Grey Likes Weddings : Arranged Workshop

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At the start of 2009, I promised myself I’d do things that were: 1. Uncharacteristic of me; 2. Fun and fabulous; and 3. Make me a better photographer. Whatever I planned to do didn’t need all three elements to qualify, but last Saturday I did something that rolled everything into one. Kind of a like a calzone, without the calories.

When I heard fabublogger (yes, I make up words because they sound cool) Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings was hosting a workshop on Do It Yourself floral arrangements, I immediately signed up. I’m a firm believer in workshops and I feel like in order to take better pictures of floral arrangements and wedding decor, I should learn how understand what goes into them to make them so beautiful. That’s where Summer came in. She’s simply amazing at what she does and has a special gift for event design!

After a lunching in Huntington Beach, Jessica Claire and I went to Arranged and it was love at first sight. And first smell. And first touch. And first sound. We worked on creating our own floral arrangement and wedding bouquet…so fun! If you’d like more information on how to procure a hot seat to the next workshop in May, CLICK HERE for more details…here are a few photos from the day…

Yummm…cookies and milk…

Here’s Summer at the start of the class….

Here’s Jessica making kale look extra fab…

Jessica took the photo of me on the right…

Here’s Summer and her AMAZING mom, Cheryl, who was nothing short of wonderful…

Jessica took the photo on the left of the lovely Summer…

Voila! The finished bouquet…

The final results…everyone had their own flair to their pieces, but I think that’s what made them extra fun…

I had such a great time and I’m excited to do other things to make 2009 the Year of Great Things! On my list is taking a writing workshop in Los Angeles (oh, this makes me SO nervous) and take a Salsa dance class. Eeek…I’m so excited just thinking about it! 🙂

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  1. Anna

    March 30th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Sounds like fun! On another note, I already love your writing as it is 🙂 Can’t imagine how much better you’ll be after the writing workshop!

  2. Ashley Mae

    March 30th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Beautiful, those are so unique- that pic of you is so cute.

  3. Nicole

    March 30th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    It looks like a fun workshop to attend! And sooo pretty!

  4. B

    March 30th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Great! Now you can shoot my wedding and create the floral arrangements 🙂 Talented sisters ROCK!

  5. Stephanie Stewart

    March 30th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    What a fun idea! Gorgeous flowers! Oooh, salsa dancing, now that will be awesome!

  6. Karen (Mikols) Bonar

    March 30th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I LOVE arranging flowers. I wish the florist around here would do something so cool! It helps to have a husband who firmly believes in showering a girl in flowers, too. 😉

  7. Jackie Beale

    March 30th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    you’re gonna love the salsa classes! My sis use to dance salsa professionally. She teaches us some moves from time to time. It’s so much fun when you and your partner learn how to flow so well together! 🙂

  8. Erin J

    March 30th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Beauty-mus! Yes, I too make up words! When I saw your instructor wearing shorts and you in that CUTE dress I was jealous. We had 8 inches of snow this weekend. Darn Midwest. Looks like you had a great time!

  9. Navy Sou

    March 30th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I read about this on Miss Claire’s blog, but didn’t know you were going to attend! It’s definitely on my list of "to do’s"! Oh…and I absolutely [heart] your amazingly casual-comfortable-yet-oh-so-chic dress! You’re fabulous! : )

  10. Candace Prokopets

    March 30th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    This looks like so much fun! Writing workshop? How did you hear about that?

  11. Yuka photo art

    March 30th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    What a beautiful colors! J* you always inspire me to be a better person and to love what i do! Thank you!

  12. Kayla

    March 30th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    How fun! I would love to do something like that!

  13. nena

    March 30th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Looks like so much fun! I think I want to go to the next one! =-)

  14. Krysta

    March 30th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    That bouquet is very, um, pretty. No really! I like it, Jaz! Very unique. That workshop sounded like fun.

  15. kristin brancaleone

    March 30th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Welcome to my world! Those bouquets are so wild and pretty. I admire that you’re always stretching yourself and getting out of your comfort zone!

  16. Troy Woods

    March 30th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Great post Jasmine. Excellent reason for taking the workshop!

  17. oneshotbeyond

    March 30th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Looks like a fun time! Good for you for sticking to what you want to do!

  18. Nancy Ramos

    March 30th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    What a wonderful way to spend time with friends.

  19. Lydia

    March 30th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I wanted to go to that workshop. If only it was closer. California is too big sometimes! Beautiful bouquet!

  20. Jen May

    March 30th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    How fun!

  21. jacqueline fronters

    March 30th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    What a perfect day. I wish I knew you were going to attend in advance.

  22. e'lisa

    March 30th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    what a great idea jasmine to incorporate into your business! getting a behind the scenes look into the way things work and are made is an excellant way to spruce things up. you should be so proud of yourself!! 🙂

  23. Diane - www.sagephoto.com

    March 30th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Good for you! Love how you "stepped outside the box" and tried something different. Very cool. Love the end result.

