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!