MARCH 15 & 16| $3,000



AT their respective studios (SAIPUA / Nicolette Camille Floral DesignSarah and Nicolette have created florals for hundreds of weddings, events and photo-shoots. In this advanced level workshop, they will share their arranging methods and business sense--elaborating on the tedious and testing process of building a successful floral studio. This intensive workshop is suitable for both established and aspiring florists; specifically those seeking to advance their own floral work within the realm of weddings, styling and large-scale event production.  

Little Flower School proudly partners with Scribe Winery to celebrate the magnetism engraved in their historical vineyard. Acclaimed wine-makers and brothers, Andrew & Adam Mariani aim to honor the Sonoma Valley landscape with small-business integrity. Scribe uses sustainable practices that enhance the dynamism of nature and its seasonal shifts--  their vineyard features an abundance of native blooms planted to feed their insectary along with local pollinators. The property is filled with an unadorned charm that allows process and product to flourish-- as florists we strive to champion a similar sentiment: embrace each season, its bounty... but mostly we just really like wine.

This workshop will overlook sweeping views of the vineyard (hugged by the Mayacamas Mountains). Students will draw direct inspiration from this environment, are invited to in partake in private wine tastings lead by the Scribe crew. Dear friend, chef Samin Nosrat will be onsite to prepare insanely delicious food through-out the two days. Noted wedding photographer Corbin Gurkin will be on hand to capture student work and offer her styling expertise; participants will gain professional photographs intended to build their portfolio. 


 We'll discuss client relations, consultations, proposal writing and negotiating. Expect hard copies of sample estimates and budgets from Nicolette Camille & SAIPUA . The goal for this portion of the workshop is to build your business skills; to cultivate a more efficient administrative process that propels better communication between you and your clients.


We'll share case studies of events and review flower budgeting-- how we source flowers and our general buying practices. A lot of this conversation will revolve around the advantages (and occasional disadvantages) of working seasonally. We'll talk about prop and vase sources and then cover logistical tactics: small vs. large-scale events. 


A large portion of the week will be devoted to hands-on floral lessons. Sarah & Nicolette's wedding designs are known for their loose, romantic and atypical approach; special emphasis will be placed on the nuances of layering color and texture. Students will practice making centerpieces, bouquets, and large scale urn arrangements. The final day each student will create and style their own tablescape intended to build up each student's portfolio. Scribe Winery will serve as the lush backdrop.


We'll spend lots of time photographing the work we produce. A professional photographer will be onsite to capture all student work; pictures will be made digitally available to each participant afterwards, with intention of building their portfolio. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras; Sarah & Nicolette will elaborate on their own techniques for best photographing flowers.

 The cost of workshop is $3,000 and includes all floral materials, photography, lunch, snacks, and a welcome dinner on March 14th. Students are responsible for their own lodging-- there are countless options in the area: we suggest using airbnb.


 Full payment is required to reserve your spot, please do not purchase unless you are certain you can commit to these dates-- this class is non-refundableall sales are final. Minimum of  6 students required.