Floral Masterclass

Firenza Flowers & Florésie

17-18 OCTober 2019 - Burgundy, France

Image: Oliver Fly

Image: Oliver Fly


Welcome to Firenza Flowers and Florésie’s masterclass, hosted by Fiona and Laetitia who will be teaching you all they know about floral design and foam free techniques.

A session with four hands, to learn twice as much. Centerpiece techniques, bouquets, giant arrangements and large scale installations will be on the program during these two days that we already imagine will be full of surprises and magic...

Escape to the gorgeous and luxurious Burgundy region of France, located just three hours outside of Paris, where we will spend time together at Florésie’s design studio and garden set in an authentic small Burgundy village, surrounded by historic venues, wild fields and vineyards.

Join us as we wine and dine savoring traditional french cuisine, explore the surrounding nature slowly welcoming its warm autumn colors, forage, create and capture beauty as we share secrets, stories, laugh, relax and enjoy our time together.


The Speakers


Fiona has been in the floral industry since 2005, having re-trained after a career in the Print industry. Starting Firenza Flowers in the days before social media, Fiona knows first hand just how hard it was to establish a new business, without a shop and now relishes the fabulous opportunities social media offers floristry businesses,

Having established a career as a very successful and extremely busy wedding florist, Fiona stepped away from this world in 2015 to pursue her own, very individual style of floral design.

Fiona now works almost exclusively with British flowers and is heavily influenced by her lifelong love of the garden, growing many of her own flowers at her West Yorkshire home.

Specialising in large, dramatic floral installations, Fiona now spends most of her time teaching other florists who want to learn Fiona’s techniques and style. She also designs and creates large scale pieces of ‘floral art’ as private commissions, working mostly with hotels, gardens and stately homes.

Image: Belle and Beau

Image: Belle and Beau



In 2010, Laetitia, needing some professional fresh air from her engineering career, signed up for a one month program at the School of Florists in Paris. Never would she have guessed at that time that a beautiful floral journey was just about to start.

Based in Burgundy, surrounded by old stones, famous wineries and centuries old castles, Laetitia's work is a natural reflection of her surroundings. Both at ease in wild overgrowing woods as well as French manicured gardens, she has a passion for observing the seasonal impact on the vegetal kingdom.

Laetitia spends her time taking care of her family, planting her new garden in Burgundy, sharing her floristry experience with her students and creating floral decor for stylish couples from all over the world coming to Europe for their nuptials.

Image: Oliver Fly

Image: Oliver Fly



Schedule & Location

The class will take place at Florésie’s studio set in Laives (71240), France.

Thursday and Friday October 17th and 18th classes will take place from 9 am to 5 pm. 

Dinner and evening together on Thursday, October 17th.

A complete itinerary and details about how to get there will be communicated to the participants of the class.

Who can attend

This masterclass is aimed primarily at florists who are wanting to update their skills, or who would like to invest a bit of time on themselves whilst learning new skills and meeting some amazing and like minded people. 

What is included

  • Two lunches

  • One 3-course dinner with wine

  • Drinks and snacks throughout the days

  • All tuition with Fiona and Laetitia

  • All flowers, foliages and equipment

  • Ribbons

  • Professional images

What is not included

  • Transport to and from Florésie’s studio

  • Accomodation

  • Please note: A list of hotels, cottages and bed & breakfast at various prices and close to Florésie’s studio will be communicated to the participants. A discussion group will also be created to help the participants willing to share a cottage or travel together.




1440 Euros (incl. 20% VAT) for the two days.

You can choose to pay in full today, or split your payment (50% now and 50% at latest on August 20th 2019).


Cancellation policy

We have a very strict and transparent cancellation policy which applies in all circumstance, so please ensure you understand them prior to booking:

  • Before 20th August 2019: 50% charge applies

  • After (and including) 20th August 2019: 100% charge applies

Please note: If you are unable to attend for whatever reason, we cannot refund your fees, even if the place subsequently gets filled. You will be able to transfer your spot to someone else should you find someone to take your place. We would like to recommend organising travel insurance to cover any unlikely events.

Exceptional Circumstances

We cannot be held liable for situations beyond our control, including (but not limited to) acts of war, acts of God, threats or acts of terrorism, civil unrest or unforeseen personal circumstances. We also can’t offer refunds for illness, flight delays or any other circumstances. Please ensure you have adequate insurance in place to cover for this.

Cancellation on our part

In the event of a teacher cancellation, every effort will be made to deliver the same content by another accomplished teacher. If we need to cancel the class, we will refund the money you have paid so far.

We cannot be held responsible for other costs – such as flights or any other incidentals and strongly recommend you have insurance in place to cover this.

Also, we reserve the right to cancel the retreat, in case we would not be able to fill all the spots available. In that case, the amount of money paid to book their place will be refunded to the participants. A decision regarding whether the event will take place or not will be communicated to participants on August 15th 2019.