Floral Styling with Elyssium Blooms
On September 16, 2014 we headed up north and held our very first HOORAY! workshop in sunny Byron Bay! This workshop was all about floral styling and design with the ever-inspiring Elyssium Blooms. Event venue, Horizon was the perfect backdrop for evening, set on the highest point in Byron Bay with an magnificent view overlooking the ocean. To top off the surreal venue and scenery, the lovely folk from Frank and Joy provided some beautiful furniture and our friends at Fromage La Rue lent us their amazing ‘Love’ light. The finished product was better than we could have ever imagined. Elise, from Elyssium Blooms, arrived at Horizon with a huge array of florals, ready for our budding students who weren’t far behind her. At 5pm, as the sun was setting, the workshop began on the deck with a quick ‘getting to know you’ session, then it was time for the first lesson – bouquet making. Elise demonstrated how to create the perfect bouquet, and then students headed inside to work on their own creations. By the time everyone had finished, dinner was cooked and ready to be served by the lovely Lia from Graze Wedding Catering. Students hooked into an enormous platter of slow roasted lamb shoulder, an array of delicious salads and a homemade sour cherry tart – delish! After dinner, it was time to learn the art of floral jewellery making. Once again students were in awe of Elise as she demonstrated each intricate step to create the perfect bloom bangle, then it was time for our students to create a masterpiece of their own. Before long the group took one last photo together and we sent our students on their way with their flowers and a goodie bag full of gifts from Whileaway Guides, Miss Bunting, Winnow Chocolates and Alex Mae. A huge thank you to all of our amazing sponsors, including Fig Tree Pictures, who took the stunning snaps you’ll see below, and Roost Film Co who put together an amazing video of the night. If you like what you see, check out when we’re bringing a HOORAY! workshop to a city near you here!
Teacher Elyssium Blooms | Venue Horizon | Hire Frank and Joy | Lighting Hire Fromage La Rue | Catering Graze Wedding Catering | Photography Fig Tree Pictures | Videography Roost Film Co Goodie Bags Whileaway Guides, Miss Bunting, Winnow Chocolates, Alex Mae