Thursday, October 22, 2009

Flower Power!

Those devoted readers of Bridal Bubbly may remember that the Engaging Affairs team did a floral workshop this summer with the fabulous ladies at Petal's Edge. We learned the proper way to make emergency bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres (which comes in handy in our line of work, let me tell you). Now the talented Petal's Edge crew is taking their flower workshops public so that you, too, can learn the tricks of the trade.

Bridal Bootcamp. Want to save money but feel insecure about your ability to provide a professional look to your wedding flowers? Join this intense one-day, weekend workshop and learn how to arrange flowers with industry experts. Course covers flower selection and care, design tips, and common mistakes. $150 per person, which includes the cost of flowers and box lunch.
Saturday, December 5 or December 12. 10 am - 2 pm.

Flower School. Love flowers and want more experience? This series of classes takes place over three evenings and is appropriate to the person who wants to learn about how to buy, care for, and arrange flowers. Several methods of flower arranging will be covered. Classes are hands-on with flowers that students take home after class. $250 per person.
Wednesday - Friday, December 2 - 4 or December 9 - 11. 6 - 9 pm.

Winter Workshop. Join us for holiday-inspired flower arranging projects. Take one class or both. Course includes the cost of flowers, all supplies, and a holiday masterpiece to take home. $100 per session or $150 for two.
  • Floral Topiary: November 30, 6 pm. Use an uninterrupted mass of carnations to create a festive tabletop tree.
  • Dining table centerpiece: December 7, 6 pm. Winter fruits and vegetables add a conversation piece to this unusual pairing of flowers and holiday greens.
To register, please call 703.518.8488 or email

These workshops sound so fun that I'm tempted to go back to flower school myself!