Upcoming Workshops Moss & Stone Floral Design

Upcoming workshops using flowers, florals, British garden foliages and cutting garden blooms, create table centres, bouquets, urns and flower crowns.

Paradise Found: A Floral Escape - Fully Booked

with Fiona Pickles and Brigitte Girling at Saltmarshe Hall

September 30th-October 3rd 2019

escape

verb: to slip or get away, from confinement or restraint; gain or regain liberty

Image - Barnaby Aldrick

Image - Barnaby Aldrick

Imagine an archetypal English estate that dates back to the Norman Conquest of 1066 coupled with a stunning 19th century listed Georgian country house straight out of the pages of a Jane Austen novel.

Picture a river flowing gently by, just a stone’s throw away (don’t jump in this one though, Mr Darcy, it’s very wide and rather fast flowing!).

Seventeen acres of rolling parkland full of ancient trees and hidden wildlife, alongside a beautiful old walled garden, grand herbaceous borders, sweeping lawns and numerous woodlands.

This is Saltmarshe Hall.

Image - Barnaby Aldrick

Image - Barnaby Aldrick

Saltmarshe Hall is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England and is where Fiona of Firenza Floral Design and I will be ready and waiting to share our Paradise Found Floral Escape with you.

We will wake to the sound of birdsong, the scent of garden roses and the rush of the nearby meandering river. We will forage from the parkland, pick from the formal gardens, immerse ourselves in flowers and dine each evening in country house style.

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Join us for a four day immersive experience, carefully designed to teach you our design philosophies, our thought processes, colour theories and the practical skills required for a huge variety of floral pieces.

You will create small delicate considered individual works of art for a table, large, voluptuous urns, imposing, gravity defying floral installations and you will also experience how to make our signature style bouquets.

Along with our resident photographer Holly of Belle and Beau and resident stylist Sundari Ferris, we will discuss how to use social media to grow your business and the need to know fundamentals of floral photography and how to effortlessly style your work for maximum impact.

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Image - Belle and Beau

No matter what stage you are at in your floral journey Brigitte and/or I will have been there in some form or other, so this is a fabulous opportunity to benefit from our experiences. This will be as close as you get to plugging straight into our brains and downloading it all!

As ever, we will be working without the use of floral foam and we will host a group “Foam-free forum’ where we can all discuss and share our thoughts, techniques and ways forward for foam free working.

 
Fiona Pickles - Image Belle and Beau

Fiona Pickles - Image Belle and Beau

About Fiona

Fiona has been in the floral industry since 2005, having re-trained after a career in the Print industry. Starting Firenza Flowers in the days before social media, Fiona knows first hand just how hard it was to establish a new business, without a shop and now relishes the fabulous opportunities social media offers floristry businesses.

Having established a career as a very successful and extremely busy wedding florist, Fiona stepped away from this world in 2015 to pursue her own, very individual style of floral design.

Fiona now works almost exclusively with British flowers and is heavily influenced by her lifelong love of the garden, growing many of her own flowers at her West Yorkshire home.

Specialising in large, dramatic floral installations, Fiona now spends most of her time teaching other florists who want to learn Fiona’s techniques and style. She also designs and creates large scale pieces of ‘floral art’ as private commissions, working mostly with hotels, gardens and stately homes.

 
Brigitte girling - Image Belle and Beau

Brigitte girling - Image Belle and Beau

About Brigitte

Having always loved flowers, gardening and being outdoors Brigitte often felt in her previous life as a school teacher, usually stuck in an over warm classroom, that something was missing. She loved encouraging learning but yearned to engage with the natural world and be more creative on a daily basis.

So after retraining as a florist and spending many years honing her craft as a freelancer, Moss & Stone Floral Design was founded over three years ago. This allowed her the freedom to follow her heart and work with the seasons, using locally sourced British flowers in a very natural, garden style providing considered, floral art for weddings and events.

Brigitte's love of teaching continues as she passes on her knowledge, skills and love of flowers to the many guests she welcomes to her Suffolk studio where she runs floral workshops and classes. 

 
Holly Rattray

Holly Rattray

About Holly

Holly Rattray is the owner of Belle and Beau Fine Art Photography, and is an internationally acclaimed fine art wedding photographer.

She has received recognition for her beautiful, delicate, romantic photography with accolades for her fine art style from The Telegraph and Photo Professional Magazine.

