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

arrangement for ceremony 231, Francoise Weeks

photo Jamie Bosworth

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 26, 27 & 28, 2015
9:30AM to 4:30PM


Class size limited to 5 students.

Lodging and additional information can be viewed here.


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ringbearer pillow 14, Francoise Weeks

photo Jamie Bosworth


The workshop is focused on expanding your floral skills and creating new designs. There will be a strong emphasis on the commercial and saleable value of the designs. After a demonstration of techniques and mechanics, you will design your own pieces.

This is a workshop for all abilities and the focus will be on stretching yourself to be open to new ways of thinking about botanical materials.


ranunculus in artichoke container, Francoise Weeks

photo Rebekah Johnson


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.


woodland bouquet 44, Francoise Weeks

photo Jonathan Dear


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.


fall texture and flowers in vase for chair decoration, Françoise Weeks

photo Jamie Bosworth


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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