We’re very excited to be returning to Sparkford Hall for the third year running. Our 2018 wedding flower retreat promises to be better than ever!
As a student of The Retreat you will be inspired and supported to take your technical floristry skills to an advanced level. Steering you safely out of your comfort zone and into a new advanced floristry role you’ll feel a renewed passion and confidence for your craft.
Sparkford Hall is a beautiful Georgian home and will be yours for four fabulous days.
Working individually and in small teams you will have the opportunity to design a large archway, a staircase installation, ceremony room arrangements (including Sparkfords stunning fireplace), table centre pieces, bridal bouquets and, weather permitting, outdoor arrangements too. By day four Sparkford Hall will be utterly transformed into a stunning real-life wedding venue!
Team Tallulah will encourage you to develop your technical skills giving you the confidence to introduce large scale designs into your own wedding portfolios. Never underestimate what a new set of florist friends can do for your confidence too, shared ideas are often the best ideas! Business ‘huddles’ are written into your daily itinerary giving us the opportunity to ensure your costing and quoting skills are all in order and to give you the opportunity to ask any business-related questions. Your continued professional development is vital to the growth of your business and each student will enjoy a one to one coaching session with Rachel Wardley, the founder of Tallulah Rose Flower School to ensure you and your business are on the right track.
Your work will be photographed by our resident photographer Emily Kelly These images will be yours to keep and use. Emily will host a photography workshop sharing her top tips on capturing the perfect image whether for your formal portfolio or social media platforms. Directing a mini shoot Emily will lead the way for you to follow, giving you the opportunity to create your own portfolio shots.
Day times will pass in a flash of inspirational wedding installations whilst our evenings will take on a slower pace. Our in-house chef ensures that we’re well fed with locally sourced, energy fuelled meals. With fine wine we end each day with chatter and laughter before heading to bed exhausted but inspired!
Day One – Monday (Arrival Time 4pm)
Welcome chatter over tea and homemade cake
An introduction to the flowers followed by a hands on practical session creating small vase arrangements for your room.
Day Two – Tuesday
Team talks, project tasks and large-scale installation action!
Large scale installations continued.
Business huddle over tea & (more!) homemade cake
Day Three – Wednesday
Team talks, project tasks & ceremony room set up
Photography workshop with Emily Kelly and mini shoot
Business huddle with (even more!) tea & homemade cake
Day Four – Thursday
Outdoor installations (weather permitting)
Emily Kelly photo shoot with bride model
Celebratory lunch & course debrief
Certificate presentation & farewells
Depart 2 pm
Please note that this itinerary is subject to change