Her fresh luminous photography is regularly featured in editorial worldwide including Brides Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Magazine, Wedding Sparrow, 100 Layer Cake, Magnolia Rouge, Once Wed, Hochzeitsguide and many more.'

 
Sundari Ferris

Sundari Ferris

About Sundari

A self titled atmosphere designer, Sundari is a creative stylist and art director based in South Buckinghamshire.

From wedding and event design through to fashion editorials across Europe - her work is known for its layered, romantic and feminine feel. Pulling much of her inspiration and design work from love stories, mythology and literature, Sundari works on evoking emotions and all the senses without her creations.

She spends much of her days painting textured backdrops, designing for her international clients and creating stories through editorials to inspire. 

“Often as a child, I would send myself off into the distant dream world and found myself exploring and creating stories constantly. I seek to ignite emotion in the individual be it within a table design or editorial. The design must have a story to tell to add something unique and truly special for the on-looker"

 
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Accommodation

We will have full and exclusive use of Saltmarshe Hall and its extensive grounds from your arrival on the afternoon of Monday 30th, through to departure after another full day on the afternoon of Thursday 3rd October. 

Your will have your own delightful room; either a suite or a spacious double, all with private en-suite. All the rooms are the absolute height of luxury, decorated in a beautifully understated way and include either King or SuperKing beds, bath robes and tea and coffee making facilities.  

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The rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you want one of the glorious suites don’t hesitate!

What is included:

Your own private room and bathroom for three nights. Check in from 3pm on Monday 30th September.

Three nights luxury accommodation

Three breakfasts

Three lunches

Three 3-course suppers with wine*

Drinks and snacks throughout the day**

All tuition (see below for details)

All flowers, foliages and equipment

Ribbon

Snips

Vessel to take home with you

Professional images

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What is not included

Transport to and from Saltmarshe Hall

Extra drinks purchased from the bar

Fiona and Brigitte foraging. Image - Belle and Beau

Fiona and Brigitte foraging. Image - Belle and Beau

Who can attend

Our escape is aimed at florists primarily, maybe you are wanting to update your skills, or maybe just invest a bit of time on yourself whilst learning new skills and meeting some amazing and like minded people. You don’t have to be a florist to join us though, maybe you are just starting out on your flowery journey, or maybe you are a creative keen to immerse yourself in flower

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What we will cover

Our design philosophies, thought processes and colour theories 

Foraging and how to do it sympathetically (and legally!)

A delicate table centre - demonstration and create your own

A large urn design - demonstration and create your own

Large scale, foam-free installations - group activity

Free form, romantic bouquets

Floral photography masterclass

Styling masterclass

Brigitte and Fiona ‘ask anything’ group session

Group ‘foam-free forum’ 

Image - Belle and Beau

Image - Belle and Beau

Itinerary

A more detailed itinerary will be released to our booked guests in the run up to the escape.

Investment

£2,445

You can choose to either pay in full now or in two instalments, pay £1,225 now to book your place and £1,220 by 9th August 2019.

Getting there

By car:

Saltmarshe Hall is about a 10 minute drive from junction 37 on the M62

By plane - the nearest airports:

Doncaster Sheffield Airport (28 miles)

Humberside Airport (37 miles)

Leeds Bradford Airport (55miles)

Manchester International Airport (89 milies)

By train:

The nearest train station is Howden (there is also a station at Saltmarshe with a very sporadic service)

Cancellation Policy

We have a very strict and transparent cancellation policy which applies in all circumstance, so please ensure you understand them prior to booking.

Before 9th August 2019: 50% charge applies

After (and including) 9th August 2019: 100% charge applies

NB If you are unable to attend for whatever reason, we cannot refund your fees, even if the place subsequently gets filled.

Exceptional Circumstances

We cannot be held liable for situations beyond our control, including (but not limited to) acts of war, acts of God, threats or acts of terrorism, civil unrest or unforeseen personal circumstances. We also can’t offer refunds for illness, flight delays or any other circumstances. Please ensure you have adequate insurance in place to cover for this.

Cancellation on our part

In the event of a teacher cancellation, every effort will be made to deliver the same content by another accomplished teacher. If we need to cancel the escape, we will refund the money you have paid so far.

We cannot be held responsible for other costs – such as flights or any other incidentals and strongly recommend you have insurance in place to cover this.

Booking the escape deems your acceptance of these terms.

