Chapel Designers NYC 2015 | Day Two

Day Two of The Chapel Designer Conference unfolded in the David Beahm Design warehouse. David welcomed The Chapel Designers with a little help from his canine assistant, Mr. Jim Beahm, who stole the hearts of the designers. Much to everyone's delight, the warehouse was filled with a bounty of beautiful flowers gathered from various growers and suppliers including David Austin Roses, A Rose by Harvest, DV Flora and Alexandra name a few.  A large assortment of David Austin roses kept the designers busy taking notes and snapping photos while stunning poppies, ranunculus, blooming branches, clematis and jasmine vine hinted of the design day ahead. 

Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers shared insights on creating her distinctive compote designs and gave the Chapel Designers a chance to create one of their own. Upon completion, each compote was professionally photographed by Lauren of Lauren Carnes Photography and Astrid of Astrid Photography. Unique name tags created for each designer by Paper Birch Designs made a special appearance during the photography session. 

The afternoon kicked off with instruction on various bouquet syles from Sarah Winward, Robbie Honey and Holly Chapple. Robbie taught the mechanics behind a fully wired bouquet and kept the crowd mesmerized. 

Holly Chapple taught the innovative mechanics behind her 'Hollyish' garden bouquets and then allowed the designers an opportunity to create a bouquet in the style of their choice. Vanessa & Michael of Verde Flowers provided a wonderful lunch break across the street in their shop as well as a stunning spot for an impromptu mini-photoshoot with Cari Funkhouser modeling a 'Hollyish' bouquet. 

The Chapel Designers created incredibly diverse and beautiful bouquets on Day Two. Upon completion each bouquet was photographed with model Cari Funkhouser which added quite a lot of excitement. 

Holly & Evan Chapple shared tips on the design and mechanics of installing a stunning & sturdy chuppah. Then it was all hands on deck as each Chapel Designer created a portion of the chuppah florals and watched as it slowly came together forming a backdrop for the tablescape styled by Amanda of The Bridal Theory, Holly Chapple and Sarah Winward. Day Two was filled with learning, designing, teamwork...and a lot of gratitude for David Beahm's generosity.