La Musa de las Flores Class | Michelle Chang Photography
I was very excited when Oliva from La Olivia invited me to attend this floral workshop taught by the world famous florist Gabriella from La Musa De Las Flores. As a wedding photographer, I work closely with florists, but a lot of times, I only got the see the end side of the amazing floral design, not behind the scenes.
At this workshop, I got to learn what it takes to create a stunning centerpiece. One thing that stood out so much to me is Gabriella’s centerpiece looked stunning in all angles. She said the first step in creating a centerpiece is to create the “shape.” Take the time to look at each branch see the way they naturally fall and base on that form the shape you desire. After your centerpiece is formed, you would then find flower pieces as “fillers” to support the bigger branches. She emphasized on “connection and levels,” which are the key points to create a centerpiece where each flower pieces looks “happy,” flow naturally and freely.
Lucy from The Flower Hunter is an award-winning landscape and floral designer. She created a hanging installation with lots of greens. It’s incredible to see her working her magic on the piece. She also used fresh fruits such as the blueberries, pear, and strawberries to decorate the table settings. It’s the little details that make a gorgeous table feels complete.
A little bonus from the day is when cake designer Soo Jung Noh from Rice and Bloom Flower Cake Studio brought in her famous bean paste flower cakes. I’ve always seen beautiful pictures of the bean paste cakes but never got to try it. Of course, after I took countless photos of the cakes, we got a little taste of them. Because the flowers were made by bean paste, the amount of sugar is reduced significantly compared to the typical sugar flowers. The cake itself is made with rice flour, which had a nice chewy texture like mochi. Needless to say, the bean paste cakes has quickly become one of my favorites, and I secretly hope all my brides will have bean paste cakes on their wedding day.
Special thanks to a team of amazing vendors who helped to make the class wonderful : @sweet_kvitka@dafioridesign @pompelmoooo | Dinnerware: @theark_ Take and Chairs: @foundrentals Studio sponsor: Max Grill Design
Some of the works from the students that attended the class: