Win A Wedding Workshop with Françoise Weeks

What a great way to start the week! We’re constantly amazed by the generosity and kindness shown to the BB community by our wonderful floral industry friends. Today Françoise Weeks, Woodlands Designer & Botanical Haute Couture Artist, is stopping by with a gift for one very lucky BB reader!

Francoise Weeks collage

Images: (L) Theresa Bear (UR) Rebekah Johnson (LR) Robert McNary

Feeling lucky? You might just find yourself spending 3 days with Françoise in her private Portland, Oregon studio learning her wedding floral design techniques! Françoise is gifting a seat in her Wedding Design Workshop on June 5-7, 2017 to the winner of a drawing scheduled for this Friday right here on Botanical Brouhaha.

The workshop will be limited to 5 students to ensure an intimate atmosphere conducive to asking questions and learning techniques under Françoise’s guidance. Content is geared for all abilities and the focus will be on stretching yourself to be open to new ways of thinking about botanical materials. Workshop topics will include:

Day 1: Reception Flowers

What all is involved in consultations, proposals and contracts? Françoise leads a lively discussion that begins day one. Following this she demonstrates many techniques and mechanics and shows a variety of ideas on design elements for the reception – centerpieces, arrangements for buffets and mantles and cake decorations. You will get a chance to interpret these ideas and create 2 centerpieces, choosing from a plethora of seasonal flowers and textures.

Francoise Weeks | Rob Augspurger Photography

Françoise Weeks | Rob Augspurger Photography

Day 2: Personal Flowers

How does Françoise come up with new ideas and promote her passion? Become comfortable with designing flowers for the wedding party, including the bridal and bridesmaid’s bouquets, flower crowns and botanical jewelry.

Francoise Weeks | Margaret Jacobsen Photography

Françoise Weeks | Margaret Jacobsen Photography

Day 3: Ceremony Flowers

Here you’ll get a look at the intricacies of sourcing, ordering and pricing flowers. Find out why streamlining workload is essential. Design elements for the ceremony, including chuppah decorations and altar, candelabra and pew arrangements. *Day three begins with a trip to the Portland Flower Market.

Francoise Weeks | Gwendolyn Severson Photography

Françoise Weeks | Gwendolyn Severson Photography

To Enter:

For a chance to win the seat in Françoise’s workshop, simply leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen by random drawing on Friday, April 14, 2017 at noon (CST). The winner will be announced on Botanical Brouhaha later that afternoon.

(Note: The winner is responsible for travel and lodging expenses. The 3-day workshop is valued at $1300)

Francoise Weeks | Ron Weeks Photography

Françoise Weeks | Ron Weeks Photography

Thank you, Françoise, for your constant generosity and inspiration. We’re grateful for you, friend.

Good luck, BB readers!

214 thoughts on “Win A Wedding Workshop with Françoise Weeks

  1. Jillian

    Winning a place at the workshop would be a dream come true! I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks for offering the opportunity!

  2. Lindsey Busch

    I follow Franciose on social media and am always in awe of the beautiful artwork she creates. An opportunity to learn from her would be a dream come true!

  3. Felicia Fett

    I am simply inspired to follow your designs and business ideas. Making a change in my career has not been a smooth one but I am encouraged success will ‘bloom’ after attending this exciting event!

    1. Nellie

      Fantastic opportunity ! Would love to enable my talented daughter @zoe warneminde to have this amazing lesson n floral inspiration and more importantly – life lesson!- we could strap on our wings and fly over from Australia. Yay!

  4. Kathleen Barber

    I would love to offer my bride’s the trendy woodland botanical style and have always wanted to learn Francoise’s technique. Attending the wedding workshop would be such an opportunity. Thank you BB for putting this all together!

  5. Maureen McCarthy-Koth

    The flowers are so lovely and evocative of what could be. This workshop would be the opportunity of a lifetime.

  6. Kate Borger

    I would love to be chosen ! My daughter is getting married July 1 in a beautiful garden ceremony. Having Francoise’s as a teacher would make the flowers spectacular. Fingers crossed…..

  7. Andrea Ireland

    This workshop would be a dream! Thank you for the opportunity to win a chance to attend. I would love to go!

  8. Jessica Glass-Jones

    I’m addicted to textures in design…It would truly be a blessing to learn from Francois! She’s simply amazing & a one of a kind designer!

  9. Isabella Wildermuth

    What a lovely opportunity! I would be thrilled to get a chance to be apart of this workshop.

  10. Lesleighan Cravens

    I would love a chance to attend this amazing workshop/conference! Everything that I could possibly learn from this experience could be used in the classroom at the University of Missouri and with the floral design club!

