Join us for a luxurious and nurturing two day getaway in the magical and scenic hills of the Santa Ynez Valley.
We'll be staying at a beautiful home in the middle of wildflower season where the hills surrounding the house will be blazing with color and inspiration. Together we will create wonderful arrangements with found things from our hiking expeditions as well as the most beautiful flowers the market has to offer.
WHEN: March 21-23
WHERE: Santa Ynez, California
HOSTS: Katie Davis of Ponderosa & Thyme and the Ponderosa Team
FOR: This workshop is open to florists of all levels
INVESTMENT: Prices are given in USD. Workshop seats range from $2400-$2600 depending on the bed chosen.
This workshop is limited to 12 attendees.
Included in the Master Class retreat:
*All materials to use for the workshop, including: flowers, silk ribbon and clippers
*Apron & welcome gift
*Snacks and beverages during the retreat
*2 Days of hands-on floral design instruction focused on creating bridal bouquets.
*Access to the beautiful building we'll be staying in, acreage and epic scenery
*One beautifully styled photo shoot with a model and designer gown featuring your flowers!
*Ability to use images from shoot for portfolio, website, and social media.
THE MASTER CLASS
This Master Class will be dedicated to the process of finding your own personal creative flow while creating bridal bouquets.
We will create a large and dramatic editorial bouquet and a scaled-down “real bride” version.
We are happy to say that shared room accommodations are included in the price of this event! Please keep in mind that this is an old rustic home, so while the space is idyllically beautiful it'll be a little bit like "glamping" and some rooms will be quieter than others and not all beds are the same. Bed options are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you would like to come to the class but desire to stay offsite, let me know!
Attendees are responsible for all travel arrangements to get to the retreat (including airfare and car rental).
Santa Barbara Airport is only about 1 hour from the workshop and the drive is gorgeous! Attendees may want to carpool to the workshop so be sure to let us know your travel schedule, and we’ll do our best to connect you with a ride.
Once you’ve signed up for the workshop we’ll add you to our private Facebook group and there you can team up with someone to share rooms/and arrange transfers to the workshop.
SNEAK PEEK OF THE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE*
TUES. MARCH 21
Floral demonstration: "Windswept and Whimsical” (a lesson in large and dramatic bridal bouquets)
Hands-on floral session: (Creating your romantically wild "Windswept" bridal bouquet)
Demo+ Group discussion: "How to make your flowers look good on camera" AND creating "Real life" bridal bouquets with an editorial edge.
Hands-on Floral session: Creating editorial art on a smaller scale for our own real brides.
Sunset Hike in the wildflower hills!
S'mores by the fire!
WED. MARCH 22
Early morning hike (optional)
Hands-on Session: Finishing the bridal bouquets
Hands-on Session extra: "Body flowers + flower crowns”
Lesson on posing flowers
Wildflower hills shoot featuring your flowers with a model and designer gown (s)
Farewell dinner and wine
After dinner: group reflection by the fire.
THURS. MARCH 23
Goodbyes and send off!
* Schedule subject to change slightly
If you would like to request to arrange a payment plan please email:
With a payment plan a deposit of $1000 reserves your seat at the workshop and the remaining balance is due one month before the workshop begins.
PAYMENT DETAILS/FINE PRINT
By sending payment the attendee agrees to the workshop terms:
A minimum of 6 students is required for workshop
Your seat is reserved for (1) attendee only, please do not bring friends/spouse/children to the workshop.
Payments can be made via Paypal/Credit card
Workshop deposits and payments are non-refundable
Accommodation and Airfare/Transportation to workshop is NOT included
*Daily items in schedule are subject to change slightly
Cancellation Policy: If you sign up please be sure you are able to come. The workshop is non-refundable unless you can find someone to take your place. We strongly advise you to purchase travel insurance in the unlikely event of natural disasters, or other unforeseen events.