SCHOOL OF FLOWERS ... WEDDINGS 101
A Certificate Programme
Do you love flowers & gardens? Thinking of a career change?
Are you planning a DIY Wedding?

This is a great (& affordable) opportunity to learn from one the  country ' s top floral and gardening designers in a drop-dead-gorgeous  setting -a  century  old stone cottage studio on the outskirts of  Galt 's  charming downtown core in Cambridge, Ontario.

Over the course of six weeks, Elaine Martin, our celebrated Floral Designer Extraordinaire, along with some of our Senior Designers (who have carefully trained alongside Elaine), will share with you her  best-kept secrets and experience gleaned from over thirty years  in the industry and four generations of gardeners.
 
Each evening will include refreshments & end with a casual chat so you  can ask Elaine all those burning questions (she is not afraid to share  - in fact many of her interns have gone on to create successful  businesses of their own!)  
 
Certificate Classes   classes will be offered a few times throughout the year,  so you can take all six in a row (over six weeks) or pick up the ones  you ' ve missed further along the year. Over the course of six weeks,  you will be introduced to designing and working with beautiful flowers  for breath-taking weddings!
 
Upon Completion of all six WEDDING FLOWERS 101 Classes,
you will receive a FROM The POTTING SHED Certificate.
 
Questions? connect directly with Elaine:
boutonnierres
WEEK ONE
FLOWERS FOR SPECIAL PEEPS
Boutonnieres, Corsages (& other magical things)
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:30pm to 9:00pm
$125 for this week or ..
$1095 for the six week package
 
Instructor: Elaine Martin
Limited to 10 students
 
This is an introductory class on designing FLOWERS FOR SPECIAL PEEPS  - Mothers, Fathers, Groomsmen etc. - Boutonnieres, Corsages 
& other magical things...
& is one of the classes you'll need to complete to earn a certificate in 
From the Potting Shed's  "WEDDING FLOWERS 101"
 
These look like they ought to be easy - like a walk in the park - but they take a little know-how and some finesse! You'll discover the how-to's - from traditional boutonnieres to the modern "multi-style"(pictured above), corsages - both wrist and pin as well as a new trend - nosegays for Mother-of-the-Bride.

You will be taking home a variety of these mini items - all French-braided with beautiful ribbons, garden twine, lace and burlap!
WEEK TWO
T HE SHOW STOPPERS
Children at Weddings!
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:3-pm to 9:00pm

$195 for this week or ..
$1-95 for the six week package

Instructor: Elaine Martin
Limited to 10 students
 
This is an introductory class on designing THE SHOW STOPPERS -
Children at Weddings! Rose Balls, Floral Crowns, Tussy Mussy...
& is one of the classes you'll need to complete to earn a certificate in 
From the Potting Shed's " WEDDING FLOWERS 101 "
 
They always steal the show! Children at weddings.
We'll be exploring a variety of ideas for kids at weddings - baskets of flowers,
rose balls, tussy mussy, nosegays, tiny boutonnieres for the Ringbearer & floral
crowns, which is what you will be making to take home.
The crowns are made of fresh flowers designed to dry to become a sweet little wreath- really fun to make - and fun to take photos! (so bring your camera)

WEEK THREE
GORGEOUS GARLANDS
Garlands, Swags, Ropings...
Wednesday February 26, 2020 6:30pm - 9:00pm

$195 for this week or ..
$1095 for the six week package

Instructor: Elaine Martin
Limited to 10 students

This is an introductory class on designing Gorgeous Garlands - garlands for head-tables, bannisters & fireplace mantels, swags, & ropings... & is one of the classes you'll need to complete to earn a certificate in From the Potting Shed's "WEDDING FLOWERS 101 "
 
A signature item for From the Potting Shed!
It was while filming her TV Show "A Day in the Country" way back when, that Elaine learned how to make a garland by machine - kinda like a sewing machine - with a top & bobbin thread.

This inspired her to figure out how to do it by hand. It is now the number one feature for weddings - at the ceremony or best - at the head-table. Tonight you will learn how to make a variety of ropings, swags & garlands & you will make your own 10ft garland to take home. Check our Facebook page for an album dedicated to Garlands.
couple saying vows
WEEK FOUR
WOW FOR THE VOWS
Flowers for the Wedding Ceremony
Wednesday March 4, 2020 6:30pm to 9:00pm

$195 for this week or ..
$1095 for the six week package

Instructor: Elaine Martin
Limited to 10 students
 
This is an introductory class on designing WOW FOR THE VOWS - Flowers for the Wedding Ceremony & is one of the classes you'll need to complete to earn a certificate in From the Potting Shed's "WEDDING FLOWERS 101"
 
We'll be showing you lots of ideas for ceremony decor - large garden planters tarted Up with seasonal flowers, pew swags (never liked that name), decoratives for pedestals, mini garlands for archways, - you get the picture.
 
To take home - you will be making a beautiful Grand Floral Decorative (designed in an insert ready to pop into a Garden Urn) - as well a Floral Swag - suitable for chair decor & great on your front door !
WEEK FIVE
CELEBRATION FLOWERS
Floral Decoratives for a Wedding Reception
Wednesday March 11, 2020 6:30pm to 9:00pm

$195 for this week or ..
$1095 for the six week package

Instructor: Elaine Martin
Limited to 10 students
 
This is an introductory class on designing CELEBRATION FLOWERS - Floral Decoratives for a Wedding Reception & is one of the classes you'll need to complete to earn a certificate in From the Potting Shed's
"Wedding Flowers 101"
 
Get ready to rumble - we will be taking in a lot this evening! Tall overflowing
centrepieces, flirt bowls, pedestal vases, mason jars, stone ware, wooden crates
& birch bark - we will be covering a lot of territory! All with the seasons best
flowers and foliage - who could resist! Tonight, you'll be making a floral decorative in your choice of container - to create a "Flirt-bowl" arrangement (one of Elaine' s favs) - get out your camera - this is for sure Pinterest-worthy!
WEEK SIX
BREATH-TAKING!!!
BRIDAL BOUQUET
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

$295 for this week or ..
$1095 for the six week package

Instructor: Elaine Martin
Limited to 10 students
 
This is an introductory class on designing BREATH-TAKING !!! - BRIDAL BOUQUETS & is one of the classes you'll need to take to earn a certificate 
in From the Potting Shed's "Wedding Flowers 101"
 
In this class...
You'll learn how to select, prepare & condition flowers.
You will start with a Tussy-Mussy (fancy name for a small Flower-girl size bouquet). You'll learn how to tuck the flowers together "just so", to create that Pinterest-worthy look! Having mastered that, you'll then make 2 more floral bouquets - a traditional Dome-style & a Garden-style (our most popular) 
one too! & for that finishing touch - you'll learn how to French-braid 
with the seasons trendiest ribbons.

Elaine Martin
The instructor?
Our own celebrated Floral Designer Extraordinaire, Elaine Martin.
 
Elaine' s passion for all things flowers, career   the fashion business (working in the House of Dior in Paris in the 80s ' ), and hosting a television show on gardening and the floral arts in the 90 's ( which aired on Life Network, now HGTV), makes her a unique and highly sought after teacher, life   coach, public speaker and entertainer! You may have seen her work in North America ' s best Home Decor magazines.  
 
Other School of Flowers Programmes coming up this year:
Floral Boot Camp
 
Questions? Connect directly with Elaine:
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