  11. Tanya Kratz

    What a joy it would be to attend this workshop! Thank you Francoise for being so generous of spirit! I hope I will get one of the 5 golden tickets! (Willy Wonka Reference)

  12. flora brown

    What an incredible opportunity! Such an intimate workshop with Francoise sounds like any flower-lover’s dream!

  13. Nadia Johnson

    This would be just what I need to get my mojo back and get over the creative block I’ve had since my divorce. I absolutely love Francoise’s unique take on designing, especially her personal flowers.

  14. Ashley Berry

    To be a young hardworking florist from New Hampshire and have the chance to travel to Portland and learn amazing techniques and tips from such a pro would be beyond a dream come true! I’m keeping my fingers crossed 🤞🏻

  15. Laura Wattles

    What an amazing and generous offer for some lucky florist! Thank you for the opportunity! If I don’t win, I sure hope to still attend a class in the future!

  16. Beverley Suckling

    What an amazing opportunity – thank you for your generosity to one very lucky person, hoping it’s me. This would be my dream to further my floral skills, you continue to inspire me to grow. Thank you.

  17. Joanna McColgan

    I would LOVE to win such an amazing opportunity. Every chance to learn inspires me and my business!

  18. Kirbey Rogic

    What a dream this would be! These designs do nothing short of inspire! My goal as a floral designer is to constantly be learning new things. I can only imagine what a few days with Francoise would do for my creativity and floral energy. Swoon.

  19. Kati Howard

    I would love to win this once in a lifetime opportunity. Flowers have been a passion of mine since my grandma would walk through her garden naming each variety to me at age 3.

    Hoping for the best. 🤞🏻

  20. Lora Bonnet

    Hello, This opportunity would be the gift, I need to take my
    My passion of florist to the “WOW” factor.
    I know everyone on this page would like to be
    The winner, best wishes to all of us .

  21. Teremar Pumarada

    A master of beautiful craft…. three days of incredible learning experience and a very generous gift. Amazing!!

  22. Tracey Reynolds

    I was just contemplating if I might be able to go to a workshop this year, and after the dreaded taxes and investing in a new amazing arbor….alas the funds aren’t there. I so admire Francoise, this would be incredible!

  23. Erin

    An incredible opportunity! I find so much peace in the woods and would feel so fortunate to learn from someone who seems so inspired by these natural surroundings. I’d love to be able to utilize techniques learned in my floral business.

  24. Linda Spradlin

    My bags are packed, boarding reservations made for the dogs, and visions of beautiful creations are dancing in my head.

  25. Casey

    Everyone deserves a chance to win, but making the most out of that chance to win is what I have always done. Surest way to success is hard work. I deserve to win because I am no extra ordinary person’s second version, but my own first version! I would be inspired to create and enamored by Francoise’s craftsmanship, gladly flying half way across the globe to witness the detail and beauty of her work no picture can accurately portray.

  26. Ruth Reynolds

    What an experience i would have!!!! I love her work and as a designer it would push me in a new direction!!!

  27. CristiEllen Zarvas

    I always knew I wanted to work with flowers. But how to get in? I started by sweeping the floors at a shop nearby my home. I expected nothing – enjoying the simple pleasure of being around flowers and creative designers. Since then my knowledge has deepened, I now organize the shop’s workshops, manage our marketing, and help out on weekends and seasonally. I am eager to expand my learning – hoping for this chance to win!

  28. Gina Pagano-Rose

    I would be OVER THE MOON to win a chance to study with Francois! She’s been my absolute favorite since the minute I found her. I’ve always always wanted to attend one of her workshops. What an amazing giveaway! I would be honored and crazy excited to win! 💚Gina

  29. Tahmina Ringer

    What generous and amazing, game changing opportunity! I would love to be part of this! I can even imagine how much I could learn in an intimate workshop like this. Thank you for considering me and your generosity.

  30. Lauren

    Oh, my goodness! I adore Françoise’s cozy woodlands creations! It would be an incredible opportunity to learn from her.

  31. Alanna Garcia

    What an amazing opportunity!! I’ve always admired Floral designer influencers in the wedding industry hoping one day I would be able to work and learn from them! I am a self taught, home based florist just launched this past February in Des Moines,WA. It would be so rad to be picked! New techniques, styles and inspiration is waiting and what better way to discover them then being apart of a workshop with fellow flower lovers!

  32. Karen Myers

    After over 25 years in the business, my design techniques are outdated and I am excited at any opportunity to learn newer methods and to use more diverse materials. This would be an amazing opportunity with an incredibly talented teacher!

  33. Carolina

    We just need mentors and inspiration where I live, people willing to teach and share their talent! Having an expert florist would be a life changing event for me and my business. crossing my fingers here!

