Wedding Workshop For Florists at the Kent Studio

In January on a freezing cold day I welcomed an absolutely gorgeous group of women to the cosiness of my studio in Kent. It was actually the last day in the studio before the big revamp and so I tried to palm off various unwanted bits of furniture! 

Usually everyone gets to forage in the garden but they all looked a bit relieved when I said I had foraged enough for them if they wanted to stay inside.... On this occasion every attendee was a florist and so we were all able to have a good long gossip about our businesses and how we work. Everyone was so talented and able to bring their own edge to the wintery selection of blooms on offer. I try to be a completely open book during workshops and so we covered everything from social media to how to charm wholesalers.

Everyone's final work had a deeply romantic feel to it, perfect for this Valentine's day run up. We followed the usual pattern of bridal bouquets in the morning (all finished with gorgeous Kate Cullen ribbon) and lush table centres in the afternoon.

Lunch is a simple affair in the oldest room in the house - 12th century I believe! The studio sits separate from the house and is a typical Kent barn, it has been a god-send since we moved here, perfect for my work as a wedding florist as well as for these workshops. I can't wait to show you some pictures when it is completely finished.

Please read more about our workshops here and get in touch if you would like to attend!

Oh and thank you Sarah - I pinched one of the pics below from your instagram.

Jennifer Pinder Kent florist floristry workshop. Lots of winter flowers with a wild and natural look

Thank you so much for coming everyone! All of these ladies were utterly fab and you can read more about their own businesses here:

http://www.floribundarose.com/

http://www.wildbarnflowers.co.uk/

http://www.bloomologie.co.uk/

http://www.thecountrysideflorist.com/

Read more about current workshops here. This Kent Wedding Florist would love to hear from you! xx

First Jennifer Pinder Workshop of 2017

 
Pei's table arrangement at the Jennifer Pinder Floristry lesson floral workshop based in Kent

Well this is totally unheard of... Actually writing a blog post on the same day as an event... But it is 2017 and this is the new me! I no longer drink diet coke or let months of receipts pile up or eat chocolate biscuits or fall asleep wearing makeup.

Unfortunately I know myself - this won't last but let's enjoy the momentum while it is here.

Today I welcomed two gorgeous ladies to the studio - Pei (who just loves flowers) and Amber (who has a beautiful shop in Somerset). It was lovely to start off the year flowering and hearing about these two's adventures in the floral world. It was a frosty morning and so after a quick walk around neighbouring Ightham Mote with husb and pup I foraged the best that I could from the garden and then retreated to the warmth of the studio as quickly as possible.

Stand out flowers for today included beautifully scented garden roses, huge pink anenomes and plum ranunculus. The garden surprised me this morning - I thought I would struggle but the eucalyptus is still going strong and I'm spoiled with deep purple and green pittosporum. All 3 of us turned out to be big foliage fans and the work produced was just beautiful as I am sure you will agree! One of the things I loved most about today was how different everyone's work ended up being. Enjoy and Happy New Year xx

Amber's work:

Amber's bouquet at Jennifer Pinder floral florist workshop In Kent
Amber's bouquet at Jennifer Pinder floral florist workshop In Kent
Amber's bouquet at Jennifer Pinder floral florist workshop In Kent
Amber's bouquet at Jennifer Pinder floral florist workshop In Kent
Amber's bouquet at Jennifer Pinder floral florist workshop In Kent
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Pei's work:

Pei's table arrangement at the Jennifer Pinder Floristry lesson floral workshop based in Kent
Pei's table arrangement at the Jennifer Pinder Floristry lesson floral workshop based in Kent
wedding flowers by Kent florist Jennifer Pinder with pink anenomes and plum ranunculus 1
Pei's table arrangement at the Jennifer Pinder Floristry lesson floral workshop based in Kent

My bits and bobs:

wedding flowers by Kent florist Jennifer Pinder with pink anenomes and plum ranunculus 1
wedding flowers by Kent florist Jennifer Pinder with pink anenomes and plum ranunculus 1
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Winter workshop at Jennifer Pinder studio in Kent a Kent florist 1