The regular day-to-day routine can be exhausting; the busy holiday and wedding season can add to the elevated stress level. When you feel as if the world around you is caving in, it is time to take a break! We created a blog full of ideas to help you and your team stay energized while still building floral design skills.A recent trend in the floral industry is wellness retreats and workshops. What better way to regroup than being surrounded by peers looking for the same escape? The retreats can touch on numerous topics, but they always focus on flowers and rejuvenation. Here are just a few retreats and workshops to keep your eye on!
Lunaria Floral Retreat April 20-21st | The Midlands, Colorado
April 20th (Installations) - April 21st (Business Topics), 2022
THE POWER OF FLOWERS: As florists, we are all attracted by the power of flowers. The Lunaria Retreat is for allowing each one of us to be transparent, fragile, beautiful, and impactful. We come with open minds and open hearts. We lift each other up and believe in community and friendship.
It's three floral design companies, four florists, and one creative attorney. 2 days of this immersive experience, day one is an interactive teaching design workday, day two is speakers, and a group discussion panel.
What’s included: This retreat in Colorado will feature Four educators, four installations, hands-on designing, flowers, an onsite photographer, panel discussion/conversations, drinks, lunch, snacks, & a gift bag.
New England Floral Retreat Workshop | Washington, CT
April 20th & 21st, 2022
A 2-day floral retreat workshop hosted at an exclusive, one-of-a-kind, serene, and inspiring estate located in Washington, Connecticut, just outside the Hudson Valley. This incredible mansion was featured in the New England Home Magazine, boasting stunning light-filled rooms and stately gardens reminiscent of a French Chateau creating the perfect backdrops for our design work.
You will explore design techniques, floral selections, color theory, recipe writing, hard goods sourcing, no floral foam techniques, compote design, bridal bouquet design, installation techniques/design, business chat - Q+A, corsage, and boutonniere demo, as well as a beautiful sit-down dinner.
This retreat is two days of floral fun, a creative recharge, and an in-depth learning experience. We love to share our passion for flowers, design, and anything under the sun.
The Slow Flowers Summit is a conference for creative professionals, thought leaders and pioneering voices in the progressive Slow Flowers community.
Designed to stimulate curiosity, examine conventional assumptions and explore conscious and ethical practices in the floral industry, the Summit agenda asks speakers and audience members alike to inquire, inform, include, instigate and inspire.
Founder of the Slow Flowers Society, Debra Prinzing developed the Slow Flowers Summit as a live, interactive gathering to take place during American Flowers Week.
Join Slow Flowers' doers and thinkers for three days of progressive ideas, connections and inspiration.
Sunday, June 26th | Maple Grove Farm
Monday, June 27th | Stone Barns Center
Tuesday, June 28th | Stone Barns Center
The Design Sanctuary Workshop is a collaborative workshop for floral & event designers. Our creative industry takes passion...and sometimes that passion fizzles. Whether it's client or employee issues or family issues, we all juggle the everyday stressors and need somewhere to retreat.
The Design Sanctuary Workshop is that place. It's a place where you can meet new designers or reconnect with ones you already know. It's a place where you can learn new concepts and techniques...or share your own with the newer faces. It's a place to create for you, not your client. It's a place to remember why you chose this career in the first place.
It's not a formal classroom setting. It's a roll up your sleeves and dig into some beautiful flowers and just create a setting. It's a grab a cup of coffee and gets to know your community setting. It's a learn how to take beautiful photos of your work for your Instagram setting. It's a sit-around with a group and talks about your favorite sources, wholesalers, the shade of dahlia setting. Most importantly, it's a take from this what you need setting.
You'll experience hands-on design training throughout the workshop including learning how to construct large installations, bouquet & centerpiece design, and styling a complete luxury wedding.
Retreat to the mountains and valleys of rural Pennsylvania for a 3-day, 4-night recharge.
Break daily routines and take some time to intentionally fill your creative well with wonder.
During this 3-day immersive floral encounter, you’ll enjoy:
The retreat includes all flowers & hard goods, professional photogs & models, meals & drinks, education, discussions & surprises!
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