Westvirjeni attends Hope Flower Intensive with designer Holly Chapple

Last week I had the honor and privilege to attend a one on one floral workshop with internationally known wedding floral designer and stylist Holly Chapple in nearby Waterford, VA at her newly acquired Hope Flower Farm and home studios.  I gleaned so much from this kindred spirit and gained a new friend along with numerous tips and tricks for design, mechanics, and business best practices.  Take a look at some of the floral art we created together!  I can't wait to return and play again in the summer, when the gardens are filled with amazing treasures and buzzing with bees and butterflies.  Until then, I'll bring summer to me while I practice my techniques, order my seeds, and plan for planting season.

 Designing and practicing techniques in the Holly Chapple studio.

Designing and practicing techniques in the Holly Chapple studio.

 Free form bridal bouquet designed by Westvirjeni, using the new techniques taught by Holly Chapple.

Free form bridal bouquet designed by Westvirjeni, using the new techniques taught by Holly Chapple.

 This bridal bouquet looks lovely and doubles as a centerpiece or accent arrangement when placed in this milk glass vase.

This bridal bouquet looks lovely and doubles as a centerpiece or accent arrangement when placed in this milk glass vase.

 Practicing designs with white hydrangea, ranunculus, roses, chamomile, and sweet peas in a gold compote bowl.

Practicing designs with white hydrangea, ranunculus, roses, chamomile, and sweet peas in a gold compote bowl.

 Floral design by Westvirjeni in a white and yellow color scheme in a silver nesting bowl.

Floral design by Westvirjeni in a white and yellow color scheme in a silver nesting bowl.