While we love the endless sources of DIY’s and tutorials on Instagram, Pinterest, and beyond, some projects truly require a hands-on learning experience in order to achieve a professional look. Floral design and table styling are at the top of that list! Luckily, the talented ladies at Daisy Rose Floral Design and Hawthorn Flower Studio have teamed up to create a comprehensive floral workshop experience in the heart of wine country, filled with flowers, seasonal fruit, wine, and delicious food, hosted by the wonderfully modern and upscale Hamel Family Wines. Your Memorial Day weekend just got an upgrade!

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At the Rose & Thorn Workshop you’ll spend a gorgeous Saturday enjoying Hamel Family Wines’ organic rosé and charcuterie while immersing yourself in the arts of floral design and table styling, all with the help of seasoned industry professionals. No need to worry about bringing your own supplies – flowers, vases, tools, and photographs will be provided for you! If you’ve always wanted to learn how to create your favorite lush, garden-style centerpieces, you don’t want to miss it!

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After learning the tips and tricks to achieving those dreamy, overflowing shapes we all love, you’ll hone your table styling skills to really give your creations a masterful look! The Rose and Thorn Workshop even covers vase selection, sourcing seasonal materials, and sustainable flower care – everything you need to know in order to craft perfect floral designs! While this is clearly an Instagram-worthy experience, photographer Megan Clouse will be on-site to document the day and each student’s beautiful work.

If you’re thinking you’ll want to celebrate your new expertise with more local wine and a hearty meal, the all-inclusive experience is exactly what you’re looking for. After the workshop portion of the day, you’ll wind down with an organic, farm-to-table picnic lunch prepared by Bouchon-trained executive chef Clinton Huntsman, along with a thoughtfully curated wine tasting presented by a Hamel Family wine ambassador. Top it all off with a caves tour and you’ve had an incredibly unique wine country workshop experience!

 

May 23, 2015 at Hamel Family Wines in Sonoma, California

  • 10 am to 1 pm:  Floral Design Practice, Table Styling, Charcuterie, & Rosé
  • 1 pm: Wine Tasting & (optional) Lunch
  • 2 pm: (optional) Caves Tour

Workshop: $299 – Tools & Supplies Included

All-Inclusive Experience: $359 – Workshop experience plus wine tasting, catered lunch, and caves tour

GIVEAWAY: Since Daisy Rose Floral Design and Hawthorn Flower Studio know how much our readers love stunning floral designs and of course, wine country, they’re offering a FREE seat at the workshop ($299 value) to one lucky winner! To enter, just leave a comment letting us know which flower you’d include in your dream arrangement and why you’d love to attend the Rose & Thorn Workshop!

Contest begins Monday, May 4, 2015 at 9:30AM PDT, and ends Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

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UPDATE:  This contest is now closed.  Congrats to the winner, Michelle who said:  “Honestly I don’t know a lot of the names of flowers and plants that I think are beautiful. That’s one of the reasons I would love to join this workshop! but I do know that I love dahlias. They have this amazing geometry, richness of color–they’re just so striking!” We can’t wait to see what you dream up!  

 

This post is sponsored by Hawthorn Flower Studio and Daisy Rose Floral Design. 

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Meet some of the wonderful vendors who help to support this blog. Without them, there would be no Snippet & Ink! Some of them are longtime sponsors, and others are new, and they’re all wonderful. It’s our hope that you’ll discover just what you were looking for.

 

Foil-press stationery from Minted.

Handcrafted and ethically sourced jewelry by Bario Neal.

Classic letterpress wedding stationery from Bella Figura.

Affordable bridesmaid dresses from Dessy.

Vintage wedding invitations from Go Go Snap.

Rustic wedding decor from Ven Decor.

Playful wedding accessories from MyWed Style.

Modern and eco-friendly stationery from Fine Day Press.

Hand-lettered envelopes and calligraphy from Trial By Cupcakes.

Custom wedding websites and app with Appy Couple

Custom letterpress stationery from Thomas Printers.

