DIY Flowers Workshop


After much planning and brainstorming, I am so excited to announce a
“DIY Wedding Flowers” workshop I’m putting on in partnership with Joy
in Atlanta,GA. Purchasing wholesale and designing the flowers for your own wedding can
save thousands of dollars, but if you’ve never designed a centerpiece
or know how to source flowers it can be a little daunting. This all day
workshop will cover topics ranging from buying wholesale to preparation to technique and so much more. You will actually create and
take home 4 centerpieces which will range from simple to more
complicated pieces(well cover bouquets too!). The class includes
flowers, supplies, tools, and a “DIY Flowers” take home guide to have
by your side for the weeks leading up to your wedding or event. You don’t have to be
engaged or even planning a wedding to attend and no previous knowledge
of flowers is required. In fact, we created the class specifically in
mind for someone who is just beginning to dip their toes into this

I am so grateful, Joy Thigpen, has agreed to come on board to teach and
create the curriculum. She is one of the kindest and most creative individuals I’ve ever come across and I can’t wait to see what she has
up her sleeve for us the day of. You might also remember her as the
stylist who collaborated with Tec and Chelseaon their adorable wedding below. 

Still struggling with pulling together your ideas and
settling on a cohesive look? Joy will be available the day of to talk
color palettes, textures, ideas, flowers, etc for your own wedding at
no additional charge, so you leave with a game plan and some great direction. We’ve also tried our best to keep the class affordable hoping the money you save in the long term will justify the cost of the workshop and then some.

Details for the 1 Day Atlanta Workshop:
Saturday, May 2009Specific date TBA soon
9:00 – 4:00(hour break for lunch)
Flowers, supplies, tools, and DIY guide included
Complimentary floral/decor consultation with Joy

If you are interested in taking the Atlanta workshop or have any questions, please email me for more info at oncewed{at}!

Not in Atlanta? Well, I’m working hard behind the scenes hoping to
bring this to other major cities around the US, so if you are
interested in taking this one day workshop and don’t live in Atlanta if
you could leave in the comment box where you would like us to come and
we’ll do our best to bring this workshop to you.



[Images c/o Jose Villa]

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53 Responses to “DIY Flowers Workshop”

  1. Katherine

    I second Boston! This looks like a really great workshop. Beautiful flowers.

  2. Amy@OldSweetSong

    CONGRATS! This looks like an amazing class you are offering. I’m not engaged or planning a wedding but someday when I am, I would be psyched to take this class.

  3. Manders

    Philadelphia! Please! But I suppose if you came to NY I could attend that class! So exciting, keep up the great work, Emily!

  4. Jackie

    Chicago please! It would essentially cover the midwest. Keep the wonderful work coming!

  5. Victoria Everman

    I;ve already made the decision to arrange my own flowers for my wedding – I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to take this workshop in Hartford, NYC, or Boston (especially Boston – wink wink).

  6. brandi

    I would absolutely die to have some help with my DIY wedding! If you could organize a workshop in the state of Michigan I would drop everything to come!

  7. Kirsten

    I would love to attend and even drive down from Chapel Hill, but unfortunately $225 is about the size of my entire flower budget. Any chance of getting a scholarship or doing some sort of trade??

  8. Lil

    Hi, Do you have a way of finding out the information on the groom’s outfit above? It is wonderful!

  9. Laura

    The Washington D.C. area would love to have you! It would be an excellent choice to reach the East Coast diy-bride "market"!

  10. Taylor

    Please please PLEASE come to Nashville! I am obsessed with both your and Joy’s blogs and am having the hardest time figuring out how to tie fall flowers into my blue and gold color scheme!

  11. Rebecca

    HOUSTON – or Dallas will do, just please help me with my flower I-do’s!!


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