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5th Annual Halloween Open House

We continued our beloved annual tradition with our 5th Halloween Open House event! The kids all got goody bags filled with treats and got more candy as they made their way through the Market. The pumpkin decorating station was a hit! Selfies were taken with costumed characters.

Wine & Floral Design Wedding Centerpieces

Our Wine & Floral Design Series continues with our Wedding Centerpiece Design Class! Team member Krista led this class focused on the ever important Wedding Centerpiece. Whether you’re wanting an all floral type of centerpiece or a mix of floral/non-floral, stunning wedding centerpieces are one of the easiest ways to elevate your wedding reception.

Petal it Forward Free Flower Giveaway

Our annual event, Petal it Forward Free Flower Giveaway broke records! It was the best attended one yet. This was our 5th year participating in this nationwide movement in the floral industry. Florist from almost every state participate every year. Petal it Forward is the floral industry’s take on “pay it forward.”

Seasonal Pumpkin Arrangement

Nothing gets you into the Fall spirit quite like pumpkins. For many, fall is their favorite season. Well known local designer Brian Vetter, AAF, AzMF, AIFD, PCFI, walked the class through the design process of arranging in a real pumpkin! The quintessential fall favorite.

Wine & Floral Design Fall Wreath Class

Our Wine & Floral Design: Fall Wreath Class really got the students in the fall mood. The students were shown step-by-step how to create a fall themed wreath that will naturally dry and adorn their front door for the entire fall season!

Kids Design Class & Market Tour

We created our kids desigfn class as something different to do with the kids that’s really interactive, educational, fun and does not include a device! Parents let their kids creativity loose with this basic design class. Team member Krista taught the kids about proper floral pres & design as they followed along & put together these super cute arrangements.

Enchanting Bridal Bouquets Design Class

Our bridal bouquet design classes are among the most popular we offer and this class was no different. Designer Krista leadher class through several popular DIY bouquet designs. inlcuding hand tied. This style bouquet, also known as the posy, is one of the simplest and most popular styles of bridal bouquet.

Seasonal Changes Design Class

After a long, hot summer, guest instructor Brian Vetter AAF, AzMF, AIFD, PCFI, helped his class rush fall, trick the thermostat and get a jump start on that brisk fall feeling.

Wine & Design: Floral Basics Class

Our Wine & Design Series continued as we looked forward to cooler weather and the fun fall season. Team lead Rheanna walked her class through the basic principles of floral design including: proportion, scale, harmony, rhythm, balance, unity and emphasis.

Greenhouse Open House & Build Your Own Terrarium Class

Back by popular demand, our resident “Plant Lady” Debbe V. spent days preparing the greenhouse for this open house event! She brought in tons of green & flowering plants, cactus, succulents, air plants, you name it. We also had tons of container options available and of course Debbe’s expert advice to guide customers through their DIY project.

Wine & Design: Kokedama Succulent Ball

This Wine & Design class took on a Japanese flair with these trending kokedama designs. Never heard of kokedama? You will! This unique style from the Far East is getting noticed by floral design influencers & trendsetters all over social media, including Martha Stewart!

Wedding Weekend Design Classes

Our first ever Wedding Weekend Floral Design Classes was a huge hit! We kicked it off Friday afternoon with our Wine & Design: Dreamy Bridal Bouquets. Students learned several popular bouquet variations and some neat tricks along the way, ending up with breathtaking blush-toned hand tied bouquets to take home.

Wine & Design: Sunflower Bouquet/Boutonniere Class

So many brides we talk to dream of carrying a rustic sunflower bouquet down the aisle. The sunflower is a fan favorite and we thought it was time for a design class dedicated to this perennial flower

Tantalizing Tropicals Design Class

People just love the island inspired look of tropical flowers & greens! Guest instructor & well known local designer Brian Vetter, AAF, AzMF, AIFD, PCFI, showed his class how to blend this spectacular flora & fauna into breathtaking arrangements.

Wine & Design: Enchanted Desert Garden

Students designed lovely desert landscapes under the direction of team member Debbe V. aka “Plant Lady.” Succulents were the star of the show along with colored sand, river rocks, wood chips and more, all set in a glass bubble bowl for maximum visibility.

Wine & Design: Floral Crowns

Our summer Wine & Design series continued with a floral crown design class. Team member Debbe V walked the class through the steps of prep & design for these trending halos that are perfect for brides, bridesmaids & flower girls.

Kids Design Class & Market Tour

Our first ever Kids Design Class was such a hit, we added another one! Team member Lindsay led the kids and showed them how to create a colorful, seasonal arrangement in cute pastel vases and learn about flower prep and handling.

Wine & Design: Summer Bouquet & Bow Making Class

Team member and recent Employee of the Month Krista walked the class through floral design steps to create a sunny summer bouquet and also showed them the fine art of bow making with several different bow styles suitable for any occasion.

Roses Are Red Design Class

Who doesn’t love the timeless beauty of the classic red rose? Well known local designer Brian Vetter, AAF, AzMF, AIFD, PCFI, walked the class through the steps of care, prep & design for several variations and created a stunning red rose arrangement!

Wine & Design: Floral Basics

Team lead Rheanna walked the class through the basic principles of floral design including: proportion, scale, harmony, rhythm, balance, unity and emphasis.

Wine & Design: Succulents for Dad

Just in time for Father’s Day we hosted a class that Dad was sure to like. The class created their succulent gardens in masculine stone containers. These would look great on dad’s desk or work station.

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