Expanded Detailed Information:
About the instructors:
Wendy Binns is a very recognized event draping designer and loves to share the tips and tricks she has learned from the past 15 years of doing wedding draping design, Her style is laid back and very personal with her students. Shes a tough cookie when it comes to making sure its done correctly, she may push you a little bit out of your comfort zone. But she will make sure when you leave you have some tools in your belt to begin, your draping business! Every workshop is done at different local locations in Columbia, TN and every setup and theme is different.
Shelley Horton and Team have a combined 5 decades of experience in floral design and event styling. Their designs have had stunning reviews from some of Nashville’s biggest highest profile celebrities and award parties with whom have been clients of Shelley and her team. This will be the first combined draping and flower workshop with Shelley and we are super excited to hear the students feedback! The photos will be stunning of the finished portfolio setups you will be creating because of the dynamic duo with Wendy and Shelley!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Draping Day 1: Midnights Summer Dream: On Tuesday we will actually be setting up an entire portfolio setup in a very modern room with beautiful chandeliers, A local christian school will be there that weekend, we are donating our decor that we create for their prom, So an entire design based upon an actual clients wishes for their prom will be accomplished. We will take pictures of what we design and then the actual prom day. You will get to use both pictures as a portfolio design for yourself. This will have a forest painted backdrop with hot pink, purple and royal blue uplighting, creating a mystical feel in the “forest” 3 Y design backdrop,draping columns, Wall Draping, tips to hang wall draping from drop down ceiling.
(Flowers Day 3 (day 1 of Flower Workshop):The florist instructor will teach how to accent the tops of the column draping with flowers, the recipes for designs and how to hide the mechanics and stabilizing, flower tie backs for the accents on the backdrops, Large and medium centerpieces, putting flowers on an arbor )
Draping Day 2: We will move a couple doors down to another location that is very rustic, This setup will be donated to a mans black and white affair birthday party: The theme will be modern style black and white with lime green: And this day I will teach 2 styles of ceiling draping, 1 in each room, A Cabana, and free standing curtain drapes.
(Flowers Day 4: (Day 2 of the Flower Workshop: The florist and team will show how to create flowers over a entrance, 1 style of centerpiece using this to show you how to build a tablescape, how to attach flowers to a cabana and body flowers (bouquet packages) Again showing wholesale information, where to get flowers and how to price and present them to your client
With both workshops draping or flower or both, you will receive high resolution pictures and web resolution pictures of the finished product for your portfolio.
We will share how to price your products along with a wholesale list of where to buy the products being taught.
Returning students get a 25% discount
$100 off your tuition if you would like to stay for a Friday setup and help setup another huge prom with 6 ceiling draping setups, 30 chandeliers and 2 painted Paris theme backdrops and lighting. You get to take $100 off your design fee and help with another great portfolio setup. You will also get to use these pictures on your own website and facebook as a collaboration event in Nashville TN. This is not part of the workshop this is just an additional job with more experience gained, you will be considered a part of the normal Wendy Binns and Columbia Draping crew. She will not be teaching here, but you can join along in the work if you would like a discount!
- Yes you can pay payments. $300 minum payment – final balance to be paid by April 18th – done as a direct paypal payment to firstname.lastname@example.org – Text 615-967-1793 If this is something you want to do.
All payments made are non-refundable but can be transferred to other workshops if so desired.
Some of the details may change in the timeline but we will always stay in the same city (its a small city).
(49 Minutes from the Nashville National Airport- Airport Code BNA)
- Super 8 Columbia: 1554 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia TN 38401 Phone: 931-380-1227 – Rooms from $64
- Comfort Inn: 1544 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia TN 38401 Phone: 931-388-2500 – Rooms from $89
- Hampton Inn Columbia – 1551 Halifax Dr. Columbia TN 38401 (931) 540-1222 – Rooms from $113
- Holiday Inn Express Columbia – 1561 Halifax Dr. Columbia TN 38401 (931) 380-2025 – Rooms from $120
- Baymont Inn & Suites Columbia – 715 James M Campbell Blvd. Columbia TN 38401 (931) 388-3326 – Rooms from $99 (This one is the closest normally to all workshop venues that we do in Columbia
- Americas Best Value Inn – 1548 Bear Creek Pike, Columbia TN 38401 Phone: 931-381-1410 – Rooms from $62
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Columbia – 1545 Halifax Dr. Columbia TN 38401 Phone: 931-548-8444 – Rooms from $99
What to wear:
You can wear whatever you want to.. but remember you will be climbing up and down a scaffolding or ladder and working.. so comfortable shoes I think is a must. We will be taking pictures during the workshop to put on our website, so keep that in mind.. I normally will do my hair and makeup and wear black clothing, some jewelry and comfortable tennis shoes. But again there is no dress code.
I cant wait to see you at our next group workshop!!! If you have any questions you can contact me, Wendy Binns by text at 615-967-1793 or message us through our facebook page.
YES photography is allowed from your own cameras, we even encourage it.We will be taking professional pictures that you will have access to (High Resolution and Web Resolution delivered by dropbox link.
What you will receive:
Your pictures that you will take home from this event, I think, are one of the most valuable things you will get and the actual hands on experience.
You will also receive an Event Pro Certification at the workshop at the end of Day 2, If you are taking the flower workshop you will also receive a flower class completion certificate
Your business info will be added to our “Find a Designer” page. For Lifetime at no extra charge. This is where the brides or locations calling or emailing looking for a decorator can find a decorator in their state or country. We do have a lot that come over from EVERY STATE IN THE US, England, UK, Nigeria, and Australia.