Tentative Schedule and Personnel


4:00 -6:00 p.m. Introductions, farm tour, brief grower tutorial, stroll through the Shire and harvest materials for personal flowers

6:00-7:30  Flower necklace, bracelet creations at the chicken coop turned design studio

7:30 – All local Farm Supper at our house

Then home made ice cream on the porch and discuss social media and all things flowers before heading back to hotel


8:30 Breakfast with a mountain view

9:30–11:30 Bride and Maid 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

2:00-4:30 – Centerpiece at the Homeplace. Demo, create, and photograph

4:30 – Bride and flower girl photo shoot


5:30-6:00 Styling Tables with Sarah

6:00 – 6:30 p.m. More photos with Anna

6:30 p.m. All Local dinner under the old maple. Talk til you’re sleepy.


Breakfast on your own

9:00 – 11:00 Transform The Homeplace with nature inspired installations. Guided group design arbor, garlands, etc

11:00-11:30 Wedding Pricing discussion

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 for lunch 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!

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. Anna has moved to Kansas but we’re bringing her back for this workshop ’cause we just don’t think we could do without her!

Anna McKay – Anna joined us this Spring and is such a wonderful addition to our team. She has a degree in sustainability from Messiah College and works in all aspects of our farm. Anna manages our first time flower CSA and also helps design weddings.

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