  34. Tamara Ellen Gibson

    What a wonderful pairing BB and Francoise, I’ve been following and been inspired by both. Francoise caught my eye quite a while ago with the ability to bring nature into couture and event design. I’ve loved all the amazing hellebores, trilliums, and plants I’ve never conceived of that she posts on her travels. I live vicariously through Francoise and can’t imagine anything better to be taught by her. Thanks BB for your weekly visual inspirations, insightful blogs and keeping this, later in life girl that is now following her passion, fueled!

  35. Cathy Lamb

    Francoise Weeks is a floral designer’s designer! (an artist’s artist).
    I love seeing her contributions to the floral world. They bust the conventional mold!

  36. Rebecca Tiller

    Hi, I can’t tell you how much this would mean to me – an opportunity to meet and work with the one and onlyF Francoise Weeks and visit America for the first time – go on choose me pretty please!

  37. Zoe

    I am studying at southbank tafe but this would boost my career to the next level, such a amazing chance for me to gain more skills and meet people from the industry.

  38. cyn bloom

    Spending time with Francoise would be the thrill of a lifetime. I am continually amazed at her creativity, generosity and the beauty she adds to the world. I would love the opportunity and think it is an amazing offer for some very lucky person.

  39. Rosie Kenney

    Such a fab course… I’ve been following her work and so wish I could attend as there is nothing like this “down under” in Australia 🇦🇺.

  40. Meagan Ferren

    Oh my goodness, I would be so grateful to be able to attend this workshop. I love and follow Francoise Weeks on instagram. I attended the floral design institute and have been inspired from her work and Portland. Since leaving school I have really developed a passion for personal flowers and intricate designs. I would love to win a spot at this workshop!

  41. Mónica dela torre

    Sacré bleu! Je voudrais gagner, je suis une fleuriste mexicaine qui a beaucoup de volonté pour apprendre nouvelles techniques!
    I would love to win this one in a lifetime opportunity to work with a master such as Françoise Weeks. I love flowers. It’s my passion.
    Thank you botanical brouhaha for this lovely chance.

  42. Marina Hinkle

    The opportunity to learn from Francoise would literally be the most amazing opportunity . I appreciate her so much for the love of the wild and crazy varieties of flowers in her work’s a deeper appreciation her work reflects for the variety of beauties she uses ! To be able to create with her and see her create in person would be a dream !! Good luck to all (: <3

  43. Bridget Habetler

    Thank you for offering this wonderful opportunity!! I have admired Francoise’s work for a long time and would be thrilled to attend this workshop. Keeping my fingers crossed!!

  44. Ann Cogburn

    After almost 40 years in Dallas, I will soon be moving back to my hometown, New Orleans, where I will be pursuing a floral design career. Creating textural European inspired floral designs (using organic elements like moss, lichens, bark, seedpods, berries, etc.) would be a perfect fit for a city like NOLA.
    I’ve admired Francoise Weeks unique creations from woodland style bouquets to botanical jewelry & couture.The artistic photos of her black gothic Halloween floral headdress ( 10/29/2015) remind me so much of New Orleans!
    I’ve been a regular follower of Botanical Brouhaha for the past four years and I would love the opportunity to attend this workshop.

  45. Detienne cécile

    Je tente ma chance pour une petiteflzuriste européenne venant de Belgique 🇧🇪 comme Françoise .🌿🌿🌿J’adore son travail, je la suis depuis plusieurs années.
    J’aimerai trop gagné et découvrir de près son univers
    Merci à vous pour l’organisation
    Belle journée

  46. Thordis Zophia

    I love everything about Francoise work, she is one kind of talent, and it would be fairytale to win this 🌸

  47. Kim Bledsoe

    This would be a dream realized for me! I love Francoise’s design and am inspired by her daily. The blending of floral and botany takes design to new levels and I’d love the opportunity to learn first hand from such an amazing artist!

  48. Elaine Mercouris

    Thank you so much for sharing your designs and for being so inspirational! What a great experience for anyone!

  49. Christie Aziz Mauricio

    This is exactly what I need before wedding season starts, we will be cutting from our peony fields this summer for the first time and to add this level of experience to all my garden flowers would be a gift. Thank you!

  50. Thordis Zophia

    I love everything about Francoise work, she is one kind of talent, it would be fairytale to win this

  51. Louisa Lam

    As a Floral Design Instructor at the College in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada over 24 years, I still enjoying share my passion with my students and fellow designers. I thought there’s no perfectionist, we all need to keep on learning. Life is a classroom, we are both students and teachers. “New ideas need audiences like flowers and bees. No matter how bright and colorful, they will die unless others work to spread them.~ Simon Sinek. I hope I can have this opportunity to get inspiration from Francoise and spread them through my teaching journey.❤


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