Orchard Picnic Floral Design Workshop

 Velours Designs 

Holly Kiker Photography

This May I held my very first floral design workshop and I had a wonderful time doing it. There is nothing I love more than seeing individuals inspired to create and learn. 

Floral Design Workshop

I have always loved going above and beyond when it comes to a party (if i can afford it.) And when the above and beyond has the potential to make someone feel special, it is even better. I created a lovely Hors d'oevres bar set up. With different meats and cheeses, salads, fruit and featured some Moseley Family Cellars Wine.  

hors d'oevres display
Moseley Family Cellars Wine

I set up a display table for each attendee to set their arrangement on. That way everyone could see how much their arrangements add when throwing a party or an event. Shout out to Rustic Charm Rentals for lending me the beautiful Safari Chairs.

Rustic Charm Rentals

The arrangement lesson I went with was a very basic design called the Horizontal Arrangement. It was really fun to see everyone understand and execute the instructions I had drawn out for them. Be sure to watch the video below if you are interested in creating this look.

Step by step instructions

Horizontal Arrangement 

Step 1: Create Your Horizon - a long structural branch or flower on opposite ends of the arrangement.

Step 2: Add Your Skeleton - forming the overall shape, don't add so much that you no longer have room for flowers

Step 3: Add Your Focal Flowers - Larger flowers that capture the attention and stand out by themselves.

Step 4: Add Fillers - light airy flowers that take up a bit of space without adding weight to the arrangement. This is a moment that you can add some textures. 

Check out the following video to see one built.

Thank you Holly Kiker Photography for providing such beautiful photos! 

Velours Designs specializes in bringing your dream day to life. Focusing on elegance and beauty, we will meet all of your floral needs. We handcraft all of our floral pieces, tailoring them to the hopes and dreams of our clients in hopes of surpassing all of their expectations.

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Redding Bridal Show | Velours Designs | Redding Civic Auditorium

NorCal Weddings • Redding CA.

Redding CA Florist • Velours Floral Designs • Redding Bridal Show


Had so much fun at the February 12, 2017 Redding Bridal Show! Rustic Charm Wedding and Event Rentals did a huge set up on the stage and Velours Designs came in with the flowers. It was incredible. 

Our over all vibe had a wine country appeal. In one area of the set up we went with a burgundy, black and gold color palette. It was very dark, vampy and luxurious. One long banquet style table with black plates and gold utensils. The wedding florals were made with burgundy dahlias, snap dragons and roses, with some blush roses and purple anemones mixed in. Of course you have to add hanging amaranths for that dramatic classic look. And I added in a luscious red apple for a little wow factor. This look is perfect for an autumn wedding. 

In the second area, we did was very light and airy feeling. Cream, silver and blush tones. The head table was set with white plates, with blush napkins in the glasses. We placed a olive green garland across with some cream... almost blush roses. We finished it off with a silver candelabra. The back drop for this table was an incredible wine barrel wall. Such a fun thing to have for taking pictures. These wedding flowers are perfect for a bride looking for something simple and bright. Love this look for a spring or summer wedding. 

I was also able to do the flowers for the LOVE letters.

And I cannot forget to mention my wonderful model, Keturah. We placed a beautiful floral crown on her with her hair down. And had a handheld bouquet to match the deep red tones. Little girls coming through were wide eyed when they saw her standing there. They were certain she was a princes. 

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Flowers By Season: Autumn Bouquet

Redding CA Florist: Whimsical Autumn Bouquet

The first week of September arrived with all the wonderful and beautiful symbolism's of the season. Beautiful cool weather. You can see the beginning subtleties of leaves turning color. I see girls running to Starbucks to get pumpkin spiced lattes. All inspiring things, but no events scheduled for me.  

Redding CA Florist: Autumn Bouquet

So of course I was itching for something creative to put my hands to and called up my friend Holly Kiker Photography. I asked if she wanted to spend her Friday afternoon taking pictures of pretty things and she of course jumped on board. Then I went and saw Tammy over Rustic Charm Rentals about showing off some of her pieces. I love sharing creative moments with others. Especially others who's talents and creativity are different from your own.

Redding CA Florist: Autumn Bride Bouquet

I believe, and highly recommend, that the best way to spend a Friday is doing something you love. I simply love to create and my life happens to revolve around creating in the world of flowers. So Friday's (and a lot of other days of the week) look very beautiful... in a messy, creative person kind of way.

Redding CA Florist: Floral Crown

Buckets of greenery and flowers. Leaves and trimmings strewn over the floor and counter top. Tape and ribbon unravled. I run out the door with my creations for a fun time with the girls, leaving a glorious mess behind me.

Redding CA Florist: Autumn Bouquet

I don't mind the mess when I get home till the next morning and smile as I go to bed, satisfied with a day well spent.

If you liked this post, please let us know in the comments. And if there are any floral project you want to see in the future we welcome your suggestions.

If you are interested in seeing more Seasonal Fall Floral ideas, check out: Flowers By Season: Fall Wedding and Our Dream Day

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Velours Floral Designs is a Redding CA, florist and passionate about bringing beauty to our world through the art of floral design. If you are interested in using our services for your own wedding or special event, you can find our contact information by clicking HERE.