school of flowers
2023/2024 Dates TBA
(daytime – one full week)
• $2595 investment (+ tax)
Includes materials, instruction and light lunch.
Limited to 15 students
Thinking of a career change?
Already in the biz & want to brush up on your Floral Fashion Skills? or just simply a Flower Enthusiast ? Here is your chance to work with one of the country’s top Floral Designers!
This is a one-week intensive Floral Training
Classes are 10:00am to 3:00pm (Friday start time is 8:00am, at our Studio in downtown Galt – as we will be designing & installing a very special CUSTOM wedding !)
So ! Thinking, thinking, thinking !
& bam ! A great idea!
I was trying to figure out how I could open up our Floral Boot Camp to additional students – with social distancing in mind! & luckily our great friends @cambridge_mill are letting us host our one week Boot Camp at Cambridge Mill
This is great news !
We can design floral decoratives with each of the 3 magical rooms in mind! A super real hands on experience for students !
& bonus ! Includes lunch at Cambridge Mill !
So now I’ve reworked our program to really take advantage of this big opportunity!
Fallsview Room Faux Wedding
Each morning will start with a welcome coffee session & we’ll review the Design Notes for – let’s call it a “Faux Wedding” for each of the wedding rooms at Cambridge Mill.
Students will learn the art of planning – both to the tastes of the Bride and also the Venue! Did we mention lunch? We’ll be treated to a delicious lunch daily at Cambridge Mill for all students to enjoy!
Tuesday: CLASSIC FRENCH – with an Ivory, Blush & Foliage palette – Grand Garden Style, designed for a wedding in the Fallsview Room at Cambridge Mill.
Waterfront Room Faux Wedding
Wednesday: TWIG. FEATHER, NEST – you’ll be using foraged materials, with a wedding in the Waterfront Room at the Cambridge Mill in mind.
Today you will be making a spectacular Garland for the Fireplace in the Garden Terrace, an all foliage bouquet – and tablescapes featuring twigs, ferns, feathers & nests – a super popular look for 2023
Gallery Room Faux Wedding
Thursday: AN ODE TO JOY – featuring a romantic colour statement of Coral, Pink &. a a hint of Wine, for a wedding in the Gallery Room at Cambridge Mill. We are seeing a real trend to corals, pinks & a hint of Wine for 2023/2024 !
On this day we serve up Happy Hour at the end of class – say 3:00 ish –and you will have an opportunity to have your work professionally photographed for your portfolio!
Designing a Real Wedding
Friday: Put on your running shoes & pack a lunch – we will be very very buys and working at a fast pace.
Meet at 8:00 am at our Studio in Downtown Galt – to design, deliver and instal a REAL wedding!
At another Pearl Events venue – ELORA MILL !
What better training than that?
& those who are up for it – following our successful staging/ installation – join Elaine for a glass of wine at Elora Mill
Recap of the Week and Grad Day
Some of the skills students you will have gleaned include:
Bridal Bouquets, Floral Crowns, Boutonnieres, Corsages, Garlands, Structured Centrepieces, Hand-tied Floral arrangements as centrepieces, large scale floral decoratives suitable for an event/wedding ….
Floral swags for aisle/chair decor, Gorgeous Garlands forArchways, Grand Floral Decoratives to be set on pillars, and even designing garden-style tablescapes!
The Fashion in flowers, current styles and techniques will have been emphasized.
Some of these activities will have been done individually and some as a Floral Team.
The best part? Every day you will take flowers home!
Each student will receive their own Florist Kit – with all of our favourite tools and mechanics.
Class size limited to 15 students, so don’t wait too long to book!
a bit about your instructor:
Cambridge School of Flowers founder, Elaine Martin, started her career in the fashion industry as a fashion buyer and vice-president of a leading Canadian fashion retailer. Her organic soft approach can be attributed to growing up in a large rural garden in Southern Ontario. As well, much of her floral influence comes from time spent in Provence, France.
For several seasons Elaine co-produced and hosted Canada’s first Home & Garden television show, which appeared eight times per week on Life Network – what is now HGTV.
She has been a writer and has been featured in many magazines in both Canada and the USA.
Elaine had the honour to be the in-house florist for Langdon Hall for three consecutive years & named in the Best List by Wedding Bells Magazine.