Grey Likes Weddings : Arranged Workshop

Photography

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! 🙂