 

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We absolutely adore it when couples use custom wedding stationery to reflect their unique style, but putting together every detail of a high-quality invitation suite often means sacrificing a lot of time and a larger portion of your budget – the last resources you have to spare when planning your wedding. That’s why we love Minted! As a community of independent artists, Minted always stays ahead of the latest trends and this spring they’re offering a special 20% discount on one of our favorites: real hand-pressed foil designs!

While foil-pressed wedding invitations are perfectly striking on their own, why not tie the look together with a matching Minted Envelope design? They’ll even address each envelope in a calligraphy-inspired style to match your invitations seamlessly at no extra cost. That’s right, it’s FREE and will save you hours of hard work!

With rich, premium paper, die-cut shapes, and real foil-pressed designs, opening a Minted invitation will be such a memorable treat for your guests. Whether you opt for gold, rose gold, or silver, everyone will fall in love with foil!

The luxe look doesn’t have to end with your invitations – you can easily harmonize your wedding day style with coordinating foil-pressed programs, menus, table numbers, and even place or escort cards with each guest’s name printed FREE!

Each Minted design is fully customizable from start to finish – anything can be tweaked until it’s just right, and a dedicated “Perfection Team” will be there every step of the way to help make your vision a reality, right down to the wording and etiquette. Plus, their real-time custom color previews take the guesswork out of online ordering!

The semi-annual sale goes public on Tuesday, but Snippet & Ink readers get a head start on the action! Starting today, you can check out the latest designs and get 20% off all foil-pressed wedding stationery with the code SPRINGFOIL! Don’t miss out – the sale ends next Monday, April 27th and only happens twice a year!

 

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Meet some of the wonderful vendors who help to support this blog. Without them, there would be no Snippet & Ink! Some of them are longtime sponsors, and others are new, and they’re all wonderful. It’s our hope that you’ll discover just what you were looking for.

Custom gift giving made easy with Sweet Whistle.

Playful wedding stationery from Smitten on Paper.

Custom wedding monograms and embroidery from Huger Embriodery.

Modern engagement rings from Metalicious.

Custom letterpress stationery from Thomas Printers.

Ethical wedding bands by Bario Neal.

Elegant wedding invitations from Shine Wedding Invitations.

Comedians write your maid of honor speech with Laugh Staff.

Pocket wedding invitations from Magnet Street.

Colorful and playful bow ties from General Knot & Co.

Rustic wedding decor from Ven Decor.

Classic meets modern wedding stationery from Foglio Press.

Denver’s best sweet treat food truck The Bumblebee Truck.

Vintage wedding invitations from Go Go Snap.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor on Snippet & Ink, please email us at advertise@snippetandink.com to learn more about advertising options.

 

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Our friends and longtime sponsors at MagnetStreet might be best known for the magnet calendars and save-the-dates that gave them their name, but did you know they also have a huge collection of wedding invitations! And this week they’re giving away 100 complete pocket invitation suites (including RSVP card, enclosure card, information card, belly band, and seal). That’s an $830 value, and includes free UPS ground shipping to the 48 contiguous United States (or you can choose to apply the $830 to a one time purchase of any MagnetStreet wedding stationery).

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Pocket Wedding Invitations are MagnetStreets most popular type of invite, and they’re ideal for keeping wedding day details neat and organized. Everything from your RSVP card to directions just tucks into a little fold-over pocket! And there are hundreds of designs to choose from – just find your favorite design, customize it with your own colors and fonts, and you’ve got the perfect invitation.

 

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Every design is easily personalized with your unique colors – you can even create custom color palettes. And that’s not limited to invitations – you have unlimited color options for save-the-dates and programs!

 

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I think my very favorite part about ordering your invitations from MagnetStreet is that you have the option order just a single copy of your fully personalized design. You don’t have to wonder if the real thing will look as good as it does online – you can feel confident that your design is perfect by seeing your color, photos, and fonts in person.

 

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UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Liz Malaney who said: “We like the ‘Sweetly Charmed’!”

To enter, just hop on over to MagnetStreet and check out their Pocket Wedding Invitation designs, then leave a comment on this post letting us know which one is your favorite and how you would personalize it with your colors!

Contest begins Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:30AM PST, and ends Monday, February 23, 2015 at 11:59PM PST. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

Official contest rules.

This post sponsored by MagnetStreet.

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