Floristry Courses

The Wedding Retreat

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!

Itinerary

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.
Dinner

Day Two – Tuesday
Breakfast
Team talks, project tasks and large-scale installation action!
Lunch
Large scale installations continued.
Business huddle over tea & (more!) homemade cake
Dinner

Day Three – Wednesday
Breakfast
Team talks, project tasks & ceremony room set up
Lunch
Bridal Bouquets
Photography workshop with Emily Kelly and mini shoot
Business huddle with (even more!) tea & homemade cake
Dinner

Day Four – Thursday
Breakfast
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

 

 

Who's It For?

The Retreat is ideal for our Career Change graduates seeking an advanced level of floristry. The Retreat will give you the confidence and skill set, not to mention the portfolio images and taking your current wedding offer to the next level. We also welcome college, flower school or self-trained florists, anyone with a basic level of floristry will benefit from this course.

You may have been in the industry for many years and although you know every technical trick in the book you’re feeling uninspired or ‘behind the times’ in terms of floristry fashion. The Retreat will help to re-inspire you and bring you up to date with today’s Instagram bride!

If you’d like to register for this course but are unsure if you have the right skill set please don’t be shy call us on 01225 425998 for a chat.

What's Included?

• Tallulah Rose heavy weight denim apron and a pair of professional carbon blade scissors

• All your flowers and equipment required to complete the course

• Expert tuition from the Tallulah Rose team

• Professional portfolio images taken by our resident photographer Emily Kelly

• One to one business coaching with Rachel Wardley the founder of Tallulah Rose Flower School

• 3 nights luxury accommodation at Sparkford Hall. All rooms are private, some with en-suite facilities others with shared bathrooms. Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis.

• Breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and drinks

About the Venue....

Accommodation:
Sparkford Hall is set in 23 acres of beautiful parkland, orchards and gardens. This luxury Georgian house is nestled in the heart of Somerset countryside and offers luxury accommodation and the freedom to roam.

Location:
Sparkford Hall, Sparkford is situated just 5 miles from Castle Cary in Somerset. Castle Cary train station has a direct link from London and Bristol. Sparkford is 30 miles from Bristol airport. The postcode for Sparkford Hall is BA22 7LD

For more information – Sparkford Hall

How to Book?

Booking:

Limited to 12 places

Your investment: £1,850

Reserve your place by either emailing us at registrations@tallulahroseflowerschool.com or by paying a £500 deposit below.

Please read our Payments, Cancellations & Refunds Policy prior to booking.

What the Students Say...

Having just completed the 4 day floristry retreat course I can honestly say that the whole experience was amazing from the beginning to the end. Working in teams you create a large scale arch, a sweeping staircase & dress an entire wedding room using the most beautiful flowers you can imagine, everything you need to know is covered, so you leave with the confidence & knowledge to recreate these in your own wedding work.
Sparkford Hall is a beautiful elegant house which certainly looked like it was dressed for a wedding by the last day of our stay, all ready for the photographer to take beautiful images of our work. Thank You to Rachel, the Tallulah Rose team & the lovely students, I had the time of my life!

Janice Johnson