Christmas workshop 2 December

About the class

Join us for this workshop where we’ll show you how to make a festive wreath and table centerpiece, perfect inspiration for decorating this Christmas! All materials for the class are included.

What to bring

For health and safety purposes please wear covered shoes with grip.

Christmas workshop 25 November

About the class

Join us for this workshop where we’ll show you how to make a festive wreath and table centerpiece, perfect inspiration for decorating this Christmas! All materials for the class are included.

What to bring

For health and safety purposes please wear covered shoes with grip.

 

Our next Christmas workshop will be held on Saturday 2 December. For details, please click here.

Flower Crown workshop 18 November

About this workshop

In this 90 minute session, we will show you how to make your own flower crown to take home, along the way learning floristry techniques such as wiring and taping and more about the flowers you are working with. All materials are supplied, participants just need to wear covered shoes with grip.

Terrarium workshop 28 October

terrarium

About this workshop:

In this workshop you’ll make your very own terrarium to take home. We’ll show you how to layer your materials, place plants and decorations, along with how to care for your miniature landscape.

What to bring:

Covered shoes with grip.

Make your own cake topper

About the class:

In this workshop you’ll learn how to make a cake topper, then take it home with you. This class is great for anyone who wants to learn more about wiring and taping flowers for decoration on cakes for weddings and functions.

What to bring:

Covered shoes with grip.

Make your own Native Bouquet

About the class:

In this floristry workshop, you’ll learn how to make a native bouquet, then take it home with you. This class is great for beginners or anyone who wants to learn more about bouquet construction techniques.

What to bring:

Covered shoes with grip.

Make Your Own Bouquet 30 September

About the class:

In this floristry workshop, learn how to make a bouquet in the style used by florists, then take it home with you.

This class is great for beginners or anyone who wants to learn more about bouquet construction techniques.

What to bring:

Covered shoes with grip.

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Louisa and Dean’s Clear Mountain Wedding

Today we take a look at Louisa and Dean’s spring wedding. Set in the bushland and native gardens of the Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge. Louisa chose a rustic unstructured bouquet for the day, featuring sunflowers, pincushions, magnolia and other seasonal flowers in oranges, yellows and reds, with natural twine binding. The bridesmaids wore gypsophila flower crowns, and carried smaller, matching bouquets. The images below were created by Callena and Sid of Daisy & the Duke Photography, whose portfolio can be found at http://www.daisyandtheduke.com.au/, on instagram and facebook.

 

Flower crown workshop 23 September

In this 90 minute session, we will show you how to make your own flower crown to take home, along the way learning floristry techniques such as wiring and taping and more about the flowers you are working with. This class is ideal for beginners, or someone with a little experience to pick up some new skills. All materials are supplied, participants just need to wear covered shoes with grip.

Kid’s Floristry Workshop 20 September

Join us for school holiday fun for this kids only workshop! Make a floral arrangement while learning about colour and floral design, and take it home with you. Only minimal flower preparation is required. Suitable for ages 5+.

Kid’s Floristry workshop 16 September

It’s kids only for this school holidays workshop! Make a floral arrangement while learning about colour and floral design, and take it home with you. Only minimal flower preparation is required. Suitable for ages 5+.

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Elyse & Chris’ Mt Coot-tha Wedding

This week on the blog we take a look at Elyse and Chris’ recent Mount Coot-tha wedding. We created a relaxed and textured bouquet for the day featuring white garden roses, tulips, spray roses and lisianthus, with seasonal white and grey-green foliage. The attendant’s bouquets followed the theme, as did the men’s buttonholes and the ladies’ pin-on dress corsages. Our congratulations to Elyse and Chris, and thank you for the Q&A. The images below are courtesy of Naomi V Photography.

1. Wedding dress designer? Madison James
2. Suit designer? Reuben F Scarf
3. Hair and Makeup? Rachelle Barrett Hair and Makeup
4. Celebrant? Nigel the Celebrant
5. Venue? The Summit at Mt Coot-tha
6. What inspired you for the theme of your wedding? I’ve always loved the classic, understated look of a white wedding complemented by simple greenery. To make it feel more ‘us’, we went with white roses and native foliage for a relaxed, authentic version of that classic look.
7. What is your favourite flower? Daisies. They didn’t work for the look I wanted, so I found a dress that had them embroidered into the bodice.
8. Who was your photographer? Naomi V Photography
9. Highlight of your wedding day? Celebrating with friends and family, and the surprise slideshow Chris had prepared for the reception.
10. Favourite part about the florals we designed for you? I loved the relaxed shape of the bouquets. They smelled amazing too!

Macrame Pot Plant Hanger workshop 2 September

Come and learn the intricate and ancient art of macrame aka tying knots! Macrame is a beautiful way to express your creativity and create a warm & textured item for your home as well as learn an ancient and practical skill.

Join Leonie from ‘Entwined Macrame’ and learn to tie the basic knots and make a gorgeous  macrame pot plant hanger from cream cotton shipping rope.  All materials are supplied and you take home the finished product.  Leonie’s workshops have a very co-operative and open atmosphere so you are encouraged to express yourself and work at your own pace.

 

About Leonie

I started doing macrame in 2013 after remembering how much I enjoyed it in primary school and feel inspired by the softness and warmth of natural fibres such as rope. I find macrame very meditative and love creating gorgeous warm pieces to adorn people’s homes and give them a bohemian and vintage vibe! As a teacher I love creating a patient and supportive atmosphere to encourage people to express themselves. When I’m knot doing or teaching macrame I love singing, playing guitar, sewing, reading, gardening, swimming in the ocean and watching 80’s films.

I teach workshops in various places around Brisbane and and also do custom orders.  My macrame pot plant holders are for sale at Mappins Nursery in West End.

Kid’s kokedama workshop 2 September

Is this the most awesome kid’s class ever? Probably – there’s plants, dirt, lots of fun, and a Fathers’ Day present for dad at the end. In this kid’s workshop we’ll make a kokedama hanging plant, a traditional Japanese planting style that uses moss as the container. Yours to take home, this workshop includes all materials and is one of the most enjoyable classes we’ve run to date.

 

Kid’s Floristry workshop 26 August

It’s kids only for this workshop! Make a floral arrangement while learning about colour and floral design, and take it home with you. Only minimal flower preparation is required.

Flower Crown workshop 19 August

In this 90 minute session, we will show you how to make your own flower crown to take home, along the way learning floristry techniques such as wiring and taping and more about the flowers you are working with. This class is ideal for beginners, or someone with a little experience to pick up some new skills.

Floral dog collar workshop

Join us for a workshop with a difference as we show you how to make a floral collar for your favourite fur baby. Similar to the skills used in making a flower crown, this workshop focuses on wiring and taping blooms, with the collar yours to dress up your pooch at the end. Friendly dogs welcome!

Class requirements: covered shoes with grip, also please measure your dog’s collar size before the class so we can help you make the right size.

Make your own bouquet 8 August

In this 90 minute floristry workshop, learn how to make a bouquet in the style used by florists, then take it home with you.

This class is great for beginners or anyone who wants to learn more about bouquet construction techniques.

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Ashley & Peta’s Mt Coot-tha Wedding

This week on the blog we take a look at Ashley and Peta’s recent Mt Coot-tha wedding. Peta chose a round, structured bouquet in seasonal blooms which included pink ice proteas, roses, tulips and disbud chryanthemums, with bridesmaid and cake flowers to match. Thank you Peta for the Q&A, and to Jarred Eid of Narrative Fine Art for the images from the day.

Wedding dress designer? BellaDonna in Woolloongabba

Suit designer? Stuart Suit Specialist in Brisbane City

Hair and Makeup – Leah from Grace and Style Beauty in The Gap

Venue – Mirra, Bridge Street, Fortitude Valley

What inspired you for the theme of your wedding? We wanted a wedding that was warm and inviting for all of our guests and that would have lots of room for people to spread out and have some fun either on the dance floor or at the photo booth. The venue at Mirra was the perfect size for our wedding and the team there really took care of us and our guests.

What is your favourite flower? Chrysanthemums have become a favourite recently with their big round flower and bright colour.

Who was your photographer? Jarred Eid from Narrative Fine Art.

Highlight of your wedding day? Too many highlights to name just one! Our ‘first look’ photo’s in Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, the ceremony at Mirra, and the dancing after dinner are a few of our favourite moments of our day.

Favourite part about the florals we designed for you? Pink ice protea with their bold structure balanced well with the soft roses and parrot tulips.

Kokedama workshop 5 August

kokedama

In this 90 minute class, you’ll learn how to make a kokedama hanging plants, a traditional Japanese planting style that uses moss as the container. Yours to take home, this workshop includes all materials and is one of the most enjoyable classes we’ve run to date.