- Six classes Wednesday evenings, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
- Starting January 30th
- $895 investment when booked before Christmas (reg. $1095)
- Includes materials, instruction and light refreshments
- Limited to 15 students
- Instructor: Elaine Martin
Wedding Flowers 101 is an introductory programme to the wedding flower basics. You will learn how to create boutonnieres, corsages, ceremony decor flowers such as grand style urns, planters and pedestals. You’ll also learn how to create florals for the show stoppers – children’s as weddings! Such as: rose balls, floral crowns, tussy mussy’s, as well as our signature, drop-dead-gorgeous garlands, centrepieces and last but not least, the bouquets!
Flowers for Special Peeps
- Week One – January 30th
This is an introductory class on designing Flowers for Special Peeps: mothers, fathers, groomsmen, etc. – boutonnieres, corsages and other magical things.
These look like they ought to be easy – like a walk in the park – but they take a little know-how and some finesse! You’ll discover the how-to’s from traditional boutonnieres to the modern “multi-style” (see photo), corsages (wrist and pin), as well as a new trend – nosegays for Mother-of-the-Bride.
You will be taking home a variety of these mini items. All will be French-braided with beautiful ribbons, garden twine, lace and burlap.
The Show Stoppers – Children at Weddings
- Week Two – February 6th
This is an introductory class on designing The Show Stoppers – Children at Weddings: rose balls, floral crowns, tussy mussy, etc.
They always steal the show! Children at weddings. We’ll be exploring a variety of ideas for kids at weddings: baskets of flowers, rose balls, tussy mussy, nosegays, tiny boutonnieres for the ring-bearer and floral crowns, which you will be making to take home.
The crowns are made of fresh flowers designed to dry to become a sweet little wreath. Very fun to make and take photos! Bring your camera!
- Week Three – February 13th
This is an introductory class on designing Gorgeous Garlands: garlands for head-tables, bannisters and fireplace mantels, swags and ropings.
A signature item for From The Potting Shed!
It was while filming her TV Show, A Day in the Country, that Elaine learned how to make a garland by machine, similar to a sewing machine with a top and bobbin thread. This inspired her to do it by hand and is now the number one gesture for weddings at the ceremony or best at the head table.
Wow for the Vows – Ceremony Decor Flowers
- Week Four – February 20th
We’ll be showing you lots of ideas for ceremony decor – large garden planters tarted up with seasonal flowers, pew swags (never liked that name), decoratives for pedestals, mini garlands for archways – you get the picture.
Celebration Flowers – Floral Decorative’s for a Wedding Reception
- Week Five – February 27th
Breathtaking Bridal Bouquets
- Week Six – March 6th