I just finished up TWO Sold Out Hands On Classes at Mears Wholesale Florist in Springfield MO! We offered a Special Grown in the USA Wedding Bouquet Workshop where the students were able to create TWO Wedding Bouquets (one Hand Tied Cascade…and one in the Gala Bouquet Holder from FloraCraft!) out of Flowers and Foliage that were exclusively grown in the USA!
I shared the Story of the Flower Farmers that grew the foliage and flowers… and we discussed the opportunity to promote and market the #AmericanGrown movement! Using the Gala Bouquet Holder that is made in the USA and also using 100% post-consumer Recycled Glass Vases (to hold the Bouquets)…from Garcia Group Glass!
The Students had the opportunity to choose their own color palette, flower types and execute their own Exclusive Style of Wedding Work… experimenting with CA Grown Flowers: Roses and Spray Roses from Eufloria Flowers, Tulips, Love Lilies, Iris, Chamomile and Antique Hydrangea from Sun Valley, Stock, Larkspur and Delphinium from Ocean View, Protea, Grevelia and Luecodendron from Resendiz Brothers, Lisianthus from KB Farms… Florida Fresh Clematis from Roseville Farms, “Fabulous Foliage from FernTrust and Aspidistra from Continental Floral Greens.
Our First Class of 25 SOLD OUT Immediately… and we added an additional class that proceeded to Sell out as well… Proving the Point that our Future Brides are Looking for LOCAL Grown Flowers for their Wedding and Special Event!