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Alaska Peony Adventure, July 2020

$250.00
Imagine this...

You step outside of your cozy cabin, eyes closed, and breathe in the fresh morning air. Hear the sound of birds chirping, smell the fresh greens and foliage bursting around you. You open your eyes, and it hits you...you are in ALASKA! As you stare at the mountains in wonder, or admire the icy blue waters below, your eyes discover fields upon fields of Alaskan-grown Peony BURSTING open all around. And the best part...you are experience it all with group of inspiring flower friends and industry professionals, all helping you learn, discover, and explore your business and your floral skills.

Sounds like a dream come true, doesn't it?
Well...your dream is about to become a REALITY!

*ALL PHOTOS ARE FROM INTRIGUE'S 2019 ALASKA PEONY ADVENTURE WORKSHOP!*

                                                                                                                               

Keep reading for:
  • Venue Details
  • Travel Suggestions
  • Accommodation Recommendations
  • Tentative Workshop Schedule

Last year's Alaska Workshop was an experience the attendees, nor I, will ever forget...and we're doing it AGAIN!

We are returning to Alaska for 2 days full of blossoming hands-on flower fun and education, while basking in the beauty of one of the most jaw-dropping and unspoiled countrysides you will ever feast your eyes upon. Working with some of the largest, locally grown blooms you can imagine! We'll design bouquets, centerpieces and (of course) a stunning, over-the-top installation curated to highlight the beauty of the Peony! This workshop is an unforgettable mix of floral adventure and design education. Grow your floral design skills, your business, and adventure through the rugged Alaska terrain to admire all the land has to offer!

Want to take a deep-dive into your career? Get down to business (literally) with the Peony Farm Dinner add-on.

Floral Intensive Workshop - July 28 & 29, 2020 - $2,997
(Includes all flowers/tools/supplies/lunches)
 Peony Farm Dinner (*sold separately) - July 29, 2020  - $250

Workshop Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm (Times subject to change)

VENUE:
AK Diamond J Ranch
33675 Perkins Rd 
Homer AK 99603

TRAVEL: You can choose to arrive in Homer, AK two ways (both are fun)!

1) Fly directly into Homer! It is a small airport and flight times are limited, however, the experience flying over the Alaskan wilderness is extraordinary! From the Airport you can call a taxi to take you to your lodging. Renting a car while in Homer can be challenging due to the lack of inventory. 

2) Fly into Anchorage and drive to Homer. This is one of the most stunning scenic drives I have ever done. If you have the time to drive, this is my recommended route. It is a long drive, but worth every single mile! You'll weave through mountains, rivers and picturesque scenes unlike anything I have experienced in the lower 48 states. Of course, this is the most fun with a couple friends. Upon registration you will be connected with other attendees to discuss travel coordination! Renting a car in Anchorage is usually quite easy. You will want to make your reservations as early as possible as cars do book up quickly in peak season. Be sure to stop on your way out of Anchorage to see the Beluga Whales that congregate in the Bay! Keep an eye out for moose and their babies in the wooded areas alongside the road, and eagles perched on the branches overhead. If you're lucky, they will be casually enjoying their environment surrounded in beautiful blooms. The flowers are abundant in July! 

LODGING: There are lots of great options on www.airbnb.com. However, if you want to experience the more rugged side of Alaska, we suggest staying onsite! There are cabins available at AK Diamon J Ranch. Limited number of cabins are available on a first serve basis.

Find lodging via Facebook here: https://m.facebook.com/LazyJCabinRentals/
Find lodging via AirBNB here: https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/51843433

VENUE: We have the luxury of being hosted by AK Diamond J Ranch located on a beautiful working Peony farm! Horses and Peony... It doesn't get much better than that!  (ADDRESS: AK Diamond J Ranch 33675 Perkins Rd Homer AK 99603)

 

ALL payments are non-refundable.
However, they are transferable to another attendee for the same event.

 

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
*Times & events subject to change. Alaska is a very special tour stop, so we may make adjustments in order to accommodate all that we have planned! 

