California

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Bridal Bouquet Intensive

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April 14-16 2018

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!
REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS CLOSED!  
To sign up to be on the wait list for any seats that may be available, head to the "Register" tab and complete the Sold Out/Wait List form.

WELCOME TO FULL BELLY FARM! 

It’s time to get close to our ROOTS! We are SO thrilled that Fully Belly will be hosting our very first Farm to table 3-day retreat giving our participants an opportunity to see and experience in the deepest way the foundation of what we do, flower farming. Camp with us, and connect with nature, flowers and new friends.

We will get to spend time with the farmers that make it all happen, gather armloads of flowers to create gorgeous arrangements with, sleep on the sacred land under the walnut trees, and eat food grown within a few miles of where we’ll be and on the last day picnic amongst oceans of wildflowers with your new flower friends. These three days will be magical, transformational and inspiring.

Full Belly Farm is a 400-acre certified organic farm located in the beautiful Capay Valley of Northern California, a little north of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay area.

The family owned farm produces an amazing diversity of vegetables, herbs, nuts, flowers, and fruits year-round. The farm also has a flock of chickens, a herd of sheep, a tribe of goats, and several cows.

Full Belly’s system includes: growing and marketing over 80 different crops; providing year-round employment for farm labor; using cover crops that fix nitrogen and provide organic matter for the soil; selling produce within a 120-mile radius of the farm; and planting habitat areas for beneficial insects and wildlife. One of the farm’s goals is to integrate farm production with longer-term environmental stewardship.

We can't wait for you to experience the all the flower glory of Fully Belly Farm! 

Photos by JBM photography, Jess Hunter Photography, and Bowtie and Bloom and Ivy and Gold Photography
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TRAVEL

Attendees are responsible for all travel arrangements to get to the workshop (including airfare and car rental/train fare/etc.) 

AIRPORTS

Most convenient airports:

• San Francisco (SFO)

• Sacramento (SMF)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Camp on-site with us for the weekend! On-site camping will include a tent, deluxe air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow and flashlight. If you would prefer to stay in a hotel, there are a number of nearby accommodations (within 45 minutes), that we can recommend.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We highly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance in case of natural disasters, flight issues, or cancellation.

SAT. April 14

Welcome Brunch & Camping Check-in

Group intros

Flower Farm Tour

Floral demonstration: "Windswept and Whimsical” (a lesson in large and dramatic bridal bouquets)

Hands-on floral session: (Creating your romantically wild "Windswept" bridal bouquet)

Working Lunch

Demo+ Group discussion: "How to make your flowers look good on camera" AND creating "Real life" bridal bouquets with an editorial edge.

Hands-on Floral session: Creating editorial art on a smaller scale for our own real brides.

Dinner

Sunset walk 

SUN. April 15

Early morning foraging expedition

Breakfast

Hands-on Session: Finishing the bridal bouquets

Hands-on Session extra: "Body flowers + flower crowns”

Lunch

Lesson on posing flowers

Photo shoot featuring your flowers with a model and gown(s)

Farewell dinner and wine

After dinner: Group reflection and s'mores by the fire.

MON. April 16: Wildflowers and Rosé

Breakfast 

Hike at Bear Valley Road which boasts one of the most incredible wildflower displays in California! Together we will drive to a secluded road which will take us to a wildflower access point where we can sit and stroll among the sea of wildflowers such as Royal Lupine, Yellow Tidytips, California Poppies and Purple Owls Clover. 

Picnic and Rosé amongst the wildflowers, we may even break out the henna tattoo kit! 

Flower Meditation

Rest and reflection as a group

5pm Goodbye's and Send off (We have great suggestions if you need a good place to spend the night nearby!) 

* Schedule subject to change

INCLUDED

• All materials to use for the workshop, including: flowers, silk ribbon and clippers

• Apron & welcome gift

• Meals & Refreshments (1 Brunch, 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners, Snacks and beverages throughout)

• Group discussions

• 2 Days of hands-on floral design instruction focused on creating bridal bouquets

* 1 Day of rest and reflection, hiking, picnic-ing and spend quality time with your new flower friends at the wildflower fields of Bear Valley Road.

• 2 nights of on-site camping: including a private tent, air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow and flashlight

• Access to the beautiful farm we'll be staying and arranging at

• One beautifully styled photo shoot with a model and gown featuring your flowers!

• Ability to use images from shoot for portfolio, website, and social media

FACEBOOK GROUP

Once you’ve signed up for the workshop we’ll add you to our private Facebook group so you can get to know your workshop arrange transfers to the workshop.