For 72 hours ONLY, we will be having a flash sale on spots left for this one-of-a-kind styled shoot workshop! Get yours for 50% OFF ($150.00 value)!!
Spots are limited so hurry today and register!
Offer ends Monday, June 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm cst.
**Does not apply to those who have previously reserved their spots. Simply push the button below to reserve your spot!
Our Venue | The gorgeous White Oak Plantation, located in the heart of Baton Rouge, LA
17660 George O Neal Rd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70817
When | Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Details & Schedule
Styled inspiration photo shoots are a wonderful tool to use to enhance your photography and design skills. At this Styled Shoot Workshop, you will learn how to come up with an overall feel or theme for your styled shoot, create it, and then shoot it! The majority of this workshop will be a hands-on experience where attendees will have the chance to learn, ask questions of the local vendors and creatives present, as well as learn from peers. Come enjoy a day overflowing with gorgeous touches, a beautiful tablescape, the wedding cake, and the bride & groom; we've left no detail untouched. Lunch will be provided.
9:00 -9:30 am: Arrive, Network, & Welcome
Session 1 9:30 - 11:15 am: Hands-On Styling. Creatives will assist in the design & styling of the tablescape, ceremony space, and more!
Session 2 9:30 -11:15 a.m.: Hands-On Posing & Photographing of the Bride & Groom - Taught by Rachel Bourgeois, owner of Rachel Erin Photography
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 am: Lunch Break
Session 3 11:45 am - 1:45 pm: Photographing the Styled Shoot. A shot list and details to remember will be on site. - Taught by Rachel Bourgeois, owner of Rachel Erin Photography
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm: Farewells
What's Included In Your Ticket
Written by Jamie McAllister Blanchard, owner of Gleaux Goddess Hair & Airbrush Tanning
Our destination wedding was in Destin, Florida on the beach.
Nick and I envisioned a small intimate sunset beach wedding. Wedding party of 13 total. Everything was perfect until a huge storm came. Yep! Wet guest running to my indoor reception area to get out of the rain. (so glad it was on site). We changed gears and got married inside. After the storm passed our photographer managed to get a few gloomy sunset beach wedding pictures of just he and I! It wasn't at all how we planned but thankfully we had everything in order to keep the festivities going.
The Floral Cottage is a wedding and special event florist focusing on Southern Louisiana Weddings in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans and surrounding areas. We also design for special events including bridal showers, parties and corporate events.
Since 1999, The Floral Cottage Florist, owned by Becky Hofmann, has been located in rural St. Amant, Louisiana serving Ascension Parish and surrounding areas. A once full-time florist, The Floral Cottage has now become a wedding and special event florist.
How much of your business is related to wedding events?
Currently, nearly all of our business is related to wedding events.
How much on average would a bride and groom pay for the services of a florist at their weddings?
Typically, the average wedding ranges from $1000-2000. The price greatly depends on the number of people in the bridal party as well as ceremony and reception floral décor. For the bridal party (bride, bridesmaids, boutonnieres, corsages, flower girls, etc.) only, the price averages $1000.
Would you say flowers at weddings are becoming more or less popular?
I think flowers at weddings are becoming more popular as the current wedding style is evolving into a more nature inspired theme. Flowers always do the trick to achieve that romantic bohemian style our brides are loving!
What is the most popular flower brides seem to want in their wedding?
Brides love peonies! The peony is not readily available like a rose, but we try our best to recreate the bouquet style using other seasonally available flowers. Brides are also loving ranunculus, brunia berries and blush astilbe.
What are the current floral trends?
Blush! 2015 was the year of blush and it has continued to spill over into 2016. Look out for more of an earthy bouquet style in shades of wine, blush and greens to satisfy our bohemian brides of 2016.
Why do you love being a florist?
Being a florist allows us to express our creativity daily in our job. As a creative person, you are in constant search of the next project to fulfill your passion for creating art. There's no need to search for our artistic medium. We've found it in floral design. We are so passionate about flowers at The Floral Cottage that we wake up in the morning thinking about flowers, brainstorm ideas during the day and spend the night dreaming about our upcoming projects. We are blessed to have found our calling in floral design and we are even more blessed to work with family.
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Should you do a first look?
I’m going to be completely transparent with you right now- I have a love/hate relationship with first looks. When crafting the wedding day timeline with my clients, we often come to a screeching halt when it comes to the decision of whether or not to do a first look. While it is ultimately a decision that needs to be made by the bride & groom, there are several things that you must consider when planning your wedding day.
If seeing your spouse for the first time walking down the aisle is the most important part of your wedding day, don’t let someone else talk you out of it. What you do need to avoid is giving your photographer an unreasonably short amount of time to take portraits that you want. Talking with your photographer months ahead of your wedding is crucial in creating a wedding day timeline that will be enjoyable for everyone