AESME FLOWERS LONDON

 

SUMMER BOUNTY

D A Y   C L A S S

B O U Q U E T   &   C E N T R E P I E C E

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For this one-day class in high summer we will use garden-grown flowers and foraged foliage to create naturalistic bouquets and arrangements that showcase the bounty of the season - old fashioned roses, unusual dahlias, delphiniums, scabiosa, tomatoes on the vine, fruiting branches and fragrant herbs.

With special emphasis on the importance of provenance to garden-inspired floral design, this class explores the use of the most exquisite natural ingredients, thoughtfully composed to create artistic floral designs for the home, weddings and events. We will explore the blending of nuanced colour palettes and build compositions that honour the shape and movement of each stem, branch and vine to truly evoke the enchanting, complex profusion of an English garden at the height of summer.

 
One of our favourites in the cutting garden, miniature tea rose 'Perle d'Or'

One of our favourites in the cutting garden, miniature tea rose 'Perle d'Or'

 

DETAILS

 

Class price £325 inclusive of VAT, a light, seasonal lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Places are limited, we keep our classes intimate so that every student can benefit from individual attention. To book a place please click here.

This class will be held at our flower studio in Shepherd's Bush, West London from 10 am to 4 pm. All materials and snips are provided. You are welcome to take your bouquet home after the class.

We finish each class by demonstrating how to style the finished piece for an atmospheric series of photographs, and send high quality digital images through to each student after the class. Students are encouraged to bring along their camera too - classes provide a great opportunity to practise photographing flowers for portfolios and social media, and to document an arrangement taking shape.

Previous classes and student work can be seen here.

 
A midsummer arrangement of dahlias, 'Pink Butterfly' delphiniums, streaked poppies, primula and 'Micro Cherry' tomatoes on the vine

A midsummer arrangement of dahlias, 'Pink Butterfly' delphiniums, streaked poppies, primula and 'Micro Cherry' tomatoes on the vine

 

CLASS STRUCTURE

 

In this group class students will learn how to make a beautiful summer bridal bouquet and small centrepiece arrangement using a variety of roses and seasonal materials: dahlias, poppies, nicotiana, cosmos, scabiosa, calendula, grasses and leafy summer foliage.

We will demonstrate how to create a bouquet in our loose, romantic style, focusing on blending colours, adding gestural flowers and creating a natural shape finished with streaming silk ribbons. For the centrepiece design we will show how face flowers such as roses and dahlias can be enhanced by complementary tones and textures to create low, lush arrangements spilling with summer flowers.

Students will leave with the knowledge of basic floral techniques for building a bouquet and arrangement, how to think about colour, scent and texture, and helpful tips on how to use a range of garden-grown materials to evoke the essence of a season.

 
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