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We want the 3 days we have planned to be inspiring and informative. We are looking forward to connecting with fellow florists and creative people and making lots of new friends. We know you will leave us feeling excited motivated, with new skills and exciting new ideas you can put into practice. Its going to be a lot of FUN!

3 Weddings in 3 Days Autumn 2018

What's Inluded

  • All flowers and sundries
  • Apron and scissors
  • 3 nights accommodation at Barton Court
  • Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea and coffee throughout the course
  • Certificate of attendance


We designed this intensive 3 day residential course to give a unique insight into the creative process of designing, installing and styling a wedding. From concept to completion.
This is the perfect course for new and experienced florists ,stylists and creatives and a wonderful environment to discover new skills, extend your knowledge, and produce some stunning designs for your portfolio.

coral peonies for wedding flowers

The three days will be packed with beautiful Autumn flowers and a mountain of advice and tips to help you with the business side of things.

silk ribbon and flowers

Together we’ll be creating 3 very different weddings for different budgets.

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wedding bouquet garden roses

We are delighted to be joined by Fine art photographer Emma Pilkington who will also be shooting our styled set ups and documenting your work. Emma is an professional photographer whose work has been featured in numerous publications including Vogue and Magnolia Rouge her beautiful natural style is perfect for the designs created on our course. All images shown were taken by Emma on our summer course


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This very special course is limited to 10 attendees early booking advised.

Pricing includes VAT at 20%, a VAT invoice will be provided.

About the Venue

Barton Court Colwall Herefordshire is a splendid Georgian gentleman’s residence, set in its own lovely grounds and with unspoilt far reaching views across some of the most glorious countryside in England. http://www.bartoncourtonline.co.uk

Colwall has a direct train service to London and the venue is close to the major routes including the M50 and convenient for Birmingham  and Bristol Airports .

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luxury accommodation private house herefordshire

The Schedule


We are always introducing new designs, mechanics and elements to our course often starting a new trend !

Below is a typical schedule but content and timings will change.

Day 1    Luxury

  • Extravagant and glamorous, with a high volume flower content
  • Large  floral arch
  • Large Scale elevated designs
  • Cascade bridal bouquet
  • Styled set up and professional photo shoot


Day 2    Elegant

  • Classically and timelessly romantic, using the best Autumn flowers.
  • Large scale foam free designs
  • Natural garden style table decor
  • Floral accessories
  • Styled set up and professional photo shoot with Emma Pilkington


Day 3    Rustic

  • Creating relaxed informal atmospheres using wild and organic elements
  • Natural Bridal bouquet
  • Floral crown
  • ceremony flowers
  • Styled set up and professional photo shoot with Emma Pilkington
  • Question & Answer session

Additional Information

On large pieces we will work together as a team but all other designs will be made individually and are yours to keep.
There will be a selection of wonderful props and decorative elements for each styling session.

To customize each wedding look, we will be using specially chosen table linens and runners, chairs and accessories to complement each wedding style.

Professional fine art photography 

Images of from each day including individual designs will be captured for each attendee by fine art photographer Emma Pilkington. These will be available after the course and are yours to use for your portfolio and website.

Pricing and stem count

After the course attendees will be sent a detailed break down of the flowers and materials. showing clearly the quantities, costing labour time and profit margin with suggestions for mark up. This is invaluable for florists working within the wedding sector.

Private support group

All course attendees are invited to join the private Facebook group where they can connect with other florists and receive support from Sabine and other members.

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Each evening we will be dining together at the table we have designed on the day with plenty of time for more flower talk…

What people said about 3 weddings in 3 days at Barton court

Thank you so much for your hospitality and everything you’ve taught us over the last few days .

This course was everything I hoped for and so much more ..   I can’t be more thankful for all that I’ve learnt.

You are such a great teacher, who breaks up all the daunting arrangements and installations into simpler digestible easy to follow steps – can’t ask for more!

Definitely the highlight of my maiden trip to the UK – I hope to be back again,

Daisy – Singapore


Wow what a whirlwind 3 days, its been an absolute privilege to spend the last 3 days learning from your wealth of knowledge, expertise and general excitement for flowers and the wedding industry.

Thank you for sharing all your tips to create the most beautiful weddings .

I shall be back for more!

Sarah  – Lawnside florals


Thank you for a fantastic 3 days!

The choice of flowers was incredible and you share all your knowledge so generously.

I feel completely inspired and I now have more confidence to more forward.!

I feel so lucky to have shared the experience with such a lovely group of people.

The venue was perfect and the food amazing!

Louise – Lou bee blooms

Thank you so much for such a wonderful few days.

I’ve learnt so much and feel that I’ve gained a new confidence in my own ability.

Thank you for all of your knowledge and support.

I will be back for more!

Lauren – The happy blossoms


Thank you so much for this amazing time,

I have learnt so much in such a short period of time.

I will return hopefully very soon.

Marcia – flores by M Wood


What a wonderful 3 days of fun and learning. So many useful tips and so lovely to have the reward of having your work so well photographed.

A million thanks for such an informative few days , I’m sure I will be back for more.