  24. Jamie Sheasby

    March 30th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    I looove how photos of the snacks that were served at the workshops always end up on your blog. I don’t think I would be able to tear myself away from the milk and cookie table.

  25. Linda Geertsen

    March 30th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    FUN!

  26. Katelyn

    March 30th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    awww how fun! That’s such a cool idea for a workshop! Love the pics!

  27. jesi haack weddings

    March 30th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    how fun! i love your dress!

  28. lucy

    March 30th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I think this falls into the Fabulous catagory most. 😉

  29. Julie Lynn

    March 30th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    it’s always fun (and sometimes scary) to learn new things, so good for you! as for the writing workshop, go for it–but don’t lose your style. i read your blog for the writing as much as the photos. it sounds like YOU, which i think is why people feel a connection when they read it. everyone wants to be your friend, because they feel like they already know you! THAT’S good writing!

  30. Claire Ryser

    March 30th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    I LOVE all the details in this post! Your finished bouquet looks super fab… And You look so adorable by the way… how nice it must be to live in a warm place and not have to wear coats and boots in March! ps: I’m going to a Zumba class tonight for the first time! ooo la la!

  31. Liz Ness

    March 30th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Okay. I’m drooling (heh-heh). Seriously. Beautiful shots of everything (as always)…and, I’m really hungry now!

  32. Joan Solitario

    March 30th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    how fun! it’s always great to learn new things :o). you looked great jasmine and everything was so colorful! including your dress! ;o)

  33. Cathy Crawley

    March 30th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    I have always wanted to know how to arrange flowers! I bet every time you buy flowers from herein you will make them into something fabulous 🙂

  34. dotun

    March 31st, 2009 at 1:01 am

    looks like fun, the colors just pop.

  35. Bobbie Brown

    March 31st, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Love the pictures – they make me want to go get fresh flowers and put all over my house! And the fact that you have set goals to do this type of thing this year is very inspiring!

  36. mrozaidi

    March 31st, 2009 at 1:50 am

    I love U and Jessica Claire… Like Their Pictures…

  37. michelle cunningham

    March 31st, 2009 at 2:53 am

    jaz that’s wonderful! stepping out of your comfort zone is a wonderful way to grow and find more of yourself. 3 years ago i signed up for hiphop class. me the ballerina of too many decades braved the youth of today and signed up for funk! isn’t it great to find new talents hidden in you? i sucked at hiphop btw but i had a blast!

  38. Arielle Langhorne

    March 31st, 2009 at 3:20 am

    Wow that looks like so much fun, and the bouquets were all lovely! It makes me want to go into wedding flower arrangements rather than wedding photography…

  39. Crystal

    March 31st, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Is it weird that some of my favorite pics of yours are of food? LOL!!! I know you hear me. Maybe I need help!

  40. Feuza

    March 31st, 2009 at 3:34 am

    You go girl! that is awesome, I love wedding decor and flowers

  41. Allie

    March 31st, 2009 at 5:33 am

    How Fun, what a great way to spend a day surrounded by flowers! Inspired as always to think outside the box and try something new!

  42. kristi

    March 31st, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Ok…Summer is just beautiful! What a beautiful girl…and her mom…..Her haircut is so cute! Makes me want to get mine cut again. Looks like you had a great time. Bravo for ‘branching’ out 🙂

  43. Becky

    March 31st, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I love the flowers! They have a fun whispyness to them.

  44. jeramy

    March 31st, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    photos of treats make me hungry

  45. Ashley Rose

    March 31st, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Oh this looks like soooo much fun! I am def. signing up next time =) your bouquet looks fabulous 😉 xoxo

  46. Ashley Rose

    March 31st, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Oh this looks oh sooo fun! I must take it next time =) your bouquet looks gorgeous!!! xoxo

  47. Jenny Sun

    April 1st, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Jasmine!!! I LOVE your dress!! where did you get it? You always have such fabulous sense of style!! 😀

  48. dani marie

    April 1st, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    FYI-
    YOU could teach a writting class. Your writing skills put all of us bloggers t shame 😉

  49. barbara (soon to be dieppa)

    April 1st, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    what a great idea for a stressed out bride like me!!!! I love workshops!!

  50. Peter Miranda

    April 1st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I cant believe Kale is being used to decorate?
    WTF?
    Thats a portuguese soup classic ingredient !!!!
    Put that back in the soup woman….
    xxxx
    Great shots

  51. Jonni

    April 2nd, 2009 at 1:26 am

    What fun and thanks for sharing the gorgous images with us. Good luck with the writing workshop as well. It sounds super fab. 🙂

    Hugs,
    Jonni

  52. Crystal Molina

    April 2nd, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I love this idea. I’ve been thinking myself of taking a writing class.

  53. kareem jones

    April 6th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    whoa i great idea and very beautiful pic CLICK HERE

  54. Wedding Fall Flowers

    June 17th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I have been looking around for this kind of information. Will you post some more in future? I’ll be grateful if you will and thanks for sharing!