DAY ONE

Morning Session (10am - 1pm)

In true Intrigue fashion, this day will be loaded with tips and inspiration to guide your design skills. We will start our day with a tour of the property and of course the Peonies that grow so abundant in the summer season! Next up, we’ll talk CREATING A VISION and SETTING THE TONE for wedding design. Our morning session will also include a BIG BOUQUET DEMO!

 

Lunch (1pm – 2pm)


Lunch included. Let’s get to know each other and our businesses!
**Please email Jordan at blossom@intrigueteaches.com with food restrictions!

 

Afternoon Session (2pm – 4pm)

Using the natural environment as our inspiration, we will build magnificent arrangements in our CENTERPIECE CLASS. These will highlight the Peonies, fresh from the farm, that we are playing with. Did you think we were done designing? Not yet! Be prepared to dig your hands even deeper into the abyss of beautiful blooms as we begin our INSTALLATION CLASS!

 DAY TWO

 Foraging Adventure & Lunch (10am - 4pm)

Who is ready for a floral-inspired Alaskan adventure? It doesn't get better than this. Yes, even Sarah will be leaving the heels at home for some true exploring! Dress in layers, as it can get chilly when you adventure in Alaska. Are you ready???

**Please pack close-toed shoes and rugged exploration attire for this portion of the day!
**Please email Jordan at blossom@intrigueteaches.com with food restrictions!

 

 Afternoon Session (4pm - 6pm)

It's design time! We're delving back into our buckets of blooms for an Intrigue-inspired HANDS-ON BOUQUET class.

 

Mentoring Dinner (6pm - 8pm)

*OPTIONAL ADD-ON

This dinner is for those of you that want to sit and discuss your business in more detail. This is an intimate gathering with a limited number of guests. We’ll go DEEP! Exploring, understanding and strategizing techniques and paths for your business.

 

Have any questions? Shoot us an email at blossom@intrigueteaches.com!
We're here to help.
**Please pack close-toed shoes and rugged exploration attire for TUESDAY!
**Please email Jordan at blossom@intrigueteaches.com with food restrictions!

ALL payments are non-refundable. However, they are transferable to another attendee for the same event.

 

Peony Floral Intensive & Alaska Adventure - $2997

During this full day, hands-on class, you will design with me! Learn the techniques I use to create the decadent designs that Intrigue is known for, and how to attract ideal clients through your designs.  You will walk the Peony farm and experience the beauty of the Alaskan Wilderness with a bit of adventure "Intrigue Style"

During this class you will...

Experience Peonies in abundance like never before.

Learn to design with the finesse and passion that I pour into my work.

Learn the words and body language I use to describe my work, painting the picture for my clients.

Stand in s field of Peony overlooking the grand views of the pay framed out by the towering snow capped mountains and brilliant glaciers. 

Learn my recipe secrets for creating lush designs.

Learn about the heart behind the Peony and all of the love that goes into bringing these flowers to bloom for your weddings.

Learn how to turn a simple wedding budget into a luxury experience!

Learn how I maximize my profit margins and still give the client more than they are expecting.

Participate in the design of an Intrigue style wedding all using the Peonies and local blooms grown in Alaska!

Learn the design process from start to finish, from prepping the blooms to transporting the flowers.

Learn the finishing touches that don't cost a penny, but make you a "hero" to your client!

Of course with hard work there always needs to be a bit of fun. So, we are taking you on an adventure with a little Homer exploration "Intrigue Style"! 

 

 

Who is this class for?

This class is open to budding florists, wedding planners, event designers and creatives looking to give their floral skills a boost while experiencing the grandeur of Alaska. All skill levels are welcome.  This class is a mix of workshop and exploration! If you need a burst of inspiration in your floral life this is the place to be!

Everything you need for this class will be included from the abundance of blooms to the basic necessities of tools and supplies.  All you need to bring is your passion for weddings and an eagerness to learn from one of our countries most acclaimed wedding designers.

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 ALL payments are non-refundable. However, they are transferable to another attendee for the same event.



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