October 22-23, 2020

Aisles & Arches

Floral, Foliage, Draping & Creating Beautiful Weddings

Two Perfect Days of Creativity & Artistry

Arches are everywhere! This is your chance to learn the art of arches and break into this very popular niche of design. This course includes discussion and design of amazing arches, as well as beautiful floral aisle design for churches and weddings. Wrap your arms around gorgeous flowers and come design floral creations from your dreams.


Course Framework

THIS TWO-DAY COURSE INCLUDES 4 INTENSIVE MODULES WITH DEMONSTRATIONS AND Q&A.

ALL FLOWERS & PROFESSIONAL TOOLS PROVIDED



MODULE 1

3D Floral Arches

Create lush and luxurious arches with 3D design. You’ll learn techniques for selecting and weaving foliage, water-tubing florals and affixing them to your design. We’ll discuss how to create a variety of arch styles, where to purchase arches and which styles are most popular. We’ll work together as a team to build a jaw-dropping floral arch.

MODULE 2

Traditional & Classic Aisle, Wedding & Church Design

Learn how to connect with brides, help them explain their vision, make the perfect floral recommendations, pricing as you create, easy ways to upsell, and designing a wedding with the bride from start to finish. And, of course, nailing the contract and getting it signed!

MODULE 3

Modern Aisle, Wedding &

Church Design

Learn similar principles to Module 2 including consultation discussion elements but for modern brides. You will learn how to take any venue and space and cohesively create modern florals. This course also includes a discussion on popular, and brand new wedding trends for you to incorporate into your designs. We’ll focus on geometrics, foliage, metallics, minimalism, incorporating new and unique elements alongside your florals and more. Then you will use florals and foliage to create your own mini modern wedding-scape.

MODULE 4

Dreamy LARGE-SCALE Flower Trees

Using the techniques learned in the other modules, we’ll work together to create a large-scale floral tree unlike anything you’ve ever done before! Using natural elements, foliage, and, of course, the best and most luxurious blooms, you’ll gain a massive, amazing new skill that will stretch your creativity to the limits.

Also Included

Photographer On-Site + Portfolio Access

Our professional photographer will be on-site during the second day of your visit to take group photos, candids, and individual shots of your work. After the class you’ll be granted access to a private album where you can download any images you’d like to include in your portfolio or on your social media. Don’t forget to #DRDInstitute #JennyTFloristry!

COMMUNITY & FRIENDSHIP BUILDING

The best part about these on-site courses is the chance to meet other flower-lovers as passionate as you about the art. As Howard Schultz said “Success is best when it is shared.” We’ll learn together, succeed together, and enjoy the artistic talents of our classmates. Many of our attendees go on to develop friendships that last long after the classes have ended.

Q&A

Jenny welcomes question and answer throughout each demonstration. It’s the perfect opportunity to spark a larger conversation, a deep dive into the topic, or an increased skill-building moment.

SNACKS, COFFEE & SWEETS

Meals will not be provided, but light breakfast bites and coffee will be provided in the morning, and other gourmet goodies and sips will be supplied throughout the day!

The Experience

These fabulous, floral-filled two-day intensive classes are taught by renowned floral artist, Jenny Thomasson, AIFD PFCI EMC. Classes are held at the DRD Institute of Floristry just outside of the design district in Dallas. The Institute is held inside the design center of Dallas’ premier high-end florist, Dr Delphinium Designs. Attendees will get to tour the facilities, meet the designers, see the cooler full of seasonal flowers flown in from all over the world daily. 


Your classes aren’t just a learning opportunity, they’re an experience. You’ll be provided bushel-fulls of flowers to inspire you, professional tools to work with, one-on-one instruction, and, in most classes, professional photography of the entire event. Photography will be provided to you upon completion of the class in the form of a virtual album where you can download any photos you like for your websites, blogs, social media, or personal portfolios.





About Jenny Thomasson

One of the top wedding and special event florists in her area the name ‘Stems’ has become widely known. In 2007 and 2012 through 2015, Stems received “The Knot Best of Weddings” award and in 2015 joined the “The Knot Hall of Fame.” Stems won the “Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award from 2010 to 2015”. Jenny was a member of the team that decorated the White House for Christmas 2014.


Jenny is very involved in the growth and promotion of the floral industry as a whole. Jenny was inducted as a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) in 2011. During a year long process, 2015-2016, she studied and pursued the prestigious “EMC” title led by Tomas De Bruyne and Hitomi Gilliam. She also was awarded her commentator accreditation, Professional Floral Commentators – International (PFCI) in 2016.