Wedding Design Workshop in Françoise’s Studio in Portland, OR

long centerpiece, University Club 3, Francoise Weeks

photo David Barss

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6, 7 & 8, 2015
9:30AM to 4:30PM


Class size limited to 5 students.

Lodging and additional information can be viewed here.


Register for the Workshop

Price $1,000


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

photo Joni Shimabukuro


Day 1 – Reception Flowers

What all is involved in consultations, proposals and contracts? Françoise leads a lively discussion that begins day one. Following this she demonstrates many techniques and mechanics and shows a variety of ideas on design elements for the reception – centerpieces, arrangements for buffets and mantles and cake decorations. You will get a chance to interpret these ideas and create 2 centerpieces, choosing from a plethora of seasonal flowers and textures.


bridal bouquet with white peonies, sweetpeas, alchimella, Françoise Weeks

photo Jamie Bosworth


Day 2 – Personal Flowers

How does Françoise come up with new ideas and promote her passion? Become comfortable with designing flowers for the wedding party, including the bridal and bridesmaid’s bouquets, flower crowns, pomanders, corsages and boutonniers.


large arrangement, trinity Episcopal Chapel, Francoise Weeks

photo David Barss


Day 3 – Ceremony Flowers

Here you’ll get a look at the intricacies of sourcing, ordering and pricing flowers. Find out why streamlining workload is essential. Design elements for the ceremony, including chuppah decorations and altar, candelabra and pew arrangements.

*Day three begins with a trip to the Portland Flower Market.

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