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

Francoise Weeks designs at Tamaryn Pratt's House January 30, 2007

photo Joni Shimabukuro

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
February 1, 2 & 3, 2016
9:30AM to 4:30PM


Class size limited to 5 students.

Lodging and additional information can be viewed here.


Register for the Workshop

Price $1,150



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.


centerpiece, white tulips and texture in artichoke container, 28, Françoise Weeks

photo Jamie Bosworth


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.



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.


white chuppah decorations 17, Françoise 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.


2 Comments on “Wedding Design Workshop in Françoise’s Studio in Portland, OR”

  • Allie Carr January 23rd, 2016 3:32 pm

    I am interested in registering for the class in February. Will you be in your studio today? If so, I’d like to stop by and may for the class.

    Thank you,

  • Françoise Weeks January 23rd, 2016 3:55 pm

    Thank you for your message – I will be in the studio after 2. please let me know when you will be by. I am leaving now for meetings and will check for your message later this morning. Looking forward to meeting you!

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