Françoise is coming to the Atlanta, GA area!

botanical headpiece and necklace, Francoise Weeks

photo Ted Mishima

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 21 & 22, 2015, 9AM to 4PM each day

Hosted by Sherry Donnelly of:
Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio

Location: Vinewood Plantation in Newnan, GA
(about 30 miles southwest of Atlanta)

Botanical Couture Workshop

Class size limited to 20 students!

Please bring your own tools, i.e. clippers, scissors, wire cutters and knives.

Lunch will be provided.

Register for the Workshop

Price $1,185


botanical earrings, Francoise Weeks

photo Françoise Weeks


Tuesday, April 21 – Headpieces and Jewelry

When it comes to floral millinery, a design may be lush and vibrant or simple and elegant. The elements used, all add up to a unique floral headpiece design. After fashioning a basic armature that can be bent or shaped, your creativity will be called upon to construct these cascading arrangements. Flowers, striking foliage and bundles of berries compose a picture perfect floral headpiece. The afternoon session will focus on jewelry and you will learn how to make rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets.


Purse with orchids, Francoise Weeks

photo Joni Shimabukuro


Wednesday, April 22 – Purses & Shoes

A floral purse can be used as a centerpiece, bridal bouquet, or as adornment for the flower girl. Observe the mechanics that are used to create a structure that imitates the elaborate style of couture. Once your base is created, let your imagination run wild with how to cover it: foliage, petals, gilded leaves, feathers or sisal materials. Elegant and gorgeous, fairytale slippers are a striking addition to fashion shows, bridal showers and weddings. Floral shoes can be created from wire structures or using an old shoe as a base that can then be worn! Once the foundation is laid, styles can vary widely depending on your choice of flowers and foliage.

On Wednesday afternoon we will have a photo shoot, sponsored by a professional photographer. Models, dressed in beautiful wedding gowns will model your beautiful designs!


botanical shoe  with orchids and ferns 6, Françoise Weeks

photo Joni Shimabukuro

to RSVP or for more information

Workshop Info
Françoise Weeks
Lodging Info
Sherry Donnelly
Gertie Mae’s Floral Studio

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