A day with flowers


I spent Saturday surrounded by flowers at The Boathouse Shelly Beach attending the Flower Drum’s Spring floral masterclass. Holly Hipwell had the class of flower lovers hanging on to every word, she was so generous with her tips and skills, and I can honestly say that she had us all confident in making a gorgeous table arrangement and bouquet by the end of the day.

We arrived to a delicious breakfast spread that the Boathouse is famous for, and started the class with learning basic skills for  arranging a bunch of Stock. Sounds simple enough, but I promise you there is an art to it – Holy of course made it look easy!

We moved on to making a table arrangement, mine is pictured above. I must admit, I was pretty proud of this little guy. I basically realised I’d been doing many things wrong all these years when it comes to flower arranging, and Holly really broke it down in to some simple steps.  Not that our bellies really needed anything after breakfast, but shortly after our first two lessons, an amazing lunch arrived.

We then spent the afternoon learning the art of a bouquet. I stepped out of my comfort zone and chose bright hues for this one, which I’m glad I did as I ended up with two very different looks to take home.

This view and some laughs was just what I needed – I’ve been sleeping pretty terribly lately, or I should say Rafferty has been sleeping terribly lately – so a day surrounded by lovely women and a fun Holly was definitely something I needed. I felt rejuvinated and inspired by the end of the workshop  – ready to take the world on, one bouquet at a time!

Make sure to follow Holly on Instagram so you can be kept updated on dates for her next workshop – you won’t be disappointed!

Briar x


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