* We want you to thoroughly enjoy your time with us, but not too much that you will be dancing on the tables, so we have included 2 glasses of wine per supper each, after this you have access to the bar where you can put further drinks on your room for you to settle at the end of your stay.

** Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided morning and afternoon, if you want more (we are confident you won’t have room for a single thing!) you can put it on your room for you to settle at the end of your stay

Image - Barnaby Aldrick

Image - Barnaby Aldrick

September spry with twisted sisters, Lucy the flower Hunter & Moss & stone

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SPRY:

synonyms: lively, energetic, active, full of life, full of energy, vigorous, spirited, animated, vivacious, playful, jaunty, perky, frisky, agile, nimble;

"Do what you please, follow your own star, be original if you want to be and don't if you don't want to be. Just be natural and light-hearted and pretty and simple and over flowing and general and baroque and bare and austere and stylised and wild and daring and conservative and learn and learn and learn. Open your mind to every form of beauty." Constance Spry


Image courtesy of Lucy Hunter

Image courtesy of Lucy Hunter

THE WORKSHOP

Join Twisted Sisters, Moss & Stone and Lucy The Flower Hunter for an exciting two day FOAM FREE workshop at the stunning and historic venue, Broadfield. Set in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside this workshop will be held within the house and grounds using an abundance of seasonal, freshly harvested flowers and foliage from the Twisted Sisters Flower Farm. You will be encouraged to explore, go wild and loose with your creations!

The workshop will be intensive and is designed in such a way it enables you to maximise your time spent with us. All the best flowers and foliage will be cut from the farm and conditioned ready for you to 'just' create. In a relaxed, friendly, inspiring environment with no pressure, we will give you the opportunity to create bouquets, urns, hanging arrangements, tablescape and more. You will be able to work at your own pace but at the same time we will encourage you to capture as many portfolio images as flowers and time permits. 

Aimed at anyone with an interest in floral design, from beginners wanting to establish portfolios, to florists and designers who would like to refresh theirs, everyone is welcome even if you just want a couple of days away creating. Wherever you feel you fit into this picture, help will be on hand and additionally we advocate open discussions in order to get the most from the workshop. Lydia, our chosen professional photographer will be in attendance to capture the beauty in your creations.

Our collaborative partners Lucy The Flower Hunter and Moss and Stone will to many need very little introduction. Two of the UK’s most talented floral designers, they are both admired and respected by many here and internationally. The typical English Garden features strongly in both Lucy’s and Brigitte’s character of work, working with the flowers and foliage allowing each and every stem to naturally sit comfortably in an arrangement which makes all the difference. A great knowledge and understanding of colour and texture adds a special edge to their designs which are very much admired and coveted.

Autumn has to be our favourite season of the flowering calendar here at Twisted Sisters. The foliage on trees turn a spectrum of wonderfully interesting colours, many flowers transition to berries providing a welcome source of nourishment for our feathered friends and many a floral designer. Textures, colour, interest, autumn has them all in abundance. The perfect time to come together and feed off each other, to learn, experiment, create and capture.


THE SCHEDULE

Image courtesy of Hannah Duffy Photography

Image courtesy of Hannah Duffy Photography

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Image courtesy of Damien Milan


DAY ONE

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We’re starting off this years September Spry with the big installation. Collective discussion will be had on how attendees, alongside Brigitte of Moss and Stone and Melissa of Twisted Sisters, will create a exuberant tablescape and hanging arrangement in the outdoor loggia area of Broadfield. We will build and create the groups choice of elaborate installation pieces, combine and explore what opportunities the venue has to offer such a beams and textured walls, as well as the possibility of using other freestanding structures. Lydia will capture beautiful, atmospheric images and these will be sent to you for use after the workshop.

Image courtesy of Lucy Hunter

Image courtesy of Lucy Hunter

Image courtesy of Lucy Hunter

Image courtesy of Lucy Hunter

DAY TWO

1000-1600

Today, in the morning, Lucy will demonstrate her style of a large urn arrangement. She will talk you through her techniques and thoughts when choosing and placing elements within the arrangement before each attendee creates their own urn under her guidance. Melissa and Brigitte will also be on hand to help.

This will be followed by an afternoon of bouquet making with Brigitte, alongside styling of the urns with Lucy and capturing gorgeous images. Explanation, demonstration and practice of a hand tied bouquet using the abundance of seasonal blooms at hand. You will have the opportunity to style your creations, a selection of ribbons and backdrops will be supplied to add those finishing touches.

