Small Business and Floral Design Workshop Recap

I’m so excited to share a recap of the Small Business and Floral Design Workshop I hosted in April! Caroline and Jenna from Bloom Fresh Flowers in Alexandria, Virginia, traveled in for an entire day devoted to specifically diving into their business!

After getting to know each other over breakfast and coffee, we got started with the workshop content. We discussed how to market your floral design business, book clients, create design proposals, and more! We planned out a strategy for Caroline and Jenna by discussing the long-term goals for Bloom Fresh Flowers and breaking them down into manageable steps. Specifically, we talked about streamlining their current processes, finding more ideal clients, and ways to invigorate their marketing and online presence! After a break for lunch, we had some fun designing bouquets and centerpieces! Sarah Vanderford Photography was there to capture some candid shots of us working, as well as our gorgeous final designs, and I have loved looking at the #courtneyinghramworkshop hashtag to see how they are using their images!

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Kelly and Drew - Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club Wedding

Kelly and Drew had a gorgeous wedding day at the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club in Virginia Beach, Virginia! The spectacular, nautical waterfront venue was the perfect scenic backdrop for their outdoor ceremony. Kelly and Drew envisioned a classic, neutral color palette with shades of white and blush and lots of dramatic greenery. To bring their vision to life, we used blush ranunculus, anemones (the bride’s favorite flower), and a mix of garden roses, as well as olive and eucalyptus greenery. The effect was simply stunning! The bouquets were tied off with our Cappuccino silk ribbon, which perfectly complemented Kelly’s amazing wedding dress.

To really make a statement in the reception space, we used more ranunculus and garden roses, paired with rich olive and eucalyptus leaves, to design lush floral centerpieces surrounded by votives for a romantic, candlelit effect. It all turned out gorgeous! Kelly and Drew’s wedding day was photographed by Molly Scott Photography, who did an amazing job, and I loved working with the staff at the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club! Kelly and Drew are just the sweetest couple - I was honored and overjoyed to be part of their special day! Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of vendors who brought their wedding day to life. Enjoy! :)

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Jen and Mike - Indian Creek Golf Club Wedding

Jen and Mike had a gorgeous October wedding day at Indian Creek Golf Club in Kilmarnock, Virginia! This outdoor venue is an amazing place for a romantic fall wedding - the waterfront setting was a spectacular backdrop filled with lush greenery! Jen and Mike envisioned a classic garden-themed color palette with delicate shades of blush and white, paired with lots of greenery, and the result was absolutely beautiful! To bring their floral vision to life, we used lots of cafe au lait dahlias with a variety of garden roses and ranunculus - everything smelled amazing! Jen’s exquisite lace wedding gown stole the show, and it looked stunning with her romantic blush and white bouquet, which was tied off with our O’Hara Blush silk ribbon. Their wedding day was photographed by Anna Kardos Photography, who did such a wonderful job, and we loved working with Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club! Jen and Mike were the sweetest couple to work with, and it was such a joy and honor to be part of their wedding day! Scroll to the end of this post for a list of the amazing vendors who brought their special day to life - and enjoy! :)

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Private Business & Wedding Floral Design Workshop Recap

I am SO excited to share a recap of a Private Business and Floral Design workshop I hosted in February! I welcomed the ladies behind the Corner House B&B, Jenny and Kelley, into our home and studio for an entire day full of learning and we had an amazing time together! The Corner House B&B is in Rockport, Indiana, so it was such an honor to welcome these ladies who flew in from a different state for the workshop, and it was so fun being able to devote the entire day to specifically diving into their business!

We started off the day with coffee/tea and breakfast and then dove straight into the content- where I taught about marketing, the booking process, creating design proposals, and more! We talked about how to market your new business without going into debt, how to book brides in a simple and straightforward way that doesn’t involve dozens of emails, time spent tweaking proposals and research, and how to create proposals that convert and showcase the creative vision of both you and your client! We made an action plan for the Corner House and discussed their overarching goals and broke it up into manageable steps. Specifically, we focused on streamlining and ways to invigorate their marketing efforts and online presence!

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10 Tips For Using Silk Ribbons On Bouquets

As a wedding florist, I frequently have brides that request silk ribbon streamer detailing on their bouquets, and often for their bridesmaids bouquets too! After teaching my most recent workshop, I realized that everyone has a different technique on using silk ribbon streamers, so I thought I would share 10 of my best tips and tricks!

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Marisa & Kevin- Ashton Creek Vineyard, Richmond Wedding

Marisa and Kevin had an absolutely beautiful October wedding day at Ashton Creek Vineyard, near Richmond, Virginia! Ashton Creek is one of my absolute favorite winery wedding venues in the Richmond area- in the fall, the outdoor space was full of rows of romantic vines, which made for the most romantic ceremony backdrop and picture spots! Marisa and Kevin envisioned a romantic, woodland wonderland, with shades of burgundy, dusty rose and white, paired with woodsy greenery, including a variety of ferns, moss, and airy greens- I LOVED all their ideas! To bring their vision to life, we used lots of fall dahlias, ranunculus, garden roses, hydrangea, and more- it was so much fun to work with color!! The bouquets were tied off our fall-inspired Crimson silk ribbon

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