Weddings 101; a weekend long symposium

weddings 101

This is an intensive weekend-long symposium for those interested in learning the advanced art of wedding floral production. Nicolette and Sarah will share their expertise and experiences in the wedding industry through a series of discussions and hands-on lessons.

Our goal is to share with pupils the lessons we’ve gleaned from the hundreds of weddings and events our studios have produced.

Topics covered include:

In a relaxed round table approach, we’ll discuss client relations, consultations, proposal writing, budgeting, and the art of working with wedding planners.

We’ll share case studies of events and review our practices on flower budgeting and ordering. In addition, we’ll discuss in depth the advantages of working seasonally, share tips on flower conditioning, ideas for sourcing containers, and how to deal with props and rentals.

A large portion of the weekend will be devoted to hands-on floral lessons. Our wedding designs are known for their loose, romantic and somewhat unstructured approach. Special emphasis will be placed on the nuances of layering color and texture.

Lessons included: The art of composing distinctive bridal bouquets (students should expect to make a bouquet, and then make it again) building centerpieces, crafting boutonnieres, tricks for constructing hair pieces and crowns, and techniques for talking clients out of wrist corsages. (Joking – we’ll make those too, but discuss alternatives that work for us.)

The weekend’s work will finish Sunday afternoon with a photo session aimed at capturing student’s hard work for their portfolios. And probably a cocktail.

Cost of workshop including all materials, lunches and coffee breaks is $2,400
This class is intended for those with some floral knowledge who are looking to expand further into the wedding market and fine-tune their technical skills.

Limited to 7 students.
Each day is 10-5pm.
Saturday we will meet at the Saipua studio; 147 Van Dyke Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Sunday we will meet at the Nicolette Camille studio; 50-52 Dobbin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


  1. How much floral knowledge is necessary?

  2. I would say that students should have basic handling knowledge of flowers.
    More important than the exact skill level is the desire to learn about professional practices...
    Hope that helps.

  3. Wowza! That was so fast! Any chance of adding another?

  4. We'll definitely offer another Weddings 101 class in the future.

  5. I'll be ready for the next one! Thanks:)