Imagine spending 2 days surrounded by Alaskan Grown Peony and the extraordinary scenery that Alaska offers. Now, imagine doing it with a group of inspiring flower friends.
Unlike the tour stops in the lower 48 states we will be spending not 1 but 2 days with our hands in flowers while soaking in the beauty of one of the most beautiful and unspoiled countrysides I have ever experienced.
Working with some for the largest locally grown blooms you have ever seen we will design bouquets, centerpieces and of course a beautiful and organic styled installation designed to highlight the beauty of the Peony! This workshop is a mix of floral adventure and floral education.
Floral Intensive Workshop Only - July 22 & 23, 2019 - $1200 (Includes flowers/tools/supplies/lunches)
Mentoring Dinner - July 23, 2019 - $250
Workshop Hours: 10:00am - 4:00pm (Times subject to change)
TRAVEL: You can choose to arrive in Homer, AK two ways (both are fun)
1) By way of flying directly into Homer. It is a small airport and flight times are limited, but, 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) By way of flying into Anchorage, AK and driving to Homer. This is one of the most scenic drives I have ever done and if you have the time this is my recommended route. It is a long drive, but, worth every single mile! The drive weaves 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 now as cars do book up in peak season. Be sure to stop on your way out of Anchorage to see the Beluga Whales that congregate in the Bay. Then keep an eye out for Moose and their babies in the wooded areas alongside the road and Eagles perched on the branches overhead. If your lucky they will be casually enjoying their environment surrounded in beautiful blooms. The flowers are abundant in July!
LODGING: There are lost of great options on www.airbnb.com if you want to experience the more rugged side of Alaska. Fro something a bit more comfortable reserve a suite or a lodge at https://www.otterbeachlodges.com/
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)
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Peony Floral Intensive & Alaska Adventure - $1200
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...
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.
Learn my recipe secrets for creating lush designs.
Learn how I tailor my designs to speak to the high end client.
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 featuring bouquets, boutonnieres, grand centerpiece and installation 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.
MONDAY - Workshop 11am - 4pm
In true Intrigue fashion, this class 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!
1:00pm - 2:00pm LUNCH (included)
Tuesday - Adventure 11am - 4pm
When you arrive on Monday morning your will be given a secret location to meet up on Tuesday morning ( Secret location will be in Homer, AK). You will join Sarah and the Intrigue Team on a curated day of exploring the beauty of this waterfront town. Be prepared to do a bit of hiking (this means even I will be wearing sensible footwear) and dress in layers as it can get chilly when you adventure in Alaska.
Tuesday - Mentoring Dinner 6pm - 8pm
This dinner is for those of you that want to sit and discuss your business in more detail. This is an intimate gathering limited to only 4 attendees. Sign up now if you want to take advantage of this added experience.
*ALL payments are non-refundable. However, they are transferable to another attendee for the same event.