Over the past few years, one thing we have truly looked forward to each month is getting together with the girls to be creative. We have enjoyed monthly Craft Club meetings and more recently choosing a cookbook to plan a whole dinner party around in our monthly Cookbook Club. These girls seem to be up for anything! This time, we decided to try something different. We invited our friends to learn some “tricks of the trade” from a real life floral expert and a valued vendor we have been using for all of our events, Kayla.

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An invitation sets the tone for the whole event. We created this online invite on Paperless Post using a photo we had found that inspired the whole look of our Flower Arranging Workshop. In addition to giving the girls all of the necessary information (including to bring a pair of scissors or garden shears) it allowed them to catch a glimpse at the color scheme which was so perfect for Spring.

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When our Guest of Honor, Kayla, first arrived she spruced up our decor with some fresh florals. We had seen a beautiful photo on Pinterest of a balloon display with flowers in it and desperately wanted to recreate it. Kayla, of course, worked her magic! She also brought in white hydrangea to dress up the inside of Lauren’s home.

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Upon their arrival, our guests had “Eats and Drinks” (as mentioned in our previous post, The Perfect Dozen); bagels with all the fixings and their own creations from our fun mimosa bar.

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We included three different types of juice (orange, grapefruit, and cranberry), fresh fruit, and champagne of course.

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After everybody had a bite to eat it was time to get down to business. We set a table outside for all of our guests to sit around with a vase Kayla had selected and prepared as well as adorable handmade seating cards. Kayla also brought a sample arrangement to display on the table and for all of us novice florists to look at as we worked on our own …

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… and then there were the flowers! We were so thrilled with the selections Kayla made based on our inspiration photos we had previously sent to her; spray roses, runuculas, and snapdragons, just to name a few.

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Step by step, Kayla walked us through the process of creating this beautiful arrangement. She gave us tips along the way should we choose to attempt this at home, or better yet try to make a whole new flower arrangement this Spring. As we mentioned, this particular group of girls are super creative, so it is not surprising that each flower arrangement had its own unique look (even though all of the same flowers and the same color palette were used).

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Having made many flower arrangements before, we were really excited to get some tips that we would be able to use in the future. Kayla, as a teacher, over exceeded our expectations. She was patient and willing to answer any questions we threw her way (and believe us there were lots!) As you can see from the above photos, we took our job as students very seriously as well and were super happy with each of our end products!

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Want to throw your own Flower Arranging Workshop? Contact us at info@sbsdesignla.com. We would love to help you get your girlfriends together to recreate this awesome event in a new way.

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