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2018 Dates Sold out
Choose from curriculum options below. Each date limited to 10 attendees.
Every session includes: Thousands of Flowers, Toolbox, Group Lodging, Meals, Photos
Wedding Florals BASIC
July 8-12 & August 5-9
Arrive 8pm Sunday | Depart 10am Thursday
Wedding Florals Pro
Arrive 8pm Sunday | Depart 10am Friday
You'll also receive
- A badge you can use in your marketing to let clients know you invest in education and are bringing them your best work.
- A highlight on the Team Flower blog and social pages, deepening your floral network and increasing your website's search engine optimization (this makes it easier for clients to find you).
A gorgeous mini album of you and your favorite flower arrangement is included with every curriculum! Photos are taken by @heatherpaynephoto
Above are flowers by @springvine from the 2014 Team Flower Workshop
Group lodging, dining and plenty of protected space for "tree-top" arranging in our cozy mountain venue
Floral tool kit included
Each attendee has their own set of tools to take home.
- Pretty basket to stay organized
- Drink tumbler to stay hydrated
- Haus watering can & a spray bottle to keep the flowers hydrated
- Joyce Chen clippers, the ultimate florist's tool
- Gold ribbon scissors, plus a library of gorgeous ribbon to choose from
- Set of wire in various gauges
- Stem tape
- Waterproof tape in 1/4 and 1/2 widths
- A flower frog (plus access to chicken wire or foam as you prefer), cling putty and one or more containers based on curriculum, plus a library of container inventory to borrow from as you wish
- An apron
- Notebook and pencils
- Gold nameplate, perfect for networking events after the workshop
You'll also have access to your own 6' design table on open studio days, buckets to use for a lift as you create, a lazy susan and seating to make arranging comfortable and fun.
You'll be hard pressed to find a better value on the market.
With both in-person and online components, all curriculums prepare you for success in the wedding & event floral market. This is backed up with lifetime access to the instructor through the Team Flower Community. At the workshop you'll learn not only to make arrangements, but to read them and critically think about them. Your creativity will be encouraged in this safe setting. Receive personalized attention each step of the way and enjoy a tight-knit community of fellow flower lovers. Just 10 attendees at each event.
Add to that, shared group lodging and meals are included!
What is it like?
Practically speaking, you'll arrive and enjoy some refreshments with the group. We've got an ice-cream tradition going, but the kitchen will be stocked with plenty of veggies and snacks to meet a wide range of tastes and needs. The excitement and nervous tension of being somewhere new is broken quickly as Kelly shares stories and invites the group to share some too. Jesse and Kelly will help you get settled in and you'll enjoy good company, clean air, and sweet dreams.
Mornings are quiet and reserved for you to catch your breath and connect with your staff back home if needed. We start at 10 a.m. each day and have a relaxed programming schedule so we can go deep into the group's unique needs, taking breaks along the way. Typically teaching days wrap up with dinner ending around 8:30-9:00 p.m.
Departure days will vary based on the itinerary you choose, but all have 10 a.m. room check-out times.
...a rich experience that can only be felt with the heart
"As the workshop comes to a close, I invite the group to reflect on the time. What resonates with each one is as unique as the arrangements they create. Interestingly, the deepest comments are not related to the education as that was expected, but in the moments that took place in the margins. A conversation that shifted something deep or woke an old dream up and gave it air. It's the surprises, and everyone gets one. Communicating the depth of their response and the kindness they give back to me is impossible for me to express on a website. It's something that must be felt. And so, I invite you to feel it. Take a risk with me and nine others, and make the trip to Boone. If you have that little lump in your throat, press register, come. I promise to create a rich, kind group culture and give you an experience you'll cherish for a lifetime."
Choose the time and content focus that's right for you
WEDDING FLORALS basic (Sold Out)
In this workshop, you will learn Kelly's step-by-step system for offering wedding florals — both business and design. It is an excellent intro for beginners or refresher for business owners looking to increase time efficiency. Proposals, pricing, consults, contracts — it's all covered in-depth, with samples. Mechanics and design for arbors, bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, wrist corsages and crowns are covered as well as plenty of hands-on design time. The third day is an open studio with an abundance of local flowers where you can focus on your own design goals, create in the style you want, and receive one-on-one coaching rooted in the principles of design with Kelly throughout the day.
Appropriate for all experience levels.
Save with one payment of $2,895 to secure your spot or pay 5 monthly payments of $599 with the first today.
- Arrive Sunday, between 7:30-8 p.m.
- Sessions & Meals Monday - Wednesday, between 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Depart Thursday, between 8-10 a.m.
