Yesterday I had the opportunity to participate in a DIY flower crown class coordinated by Miami Flower Market and taught by their instructor Rene Blanco. Although not a florist, I can’t deny my passion for flowers and all beautiful things created with them. Originally, the idea of learning to create my very own flower crown immediately sparked my interest. Then, I read that it would take place inside West Elm, the Sakura Soap Co would be displaying their products, and Cuisine and Events would be offering bites, and I was completely sold! I mean, is there a better way to spend a late afternoon than surrounded by fresh flowers, delicious smelling soap, food, and amazing decor? Yeah, I bet that very few things can top that.
Believe me when I tell you that making a flower crown is no easy task. It takes time, technique, and lots and lots of patience. By the time I was done, I literally wanted to permanently attach the flower crown to my head and parade it around town for a week just to demonstrate how proud I was of my own efforts.
At the end of the night, I learned three important things, aside from mastering the art of using floral tape of course (by the way, instructor Rene Blanco is the floral tape guru)…
- By making a flower crown, I gained a deeper understanding of a florist’s artistic process and the amount of detail and skill that goes into making beautiful flower arrangements for an event.
- By understanding this process, I am able to continue educating clients on the importance of hiring vendors that display a higher level of creativity and meticulousness in their work. As an event planner, it is my obligation to offer and recommend to my clients only the best professionals.
- The last thing I learned was to never underestimate the power of bonding with other women. Whether you are a housewife, single mother, entrepreneur, full-time professional, or student, spending time with other women, especially when learning new things, is always empowering and refreshing.
But seriously though… isn’t my flower crown a work of art? Do you think I can now add “flower crown making” to my repertoire of life-saving skills?