June 19-20, 2020

Perfecting Personals

Boutonnieres, Corsages, Halos & More

Every Little Thing You Make Will Be Magic

Detail floral work is a focused, refined, meditative art. This course will renew your love for wedding personals, perfect your skills so you save time, and introduce you to new and inventive ways to create personals. We’ll discuss classic techniques and modern design while exploring new and upcoming trends in the wedding and special event personals world. With immersive focused intensives on each piece, florists and floral-lovers will leave this class with nimble fingers, creatively reinvigorated, and a completely new toolkit of skills.


Course Framework

THIS TWO-DAY COURSE INCLUDES 7 INTENSIVE MODULES WITH DEMONSTRATIONS AND Q&A.

ALL FLOWERS & PROFESSIONAL TOOLS PROVIDED


MODULE 1


A New Age of Boutonnieres

This boutonniere intensive will give you hands-on experience with classic and modern boutonniere design. You will learn wire-wrapping, tape, as well as new ways to style boutonnieres including floral mixing and mismatching, the popular loose and airy garden style, as well as how to create your own boutonniere style.

MODULE 2


Complete Corsage Mastery

During this course you’ll design a variety of different corsage styles while discussing the business of corsages, how to price them, how to upsell with add-ons and ribbons. Including pin-on and wrist corsage design, you’ll learn how to use flower glue, floral pairing, and the incredible fun detail-work required by corsages.

MODULE 3


The Personals Toolkit

Learn how to create a master kit of tools to quickly and efficiently make personals in small and large quantities. This will also be an intensive on wiring techniques, floral tape, and all structural components needed to design personals.

MODULE 4

Halos, Floral Jewelry, and Advanced Personal Concepts

Personals have moved beyond classic boutonnieres and corsages. In this course we’ll explore how to create stunning floral halos and flower crowns, the new world of technique-driven floral jewelry as well as sculptural and architectural pieces for photoshoots and magazines.

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.