Florabundance Design Days 2017 Day 3

Day three started at Rincon Beach Club with Francoise Weeks designing a "woodland bouquet." Francoise pays very close attention to details and little bits n' pieces in her natural designs. It was so rewarding to create something different and intricate; I could have kept adding pieces to the bouquet I made all day!

All photographs were taken by Lerina Winter of Winter Creative Co and Sarah Colliers of Taken By Sarah Photography.

Here's my woodland bouquet!

During lunch Emily Carter with Emily Carter Designs and owner of Lobiloo gave a presentation. Emily and her designer, Lily, were a joy to create a friendship with during FDD!

After lunch, Hitomi Gilliam gave an information and thought provoking design lesson on creating a natural cascade bouquet. She is the queen on using different mechanical techniques and using every day items to create beautiful designs!

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My natural cascade bouquet - loving the pepperberry!

The evening ended with a cocktail style dinner with food stations at Rincon Beach Club. Everyone's bouquets from day three were showcased on the patio and on the tables inside. It was such a great end to the week.

Florabundance Design Days 2017 Day 2

Hoping off the bus at LotusLand for day two of learning, we jumped right into it with Holly Chapple. She had quite the morning planned for us! She had a vision to create a large scale table top design and all 40+ of us were needed to get it done within a couple hours. Holly Chapple explained as much as possible and we dove right in.

All photographs were taken by Lerina Winter of Winter Creative Co and Sarah Colliers of Taken By Sarah Photography.

There's me!

Structure is up and attached to one another; now to start greening.

Then the flowers are added next.

The finished design. Absolutely stunning.

After finishing with Holly Chappel's large scale design, (which was extremely inspiring for me by the way), it was off to tour LotusLand. I cant express to you the feelings the gardens produce or the awe of it's beauty. I could spend all day sharing photo after photo to you; but alas I will share my favorites.

After the garden tour, we ate lunch, then right back out to the tent to learn compote arranging from the very talented Ariella Chezar. Having the opportunity to learn from Ariella was the reason I attended FDD this year. Among the other amazing designers, listening and watching Ariella was a check off of my "floral bucket list." I made sure to take my copy of Ariella's book, The Flower Workshop, for her to sign.

My compote arrangement using techniques taught by Ariella Chezar

The third and final day, up next!