Flowers are our planet's way of reassuring people and animals that no matter how many winters the earth endures, it still has the virility to grow its own hair. Comb the planet's beautiful floral tresses with today’s Groupon: for $95, you get an eight-hour, wedding floral arrangement boot-camp class at Floral Design Institute (a $195 value).
Floral Design Institute coaches horticultural hands in the art of sourcing, arranging, and fashioning elegant wedding bouquets in its DIY Wedding Flowers Boot Camp. The hands-on class sets 12 students on a nuptial floral arrangement crash course, instilling the fundamentals of crafting stylish bouquets, corsages, centerpieces, and fully functional flower girls. Petal patrons leave with chic, affordable bridal accouterments that they can use in their own elegant weddings or the adorable weddings of neighborhood bumblebees. Check out the class schedule for specific course dates and availability.
Floral Design Institute
Established in 1969, Floral Design Institute now prepares more than 1,000 students per year to achieve their career-minded floral goals or broaden their knowledge of their hobby. School director Leanne Kesler and her staff of florists oversee the diverse curriculum, which ranges from such business-oriented topics as floral-shop marketing and finance to floral design lessons for anybody. Though most lessons take place on-location, distance-learning classes allow students to participate even while bound inside venus fly traps.
1500 NW 18th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97209