Series of Online Flower Arranging Classes Begins!
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Gain from Our Unmatched Experience
We are Kit and Casey, the sister design team and founders of Flower Duet in Los Angeles. Welcome!
Because Flower Duet is a floral design studio specializing in custom wedding and event flowers in Los Angeles AND we’ve taught flower arranging to thousands of students over the past 18 years, we HAVE the floral chops to show you just how it’s done.
We’ve built our own ceremony structures, floral animals, AND designed a field-to-vase dinner on a working flower farm plus more. We custom pick our flowers by walking through the flower markets, talking to the local growers and by ordering fantastic floral products from our wonderful vendors from around the world.
We perform every task in our floral business from marketing to sales pitches to cleaning water buckets, to designing and you can benefit from our expertise and unmatched experience. We’ve helped to launch hundreds of floral careers and we can help you to launch yours!
There will be even more classes and resources added to our online flower school in addition to our mini Friday classes such as DIY Wedding Flowers for every style, a flower library, our Rolodex of trusted resources and more for class enrollees.
Make 2018 Your Year of Color!!!!
We usually reserve the end of our newsletter for our Flower Book Recommendation, but I am putting it near the top of this month’s news because I think we all need to embrace bright colors this year.
First, let’s talk about Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018 — Ultra Violet! It’s fabulous…luxurious…and pairs so well with other bright colors like green, yellow and orange as well as muted tones like mauve and gray. What is not to love?
From the Pantone press release:
“Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.
Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance. Musical icons Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix brought shades of Ultra Violet to the forefront of western pop culture as personal expressions of individuality. Nuanced and full of emotion, the depth of PANTONE 18–3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.
Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection.”
We know we will find some great inspiration for this color in the form of many flowers from Lisianthus, to Freesia, to Carnations, to Veronica!
Now, onto the book that inspired this Pop of Color
Flower Book Recommendation: Change Your Home Change Your Life with Color: What’s Your Color Story? by Moll Anderson
Moll Anderson is a life stylist, inspiration interior designer, color enthusiast and tv host. This is her fifth book.
In this book, she poses a series of questions to the reader to help find a path to color that will transform lives.
Change Your Home Change Your Life with Color is eye candy to the max! It is laid out in a way that keeps your heart racing, pages turning and truly inspires throughout. There are eye-catching photos of flowers and floral designs throughout the book to keep any floral designer happy.
After the inspiring pages, there is a color quiz in the back of the book to help you find your true colors. For example, Anderson asks: “When you buy flowers, do you like flowers that are all the same color or a mix of colors? If so, what color? What colors would you mix together?” and “What is the color of happiness to you?”
Ms. Anderson queries the reader: “If you could change your life in one weekend and clear out the cobwebs of your past with COLOR and a brush, would you?”
Throughout the book, she walks you through how to make sense of color, understanding hues and then a plethora of inspirational photos, quotes, and advice for every color from “Energizing Orange” to “Uplifting Pink” to my favorite “Reviving Turquoise.”
And Ms. Anderson must have known that purple would take center stage in 2018, too with this richly illustrated chapter on “Enriching Violet!”
It can be a bright future for you in your home or workspace with the help of this wonderfully put together book. I encourage you to make it a gift for yourself and bring some much-needed bright color into your life.
Flower Duet Flower Classes in Los Angeles for January and February 2018
In addition to our new online flower classes, we continue to offer in studio and on location classes and private group lessons!
We are off to a busy start in January and February with group classes in Los Angeles at our studio and at The Huntington Library in San Marino. Here is a listing of what we are teaching in January and February. Learn more on our workshops page!
2019 Flower Design Classes
- January 12, 2019 — The Elegant Calla Lily
- February 9, 2019 – Organic Containers
- March 9, 2019 – Eccentric Emerald Flowers
- April 20, 2019 – A Modern Take on the Basket of Flowers
- May 11, 2019 – Tulips for Mother’s Day
- June 15, 2019 – A Pocket Full of Posies
- July 20, 2019 – Large-Scale Floral Design with Roses
- August 17, 2019 – Too Hot Tropical Flowers with Orchids
- September 14, 2019 – Succulents & Flowers
- October 12, 2019 – Fall, Tall & Terrific Flowers
- November 23, 2019 – Florals On the Table Workshop
- December 14, 2019 – Evergreens & Flowers
Wednesday Night Wedding Series Workshops:
- January 30, 2019 – Bouquet & Boutonnière
- February 27, 2019 – Centerpiece & Table Accents
- May 22, 2019 – Bouquet & Boutonnière
- June 26, 2019 – Centerpiece & Table Accents
- September 25, 2019 – Bouquet & Boutonnière
- October 23, 2019 – Centerpiece & Table Accents
- January 19, 2019 — Herb Garden Flowers
- March 2, 2019 — Bulb Spring Flowers
- May 4, 2019 — Cinco de Mayo Bright Flowers
- June 1, 2019 — Roses
More in 2019 in the fall!
Watch for November Class in 2019!
Flower Duet offers a generous wedding package including a trip to the LA Flower Mart and a mockup design of the wedding vision. Check out the details on our Wedding Flowers page. If you are coming to the Los Angeles area for your wedding, we are your Los Angeles wedding destination florist!
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