOW BEEN FILLED. 

PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR MORE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FUTURE

THANKS, INDIA X

An opportunity to work closely with the Vervain team on a beautiful destination wedding in the Dordogne, France. 

You must be available from August 3rd to August 7th 2016. 

This is a chance to gain hands on experience while working with Vervain creating pieces for a beautiful wedding set in the grounds of a French Chateau. 

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Previous experience working with flowers is a must as you will be asked to create pieces by yourself, formal training isn't necessary but a good grasp of colour, shape and styling is helpful. You may be asked to create vase arrangements, flower crowns and buttonholes so it is essential that you feel confident working with flowers. 

Accommodation, travel and food expenses will be covered by Vervain. 

Before the wedding we will arrange a meeting to discuss all aspects of the trip, we will share the designs and ideas of the day with you - giving you an insight into the full process of working on an event with Vervain. 

Please email india@vervainflowers.com with your name, a bit about yourself (who you are, why you are interested, what your experience is and anything interesting about yourself!) your contact details, and a link or attachments of your floral work.

The location of the wedding - 
Lanouaille
Dordogne
FRANCE

August 3rd - 7th 2016

 
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Image via bride, sourced from Flower Girls of Los Angeles

Image via bride, sourced from Flower Girls of Los Angeles

CHATEAU LA DURANTIE