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In January, Amanda photographed the Florabundance Inspirational Design Days 2016 workshop in sunny Santa Barbara, California. This 3-days event hosted by Joost Bongaerts, the owner of Florabundance, was attended by 40 participants from all over the country. This was the fourth year of the conference, and participants were able to learn new techniques from the seven experienced presenters, share design experiences with each other, and work with a plethora of fresh-cut flowers. They were also able to expand their portfolios by having their designs photographed by professional photographers (this is where Amanda comes in!)

The workshops took place at the Florabundance warehouse, Dos Pueblos Orchid Ranch, and Rincon Beach Club. The days were filled with educational sessions titled “Sexy Centers,” “Bouquets & Bouts,” “Artful Purses & Two Takes on Botanical Jewelry,” and “Floral Structures—Arches, Chandeliers, and Hangings.” Besides the learning aspect of the conference, this was also an amazing chance to get to know people who shared the same interests and passion.

Enjoy these photos of the conference and of the unique floral designs created by the participants and presenters!

 

DAY I

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DAY II

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DAY III

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Presenters:

Alicia Schwede (Seattle, WA), owner of Bella Fiori and blogger of Flirty Fleurs

Hitomi Gilliam (Vancouver, BC), creative director of DESIGN358

Kim Curtis (Santa Barbara, CA), owner of TOAST

Francoise Weeks (Portland, OR), owner of Francoise Weeks European Floral Designs

Holly Chapple (Lucketts, VA), owner of Holly Haider Chapple Flowers LTD

Susan McLeary (Ann Arbor, MI), owner of Passion Flowers

Eleanor Clevenger (Miami, FL), director of Cut Flowers for David Austin Roses.

 

Speakers:

Valerie Banks (Santa Barbara, CA), of Dream Foundation

Tom Bowling (Fairfield, OH)

BJ Dyer (Denver, CO), owner of retail company Bouquets

 

Model:

Cari Funkhouser (NYC/DC)

 

Calligraphy:

Susan Silverberg Calligraphy (Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, CA)

 

Featured Floral Designs by:

Alyse Crenley (Baltimore, MD), Crimson & Clover Floral Design

Amy Pihlar

BJ Dyer (Denver, CO), owner of retail company Bouquets

Holly Chapple (Lucketts, VA), owner of Holly Haider Chapple Flowers LTD

Irene Seaman (Winnipeg, MB, Canada), Academy Florists

Jenn Halden (San Diego, CA), Fleurosophy

Karen Lorenzen (Fresno, CA), De Bloem

Katherine Seeburge (Ann Arbor, MI), The Peony & The Peacock

Mindy Karl (Bozeman, MT), Katalin Green Flowers

Polly Robinson (Lexington, KY), Michler’s Florist

Rebecca Raymond (Vashon, WA), Sunnybrooks Floral

Sadie Ferguson(Cincinnati, OH), Robin Wood Flowers

Sarah Beattie (Duxbury, MA), Consider the Lilies

Susan Foy (Cincinnati, OH), The Wedding Designer

Susan McLeary (Ann Arbor, MI), owner of Passion Flowers

Valerie Loseth (Alberta, Canada), The Wheelbarrow Gardener

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wedding Chicks is one of my favorite online wedding blogs.  They post amazing weddings, great inspiration and lot of cute ideas for Brides.

I am so proud to now have images featured on their Blog and Facebook page!

This past fall I got together with  Take A Set Events again for a super fun styled shoot, partnering also with Serradella Vintage Rentals and Parsonage Events! We had so much fun pulling ideas together and everyone did such an amazing job with all of the amazing details.

The session took place near my home town, at a private residence. I grew up in Armada, MI. And one of my favorite places to go was Blakes Apple Orchard. Living on the west side of town now I still try to make it back there for donuts, cider and delicious caramel apples in the fall. When people around here talk about going to the Orchards I laugh because so far the orchards around here pale in comparison to Blakes! 😉 Anyways I’m off subject!  Part of the session took place at the orchard as well as some of the items used during the session were also from Blakes!

Head over to Wedding Chicks Blog for the full Feature! See all of the images! Oh I miss fall!! I could go for some cinnamon donuts and delicious hot cider about now!

  http://www.weddingchicks.com/2014/02/19/michigan-fall-favorites-wedding-inspiration/

 Photographer: Amanda Dumouchelle
Event Designer: Take A Seat Events
Dress Designer: Lost & Found Vintage
Flowers: Parsonage Events
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Serradella Vintage
Orchard Venue, Donuts, Cider & Carmel Apples: Blake Farms
Pumpkin Pie: Achatz Handmade Pie Company
Venue: Private Residence – Ray Township, MI | Hair & Makeup: Kielan Johnston | Groom’s Attire: Metro Detroit Thrift Shops – Various

 

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When I received an email from Agata with Take A Seat about doing an inspiration shoot at a private home in Pinckney, MI I jumped at the opportunity! And I am so happy that I did. They did an amazing job putting the session together and I truly enjoyed shooting it! Shortly after providing them with the final images we received notice that the shoot would be published on Style Me Pretty. Which is one of the top wedding blogs online! Click here to see the publication! Style Me Pretty \

Event Design & Styling: Take A Seat Events | Flowers: Passionflower | Linen & Napkins: La Tavola | Invitations & Paper goods: Papertalk Press | Vintage Rentals: Serradella Vintage | Chalkboard Signs: Lily & Val | Cake & Macaron Favors: Paris Bakery | Chiavari Chairs: Take A Seat Events | Event Location: Private residence in Pinckney, MI | Glitter Cocktail Flags: Gnome’s Whimsy | Sparkler Tags: Marrygrams | Shoes: Lulu Townsend | Dress: Oleg Cassini

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