4:00 -6:00 p.m. Introductions, farm tour, brief grower tutorial, stroll through the Shire and harvest materials for floral crown
6:00-7:30 Floral crown creations at the Chicken Coop
7:30 – All local Farm Supper on the our porch
Then lean back and relax a bit and head back to hotel when ready
8:30 Breakfast with a mountain view
9:30–11:30 Bridal Bouquet making at The Homeplace. Learn the loose style that Linda enjoys the most. Demo, create, and photograph
11:30—Noon – Talk with Anna and individual portait with bouquet
Noon – 2 p.m.– On to Lunch at Aunt Willies then Bout making at the Chicken Coop (they style tables)
2:00-4:30 – Centerpiece at the Homeplace. Demo, create, and photograph
4:30 – Bride and flower girl photo shoot ( 45 min with Sarah Faye and same with Lauren, and 2 year 0ld Clara)
5:30-6:00 Styling Tables with Sarah (Anna takes pics)
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Hors-d’oeuvres and discussion with brides about their wedding flower experiences
6:30 p.m. Dinner under the old maple. Talk til you’re sleepy.
Breakfast on your own
9:00 – 11:30 Transform The Homeplace with nature inspired installations. Guided group design (arbor, mantle, window sills, banister, porch swing, etc) and photo shoot
11:30 – Hundred penny auction (garden items and even some of Aunt Willie’s personal stuff – you can’t have too many church hats :) and recap
noon – Head home (leftovers if you’re interested :)
A BIT ABOUT US “Happily” Folk
Linda Doan – Farmer/florist and grower for 11 years with approximately 40 weddings/season using our farm grown flowers . Studied last summer in the UK with Becca and Maz at The Garden Gate Flower Company and Suzanne at The Blue Carrot and also with Jennie Love and Erin Benzakein at the first Seasonal Bouquet Workshop. Also studied with Kelly Perry at 2014 Team Flower Workshop and and Meredith Waga Perez at FlowerSchool New York. Linda often appears on Daytime TriCities local TV show and is a featured grower on Field To Vase. She is happy to be a member of ASCFG and there serves as a mentor to new grower Sarah! But best of all she shares this farm with her husband Roy, kindest farmer in these parts, and is Grannie to Keller and Jackson whose favorite part of farming involves tractors and 4-wheelers!
Kelly Perry of Philosophy Flowers and Team Flower – Kelly is well known in the floral world internationally and has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Weddings, Once Wed, Magnolia Rouge, Style Me Pretty and more… Linda first met Kelly when she attended her first Team Flower Workshop in the Spring of 2014 in Boone NC. Not only is Kelly one of the most talented and sought after designer and instructor around, she is also a very sweet soul and will add so much to our gathering. Kelly and her husband Jesse live in Boone North Carolina.
Sarah Ervin of Southerly Flower Farm – Fellow farmer/florist with experience styling weddings and photo shoots. Second year grower selling at Chattanooga farmers markets and flower CSAs in addition to designing for weddings and special events. Sarah has attended an Amy Osaba Workshop this year and provided flowers. Sarah and Matthew live on a lovely small family farm complete with log house in Graysville, TN and are very much a part of all that is good among new young farmers. Sarah’s quiet, gentle manner will hopefully calm Linda down:)
Anna Hedges – A delightful young woman who happens to also be a delightful young photographer whose passion is sharing life experiences. Her photographs share life’s stories and we know she will find ways to share the life story of “Happily Ever After”. And if that weren’t enough, Anna’s a flower lover and often attends Linda’s workshops!
Katie Cachiaras – Katie has worked on our farm for 3 years. You will love her just like we do and as a bonus she just happens to make a mean bout and floral crown! Katie sells our flowers at the Johnson City Farmers Market and is known in those parts as New Seeds Farm. She was a vegetable grower for a bit but we convinced her flowers is really the only honorable way to go.
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