A little over a week ago, I was invited to a DIY flower workshop in the Heights. First of all, I love the Heights. It’s my favorite part of the city (so far). If you’re looking for the perfect mixture of big city living and small town vibes, The Heights is your place to go in Houston. Gaye Jackson in a florist in the Heights area. I was lucky enough to attend this workshop taught by her and hosted by Circa Real Estate! In today’s post, I’m going to share some pictures and a little bit of what I learned!
Blogger events are my favorite! Definitely one of the major perks of this job! When I was invited to this DIY bouquet event, I was totally intrigued. I wasn’t sure what to expect but it seemed like a fun activity. The event was located in the Heights at a million dollar home listed by realtor, Mary Wassef with Circa Real Estate. The house was beautiful, y’all. I mean, of course it was… it was in The Heights. You can see more of the house and all of its beauty (here).
As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by the sweetest hostesses, Erica and Cody. They made my night even better by directing me to the wine and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. All the praise hands, y’all! After touring the home and eating way too many cookies, we were introduced to Gaye! Before we started creating our bouquet, she shared a little bit about herself. She grew up in The Heights and has been passionate about floral design for years! She was also voted “Houston’s Best Wedding Florist” for 9 years in a row.
I’m a flower rookie. I have no knowledge of the names of any flowers. I just know what I like to look at and what I prefer not to look at, haha! So in addition to learning how to create a bouquet, I learned the names of flowers. Here are a few other tips and tricks that I learned from Gaye Jackson!
- Fresh water is the best! Nix those little packets that they give you and just go fresh!
- When using the fresh water, make sure to replace it by filling the vase up with water. Let the vase overflow to basically let the dirty water out and refill it with clean, fresh water.
- Removing the outer petal from roses helps them bloom in a more beautiful way.
When we finished the bouquets, I was so surprised at how beautiful it was! I mean, I shouldn’t have been though- I learned from the best! All in all, it was a spectacular event and I’m so excited to be sharing it with you all!
Information about the DIY Bouquet Workshop’s sponsors and the location:
Click on all of the links for more information!
- Photographer: Lauren Olvera with Stills by Garcia
- Mary Wassef
- Circa Real Estate | The Heights Blog
- Gaye Jackson’s in the Heights
- Reveal Home Staging
- Renovo Homes | 942 Highland Street