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Houston Floral Workshop Recap!

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photos by Aelish Wilmot

Not that having hosted only two workshops in my own studio makes me a seasoned veteran now or anything, but I have to say that flowers make for the prettiest photos hands down, so I’m super excited to share the Houston floral workshop recap with you! Yes, yes I realize it’s taken me way longer than I thought considering the class was a few weeks ago, but hey, life happens!

First things first, thanks so much for everyone that came to the class! I could seriously kiss all of you for showing up because it’s pretty terrifying putting yourself on the line to make a class happen when you never know if people will even care to come. Secondly, do flowers not making everything one hundred times prettier or what?! Fifty Flowers helped us out with all of the florals so that we could get all of the fan favorites even though Houston weather doesn’t really permit them, and Maria of Maxit Flower Design took it from there when it came to teaching the arrangements with tips and tricks along the way…

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  the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com

The studio light was perfect for making the flowers the focus of the room, and I’m obsessed with all of the different floral buckets that we got from Save On Crafts, especially the ones with scalloped edges.

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We made this floral cocktail recipe with edible flowers for the class, and it was a huge hit. We even used them for the mini styling sessions along with lots of other pretties for each of the ladies to choose from to style their professional images of their arrangements.

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Pondicheri & Indika were awesome enough to provide the bites for the workshop with goat cheese potato cakes, chicken arugula and mango chutney skewers, and the BEST cardamom cookies dipped in chocolate. Of course, we always have to have macarons around here, too. The calligraphy place cards were written by Kristara and the place card holders are an old DIY of mine.the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.comthe Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com

And did I mention we had the most killer goodie bags ever? We ordered these custom printed totes from Zazzle, and they were filled with a whole slew of pretty things from awesome makers and designers from all over. Of course we couldn’t let them leave without a token Sugar & Cloth DIY, so we made everyone a custom floral apron with their names stamped on them and one of our “Very Fancy” magnetic cards from Build-A-Sign.

giveaway bags

photography by  Aelish Wilmot and Jared Smith // florals taught by Maria of Maxit Flower Design // bites provided by Pondicheri & Indika // champagne provided by Le Grand Courtage  and vodka by Deep Eddy Vodka // florals by Fifty Flowers // floral buckets, shears, and vases by Save On Crafts // napkins and paper cups by Sugar Confetti Shop // goodie bag totes by Zazzle // calligraphy place cards by Kristara // photo booth images by Smilebooth

WORKSHOPsponsors

goodie bag sponsors: metallic twine by Sugar Confetti Shop // glass vase by Pomp & Circumstance // gift card by Langford Market // Do Good print by The Nectar Collective // nubblers by Green Plate Foods // cake pom poms by August & Eloise // Little Worker Bee Notepad by Prenta // Best Day Ever banner by The Bannerie // amethyst bottle stopper DIY kit by Craft Box // mini vodka bottles by Deep Eddy Vodka

 

 

the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com

Houston Floral Workshop Recap!

the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.comthe Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com

photos by Aelish Wilmot

Not that having hosted only two workshops in my own studio makes me a seasoned veteran now or anything, but I have to say that flowers make for the prettiest photos hands down, so I’m super excited to share the Houston floral workshop recap with you! Yes, yes I realize it’s taken me way longer than I thought considering the class was a few weeks ago, but hey, life happens!

First things first, thanks so much for everyone that came to the class! I could seriously kiss all of you for showing up because it’s pretty terrifying putting yourself on the line to make a class happen when you never know if people will even care to come. Secondly, do flowers not making everything one hundred times prettier or what?! Fifty Flowers helped us out with all of the florals so that we could get all of the fan favorites even though Houston weather doesn’t really permit them, and Maria of Maxit Flower Design took it from there when it came to teaching the arrangements with tips and tricks along the way…

the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.comthe Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com

  the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com

The studio light was perfect for making the flowers the focus of the room, and I’m obsessed with all of the different floral buckets that we got from Save On Crafts, especially the ones with scalloped edges.

the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.comthe Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com

We made this floral cocktail recipe with edible flowers for the class, and it was a huge hit. We even used them for the mini styling sessions along with lots of other pretties for each of the ladies to choose from to style their professional images of their arrangements.

