Wedding Planner Masterclass with Laurie Arons

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Laurie Arons is a wedding planner that I feel very lucky to be able to work with. She has been in the industry for a very long time, and she knows what she is doing.

The events she designs and executes are flawless. Laurie asked me to do the flowers for her masterclass in Montana at The Ranch at Rock Creek. Here is part one of  what we created together at the workshop for the attendees.

The welcome dinner was held in the blue canteen building at the ranch, it is this adorable building with a canvas top and walls. We took inspiration from the copper bar in the space, and then built the look of the dinner around that. We filled the table with delicate spring flowers spilling down the table, and created this will branch hanging installation to float above the tables. Attendees were greeted with a warm drink, and walked through the ranch to the canteen where they were able to warm up around the fire before being welcomed in for dinner. It was such a fun way to start the week!

As a part of the workshop we also created this ceremony setup so that Laurie could demonstrate and discuss how she approaches the ceremony design and function at her events. We wanted the ceremony décor to be light, and compliment the natural surroundings. We chose this spot right in front of the icy pond for the ceremony, and I created florals by taking inspiration from this location, and kept it delicate so that it didn’t distract from the natural beauty. Simple floral clusters growing from the benches, and some votive holders made from ice at the head of the aisle.

This was such a fun project, and it was so fun to collaborate with all who were involved.

A huge thank you to my friend Kelly Lenard for assisting me with the florals for the workshop.

Laurie will be teaching another Masterclass in March 2017 at the Santa Lucia Preserve in California. Applications are now being accepted, for more information visit the masterclass website.

As seen in Geraldine Magazine and on Style Me Pretty.

Event Designer + Event Planner + Workshop Host: Laurie Arons Special Events | Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Styling: Daniel Tran | Floral Design: Honey of a Thousand Flowers | Wedding Cake: Perfect Endings | Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy | Groom’s Attire: Richard James from Mr Porter | Venue: The Ranch At Rock Creek | Beauty: Sherrie Long Makeup Hair & Effects | Brass Pencils: Modern Fuel | Bridal Boutique: Little White Dress Bridal Shop | Bridal Gown: J. Mendel | Bridal Gown: Naeem Khan | Candles: Creative Candles | Farewell Dinner Rental Tables:Vintage Whites | Farewell Dinner Rentals Chairs: Montana Party Rentals | Farewell Dinner Table Top: March SF | Floral Assistant: Kelly Lenard | Graphic Design: Amber Moon Design | Models: Wilhelmina Denver | Printing: Czar Press | Welcome Dinner Rentals: The Party Store | Workshop Notebooks + Brass Rulers: AppointedWinter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Laurie Arons Workshop. Flowers by Sarah Winward. Photo Jose Villa.

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

Winter Wedding Ideas by Sarah Winward for Laurie Arons wedding planner masterclass. Photo: Jose Villa

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