Yesterday, my good friend Robyn Moore of Small World Greenery and I teamed up to host a summer centerpiece design class at the farm. Robyn does amazing design work for weddings and special events and often sources stems and greenery that we grow at the farm. The two of us were stoked to greet a lovely group of women who are as enchanted by flowers as we are.
Robyn started the class describing how she begins to design a centerpiece by building her overall shape with a variety of greenery to add texture and interest. She created a darling centerpiece showing off lilies from the farm as well as some foraged spray roses, zinnias, nigella, privet and wild carrot.
It was so interesting to see how everyone chose to approach their design differently depending on the vessel they chose and which blooms spoke to them. It was a privilege to be able to provide buckets full of blooms grown right on our farm for people to create beautiful arrangements with.
It was a real change of pace for me to have a few hours to be able to focus on one design rather cranking out loads of bouquets for the farmer's market.
I can't wait to host another workshop! Robyn and I are already conspiring on different goodies we can create together. Flower crowns, hand tied bouquets, boutonnières, what else?! What would you like to learn to make? I'd love to know!