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Chapel Designer Workshop | Hope Flower Farm | How To Get Published

The Chapel Designers

Chapel Designer Workshop

May 19-22, 2019

Hope Flower Farm, Waterford, VA

Workshop Agenda:

Sunday- 5pm- 8pm

  • Join us for a casual dinner in the manor house and a lively discussion about business procedures, marketing, client consultations, writing contract, sound business practices, pricing, and marketing. Holly will take you step by step through her process.

Monday- 9am - 5:30pm

  • Hands on designing with Holly of bridal bouquets, table scape, and wearables. Designs will be photographed. We will discuss the overall look of the photo shoot and begin production of a large installation that will be focal during the photo shoot.

  • Hear from Shira Savada, former wedding editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, regarding production of editorial worthy work.

  • Photographer Abby Jiu will discuss the importance of the florist- photographer relationship. Abby will also discuss how to create designs that capture beautiful eye- catching images worthy of publication.

  • Light breakfast and lunch included.

Tuesday-9am - 5:30pm

  • Today we hustle. We will be producing a fully built out photo shoot in conjunction with the Queen of Editorial, Shira Savada.

  • We will create several vignettes dripping with lush floral displays and trend setting designs. Our peony fields will be in full bloom and we hope they’ll serve as a backdrop for some of the sets.

  • Flowers to include Hope Flower Farm’s peonies, Alexandra Farms gardens roses, sexy ranunculus, flying tulips, trailing vine, and the finest spring has to offer.

Wednesday- 8am-10am-

  • Optional goodbye breakfast, we hope you can stay to say our goodbyes over breakfast (provided).




(Note: Designers who meet the Chapel Designer criteria will have the option of becoming a Chapel Designer at the conclusion of the 3-Day Virginia workshop. For criteria: click here)


Option 1:

$2600 (includes breakfast and lunch daily)


Option 2: S O L D O U T

$3200 (includes lodging at Hope Flower Farm w/ breakfast and lunch on workshop days) We have 3 guestrooms (with one shared bath) available in the Tenant Farm House at Hope Flower Farm. To Register: Please email us at to check availability and receive further instructions on reserving your spot. 

*To learn more about Chapel Designer membership, click here.

Note: We will be designing in the barn and on the grounds of Hope Flower Farm. The barn is not climate controlled. You'll want to dress comfortably for full days of designing!