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Chapel Designers Atlanta 2018

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Join Holly Chapple and some of her current Chapel Designers for a unique opportunity to flower the aisle, high altar and the reredos at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Georgia - one of only 5 churches left standing in Atlanta by Sherman's army during the Civil War. Learn large-scale mechanics alongside Holly while receiving hands-on experience in a real life setting. Following the large installation, spend a day learning Hollyish floral design techniques and the business practices she developed while building Holly Heider Chapple Flowers over the last 25 years. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture portfolio-worthy images of your work.  Class limited to 8 students. (Note: Designers who meet the Chapel Designer criteria will have the option of becoming a Chapel Designer at the conclusion of the workshop. For criteria:  CLICK HERE)



Dates: January 23-25, 2018 (26th optional)


The Cathedral of St. Philip

2744 Peachtree Road NW | Atlanta, Ga.  30305



Tuesday, January 23

8:00 am - Arrive at Cut Flower Wholesale 2122 Faulkner Rd, Atlanta GA for a tour. The tour is optional (students will take their own cars as transportation is not provided).

10:00 am -  Arrive at The Cathedral of St. Philip (address above). Begin processing flowers and preparing mechanics for the grand installation at the Cathedral.

12:30 pm Lunch (provided)

1:30 pm - Resume working on the Cathedral installation. Once the church is prepped and ready, students will receive an hour of business coaching.

5:00 pm - Workshop officially concludes for the day


Wednesday, January 24

9:00 am - Flower The Cathedral of St. Philip alongside Holly. (Must be complete by 3pm)

12:00 pm  Lunch (provided)

4:00 pm - Discussion: The Business of Floral Design 

5:00 pm - Workshop officially concludes for the day

6:30 PM - Optional: Preview Party at Antiques Show


Thursday, January 25 -The Cathedral of St. Philip

9:00 am - Discussion: Business Practices/Chapel Designer Membership Info

10:00 am -  Demonstration: Hollyish Bridal Bouquets

11:00 am - Hands-On Design Time:  Hollyish Bridal Bouquets

12:30 pm - Lunch (provided)

1:30 pm - Demonstration by Holly: Creating a compote design and preview of Holly's new product line.

2:30 pm - Hands-On Design Time: Hollyish compote

4:00 pm - Discussion: Large scale designs with imagery

5:00 pm - Chapel Designer event officially concludes


Friday, January 26th

Holly will present two one-hour programs for the Cathedral Antiques Show.  All registered students of the CD event will be given tickets to the event. Holly will speak at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm. This day is optional for those who would like to stay.


Message to students:

Students who register should be prepared to work and assist on a large scale installation. If a true hands-on workshop is not for you, we suggest you look at one of our other class options. Because we believe in transparency and to ensure there is no confusion about this process, Holly Heider Chapple Flowers is not being paid to flower the cathedral. She was contacted to do this as an artistic opportunity and she is being allowed to teach the process. This is a hands-on real-life working opportunity to be by her side as she designs the historic cathedral.  On January 26th, Holly has a speaking engagement at the Cathedral Antiques Show. Workshop participants will be gifted tickets, but it is NOT an official part of the Chapel Designer workshop. You might consider leaving your evenings open as it's common for participants to socialize in the evenings and we believe it's an important part of getting to know your Chapel Designer family.

Cost: $2400

Recommended Accommodations:

The St. Regis Atlanta   888-627-7231  (special rate- please contact for details)

Quality Suites Buckhead Village  404-262-7880

Intercontinental Hotel 404-946-9000 (special rate - please contact for details)

NOTE: We recommend staying in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.



Later Event: April 8
Chapel Designers Scotland