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Ivy & Bleu is heading to Byron Bay and invites you to join us for a learning experience covering all things weddings & events (with just a smidge of flowers and maybe a handful of cocktails too).

February 15th-19th 2021


The Initial Contact, How to Run a Consult, Building your Style, Warehouse & Inventories, Styling Check List, Mood Boards, Setting a Table.

The Planning Process

Planning & Coordinating a Real Wedding, Vendors & Budgeting, Organisation, What does a Wedding Planner/Co-ordinator do, Communication, Run Sheets & Rehearsals.


Floral Selection, Sourcing & Preparation, Arranging a Hand Tied Bouquet, Working with Foam and/or Foam Free, Large Scale Installation and/or arbours in a group environment.

Business Management & Social Media

Building your Brand, Finding your Target Market, Working with Venues, How to Price Yourself, Marketing (logo, website, email & external marketing) Styled Shoots, Business Logistics, Systems, Instagram versus Facebook, How to create engaging stories and an aesthetically pleasing feed.


Learn to correctly photograph your styling & flowers with lead photographers. 

Learn all about how our Creative Director Mandi built & branded her business.

Learn about finding a niche in the market for classically elegant soft styling, and how the Ivy & Bleu Events floral department, Ivy & Bleu Blooms, quickly grew to become of Australia’s most well known floral suppliers for creating stunning hand tied bouquets and whimsical floral work. Due to property location classes are kept small to ensure all attendees have the opportunity to openly discuss their own business paths and goals, and are in an open forum to discuss any questions they might have.

Each attendee will have the opportunity to prep their own flowers and arrange into a romantic hand tied bouquet, along with working alongside our florists creating centrepieces, arbours & more as required based on shoot concept.

Together with some of Australia best wedding industry vendors we will bring our concepts together to create an epic styled shoot, from which content can be used for your own social media channels. Build imagery for your brand with professional headshots, behind the scenes photos of your team working, along with shots of your stunning bouquet.

Wrap it all up by joining your creative team for a gala dinner amongst your beautifully styled & floralised space.

The workshop/retreat is based in the Byron Bay Hinterland – approximately 20 minutes from the Ballina-Byron Airport. 

Students staying onsite will stay in the stunning rooms which can be viewed here We have booked the entire property. Daily light breakfast, Sunset Cocktail & Dinner is included (you may even have a special meal cooked lovingly by our girl Mandi) 

We will have limited spaces available for students staying off site.

Class starts daily at 9:30am with  lunch & refreshments provided. Class aims to finish around 3/3:30pm to allow those staying onsite to read, chat with your attendees,  relax poolside or book yourself in for a facial or massage with the local therapist. We will also arrange group yoga classes for those who wish to partake. 

In addition to the above, all students will receive a Welcome Gift bag & copy of the “Little Bleu Book”, hand died silk & all other floral tools required.

Our workshops are designed for all levels: those new or interested in the industry, as well as those currently working in the amazing world of weddings & events wanting to further their skills and grow their business. If you are interested in growing your self esteem & business goals we aim to give you a great investment, as well as growing your skills, meeting amazing like-minded people, and above all having an absolute blast.

To ensure this opportunity has maximum impact for all involved this class classes are to be kept under 15* 


From 4:30pm:
Students check in to onsite rooms

From 6pm:
Sunset Grazing Platter & Cocktails on the deck – get to know your fellow course attendees & the Ivy & Bleu Team.

A little chance to mingle & get to know your Academy friends! Cocktails, Canapés and your own special Ivy & Bleu Does Byron Bay Gift Bag! Enjoy a gorgeous Byron Bay sunset and drinks with your new friends!

Day Two

Styling, Co-ordinating, Building your Brand & Utilising Social Media for Growth.

9:30am – 3:00pm with light lunch provided

Welcome & Introduction:
A little behind the brand of Ivy & Bleu, Team introductions & background, course goals & how shoot concept was designed. Theoretical content and overview of “The Little Bleu Book” (full components as above) with open forum for discussions & questions. Social Media overhaul and business planning sessions.

Day Three


9:30am – 3:00pm

Prep and arrange your provided florals in a Romantic Hand Tied Bouquet, begin work on shoot concepts for centrepieces, urn work, arbour & hanging installations as required by shoot brief.

Day Four

Shoot Me Portfolio

9:00am – 3:00pm

Finish the floral & styling setup & undertake in a Styled Shoot working with your creative team & the best in the local Wedding Industry. Learn how to photograph your styling & florals with award winning photographer. Have professional headshots taken.

Finish and return at 6:30pm to dine amongst you’re creations under the stars with your Shoot Team.

We may have a hair & makeup team available onsite if you would like to book this service at a additional cost.

Day Five

Check Out

Room Check Out 10:00am


Option One: $4200.00
5 days, 4 nights accomodation in King/Queen Room at Hinterland House + 3 day course & celebration dinner. Includes breakfast, light lunch, dinner & daily sunset cocktail (additional student staying on fold out couch in room + $1600) 1 King Room remaining

Option Two: $3600.00 5 days, 4 nights accomodation in a Twin Share Room at Hinterland House + 3 day course & celebration dinner. Includes breakfast, light lunch, dinner & daily sunset cocktail – SOLD OUT

Check out the room plans here

Option Three: $2200.00
Course & additionals only – Find your own accomodation or Air BnB in the local area. Includes welcome evening + 3 day course with light daily refreshment & celebration dinner & cocktails. 2 spaces remaining

Workshops and retreats are not a profit making exercise for us here at Ivy & Bleu Events. We genuinely love teaching and helping you all to grow, and the income from these courses allow us to create epic content and share this with you all.  Places are not refundable under any circumstances and payment plans are available. All international travel students must take travel insurance and arrange own flights and transport to the course each day.

Further information regarding dietaries yoga, massages & daily therapies to be provided 2 months prior.

To secure your Academy spot contact us now!

Payment plans are available with a 30% deposit and monthly payments until 1 months prior to start date – Contact [email protected] to book. 10% Discount offered for courses paid in full.

Courses are sold first in best dressed.