Broadfield provides many opportunities to photograph your work so that you have a gorgeous bank of images for your portfolio


MELISSA ASHLEY TWISTED SISTERS FLORAL DESIGN

Image by Matthew Walsh Photography

Image by Matthew Walsh Photography

Melissa has enjoyed learning and gaining different skills and styles of floristry from many respected and established creatives in the industry. From Katie at Ponderosa and Thyme to Soil and Stem, Jay Archer, Kiana Underwood(Tulipina), (and more!).

Melissa hails from a design background exhibiting at prestigious venues such as Somerset House and Southwark Cathedral (London). She likes to think outside the box, loves a challenge and is known to push the boundaries on any brief that she is given.

Inspired and intrigued by nature Melissa will quite often explore a more unusual or off beat avenue in her creations. She loves nothing more than (chocolate!) quirky elements and textures in her work.

She has never used floral foam in her own creations and is always thinking and researching different foam free ways to create.

 
Image by Hannah Duffy Photography

Image by Hannah Duffy Photography

LUCY HUNTER THE FLOWER HUNTER

Lucy has had a love of gardens and flowers from a very young age. By day, she is an award winning landscape designer with a fine arts degree and it is possibly through her extensive knowledge of plants and the native landscape that she has naturally found her way into the world of floral design. Her love of art allows Lucy to see her floral designs in a ‘painterly’ way and it shows. Wonky stems and imperfections are top of Lucy’s list of ingredients as they bring charm and natural aesthetic to any arrangement.

The perfect partnership some might think, Lucy had the privilege and honour to be asked to create the floral display for the letters at RHS Chelsea last year (which was so beautiful).

Lucy’s floral designs are adored by many, as well as her fabulous anecdotes on her Sunday morning instagram posts. Her Instagram account is envied by all!

She has a husband, a teenager and Wilson! 😁

 
Image by Matthew Walsh Photography

Image by Matthew Walsh Photography

BRIGITTE GIRLING MOSS AND STONE

Brigitte's floral story began about ten years ago when she trained as a florist. Since then she has been lucky enough to work and learn from some of the flower world’s best designers as a freelance florist.

Realising the importance of ongoing personal growth Brigitte continues to seek out and be invigorated by workshops and classes run by internationally recognised designers, which then inspires and informs her own work.

Brigitte is inspired and nurtured by the fresh awakenings of each changing season drawing on the traditions of English gardens and the wild beauty of the Suffolk countryside around her. Preferring to use flowers and foliage naturally available at their peak of perfection maintains an honesty and enchantment for herself and her clients. 

 
Image by Edward Chadwick

Image by Edward Chadwick

 

DEBBIE HUTCHINSON  TWISTED SISTERS FLOWERS FARM

Debbie is the flower grower at Twisted Sisters. After retiring and settling the family in Herefordshire, she found her new calling in life, in the middle of a field, on her own, covered in mud, on their little piece of England. From sowing to cutting the lifespan of the plants excites her and to see the flowers being used at the end stage by creative floral designers.

For the two day workshop, expect copious amounts of beautiful British Blooms including exquisite garden roses, delightful dahlias, pretty cosmos, a myriad of colourful autumnal foliages and fabulously textured dried elements to name a few.

LYDIA HARPER PHOTOGRAPHER

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Image by Lydia Harper

Photographically, Lydia loves nothing more than capturing the finer details. She enjoys travelling the world with landscape and botanical photography being a particular love. When she’s not travelling extensively she is a wedding and brand photographer with many clients eager to work with her and its easy to see why. Lydia caught our eye with her sophisticated imagery, beautiful aesthetic and consistency, you can tell she loves her work. Here at Twisted Sisters we very much champion out of the ordinary and those artists who are prepared to blur the lines from what is considered 'normal'. We feel that Lydia will bring style and edge to the workshop images that professionals and attendees will be thrilled to use.

Lydia will be in attendance during the 2 day workshop to capture you and your creations.

 
Courtesy of Broadfield Court

Courtesy of Broadfield Court


BROADFIELD COURT VENUE

Nestled in the stunning Herefordshire countryside, Broadfield is a historic country house and wedding events venue set in beautiful gardens and grounds. Parts of  the house date back to the 14th century, with current renovations set to combine its heritage and history with carefully chosen elegant, modern touches.

