La Petite Bloom is our mini Bloom Workshop, where you get to try your hand at different crafts and skills in this unique, hands-on day of learning. There is no experience needed for this workshop; the only requirement is for you to come ready to stretch your creativity, grow your skill set, meet new friends, and leave totally inspired to create beauty!
For this workshop, we will be welcoming flower genius, Rhiannon of Rhiannon Bosse, to teach us all about caring for and creating unique, stunning flower arrangements. After a demo, Rhiannon will help us create our very own petite arrangement full of beautiful blooms. We are also welcoming Heather of Sweet Heather Anne, who is a master baker, artist, and food enthusiast. You will learn how to hand paint cookies from the oh-so-talented owner of our favorite bakery in Michigan. Finally, Michaela and Ashley will teach on the concepts of photographing and styling photos to help you take better pictures with whatever gear you may have. You will learn how to style, take, and edit photos, as well as get your headshots taken with your floral creations by Ashley Slater Photography. Everyone will leave with their gorgeous arrangement and vase, delicious treat creation, and sweet new friends.
This La Petite Bloom will be held at The Loft at Luna, a beautiful industrial space located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, right above one of our favorite local restaurants, Luna.
Loft at luna: 64 IONIA AVE SW #100 GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49503
Street or parking garage parking is available.
What exactly does your ticket include? Find out here.
- Guests will walk away with the basic knowledge of how to design and execute a petite table arrangement. Information on how to create a flower recipe, how to build your arrangement in a proper vessel, and expert tips will be shared. Each guest will have time to choose blooms from a gorgeous flower bar, dripping with different variety of flowers. Ample time to build your arrangement with hands-on instruction will be available for every attendee.
- Each attendee will a watercolor-on-fondant demo and get sugar cookies of their own to practice with. Edible watercolor and brushes will be provided for guests to practice with, then take home for further creativity.
- Ashley Slater Photography + Michaela Noelle Designs lead a session on photo and styling tips. Attendees will have the opportunity to utilize what they learned in this session by styling and photographing their new cookie and floral arrangements with hands-on help. Editing apps, best light, principles of design and more will be shared!
- Headshots by Ashley Slater Photography will be provided for each attendee.
- Light snacks, sweets and drinks.
- Networking and access to The Bloom Workshop Network after the workshop ends.
- Future discounts on all workshops and products as a Bloom Alum!
We are delighted to have a team of talented artists joining us for La Petite Bloom!
Learn about each one below!
I'm a believer that celebrating is the heartbeat of our lives. Selected as a VOGUE Magazine top world wedding planner for my company's international work in the wedding and event industry, I'm also an editorial stylist, floral designer, and lifestyle expert. I bring two journalism degrees to the table, more than a decade of writing experience, and a passion for blending intentional and conversational storytelling with carefully curated visuals. Above all else I'm a joyful wife, adventurous mother in pursuit of a building a life-giving home, and passionate advocate for sharing stories that transform lives.
SWEET HEATHER ANNE
My love for cake design stems from an education in art, a passion for food, and a childlike refusal to believe that there is anything I cannot create. While attending the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, I packed up my paintbrushes to study abroad in Florence. Though I had hoped that immersing myself in the realm of the Italian masters would rub off on my artistic prowess, I found myself more interested in the perfect foam atop my cappuccino.
Upon returning to the States, my newfound passion for food seeped into my art making. For my art school thesis, I dedicated myself to forming the same connection to food in Michigan that I had experienced in Italy.
As owner and cake designer at Sweet Heather Anne, I love what I do, and look at each new cake as a challenge to further develop my craft. I am thankful to be working with an amazingly talented team who shares my passion for cake and keeps me laughing daily.
ASHLEY SLATER, ASHLEY SLATER PHOTOGRAPHY
I have been a storyteller from a young age. When I discovered photography, I discovered how to tell stories in an incredibly stunning way and was hooked. Based in the midwest, I'm primarily a wedding and portrait photographer and love shooting with my film camera as much as possible. When I'm not photographing weddings or running the Bloom Workshop, you can find me at home with my husband and two small boys. I'm a wine and food enthusiast and enjoy traveling, cooking, eating and exploring new cities.
Since teaching at The Bloom Workshop, I've found a new passion in passing on knowledge and empowering women in the business and photography skills. I find such thrill in the fact that every lady leaving can successfully navigate their camera settings and feel confident in taking great photos!
My work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, The Knot, and a number of other wedding blogs and print magazines.
MICHAELA BEEL, MICHAELA NOELLE DESIGNS
I've always had a passion for interior design, as I grew up building floor plans out of jenga blocks on my bedroom floor. My passion for design has always been a part of my life, so with a love for houses and design, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in interior design from Seattle Pacific University and an AA degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. I've been authoring my design and lifestyle blog since 2010 and launched her own interior design business upon graduating, where I enjoy serving people and families by creating homes they love. I'm a California girl at heart, but currently live in Michigan with her my husband.
As the co-founder of Bloom, I have a passion for teaching women about blogging, social media, styling and design. I'm honored to have design work featured on RueMag, Style Me Pretty, Glitter Guide, Martha Stewart, 100 Layer Cake and more!
Come learn from OUR TEAM and register for your seat today!
Hear what past attendees have to say about their time at Bloom Bash.
"La Petite Bloom Workshop was a lovely experience that refreshed me and my small business! It helped me gather new ideas, form new relationships, and take much needed time away from the daily grind. This workshop is a must!" -- Abby Sytsma
"La Petite Bloom was a dream day bursting with creative minds and energy that can get any individual excited about the business we are in!
Michaela and Ashley thoughtfully planned an agenda that was so intriguing, I found myself not wanting the day to end! From Calligraphy lessons, to a "how to" table setting lesson, and ending the day with a beautiful floral arrangement class where we created our own arrangement to take home (including the vase!)! I have always said I do not have a green thumb, but since La Petite, I rarely go a week without fresh flowers in my house, I have a new found love for their beauty! Michaela and Ashley designed a shorter workshop to help accommodate those of us who can't take a full day or two away from our jobs and curated an agenda that was informative, creative, enticing, and overall extremely enjoyable!" -- Lauren Tanis, Tootsiepop
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