Join (click date & payment option)
July 8-12 payment plan (Sold out)
July 8-12 one payment (Sold out)
August 5-9 payment plan (Sold out)
August 5-9 one payment (Sold out)
Wedding florals pro
This course takes the design componet of the Wedding Florals Basic course to a master-level, covering not one but all three shapes within the garden style family — sculptural, tailored and cascading. It is 100% beginner friendly, and "master" in the sense of more exposure to specific techniques and the nuances between them. The business curriculum is focused on product development, production and profitable pricing.
Each day will have group business discussion, demonstrations in bouquets and centerpieces, and an open studio with one-on-one coaching. You will learn how to create dripping cascades, loose-organic, and tailored compositions without a need for any kind of armature or holder. You'll learn to quickly gauge size, shape and stem count needs of any inspiration photo a client brings and understand how to charge appropriately for your interpretation of the piece. Sample quotes included.
In addition to bouquets and tables, use your open studio time to create for mothers and flower girls if you wish. Practice wiring for crowns and create a stunning boutonniere tray with interesting finishes. If you have questions about any type of wedding related product or have an upcoming project you're stuck with use this opportunity to seek counsel and get answers.
Highly recommended if you struggle with pricing your flowers.
Considering a freelancing career in flowers? The skillset you will develop here is a huge asset to employers and increases your ability to work at a higher hourly, day or project rate.
Save with one payment of $3,895 to secure your spot or pay 50% deposit today and the other 50% in one month.
- Arrive Sunday, between 7:30-8 p.m.
- Sessions & Meals Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Depart Friday, between 8-10 a.m.
Join (click date & payment option)
July 22-27 payment plan (Sold out)
July 22-27 one payment (Sold out)
Flowers by @zuzuspetalsevents
Signing up for any workshop with a friend? Get a discount when you both sign up together. Chat with us for more details.
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You're supporting small businesses in several ways
When you attend this workshop, you are of course, supporting Team Flower, a small business with a big dream to see the world brought together through flowers, but you're simultaneoulsy supporting small businesses in other ways too.
The flowers we use are almost all locally grown using sustainable practices. Nearly all the food we eat comes from local farmers and small local proprietors based in the High Country. When we source supplies we consider family businesses first so your clippers, wire, flower frogs and cling — it's all coming from a small garden wholesale company from our homestate of Pennsylvania.
A portion of Team Flower sales are donated to the Team Flower Foundation, a charitable arm of Team Flower. This past year we were able to supply grants for Bouquets of Kindness and Random Acts of Flowers thanks to support from workshop attendees like you.
We value dreamers, and hope our business can make a difference in the world
New to flowers?
Attendees at each workshop have a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds. The person who created this pretty piece was considering a career switch and brand new! If you're brand new you might feel a little nervous about coming, and that's ok. This is not out of your league. There's no fancy terms you won't understand. You're with friends here.
I work with a lot of beginners and I know the common roadblocks. We're going to get you over and through them at this event. You are welcome here and you belong in this safe setting. We're all learning, all experimenting, and all thinking about what's next.
To ease your concerns a little further, I've created some online trainings covering the basics that are 100% free when you register for the workshop.
Also, I'm happy to share sources for all the things we use at the event, and am happy to offer referrals and troubleshoot anything you need for your studio start-up.
Aware, light and free
That's what you will be!
All dates limited to 10 attendees
Choose from TWO curriculum options
All options include GROUP lodging & meals
WEDDING FLORALS PRO
- All meals and snacks are provided and menus will be available to review prior to the event.
- While we work to accommodate all dietary needs, it is a group setting. If you have a complicated dietary need (like Kelly) you are welcome to shop the local market and prep meals and snacks in the convenient on-site kitchen.
- Spacious shared lodging in a group setting is included with the workshop ticket. A portion of the rooms are private and if you have a special need or a health concern that requires private lodging please inquire prior to booking to be sure your need can be met.
Airports equidistant to Boone
- Charlotte Douglas International (most commonly used by attendees)
- Piedmont Triad International (Greensboro, NC)
- Tri-Cities Regional (Blountville, TN)
- Asheville Regional Airport
Most attendees rent a car from Charlotte or Greensboro and ride share. You'll be connected with other attendees when you register via community. You can also utilize the "Hickory Hop" and/or High Country Taxi for easy travel to Boone from the airport. If you are shy about traveling, we recommend Piedmont Triad International. It's a small airport and easy to navigate for a driver.
We host guests from all over the states and internationally. It's worth the trip.
Parking is extremely limited at the venue, so we provide shuttle transportation. If you have questions or concerns, chat with us using the red button in the corner.
- Workshop payment plans are monthly payments of equal payments, with the first payment made at purchase. After you join, you'll be automatically billed the remaining month payments due.
Additional mini-album samples from heather
Stone House Creative | Flora | Accents
Photos: Heather Payne, Jake and Heather Beerman, Callie Pitts for Nancy Ray