The grounds at Broadfield provide an incredible back drop for workshops, with many different spaces to work from, including the David Austin rose garden, the walled kitchen garden, sweeping lawns, magical woods and numerous courtyard and outbuildings. Just 20 minutes from the city of Hereford, Broadfield's tranquility and beauty is inspiring. 

Our chosen venue oozes character and charm, its age gives plenty of texture, in-fact we think it is perfect for a floral backdrop.


SECURE YOUR PLACE

We would absolutely love for you to join us on our Spry ‘19 workshop. Our aim is to teach you something new in an environmentally friendly way. The workshop will allow you to experiment, and we would hope that you will leave us after the two days more confident and knowledgeable. Happy that you have gained new skills and some wonderful new friends to continue your floral journey with. 

Cost of two day workshop              £850

Special early bird offer   £700   (Offer available until 21 July 2019 and requires full payment)                                                                                                                                                                                                        

There is a split-payment option constituting a 50% deposit with the remaining balance due 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date.

PLACES ARE LIMITED, TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST CLICK HERE

Materials and snips will be provided.

A delicious lunch and drinks will be provided. Hot and cold refreshments will be available throughout the day as well as cake and snacks to keep you going!!

Please let us know of any dietary requirements.

The nearest train stations are Leominster or Hereford and we can recommend various accommodation in the area, including newly refurbished rooms at special rate at Broadfield. Both train stations are a short drive away. Directions to Broadfield can be found here.

Accommodation and transport not included. 

Please see Terms and Conditions here









The Art of Floral Photography - London

How to capture the beauty of your work with fine art photographer Helen Warner and floral artist Brigitte Girling

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After the success of our inaugural Art of Floral Photography workshop in Suffolk in Spring Helen and I are excited to bring you another class in the Autumn but this time in London.

Many of us struggle to truly capture the beauty of our work the way a professional photographer can. However, we all know that given the ephemeral, transient nature of our craft, a beautiful photograph is the only way to preserve our designs and collate a portfolio of our floral creativity, skill and intrinsic style.

If you would like to learn some simple, basic rules about using your camera effectively, understanding the role of light and how it works within your workspace or location to create photographs you can be proud of, then this may be the workshop for you!

We will begin the day creating a beautiful bowl arrangement using seasonal flowers and foliages. I will demonstrate how I create an arrangement and discuss some of my thought processes and then you will be free to design your own arrangement before a light lunch.

In the afternoon, Helen Warner, an extremely experienced fine art wedding photographer with a passion (bordering on obsession!) for flowers, will guide you through a simple process for framing and crafting a photograph of your work for your portfolio, thinking about light, positioning and story telling.

You will not need a ‘posh’ camera, an iphone or equivalent will be fine. Although the idea of the day is to inspire confidence and encourage you to move away from relying on phone pics in the future! If you do have a fancier camera, Helen will help you understand the basic principles of good photographic technique and how to break away from those automatic settings! Then all you will need to do is practice, practice, practice!

Places are limited.

Date:

Wednesday 4th September 2019

Time:

10.30am - 4pm approx

Venue:

The Old Dairy, 71 Powerscroft Road, London, E5 0PT

Cost:

£350 per person

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Gather & Grow Roses - Fully booked

The Cutting Garden Collective Workshop - A  collaborative venture between Julie of Peonies & Posies and Brigitte of Moss & Stone

Image - Brigitte Girling

Image - Brigitte Girling

Rose (n.)

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin rosa; unconscious beauty

The rose - arguably the most loved and popular flower ever and the focus of this workshop. Julie and Brigitte will provide expert guidance on how to successfully grow beautiful summer roses for cutting in your garden and then artfully decorate your home with your own carefully nurtured, freshly picked blooms. 

The morning session will take place in the inspiring atmosphere of Julie's stunning cutting garden just outside Bury St Edmunds, you will receive a full day of practical and hands on guidance. We will wander her beautiful plot for a couple of hours whilst Julie encourages the skills and confidence you need to sow, plan and plant a gorgeous cutting patch of your own for a continuous supply of blooms to arrange and enjoy.. She will show you around her garden, talk about her growing year, discuss various seed sowing techniques and how to successfully nurture your roses and achieve successional flowers. 

Then we will travel 15 minutes down the road to Brigitte’s garden - a very less organised and very untidy affair! - for a delicious light lunch. After which, Brigitte will demonstrate how to use some of Julie's gorgeous roses and other summer delicacies to create a high summer inspired arrangement. She will discuss both the practicalities of how to condition and care for your flowers to maximise their vase life and her philosophy of letting the flowers and nature guide you when arranging. Then it will be your turn to have a go - you will forage for foliage and perhaps add a few bits from the garden to the carefully selected flowers that Brigitte will have waiting for you to arrange and then take home and enjoy.

