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The Flower Freelance Intensive

As February starts winding down we are getting closer to our workshop, the Flower Freelance Intensive. We wanted to take some time to look back on last year, and show a little behind the scenes for anyone who is thinking about joining us this season. The Flower Freelance Intensive is appropriate for those with and without prior floral experience, and is the perfect workshop to help build a strong foundation or further hone in your skills. The 2019 Flower Freelance Intensive will be an 8 day course held from April 8th through April 14th at our studio in Laytonsville, Maryland. For further details and to fill out an application click here.

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Last year’s students being taught by Sophie Felts of Sophie Felts Floral Design.

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Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |

Sue Prutting, our cohost, of White Magnolia Designs teaching students about mechanics.

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Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |

Kelly Shore, from Petals by the Shore, teaching students to design centerpieces.

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Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |

Lauren and Rachel, of Sweet Root Village, teaching on large scale arrangements and installations.

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Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |

Lori Tran of Wild Green Yonder teaching students to design bouquets and arches.

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Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |

Mary Ellen of Steelcut Flower Co. teaching students to design centerpiece and installations.

Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |
Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |

The final day of the workshop is always a meet and greet where students get to connect with leading florists in the area who are looking to hire freelancers for the coming season.

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Sophie Felts Floral Design | Flower Freelance Intensive | DC Wedding Florist | Maryland Wedding Florist | DC Floral Workshop | DC Flower Workshop |

All photos were taken by Jen, of Jen S Photography

Sol Yoga Flower Workshop

In addition to working with Sophie at Blossom and Vine, I also work at Sol Yoga in Frederick, MD.  One day over the summer, I was talking to Erin, a yoga teacher, and she suggested we do a staff flower workshop because yoga and flowers clearly go hand-in-hand. So we set a date and invited the staff out to Daphne Hill for a floral design workshop. We asked Jen of Jen S Photography to come take photos and create an arrangement with us (she turned out to be one heck of a designer!). The day was warm and lovely and we had a blast getting to arrange just for fun and share the beauty of flowers with the Sol team. The icing on the cake, though, was when studio founder, Dorcas McWilliams, surprised us all and showed up at the workshop straight from the airport. She lives in New Caledonia and runs the studio remotely. She had secretly made plans to be in town during the workshop and to be present for the 300 hour teacher graduation, taking place the same weekend. The BEST surprise and the best day.

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Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
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Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist
Sophie Felts Blossom and Vine Washington DC Wedding Florist