"I must have flowers, always and always." - Claude Monet
A couple weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of being a part of the spring floral workshop hosted by my friend Jenna of Gold and Bloom. Jenna is a longtime blogger friend that I finally had the opportunity to meet in real life! She and I are both former teachers, and fun fact, we share the same birthday! It was a joy to meet her in person and to glean from all of her floral expertise.
This workshop was such a gift to me. I love flowers so much and always have. They are like God's way of smiling and reminding me of the sweet things in this world. I wanted to learn about how to arrange flowers and make them look beautiful in order to place them in our home and also to give as gifts! What a wonderful day it was. If you're in the Atlanta area, or if you are in driving distance, I highly recommend taking part in one of Jenna's workshops. She is the best and you will have so much fun!
First, Jenna showed us how to forage through our everyday surroundings to find fun plants that could form the base of our arrangement. We went through her backyard to find all kinds of treasures!
Then, Jenna showed us how to begin by helping us understand how to form the shape of the arrangement.
After that, we got to choose flowers for our own arrangements!
I confess I was nervous and had no idea where to begin, but then it all came together!
I'm so grateful for this special day, and now I feel comfortable playing with flowers and making arrangements of my own!
All images courtesy of the wonderfully talented Abigail of Abigail Malone Photography!