1 : 1 floral sessions
Hey cute flower friend! I’m beyond excited to offer these 1 : 1 floral sessions custom to YOU! I know everyone is on a different path in their floral career, so I want to meet you where you are and help you move forward in the right direction! If you are thinking about growing your business or maybe it’s more like needing to let go of some things- then you are in the right place! If you have any questions please contact me and I’ll be happy to jump on the phone with you! I’m so happy you are here and can’t wait to start this journey with you!
About the sessions
Hello there! I’m Alaina- your go to flower gal & floral session host. I want more than anything for you to be able to experience the joys of being a flower designer! As a flower shop owner and designer I get to feel this joy most days and want to share that with you. I also want to share the not pretty parts, be honest about the industry and give you tools to make the best of each moment. I know working with all these beautiful blooms is the fun part of the job, but there’s also the business side as well (which can be anything but fun sometimes). Together we will figure out what areas you need that extra boost and the sessions will be customized to fit that.
I know what you are thinking ‘but, Alaina, I’m too stressed, I don’t have time …” I get it! I’ve had those exact thoughts. But I didn’t let that fear take control and stop me from growing. I learned the in’s and out’s in a very hands on way. I would watch, take notes, photos, videos- whatever it took. Then I would dive in- not knowing what the outcome would be. It was scary and many times I doubted myself. But over the months, I got comfortable with it and now can’t imagine myself doing anything else. That’s how it will be for you, too! You will find your design style in no time! That’s one thing I want to encourage you to do more than anything- just be YOU!
Now on to the details of the sessions!
Why should I sign up?
To me, workshops have been my saving grace and I want to share that with you! I attended two amazing workshops when I was first starting out and WOW!! You can read a little more about them here & here. I wanted to offer a more specialized and custom experience that focuses on only you! You might be a business expert and not need to focus on that area, so we would do a designing intensive session or vice versa. For me, time is something I’m learning to value so much these days and want to give you the most time & learning efficient experience which is why I only do 1 :1. Over the years, I’ve worked in wedding planning and a 8 to 5 desk job with now a background in floral design for my store front location and weddings. No matter the path you are on right now, I can meet you where you are and help you move in the direction you want! I’m not a numbers person at all (it is important though), but over the past year (with less than 1000 social media followers) I was able to 3x my revenue! I don’t say this to be like ‘look at me’ because that’s not me at all. I say this to let you know it’s possible if you are ready for it! I struggled with overwhelm a lot last year and now say “be careful what you wish for cause you just might get it”. I want to help you be aware of the things that might come with chasing down those dreams- it’s not fun to do it alone, so let’s work together!
If you’d like to know a little more about my story, here is my career profile feature on The Everygirl.
Who it’s great for:
Meet Alyssa! She came to Accents from Chicago for the day for a floral/business session. We split the day up- going over business practices in the morning then floral design in the afternoon. It was a packed day to say the least! Alyssa has the best energy and I wish she lived closer so I could see her more! Here we are taking photos of our work since that’s a huge part of our business!
“My one on one workshop with Alaina was exactly what I needed to dive deeper into exploring my passion for floral design. Alaina was extremely thoughtful in planning our day together. She tailored our workshop to my specific needs by gaining an understanding of what I wanted to learn and focus on prior to the workshop. There was so much I wanted to learn and Alaina went above and beyond to make sure we fit everything into our session. The day was a mix of talking about the business of floral design and hands on learning by designing with flowers. It was the perfect mix. I truly appreciated how transparent and honest Alaina was with all of the information and techniques that were shared throughout the day. She was an open book and I felt I could ask her anything. I can honestly say that after my one on one with Alaina I felt equipped with the resources, tools, and design concepts I needed to start my own business.” – Alyssa
Why choose Accents?
As the owner and lead designer of Accents for the past four years…
I’ve felt the feelings you are dealing with. There are so many highs & lows and yes’s & no’s that are part of every day.
I’ve designed floral arrangements for weddings, birthdays, funerals, every holiday and pretty much anything you can think of! I actually tried to calculate the amount (math isn’t my strongest area), but it came to be in the thousands!
I’ve learned the business side the hard way and it’s not fun. I want you to start out actually making money, not working for nothing!
I’ve dealt with the stress and overwhelm which is a real tough thing. And still am dealing with it (not sure that ever goes away being a business owner), but now can handle it in a much better way.
And these are only scratching the surface! I want to hear about your journey and help you move forward the best way possible.
A few details:
My flower shop is located in IL, about an hour drive from Saint Louis, MO which is the ideal location, but we can meet at the most convenient place for you. We can also set up online sessions as well if traveling isn’t possible.
Literally no topic is off limits. I want you to get the most out of your session. I’m very honest in what I’ve experienced and learned and will share that with you. But, I like to break things up- so if we are doing a mostly floral session, we will take breaks throughout. Again, each session is custom to you!
All sessions start at $895. Depending on what areas you want to focus on will fluctuate the cost. We customize everything for you which includes the cost.
Store Front Session*
A day long, working in the shop, learning all about running your own brick & mortar, retail space, shop…whatever you’d like to call it. These are very similar to the real wedding sessions- limited dates, but very hands on learning!
Real Wedding Session *
I’m going to open up a very limited amount of real wedding sessions which are still 1 : 1 and very hands on! You will get to see the in’s and out’s of what it takes to do a wedding! These are going to be very limited so please email me asap to inquire about them!!
You can purchase your session(s) through our online shop…
Session Sign Up:
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