Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand on June 13, 14 & 15


Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 13, 14 & 15, 2014

9am to 4pm each day

Hosted by Dianne Guy

Waikanae Arts & Crafts Society
27 Elizabeth Street
Waikanae, 5036


Wedding and Event Floral Design Workshop

Class size limited to 11 students! Create and keep your designs.

Please bring your own tools, i.e. clippers, scissors, wire cutters and knives.

Lunch 12PM to 1PM: There is a cafe and supermarkets nearby or bring your own.

Register for the Workshop

Final Payment

Price $1,500


Friday, June 13 – Woodland Arrangements
For Françoise, the Woodlands sprouted from a childhood memory that took a life of its own. Using foliage, bark, berries, seedpods, twigs, mushrooms, herbs and some flowers, we’ll explore how to make unique woodland centerpieces and log arrangements. We’ll also talk about the intricacies of sourcing, ordering and pricing flowers.

log arrangement - Françoise Weeks


Saturday, June 14 – Botanical Couture
We’ll explore different ideas for botanical purses as centerpieces and will discuss sourcing materials and the mechanics involved to create a wide variety of these unique designs. The afternoon session will focus on botanical headpieces. During the day we will also discuss ideas for marketing.

flower purse with orange and fushia flowers - Françoise Weeks


Sunday, June 15 – Personal Flowers
We will design a woodland bridal bouquet, flower crowns, pomander, wrist corsages etc,… We’ll also cover what’s involved in consultations, proposals and contracts.

woodland bridal bouquet 2

to RSVP or for more information

Workshop Info
Françoise Weeks
Atelier Botanique Françoise Weeks
Lodging Info
Dianne Guy
027 3670985

Some examples of what you will learn:

log arrangement , Benson Hotel, Françoise Weeks

Falcusan Photography

log arrangement for mantle, texture, Zenith Vineyard, Françoise Weeks

Jamie Bosworth Photographer

Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal Event, March 9, 2008

Joni Photo

woodland with orchids 5, Françoise Weeks

Joni Photo

woodland with disk 1, Françoise Weeks

woodland centerpiece, Timberline Lodge, Françoise Weeks


green botanical headpiece  and ring , Françoise Weeks

photo: Ted Mishima

burgundy botanical headpiece, Françoise Weeks

photo: Ted Mishima

botanical shoe and purse with eucalyptus leaves  and lavender, Benson Hotel, Françoise Weeks

Falcusan Photography

orange and fushia flower purses, Françoise Weeks

photo: David Barss

orange and green textured pomander and head wreath, Hoyt Arboretum, Françoise Weeks

photo: Rebekah Johnson

flower crown for dlower girl, Françoise Weeks

photo: Robert McNary

wrist corsage purple blossoms, berries, herbs Françoise Weeks

photo: Robert McNary

woodland bouquet, Françoise Weeks

Daniel Stark Photography

woodland bouquet 3 ,  Françoise Weeks

Joni Photo

woodland bouquet 3,  Françoise Weeks

Joni Photo

Testimonial from a student

It’s difficult  to put into words the experience of attending Françoise Weeks Wedding Workshop.  Imagine 3 full days of instruction, demonstration and hands-on design all set in a charming design studio with unlimited access to nature’s bounty.  Unlike other teachers who don’t divulge their trade secrets or only provide access to a set number of stems – Françoise is an open book who joyfully shares her wealth of information while generously encouraging students to help themselves to products that they need to fulfill their designs. Her generosity of spirit and willingness to help others grow in the industry make Françoise’s workshops in a league of their own.

Patricia Pearlman, Seattle, WA

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