By AML Publisher
Photos courtesy of Jason Varney
Donna O’Brien of Northern Liberties’ based Beautiful Blooms is not one to rest on her laurels. Her successful floral design business keeps her busy year round with Philly and Main Line brides, batmizvahs, galas, and more. In addition, O’Brien has established quite a business with her friend, event aficionado Kendall Brown of Eclatante Designs. Together, O’Brien and Brown are known in social circles as the ‘A Team’ of Philly party planning.
So, it seemed natural for O’Brien to share that wealth of knowledge, design expertise and love of beautiful floral arrangements (that have wowed thousands across the region) with a fun series of fall workshops. Main Liners can do their best ‘Martha’ imitation this holiday season with the hands-on advice and expert guidance O’Brien offers. “The workshops are going so well, we have had the best time with our groups! We have such a great variety of different workshops to offer everyone, many of our early students have already signed up for their second or third class. And, what we really want everyone to walk away with is the skill and enthusiasm to design beautiful centerpieces from flowers they pick up at their local market or grocery store. Certainly they can purchase flowers from Beautiful Blooms but it’s really about empowering and teaching great floral design for the holiday season,” explained O’ Brien.
Beautiful Blooms is offering Saturday morning and Tuesday evening sessions. O’Brien’s chic retail space can also be rented out for private parties, baby and bridal showers, corporate teamwork functions, and more! See Donna’s blog, BeautifulBlooms.com/blog for photos from her first workshops.
The sessions will last about two and half hours and will feature professional tips from O’Brien and other experts from all different areas of the entertaining and event industry. A particularly fun workshop is set for this Tuesday evening October 27th, when guests can come in costume for the ‘Halloween Designs’ session and receive 10% off their store purchase. For the lady who wants to wow her guests this fall and for the upcoming holiday season, Beautiful Blooms Workshops are prime opportunities (and a great, new idea for Girls Night Out!) to become the ‘hostess with the mostess.’ Here’s to a fantastic fall and most magnificent holiday party season with beautiful blooms for your guests to enjoy.
Beautiful Blooms Fall 2009 Workshop Schedule
Floral Design Saturday Morning Workshops (11am-2pm)
3 Hour Workshop Cost: $150
October 24th ‘Hand Tied for the Home’
November 7th ‘Urban Vase’
November 14th ‘Color Trends’
November 21th ‘Thanksgiving Designs’
December 5th ‘Hand Tied for the Home’
There will be a short break between projects and light refreshments will be served.
Beautiful Blooms Tuesday Evening Workshops (6:30pm-8:30pm)
Each two hour class is $135, except the Wreath Class which is a cost of $150 per person.
October 27th ‘Halloween Designs’
Come in Costume and receive a 10% off coupon for the Boutique!
November 10th ‘Go Green’
December 1st ‘Holiday Wreath’
The Beautiful Blooms Boutique will be open so those attending workshops will be able to shop and purchase tools, supplies, gifts and flowers after the workshop.
*Classes are for people over the age of 12.*
Beautiful Blooms Boutique is located at 1021 North Third Street, Suite 201-301 in Northern Liberties. Visit beautifulblooms.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-925-3111 for inquiries regarding the workshops.