MDS Nashville Workshop Recap

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Our second stop on our 2019 Design Star workshop tour took us to Nashville, TN in May. Shean Strong led a group of students with varying floral backgrounds through a two-day workshop that focused on fundamentals for both centerpiece designs as well as a large-scale installation. Read on to learn more about the two-day workshop and see the beautiful blooms the students got to work with!

 


 

DAY ONE

 

To kick off the workshop we started with a welcome evening of drinks, appetizers and introductions. Brad Beck from Design Master demonstrated how their different products can be used in a variety of ways, from preserving blooms to last longer to transforming florals with DMs color sprays. Shean then talked about his creative process, pricing, and proposals, followed by a Q&A with the students.

 

Mayesh Design Star workshop in Nashville TN

Mayesh Design Star workshop in Nashville TN

Mayesh Design Star Nashville Workshop products including roses, tree peonies, delphinium, icelandic poppies, astilbe, amaranthus, butterfly ranunculus, tulips

Mayesh Design Star Nashville Workshop products including roses, tree peonies, delphinium, icelandic poppies, astilbe, amaranthus, butterfly ranunculus

Mayesh Wholesale products including tree peonies, Princess Miyabi roses, autumn eucalyptus, butterfly ranunculus, roses

putamayo carnations from Mayesh Wholesale

blush astilbe, roses and peonies from Mayesh Wholesale

orange ranunculus and white ranunculus

stem-dyed double brownie tulips

Ali Dahlson at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Nashville TN

Design Master demonstration

Design Master products

Shean Strong discussing floral business

Shean Strong teaching students

 

DAY TWO

 

Day two was a day full of flowering and design. Before getting into the design demonstrations, Tony and Jill Dahlson from our Orange County branch walked the students through the different products they would be working with and answered product-related questions. Following we jumped right into design with a group installation. Shean led the students in creating a gorgeous hanging installation as a backdrop as well as aisle pieces that seemed to grow right off the pillars in the beautiful Nashville venue. 

 

After a lunch break with delicious catered food, Shean moved into a bouquet demonstration. He walked the students through different tips and tricks he utilizes when designing, then assisted the students as they created their own bouquets. Shean's demonstration included instructions on ribbon tying and how to have a bride hold the bouquet for photos. 

 

After the bouquet portion our wonderful photographer Nicole Clarey  captured photos of the students' work while Shean wrapped up the Nashville workshop with a final Q&A with the students.

 

Jill and Tony Dahlson at the Mayesh Design Star workshop in Nashville TN

Shean Strong designing installation with spirea

students designing installation with chicken wire

students designing installation with spirea

students designing installation with spirea

Shean Strong helping students with roses

student designing with white roses

hanging floral installation featuring hanging amaranthus, garden roses, spirea, butterfly ranunculus

aisleway floral installation featuring eremerus, spirea, tree peonies, delphinium, lilac, roses

aisleway floral installation featuring eremerus, spirea, tree peonies, delphinium, lilac, roses

hanging floral installation featuring hanging amaranthus, garden roses, spirea, butterfly ranunculus

Shean Strong designing a bouquet with garden roses

Shean Strong designing a bouquet with garden roses, tree peonies and ranunculus

student with sweet peas, viburnum and anemones

student with tree peonies, viburnum and lisianthus

Shean Strong helping students design bouquets

students designing bouquets with tulips

Shean Strong designing a bouquet with garden roses, tree peonies and ranunculus

Shean Strong with hanging floral installation and bouquet featuring hanging amaranthus, garden roses, spirea, butterfly ranunculus

students at Mayesh Design Star Workshop in Nashville TN

 

Workshop Credits:

 

Venue | @14tenn.828
Rentals | @maykercreative
Ribbon | @heyitsohsopretty
Photography | @nicoleclareyphoto
Catering | @junipergreenkitchen
Coffee Bar | @dreameventsandcatering

 

Workshop Product Sponsors:

 

@accentdecorinc
@dmcolor
@greenroseecuador
@alexandrafarms
@naniwaflowerauction
@rosaprimaroses
@ez.flower
@liguriablumen
@camflorinc
@oasisfloralproducts
@adelman_peony_gardens
@amazing_astilbe

 

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