DIY wedding flower workshop

A fabulous spring morning, marred only by the fact that I’d locked myself out of the house without my phone, camera, hairbrush or lippy … but, the show must go on.  Welcome to my DIY wedding flowers workshop.


Without workshop space of my own I have the fantastic opportunity to indulge myself by having the pick of some amazing venues.  The lovely coffee shop at the end of Jacob’s Yard in Faversham is a new workshop find for me, following its refurbishment by current owner Sue Kimber.  The space wasn’t new to me though.  Back in 1995, it was an Italian restaurant and the location of my very first Valentine’s Day meal with the man I then married.


The coffee shop has lots of space (which is quite unusual for Faversham’s cafes) and is light and airy.  We were doubly blessed because the spring weather was really kind to us, so we were able to take photographs inside and out.


As you can see by the amazing pictures accompanying this blog post I had the very talented Samantha Jones at my side.


You can contact Samantha at


I’d love to hear about your wedding plans – perhaps you’ll join me at a workshop soon and share your stories with me?

Until next time, happy flowers! Julie


If you’re planning to find your happy with flowers this week don’t forget you can amaze your friends with your knowledge about getting your flowers to last longer by signing up here for access to my FREE five-day mini course.


I’m an award-winning florist. I run an online flower arranging course you can fit around your busy life whilst creating beautiful arrangements to gift to your friends or family (or don’t tell anyone, keep for yourself). You’ll have something Instagramworthy in no time. If you’d like to join #FlowerStart my 4-week online flower arranging class you can find out more about it here – click through to my post on Frequently Asked Questions – or email me


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8 thoughts on “DIY wedding flower workshop

  1. This was a great workshop: lovely premises, beautiful fresh flowers to work with; excellent tuition – not everyone who is as knowledgeable as Julie is can necessarily teach – she can!; lots of laughs; brownies to die for!; and the sun shone (not sure Julie was responsible for that though?!). Book your place NOW!

  2. Julie’s wedding flower workshop gave me loads of good ideas on how to create beautiful table arrangements, bouquets, buttonholes and headdresses and the confidence to try them out. Julie is a great tutor and the workshop was really good fun as well as being very informative. It was good to have arrangements that we had made to take home. I would love to do another workshop and learn more skills. The wedding workshop would be a perfect hen night activity to get your friends helping with the flowers for the big day. It was all very friendly and relaxed and a lovely venue, the chocolate brownies were amazing! A wonderful couple of hours, thanks Julie.

    1. Those brownies were obviously a hit! It was really lovely to have you at the workshop Lisa. I hope to see you again soon.

  3. What an inspirational workshop you gave us Julie. The clear light and relaxed atmosphere at Jacob’s Yard cafe enhanced your floral creations beautifully. The tuition you gave us was first rate, you gave lots of encouragement and explained lots of bridal flower techniques clearly for both beginners and the more experienced among us. All in all excellent value for money. And brownies! Jo x

    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Jo. I’m looking forward to hearing all about your wedding plans (and flowers)!

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