photo courtesy of 'Have Light Will Shoot Photography'

Following on from my last post, I’ll start with a behind-the-scenes peek at a professional Masterclass which I attended last month.

Taught by celebrity florist Joe Massie at The UK School of Floristry in Liverpool, this three day masterclass was a fantastic experience in extending and developing delegates’ floristry skills in wedding creations. I was one of ten students set to work on a variety of ‘beautiful bouquets, table centres, arches, chandeliers and more’, like this floral headband above (one of mine from Day 2, picture courtesy of Have Light Will Shoot Photography).

For anyone who would like to build confidence in structuring big floral creations, this workshop is the one for going large. Joe was an attentive tutor, the materials were beautiful, a delight to work with, and the smallest query was given careful attention. I, for one, absorbed some inspiring new techniques which I know will carry over into my wedding work this spring and beyond.

On which subject, my diary is filling up fast. The next event for me is The Big Wed Meetup in St Ives on March 4th, which is a business to business networking event for professionals and suppliers in the wedding industry. Not only are these days important for getting out and about and meeting other folk in a similar line of work, easing some of the pressures of being a sole trader, but they are brilliant for picking up fresh ideas and making new contacts.

Following that, later in the month, I have a stand booked at a wedding fete at an exciting new venue, so if you’re planning a wedding this year, do come along with your queries and questions. Come and say hello for an idle (inspirational) browse of some of my designs.

Sunday 20-03-16 at Ta Mill, St Clether, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8PS, (11am to 3pm)

Here’s what Dream Weddings Magazine says about it:

Ta Mill’s Wedding Fete is a beautifully romantic, wildly wonderful and effortlessly fun wedding event which will be sure to captivate and inspire bride and grooms-to-be. Think barefoot bride, outdoor festival weddings, picnic receptions and secret garden locations. Wander around this secluded, rural, hideaway meeting a host of hand-picked suppliers will be on hand to talk through what you might need for your big day.

Hope to see you there!