INTRODUCTORY EVENT Floristry

Course duration: 1 Week
Course level: Beginners and junior florists
Course size: 10 students
Course Venue: Philippa Craddock Flower School, London, SW6 2AG

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Course content

This course will cover small scale, simpler wedding and event designs such as bridal bouquets, bridal wiring, urn arrangements and table arrangements and introductory event theory topics. 

As with all our courses, there is a strong focus on sustainability and sustainable, environmentally friendly methods and techniques.

Floral designs we will cover:

- Bridal bouquets
- Bridal designs including buttonholes and bridesmaid designs
- Floral wiring including corsages, hair circlets and cake flowers
- Wedding and Event table centrepieces and arrangements
- Vase arrangements
- Urns

Introductory event theory topics we will explore include, but are not limited to:

- Flower care and conditioning
- An insight into flower sourcing
- Wedding flower seasons and availability
- Floral design and style; colours, textures
- Design composition; floral selection and placement
- Vessel and prop sourcing
- Sundries, tools and mechanics
- Foam-free mechanics and techniques behind designs
- Sustainability

Full course booking terms and conditions can be viewed here

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VENUE

This course is held at our creative working flower studio in Fulham, London, in a dedicated, light-flooded, creative space - the perfect environment for an inspiring, creative week.

Philippa Craddock, Unit 3c, Imperial Studios, 3/11 Imperial Road, London, SW6 2AG

We supply all the ingredients, tools, a protective apron and expertise required to complete the course and create the designs.

Travel
The nearest train stations are: Imperial Wharf (overground trains) and Fulham Broadway (underground trains), both approximately 10 minute walks from our studio.

There is an app called ‘citymapper’ which is an excellent navigation tool if you are not familiar with the city, it will guide you through the best and quickest routes to your destination.

Food
There is a selection of cafes, restaurants and eateries a short walk from our studio, in the surrounding area.

Accommodation
We would suggest exploring booking.com, do take into consideration how far you would like to travel each day. We do not have a recommended list of hotels but a couple of suggestions nearby would be a Double Tree Hilton (approximately 5-10 minute walk). The Chelsea Harbour Hotel (approximately 15 minute walk). If you would like to explore London during your time across the workshop, we would recommend staying somewhere in Kensington or Chelsea, they are both beautiful areas and a little more central, however they are further from the studio, approximately 30/40 minute walk and may be more suitable for public transport. Sloane Square is about a half an hour bus/15 minute taxi ride from the studio and it is a great area too.


What’s next

PROFESSIONAL EVENT FLORISTRY

1 WEEK COURSE

Professional Event Floristry Floristry

A course designed for experienced florists with a good understanding and experience in the floral industry, looking to expand knowledge and skills in sustainable event floristry, larger floral designs and an introduction to business and logistics theory. We recommend a min. of 12 months experience after completion of our Career course.

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COURSE LEVEL

A one week course designed for beginners and junior florists, covering the basic principles of wedding and event floristry.

It is perfect if you are looking to pursue a hobby or career in wedding and event floristry and looking to learn and master the art and mechanics behind floral arrangements used in the wedding and event industry and looking to gain a solid foundation understanding of the wedding and event floral industry.

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EXAMPLE DAY

AM
- Group welcome and today's brief
- Hands-on theory session: conditioning, flower varieties and flower care
- Today’s floral design hands-on theory and construction

LUNCH

PM 
- Continuation of today’s floral design hands-on construction
- Photographs
- Q&A's for the day

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