Thursday, July 28, 2011

Announcing INDIAN SUMMER :: an amy osaba flower workshop!

"It was an Indian summer, a bluebird sort of day… warm and sunny, without a breath of wind; the water was sky-blue, the shores a bank of solid gold." - Sigurd Olson


We are so excited to announce the first in a series of floral design workshops, and you are invited!

Drawing inspiration from fiery sunsets and warm evenings ‘round the campfire, this inaugural workshop will give students the opportunity to create a lush tablescape, styled with found objects and locally foraged botanicals. (Follow our Pinterest board here!) At this workshop, you will not only learn some of the basics of floral design, such as flower identification and composition, but you will also learn how to implement some of our signature touches, from creating charming vignettes using vintage vessels, to incorporating local foliage into your arrangements and creating a centerpiece with movement and balance.

Party throwers. Designers. Wedding planners. Forever students. You name it! Whether you are a beginner to floral design or a seasoned professional who wants to learn a new style, we’d love to have you.

All day Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Goat Farm Machine Room (In our opinion, one of Atlanta's best kept secrets - Join us as we unveil our new studio space!), Atlanta, Ga

$425 per person (This price includes everything you need, and lots of other things we know you’ll want! Flowers, vessels, food and drink, lots of swag, your floral creations and vintage vessels, and lots of new know-how.)

For those of you who are new to this blog, and may be unfamiliar with Amy Osaba, we are a full event design company with an aesthetic that is organic, free, and a twist on the traditional. Click here to see more of who we are and what we’ve been up to lately.

This is going to be such a fun day! We will start the morning with cupcakes and coffee (after all, its never too early for cupcakes, especially when they are provided by Sun in My Belly), and soon thereafter we will explore the grounds of the Goat Farm for inspiration and pretty foliage to use in our arrangements. An array of freshly cut, gorgeous flowers will also be provided to choose from. After the morning’s lessons, we will enjoy a delicious ‘sack lunch’ (again, courtesy of Sun in My Belly). In the afternoon, students will learn how to create a gorgeous tablescape, while also attending our version of mini ‘arts and crafts’ workshops in the spirit of the Campfire Girls!

Now this is where it gets even more (!) exciting. At the end of the day, amidst the gorgeous sunset (and hors d'oeuvres and cocktails!), you will be guided by sought-after prop + wardrobe stylist Ginny Branch Stelling in setting up your very own photo shoot! [You may remember seeing some of Ginny’s styling work here. To top it all off, your work will be photographed by none other than the lovely Heidi of Our Labor of Love! If you read this blog at all, you know how much we love Heidi. Not only is she one of the most accomplished photographers in the wedding industry, she is super fun to boot!

As if that weren’t enough to make you want to sign up today, each student will also go home with a special apron, floral shears, merit badge, their floral creations in an array of vintage vessels, and amazing photographs of their work. Of course, we can’t reveal everything we’re planning yet – but rest assured there will be even more surprises!

For questions or more information, email To register right away, click here. For up to date information about the workshop and other happenings at AO, follow us on twitter, facebook, and Pinterest!

We can hardly wait - hope to see you there!


  1. i am so excited i can't even stand it! bet this workshop is gonna fill up in a flash-eeeee!

  2. I have just discovered you and I'm simply IN AWE of how spectacular and wonderful your arrangements are--like Dutch still lives, but radiant and perfect. Amy! You rock!