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

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Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
October 3, 4 & 5, 2016
9:30AM to 4:30PM


Class size limited to 5 students.

Lodging and additional information can be viewed here.


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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.


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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.



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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 and botanical jewelry.


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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.


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

  • Donna P Hansen September 7th, 2016 9:26 pm

    What part of Portland is your class located at. I would like to enroll to this class as soon as I find out which hotel I can book myself. Thank you.

  • Françoise Weeks September 7th, 2016 10:27 pm

    Thank you for your message!
    The address is 2754 SE 33rd Place, Portland, OR 97202
    We are in the Richmond area, in an old, quiet neighborhood, about 10 min from downtown and 25 min from the airport

  • Donna P Hansen September 7th, 2016 9:27 pm

    What is the address in Portland for these classes.

  • Linda Berg September 8th, 2016 9:52 pm

    Hello – I am interested in taking this workshop, is there still space available? Also, for lodging, are the recommended Bed/Breakfast walking distance to your studio?

    Thanks so much.

  • Françoise Weeks September 9th, 2016 1:47 am

    Hello Linda,

    Thank you for your message. There still is space available. I just sent you an email with lodging information.
    Looking forward to hearing from you!

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