the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com

Pondicheri & Indika were awesome enough to provide the bites for the workshop with goat cheese potato cakes, chicken arugula and mango chutney skewers, and the BEST cardamom cookies dipped in chocolate. Of course, we always have to have macarons around here, too. The calligraphy place cards were written by Kristara and the place card holders are an old DIY of mine.the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com the Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.comthe Sugar & Cloth floral workshop | sugarandcloth.com

And did I mention we had the most killer goodie bags ever? We ordered these custom printed totes from Zazzle, and they were filled with a whole slew of pretty things from awesome makers and designers from all over. Of course we couldn’t let them leave without a token Sugar & Cloth DIY, so we made everyone a custom floral apron with their names stamped on them and one of our “Very Fancy” magnetic cards from Build-A-Sign.

giveaway bags

photography by  Aelish Wilmot and Jared Smith // florals taught by Maria of Maxit Flower Design // bites provided by Pondicheri & Indika // champagne provided by Le Grand Courtage  and vodka by Deep Eddy Vodka // florals by Fifty Flowers // floral buckets, shears, and vases by Save On Crafts // napkins and paper cups by Sugar Confetti Shop // goodie bag totes by Zazzle // calligraphy place cards by Kristara // photo booth images by Smilebooth

WORKSHOPsponsors

goodie bag sponsors: metallic twine by Sugar Confetti Shop // glass vase by Pomp & Circumstance // gift card by Langford Market // Do Good print by The Nectar Collective // nubblers by Green Plate Foods // cake pom poms by August & Eloise // Little Worker Bee Notepad by Prenta // Best Day Ever banner by The Bannerie // amethyst bottle stopper DIY kit by Craft Box // mini vodka bottles by Deep Eddy Vodka

 

 

Comments

  • Brittni

    09.23.14

    The photos look gorgeous, Ash! If it involves flowers, I’m all over it. :)

  • Christina

    09.23.14

    Oh my gosh, Ash! So beautifuland worth the wait!

  • Aleah and Nick

    09.23.14

    Such beauty. Nothing better than playing with flowers!

  • laceandolive

    09.25.14

    So pretty, Ashley! Thank you so much for having us! Would I be able to use the pictures for a blog post? Thanks in advance. :)

  • mai

    10.01.14

    beautiful! i’m looking forward to the calligraphy workshop. :)

  • Melissa

    06.11.15

    Really very beautiful! Many colors to brighten.

  • Taira

    05.08.16

    beautiful! i’m looking forward to the calligraphy workshop

  • Plano

    08.20.16

    beautiful, beautiful !!

  • Carol gourmet

    08.22.16

    very beautiful! Many colors to brighten.

    • Ashley said:

      We’re not shy about our love for color around here, haha! Glad you liked it :)

  • souza

    09.21.16

    This pictures is great and post too.
    thank you!
    cheers.

  • Barcellos

    10.31.16

    I loved the photos are really beautiful, congratulations on the article and the blog that is divine :)

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you so much for the kind words!

  • Larissa D.

    10.31.16

    I loved the article, loved the blog and I love the photos are wonderful.

    • Ashley said:

      Thanks, Larissa! Makes my day.

  • Lisbon

    11.06.16

    I love flowers. When I CAME TO THIS POST I WAS INCREDIBLE FASCINATED. sO MANY BEAUTIFUL COLLORS AND FLOWERS. kEEP WITH THIS GOOD WORK.

    • Ashley said:

      Thank you, Lisbon! xo

  • Renato

    12.01.16

    Congratulation, very, very beaultifull!!!

  • Rodrigo

    12.06.16

    The photos were amazing

  • My wife and I love flowers, your blog is wonderful and colorful with these beautiful flowers Srt. Ashley, thanks for sharing with us :)

    • Ashley said:

      So glad you like it!

  • Bruna Rodrigues

    01.13.17

    Beautiful flowers. The environment is much more pleasant

  • renata

    01.13.17

    These candies gave me mouth water just to look at. The flowers are also wonderful, they left the environment colorful and pleasant. It’s very beautiful, congratulations.

  • Geancelmo

    01.19.17

    Really are beautiful flowers congratulations great article