Places are limited to 6.

See images below from last year’s class.

 

“I really had the loveliest time with you and Julie. The combination of both your skills and expertise was so fabulous and I absolutely loved the easy and relaxed qualities of the day and both your teaching styles. I learnt so much...It was completely perfect in every way and especially wonderful to spend time with someone who also chats to the flowers and understands about them needing to have their say as well! All in all just wonderful.”

                                                                                                                               — Kate Hargreaves of Tangle & Thyme

Date:

Tuesday June 18th 2019

Cost:

£295 per person

Time:

9.30am - 4pm approx

Venue:

Great Barton & Rickinghall, Suffolk

Image - Brigitte Girling
Image - Brigitte Girling
Image - Brigitte Girling
Image - Brigitte Girling
Image - Brigitte Girling
Image - Brigitte Girling

Gather & Grow Your Instagram - Fully booked

A  collaborative venture between Julie of Peonies & Posies, Paula of Hill House Vintage and Brigitte of Moss & Stone

Best 9 2018 - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Best 9 2018 - Moss & Stone Floral Design

Instagram (n.)

The word Instagram is a portmanteau of instant camera and telegram

Source - Wikipedia

A seemingly strange and complicated world, Instagram and how to get yourself noticed there can seem utterly bewildering. A place manipulated by an unknown, ever changing algorithm, strange hashtags and an ability to cause hours of your life to evaporate, it can be a love it or loathe it necessity for today’s creatives, bloggers and small business owners.

But help is at hand!

Paula from Hill House Vintage, an Instagram star with nearly 60 thousand followers, will be joining Julie and I on this day long class. We aim to demystify the art of Instagram, guiding you through ways to improve your Feed, your Stories and how to engage your audience and so increase your following. The morning will begin with Paula sharing her vast Instagram knowledge and top tips to help you make the most of your Instagram experience. This will be followed by some hands on practical advice on styling and photography by Brigitte and Julie. and because the class will take place in Brigitte’s beautiful home and garden, you will have access to an array of props, flowers, rooms and settings to encourage your creative juices. After a delicious light lunch, where we can continue to discuss Instagram strategies, we will move on to Stories and how to engage with your target audience using this relatively new feature. At the end of the day you will leave with some new ideas for Instagrammable images, a fully prepared story to share on your Instagram stories and a notebook full of ideas to help develop your account.

This class is suitable for anyone interested in developing and growing their Instagram account but will be of particular interest to anyone using interiors, homes, gardens and flowers on their feed.

Places are limited.

Date:

Tuesday 30th April 2019

Cost:

£295 per person

Time:

9.30am - 3.30pm approx

Venue:

Brook House, Rickinghall, Suffolk

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Julie

Peonies & Posies

I love to share my passion for flowers - how to grow them, ideas on styling and lots of flowery photographs on my blog and Instagram. Mixed in with all the flowers you will also find posts about my country family life in England gardening, growing vegetables, recipes, keeping chickens as well as a few guest appearances from my many pets.

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Paula

Hill House Vintage

I am an interiors obsessed mother of 3 who thought it would be a great idea to bring her children up in the countryside. I'm a sucker for a 'shabby chic' interior, adore finding bargains on e-bay and an avid hunter at local flea markets and antique fairs. My blog and Instagram are about interior decoration to suit all budgets, vintage finds, traditional British design and country house inspiration...

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Brigitte

Moss & Stone Floral Design

I just simply love flowers - designing with them, growing them and enjoying them cultivated and wild in the garden and the hedgerow. I provide seasonal flowers for weddings and events throughout Suffolk, East Anglia and beyond and I love sharing my knowledge and passion when teaching my flower workshops. I also really enjoy collaborations, styled shoots and editorial work. 

