Florabundance welcomed 38 guests to the beautiful Dos Pueblos Ranch in Santa Barbara, California and treated everyone to two days of flower filled fabulousness! Wow, was it ever absolutely fantastic!!
Day one greeted participants with a tour of Florabundance’s Carpinteria based location. After a tour of their location the participants boarded a trolley and headed out to Dos Pueblos Ranch.
This is what greeted them upon arrival:
Once the participants were settled into place the presentations begun; Holly Chapple and Ian Prosser treated everyone to inspirational and information packed talks about their business models and the floral design industry.
Holly led a class on how to create beautiful bouquets, the students were able to pick from the overflowing buckets of flowers.
After presentations, design session and a yummy catered lunch it was time for Chuck and I to present about Social Media! Chuck & I are co-bloggers on Flirty Fleurs Blog. Kelly Oshiro from SB Chic Blog also had some hints & tips about blogging. Really fun helping floral designers learn more about the social media options.
The fun continued the next day with more presentations from Ian & Holly, they are so awesome for being open and sharing what they’ve learned and experienced as business owners.
The day was filled with two design sessions.
Ian broke the students into groups with the goal of creating two ceremony sites. Very impressive how the ladies were given directions and how they jumped right in to create two completely beautiful, yet very different vignettes!
Holly lead the ladies in a session on how to create a tablescape for a farm style long table. All of us got to enjoy the creation later that night when we all gathered at the table for a fantastic dinner.
Florabundance would like to thank all of our participants in helping to make this event a huge success!:
Special Thanks To:
Holly Heider Chapple, Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD
Ian Prosser AIFD, PFCI, Botanica Events
Alicia Schwede & Chuck Graham, Flirty Fleurs
Kelly Oshiro, SB Chic
Absolutely Fabulous…Glamour on the Go!
Makeup – Adrienne Esposito
Anthony Ybarra, Guitar Music (Tuesday evening beach reception)
Music by The Aurora Ensemble (Wednesday evening)
Post and photos by Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs