Flowers with Friends

After attending a gathering for friends in 2018 around flowers and fun drinks, Meg asked if I would host a private class in her home the next time I had a chance to visit Colorado. Earlier this month I made a trip down with my kiddos to visit family and see a favorite band play. I had a free morning and scheduled a class around mimosas and flowers with Meg and some of her girlfriends.

I choose a base of salal, boronia and forsythia and used a few roses and the season’s best ranunculus for focal flowers. We made arrangements, enjoyed some tasty snacks and talked all things flowers. Thank you for having me and capturing the fun! Ps - Meg is a pretty phenomenal photographer too!

Look like fun? Let’s plan a party! I love bringing people together around flowers. Classes for 4 - 12 people available - I bring the flowers and tools, you bring the friends and laughter.

Denver Arranging Class

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I grew up in Colorado along the Front Range and attended college in Ft. Collins, CO. While I haven’t lived in Colorado in over 15 years I still regularly travel home to see family and visit a few friends. After hosting a series of flower arranging classes in Sheridan, people were clambering for a chance to play with flowers in Colorado too!

The boy joined me for a weekend at his Auntie’s house with cousins and flowers.

I planned a casual Saturday afternoon class at the super cool Rocker Spirits in Littleton, CO. The guys opened up early for us, shoveled snow and served up some stellar cocktails while we played with some super bright and fun Spring flowers.

In an attempt to break free from the typical flowers found in February I went with punchy and bright oranges and yellows. Garden Roses in yellow, orange protea and crazy fun yellow Mimosa provided texture while tulips and stock provided bulk.

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As we had the space completely to ourselves, we moved the tables around and guests choose a vase for making. Cocktails and flowers are a pretty great combo.

We had sisters, college friends, childhood neighbors and the world’s coolest aunt in attendance.

I highly recommend Rocker Spirits for a fun date night out & superb seasonal cocktail. If you’re in the greater Denver area go visit! Grab a bite from their food truck to pair with your drink!

I highly recommend Rocker Spirits for a fun date night out & superb seasonal cocktail. If you’re in the greater Denver area go visit! Grab a bite from their food truck to pair with your drink!

I’m hoping this can be an annual event for us to gather, catch up on life and create something beautiful together. Who’s in for 2019? Make sure you’re signed up for our email list to stay in the loop and get notifications for future classes.

Want to host a private class for fun with your friends, a party or baby/bridal shower??? Use the connect form and let me know! Booking limited events in Sheridan in November/December and Spring events starting in March!

Snow boots + Flowers = love.

Snow boots + Flowers = love.

Winter & Spring Class Schedule

All of the gatherings I hosted around flowers in 2017 filled my heart to overflowing. Today I'm launching a few new classes for 2018. I'll bring the best flowers of the season from anemones to tulips, all the tools you'll need and a little inspiration for our time together. Bring an open heart, willing hands and a friend to laugh and create with and everyone goes home with a smile and flowers to enjoy for the week. Check out the classes page to see availability and sign up!

Space is limited and registration closes one week prior to each class. If you are interested in hosting a private class for a special occasion like a birthday, bridal or baby shower, graduation or other celebration - please let me know! I'd love to plan something just for you and the people you love. 

 

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2017 - A thank you

Three years ago this December I made the best decision ever - to move to Wyoming and marry a handsome man I met on an airplane. At the time I wasn't sure what would happen to my flower dream and Whirly Girl Flowers but I was willing to risk it all for love.

Captured by Aye Ribordy Photography

Captured by Aye Ribordy Photography

Last December, after a few big life changes (moving from Boston, getting married, buying a house, having a baby) I decided it was time to take the leap and introduce my love of flowers to Sheridan, WY and see what was possible. 2017 has blown me away and exceeded all of my hopes and dreams. It wouldn't have been possible without you!

I started with a series of Pop-up shops at Twisted Hearts on Main St. These monthly events gave me the opportunity to share my favorite flowers (hello roses and ranunculus!) while meeting lots of new flower friends. Pam has been an incredible encouragement this year and gave me a beautiful space to meet all of you! She's always willing to listen to my ideas and cheer me along as I reach for my dreams. She gave the best introduction I could have asked for in Sheridan, WY.  Did you stop by, say hello and pickup flowers? I am so thankful you did!

To my 2017 brides - you trusted me with a little piece of your wedding day and I'm so grateful for you. I loved meeting you, listening to your plans and creating something to accompany you on your big day. The best part of my job is handing a bride her bouquet and watching  her face light up with joy. The very first bride to book Whirly Girl this year is getting married in just a few weeks and I can't wait!  

Images provided by: BHK Imaging, Lexie McCrae, Alissa Ferullo Photography, and Virginia Ruth Photography

In a year of meeting new people and trying new things I launched a series of classes this November. Without a public space of my own I'm thankful for the partnerships I've built with local business and the opportunity to use great spaces at The Union at the Montgomery and Luminous Brew House for causal gatherings with friends and loads of flowers while we create arrangements.  Interested in hosting a flower party? I'd love to plan one with you. 

I'm looking forward to 2018 with big dreams; plans to learn more, create more beauty and build a community in Sheridan around flowers. If you're planning a wedding or a party or simply want to learn more about flowers- I can't wait to meet you. 

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Hire an excellent wedding florist in Sheridan, WY

Getting married in Wyoming? I can't wait to dream with you about flowers for your big day! We believe that flowers evoke emotion and use texture, color and thoughtful design to translate feelings into the present moment. Use the connect form to start a conversation today.