Spring Love: A Fine Art Wedding Retreat - Fully Booked

I still remember the sweetest things that you've ever said to me
because it's so relaxing & beautiful
that only your words can compare
like I can really sit & reminisce as if you were standing right there
Every beautiful flower
only compliments your looks
& their sweet scent
like the thought of you
will forever have me hooked
& even when 1 day ends
as morning fades to night 
it reminds me of when I first met & you used to wink at me
I smile & wink back
our love is like the spring.
By Ariel Miles

Florals - Moss & stone Floral Design | Image - Hannah Duffy Photography
Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design | Image - Hannah Duffy Photography



Spring Love: A Fine Art Wedding Retreat has been designed by The Timeless Stylist, Hannah Duffy Photography and Moss & Stone Floral Design, with the soul intention of bringing together like-minded wedding suppliers to inspire, relax and learn. Our aim is for you to have an inspiring and relaxing few days in the beautiful house and grounds of Boconnoc in Cornwall, leaving feeling ready for the forthcoming wedding season.

The primary focus of the 3-day event is learning to get the most out of your shoots - both editorial and real weddings - and how when the photographer and stylist are in line (with each other and all suppliers), you can create magic. As well as capturing and learning from a styled shoot, you will hear from Sara Russell, Editor & Founder of Wedding Sparrow blog, on branding, social media, getting published and networking. You will also hear from the team running the retreat, as to their top tips relating to fine art photography, design & styling and floral design, and bringing all of these elements together beautifully and consistently.

Whilst you will learn a lot on these 3 days, there will also be chance to relax and network with other wedding suppliers, as well as being spoilt in a stunning venue with fine-dining food and drink. You will receive a welcome gift bag full of beautiful and bespoke items from fellow fine art wedding suppliers and local businesses to Boconnoc. Other treats you can expect to receive are beautifully designed fine art stationery and learning materials, and a chance to have fun with some flowers. You will leave the retreat on the last day feeling full of information, happy to have met some new people, excited for the images for your portfolio and ready to start the busy season ahead.

Please see below for all that is included in the retreat.


Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design | Image - Hannah Duffy Photography
Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design | Image - Hannah Duffy Photography

Investment includes:
* Arrival at Boconnoc at around 3pm on Tuesday 26th March
* A beautiful welcome gift bag and fine art stationery with literature for your stay and beyond
* Chance to settle in and explore Boconnoc
* Welcome drinks reception with introductions by Amy from The Timeless Stylist and Hannah Duffy
* Talk by Sara of Wedding Sparrow on branding, social media, getting published and networking
* The chance to capture a beautifully laid table, styled by Amy and with florals from Brigitte of Moss & Stone
* 3-course fine-dining evening meal at the styled table, with drinks provided
* Chance to chat to Sara, Amy, Hannah and Brigitte in a relaxed environment at Boconnoc
* A relaxed breakfast with each other on the morning of Wednesday 27th March
* A full day styled shoot created by the team,, with the ability for all to capture and learn from the experts
* Receive tips & tricks from Amy, Hannah and Brigitte, as well as individual talks and lessons from each of them
* A further 3-course fine-dining evening meal with drinks, served on the tablescape created in the styled shoot
* A relaxed breakfast with each other on the morning of Thursday 28th March
* A relaxed, posy-making floristry session with Brigitte of Moss & Stone
* The retreat will finish with an optional relaxing yoga session, leaving you feeling relaxed and inspired.

Investment includes your own luxury room at Boconnoc for the 2 nights
Investment does not include your travel and evening beverages post-dinner.

26th - 28th March 2019
Boconnoc, Cornwall
Current investment of £1425 (early-bird price until 22nd January). Full ticket price is £1625
Places are limited, in order to create a bespoke and intimate few days.

Please note that whilst Hannah uses film in her fine art photography work and Wedding Sparrow accept only film photography work, this retreat is not aimed solely at film photographers. You will receive advice in general relating to styled shoots and weddings, and securing publications. This retreat is aimed at fine art photographers and stylists looking to develop their skills and be inspired, but it is very much open to all in the wedding industry.

To reserve your place at Spring Love: A Fine Art Wedding Retreat, we require a 50% non-refundable booking fee. Please see full terms & conditions on the booking page and please also note that your place is only reserved once we receive the full booking fee.

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Creative Team & Speakers:

Florals - Moss & Stone Floral Design | Image - Hannah Duffy Photography

Design & Styling: Amy from The Timeless Stylist
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Film Photography: Hannah Duffy
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Floral Design: Brigitte from

Moss & Stone
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Expert Speaker: Sara from

Wedding Sparrow
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If you wish to ask any questions on the retreat, you are very welcome to email them to fineartweddingretreat@thetimelessstylist.co.uk or contact Amy here.
You can also follow along on Instagram on @fineartweddingretreat