We are sharing something that is so close to our hearts today. The Floral Gathering is a florist retreat dreamed up by us an Brier and Ivy last summer. It happened kind of out of nowhere: we were messaging back and forth on Instagram about how we would love for there to be a gathering just for florists. For styled shoots, it’s all about the set up and then tear down in a certain amount of time…there’s no time to sit back and be proud of what we created. And there is no community of florists being built in those. Don’t get us wrong! We LOVE styled shoots, not knocking on them at all, but they’re not the same. And we wanted something that would let us breathe in what we had created, and do it with a group of women who love flowers as much as we do. We wanted a place to encourage other florists and find encouragement too. And to just create for fun! For ourselves.
And so the Floral Gathering was born. We put together a quick vision board, hired the amazing Seek Paper Co to design some graphics and Bethany Small to photograph it + set a date. July 28th in Portland at a beautiful venue called Tendue. It was a little last minute, but it was PERFECT. It was such an amazing evening of eating delicious food from Chef’s Table Catering, creating with an incredible group of ladies and relaxing enough to enjoy it all.
We hope you guys love these pictures as much as we do!!
Thank you for hanging out with us!!
If you’re a florist who wants in on this wonderful gathering , we’re having another one in Nashville October 1st-2nd. Head over to this link to check it out.