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


photo Margaret Jacobsen with PBG

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
February 20, 21 & 22, 2017
9:30AM to 4:30PM


Class size limited to 5 students.

Lodging and additional information can be viewed here.


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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.



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.


wrist corsage purple blossoms, berries, herbs

photo Robert McNary


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.



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.


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

  • Victoria A Gleason September 6th, 2016 8:56 pm


    Is it possible to put a deposit down to hold the class place for a month or so? I am interested in the Portland Wedding Workshop in Feb.



  • Amy September 27th, 2016 1:11 am

    Can you tell me what will be made by the students on day 2 and 3? I am very interested in this class

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