Here’s part two of Ariella Chezar‘s incredibly inspiring three-day floral workshop at Chalk Hill Clematis: a gorgeous dinner party in the olive grove on the last night of the workshop, with photos by Meg Smith. And in case you missed it, see part one right HERE.
Three of the most delightful days I’ve ever spent were at one of Ariella Chezar‘s incredible floral workshops, so it’s always such a treat to feature them here. With these beautiful photos by Meg Smith, you’ll be dreaming of gardens and flowers for days…
From Ariella: “Chalk Hill has always been high on my flower fantasy list as it is an absolutely spectacular cut flower farm. The Healdsburg setting and property is beyond, and the owners Kaye and Richard Heafey have created something truly beautiful. Not only are the clematis to die for, but there are row upon row of massive arching bushes of caning garden roses, an olive grove (they make really delicious olive oil and aged balsamico), a beautiful Mary Toomey designed garden, and the most insane kitchen garden I’ve ever seen. Wisteria draped arbor, espaliered fruit trees, fig hedges, citrus galore, several happy humming bee hives, pomegranates…
“It was such a kick to see the greedy glee in all the attendees faces as they cut buckets upon buckets of blooms. Thorns be damned, no one could get enough. There really is nothing like cutting your own flowers.”
Workshop attendees discussed color and choosing flowers for an event, and had the chance to create some of Ariella’s signature-style compote arrangements, taller statement arrangements, and bridal bouquets…
“My goal for these workshops is to teach people in an inspiring setting, feed them delicious food and allow them to work with the most beautiful flowers around. A full on sensual overload,” says Ariella. “I think Chalk Hill offers that and more, and so I intend to make it an annual occurrence.”
There are two spots left in Ariella’s next Master Class workshop at Chalk Hill, May 13-15. Find more information right HERE, or you can sign up for Ariella’s mailing list to be notified of future workshops HERE.
On the final day of Ariella’s Master Class workshops, attendees learn about designing a cohesive, unforgettable party. Check back later today to see Ariella‘s stunning table from last year’s Chalk Hill workshop, with more beautiful pics by Meg Smith.
Yesterday we got a look at some purple and blue Spring flowers from Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers, one of our talented Select vendors. Today, she shows us another direction Spring brides can go… I confess, I’m such a sucker for pretty pink flowers, especially in soft shades of blush. Photos by Kate Osborne.
“Spring blooms are intricately shaped and to me, very feminine,” says Sarah. “A soft color palette is easy to dream up with the spring flowers.”
Sarah used the following pretties in this bouquet and cloche-covered arrangement: Fritillaria, Hellebore, Dusty Miller, Ranunculus, Sweet Pea, Amnesia Rose.
This week we have not one, but two, beautiful March flower features for you from Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers (a Snippet & Ink Select vendor!). If you’re a lover of blues and purples, then this post is for you… Sweet photos by Kate Osborne.
From Sarah: Purple and and especially blue tones in flowers are hard to come by. Most of the flowers that are in these tones are very seasonal. If you want these colors in the flowers for your wedding, choose an early spring date. I love the small blooms of flowers that grow in the early spring, they are each so delicate.
In this bouquet and boutonnieres you’ll find: Hellebore, Hyacinth, Sweet Pea, Ranunculus, Fritillaria, Muscari, Scabiosa, Lilac, and Delphinium.
Not a Spring bride? Find more seasonal wedding flowers right here.
By the time February rolls around, many of us are just aching for some color! If you dream of bright, bold, cheerful flowers but you’re tying the knot during late winter (February and March), Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers (a Snippet & Ink Select vendor!) has some inspiration for you. Lovely photos by Kate Osborne.
Says Sarah: “For the bride that just can seem to submit to wintry colors, poppies and citrus fruit are in season in the late winter. They are just the dose of bright that you need in the late winter months.”
For the adventurous February or March bride: Poppies, Kumquats, Tulips, Jasmine Vine, Blooming Quince, Anemone, Spray Roses, Nerine, Ranunculus.