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French Floral Retreat

13th to 16th April 2018


10% earlybird discount if

booked before the 31st January



This course is aimed at florists and floristry students, giving an opportunity to be creative and to be inspired in a french Chateau setting. The french floral retreat is a great excuse to step away from the rat race, to relax and recharge whilst learning new techniques and creating large scale designs for your portfolio.

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Transfers are also included from Limoges, Poitiers, or Bordeax Airports. If you wish to arrive via train then Poitiers and Angouleme are our nearest large train stations and have connections from Paris. ( flights and train fare not included)


Master NLP Coach and Editor of award winning French Wedding Style, Laura Payne-Stanley will join us to present

The Business & Mindset of Floristry - In the busy wedding marketplace it is important to learn how to understand and create a floral brand that is authentic and allows you to stand out in the crowd.  Learn how to identify your ideal client, how to build a successful brand and create impactful social media campaigns and a strong website to grow your business.


The floral element of the course will cover three wedding scenarios


Each scene will be photographed by Katy Lunsford fine art photographer and can be used for your profesional porfolio and your future marketing.





*The ceremony - We will work together to create a double arch and aisle installation to set the scene for a                           fabulous French Chateau Wedding.


*First look on the Chateau staircase - This scenario will be set on the grand Chateau staircase, working as a group we will create a staircase installation which enhances the location for the "First look" Claire Jones Make up Artist will prepare a model for this scene .


*The Dinner - The final assignment will be to create a tablescape for our "under the stars " last night dinner. We will be working with styling expert Katie Anderson from Love French Style blog who will talk to us about this years wedding styling trends, share her tips for styling a photoshoot and will help us put the finishing touches to our magnificent tablescape. We will also decorate the French vintage truck supplied by our caterers le petit gouter



















Each student will work on and have input on every design. We will discuss all aspects of planning a large installation including pricing, structures, mechanics and ordering the flowers. Students will automatically have access to the French Flower School Facebook group after the course for continued support




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Our first ever French Floral Retreat will be held at a Fairytale Chateau in the heart of south west France. Chateau des Chevaliers was first mentioned in the 15th century and was built in its current form in 1881. This neo Gothic building has some fabulous areas to decorate including a breathtaking staircase.


The cost of the retreat includes Accomodation in either the Chateau or la conciergerie cottage, a traditional french breakfast, a picnic lunch in the grounds (weather permitting), refreshment breaks in the morning and afternoon and in the evening Aperitifs and a locally sourced traditional four course French dinner with Wine.



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Payment can be spread over  4 payments of 495€ click subscribe to pay your deposit now



To recieve your 10% discount book before 31st January via contact form quoting "earlybird"

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