Flower Arranging Workshop With Fleur De Lys

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a flower arranging workshop with Liesa from Fleur De Lys Flowers.

We started by visiting the flower market to learn about what different types of flowers to choose for different reasons, how to pick a healthy bunch and had fun looking through all of the pretties!

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Back at the workshop we were spoilt with a gift pack each, complete with scissors galore to get us started!

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Liesa demonstrated how she goes about creating a gorgeous arrangement in a vase, giving us tips and tricks along the way…

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We were then treated to a lovely lunch before we got to it with our own arranging!

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And then this was what I produced…

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I would highly recommend attending a Fleur De Lys workshop with Liesa!

 

Other workshops Fleur De Lys offers include flower crowns, bouquets, button holes, installations and more…

Contact her for all enquiries at: liesa@fleurdelysflowers.com.au

 

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Love Cherish Adore Wedding Fair Ayers House

Well the last of an astounding five Love Cherish Adore wedding fairs is now sadly over with…and what an amazing day it was at Ayers House!

As sponsors of this fair, we were able to showcase our own display along with some amazing collaborations with other like minded vendors.

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The long table in the library was a take on a mad-hatters tea party with use of our teapots, teacups, trays, cake stands, tins and other mis-matched vintage goodies! Ayers House showcased their Chiavari chairs, while Lilli-Anthus stunned us with her floral expertise once again.

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Our timber barn trestle tables are a great match for the Conservatory, which is only one of the reception rooms on offer at Ayers House. Here we showedour mis-matched vintage plates, glassware and cutlery pretty vintage mix with the venue’s Bentwood chairs, Lilli-Anthus’ floral centrepieces in their crystal vases and our brand new Copper place cards holders, which Jess Matthews Design hand wrote each place card.

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The lawns out the front of the venue offer the perfect setting for a ceremony, where we were able to show what a real-life ceremony would look like, complete with our birch and timber arbours, signing table and our mis-matched vintage timber chairs.

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Arbour greenery & aisle flowers – Lilli-Anthus // Artwork on By The Oaktree chalkboards – Jess Matthews Design  // Clear Marquee – Adelaide Hills Party Hire

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See you next year! xo

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A Few Of My Favourite Workshops In Adelaide - for Adelady

I’ve quickly found that workshops in Adelaide are a great way to learn about new things you love, meet new people and spend a lovely afternoon playing around with different bits and pieces. Whether it be for business or personal enjoyment, Adelaide has some great workshops especially with places like Brick + Mortar Creative at Norwood. The added bonus of this fabulous venue is that you can grab a coffee and a bite to eat and have a look around at their ever-changing pop-up shops. Here are my favourite 5 workshops in Adelaide at the moment:

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1. THE ART OF BRUSH PEN LETTERING :: JESS MATTHEWS

Lettering is so on-trend at the moment. We see beautiful words written on canvases, cards, stationary and chalkboards. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of hand lettering, starting with pencil and paper, as well as specific brush pen lettering techniques. The Art of Brush Pen Lettering is designed to teach you the basic skills to create beautiful pieces with the free-flowing hand lettering style. For me, I love the more creative and casual side of this style of writing as opposed to calligraphy. This was such a fantastic and fun workshop and I’m so excited to be able to incorporate this style of writing into By The Oaktree with chalkboards, posters and place cards.

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2. FACEBOOK REACH WORKSHOP

A workshop on how to reach more people through Facebook is exactly what my business needed. Facebook is crucial for any business but unless you learn how to get the biggest reach possible and engage your fans, your page won’t grow at the rate you’d like it to. If you get the chance to enrol in a Facebook Reach Workshop – I highly recommend it. With the change in Facebook algorithms, this workshop was exactly what I needed to give my business a social media boost. I was also able to meet some lovely like-minded business women there too.

3. FLOWER ARRANGING + FLORAL INSTALLATIONS WITH FLEUR DE LYS FLOWERS

At the start of this year I decided that learning more about floristry was on my to-do-list. It was perfect timing that I met the lovely Liesa from Fleur De Lys Flowers and discovered that she was running workshops for beginners like me. With twenty years experience and an extreme passion for flowers, Liesa Iwanitza loves nothing more than passing on her unique talents to fellow flower-lovers. At the end of September she will be showing me more about flower arranging in vases and floral installations for wedding fairs. You should check out her website. She’s amazing.

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4. START WEAVING :: MEGAN WALSH-CHEEK

This is the next workshop on my to-do list. Megan’s work is simply stunning and very creative! In her workshops she provides you with simple and beginners tips to get started and the confidence to begin your own weaving adventures. Megan says, “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” Weaving can be lots of fun without having to spend lots of money. The next workshop is on Sunday, September 27 at The Hahndorf Academy.

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5. CHALKBOARD LETTERING :: JESS MATTHEWS

Jessica is a freelance graphic designer specialising in thoughtful, vibrant visual communications. She also has an amazing talent for chalk board lettering. Her next workshop is on Sunday, September 13 at Brick + Mortar Creative. Those who have registered will leave filled with inspiration and creative ideas.

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Keep an eye out for these workshops when they pop up again — and if you can suggest any more great ones in Adelaide, please let us know!

Jenna xx

 

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Nicole's Baby Boy Shower

By The Oaktree loves baby showers and Nicole’s shower was no exception!

Knowing that they were having a boy made the colour theme simple…BLUE it was with a touch of vintage. Food drinks, games, a play area for the kids and of course a gift area were all in the brief.

Joining our trestle tables together to create a long feature down the room meant that we could feature our vintage crockery, platters, cake stands, vases and gorgeous flowers and allowed everyone to chat around the table whilst picking at the yummy food the family had prepared.

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We hope you had a great baby boy shower Nicole and wish you all the best for a safe and health arrival of your first child!

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Love Cherish Adore Wedding Fair at Chapel Hill - The Retreat

We were lucky enough to exhibit at Chapel Hill’s first Love Cherish Adore last Sunday and what a magnificent day it was. Their breath taking views were shown off with the gorgeous weather and food and wine showcased was to die for!

This was By The Oaktree’s smallest stand yet, which challenged us to be creative within the space…but we pulled it together and had a lot of fun doing so. Check out the pics below thanks to Susie Styler Photography

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Looking forward to seeing you at the next Love Cherish Adore wedding fair at Ayers House on Sunday 20th September!

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