I like it when happy history repeats itself, don't you?
in 2017 we are taking what Everyone loved most about past workshops and creating a brand new experience
Our first workshop was hosted in May of 2014. A dozen of us came together for three days of flower bounty in a cozy house in the mountains. The student's work was lovingly photographed by Heather Payne Photography and featured in Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Wedding Sparrow, Vale and Vine and Celebrate Magazine.
The flowers were amazing, but when I see these ladies, even three years later they comment about how that cozy house with a dozen friends was their favorite part.
In 2017, we are headed back to a cozy house in Boone with a dozen friends.
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Our second workshop
Was hosted in April of 2015 at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, NC. Twenty-seven attended and three of our five fantastic instructors, Holly, Ashley, Deedie, Marianne and Emily. Deedie, Marianne and Emily were 2014 Workshop attendees — so fun to have them back! Heather Payne, Elizabeth from Almond Leaf and Holly Carlisle all shot images that week. So many great pictures!
The farewell dinner was a particularly treasured time at this event. We celebrated being together, like the monarch butterflies in winter-time. We noted how they fly on their own path, but are all headed to the same place with similar goals. Sometimes they bump into each other along the way. Since the event, I've gotten to bump into eight of these happy people in my travels, and it was and still is so fun to spot them teaming up in different parts of the country without me.
This celebratory dinner is definitely on the agenda in 2017!
Our third workshop
In July of 2016 we were back at the North Carolina Arboretum, this time with Laura Helm from Ashton Events. Laura was a 2015 workshop attendee. She handled logistics, set changes and fun surprises for our group of 24. My friend Shawn from Full Bloom led an awesome group of Team Flower volunteers in creating mini arrangements with all our unused flowers and distributed them all over Asheville. Jake + Heather shot our images this year. It was so fun.
What was memorable about this event? Well, a lot of things. But what I recall most clearly was that moment I had alone before turning the lights off on all our flower deliveries. I stood there smiling as I imagined my treasured guests walking into the room the next day. There must have been twelve thousand stems singing together like a mighty chorus.
Students loved the curriculum, the flow, and I did too.
In 2017, we are repeating the Aware, Light + Free curriculum. I can't wait!
So there it is, the history
i'm happy and smiling about you being a part of these pictures soon
Your story with flowers is something I'm honored to be a part of. Your success brings me joy. Your bravery gives me hope. A life with flowers is nothing short of heroic. It's the work of a healer. Your designs, your peace, your joy and perspective are truly gifts to the world from above. Let's go love the world through flowers!
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2015 Student Work shot by Almond Leaf
Blog Posts by Students
The best part was being able to work with such amazing materials. There were so many flower varieties in the most amazing colors. It was pure heaven to spend 3 days surrounded by other like-minded ladies.
It was definitely three days of gorgeousness! Kelly did not leave one petal unturned from the first night to the very last day. We had so many beautiful blooms to play with along with tips to grow our business.
— Accents Floral Design
These ladies were incredible. Each of them was so talented, so eager to learn and so excited to be there. The energy was contagious and I truly believe there was divine intervention in my decision to go. Pure bliss: surrounded by beautiful blooms and talented, creative women. So thankful for my time at Team Flower Workshop and the lessons learned.
— Kennedy Occasions
This amazing floral workshop includes sessions that discuss design principles, the creative process and inspiration. Hands-on, in-depth design lessons develop techniques and skills with bouquets, centerpieces, boutonnieres, corsages, crowns and more!
— Weddings Unveiled
The gorgeous flower arrangements are the result of collaboration between all guests, who each had a creative hand in the process. Kelly did a sample arrangement with her planned color palette to show the group, and then let the guests take over. Kelly and Team Flower believe that creative undertakings are best tackled as a team with a unified front.
— Celebrate Magazine
A lot can happen when a group of artistic women gather together and create. The Team Flower Workshop is the incarnation of synergy and epitome of creative forces combining to imagine and execute something truly amazing.
— Once Wed
Whether you're setting your dinner table with a custom arrangement, stopping by your local florist for an armful of fresh-cut flowers to arrange on your own, or are foraging for something wild and wonderful to decorate with, these gorgeous creations are sure to inspire.
— Vale and Vine
As a result, we have a plethora of amazing bouquets to show off! Whether you’re looking for pink, lavender, red, earthy tones, darker moody tones or a mixture of textures, there’s a bouquet here for you.