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Monday, August 22, 2016

Flower Crown Workshop @ Summerfield at Tate Farms

Back in March, I attended an amazing Flower Crown Workshop produced by Three Twelve Company, a flourishing new business that curates special/customized events, workshops, and collaborations.

I don't usually write about events, but this one included food! The whole event featured a flower crown workshop by the talented Lauren from The Backyard Bouquet, who also did my flowers for my wedding. Yay! She is super awesome and uses very unique flowers and plants in her creations. It also included a waffle brunch prepared by Lauren, the founder of Three Twelve Co. (She did some of my wedding cakes!) Yes, they're both Laurens. :P Other activities include: braid bar by Revel Workshop, makeup by Love Dose Beauty, craft cocktails by Austin Cocktails, mobile photo booth by Photo-Wagon, shopping with Shop Haute Wheels, and amazing photos taken throughout the day by Beckley & Co. (See vendor list at the end of the post.)

Event Details:
Saturday, March 5, 2016
11:00AM - 3:00PM

Summerfield at Tate Farms
13502 FM548
Rockwall, TX 75032

I had gone early to help them set up. The venue was in Rockwall... super close to me! Which was a plus. My friend who was attending the event rode with me and went to lend a hand as well. When we got there the space was pretty bare with some long tables set up. Within the hour, we had unloaded all the flowers, set them up on a long table in the front of the room. Laid out place settings, name cards, flower supplies, tools, etc. on all the tables. Everyone worked hard and well together. The place was looking great once all the guests started arriving.

Snacks were placed on two tables at the front. People were getting some munchies, getting their hair braided, getting their makeup done, or just visiting with other guests as we waited for the workshop to begin. And don't forget there are cocktails!

The flower crown workshop was super fun. Lauren showed us how to get started on the crown and we got to pick our own flowers from the bundles and bundles she brought. She locally forages most of her flowers and uses a lot of different textures, which I love. Everyone had something different because we had so many flower options to choose from. During the workshop time, some girls went off to get their hair braided, or make up done. As I looked around the room, everyone's crowns all turned out so great! Some were big and rustic, packed with flowers and leaves, and some were prim and demure. Everyone was having a great time!

As we waited for the food to be served. People were exploring the farm, taking a million photos (it was a beautiful day), more braids, and just enjoying themselves. So much pretty that day. :)

When the food came out, OMG, these beautiful plates of waffles were lined up on a long table. Love!! There were several choices of toppings/flavors and also a gluten free option (from Double Dose Bakery - @doubledosebakery).
The Oak Lawn (kiwi, banana, strawberries, blueberries, cinnamon, maple syrup)
The Oak Cliff (chocolate, banana, peanut butter, salted dulce de leche)
The Uptown (strawberries, toasted almonds, coconut flakes, maple syrup)
The Deep Ellum (avocado, local honey, pinch of cayenne)

I got The Oak Lawn with gluten free waffle. I was technically on a diet all of March to prep for the wedding so this was my cheat day. haha. I still got the fruit option to try and be good. It was loaded with fruits and so pretty and colorful. Wasn't too sweet. Yum!

My friend got The Oak Cliff, which I really actually wanted. So I got to try some. Soooooo good!

Beautiful and tasty food, surrounded by more beautiful flowers and people who are just having the greatest time. It could not have been a better day. AND... all the guest were gifted with a stunning (and yummy!) rose flavored macaron by We the Birds Macarons, a sister-duo team that makes the prettiest custom macarons! @we.the.birds

What a wonderful event. It was the nicest day and people were creating beautiful things. I'm glad I got to be a part of it. Keep you eye out for Three Twelve Company... she holds different events monthly. You can stay up to date by following her Instagram: @threetwelveco.

All the lovely ladies and their businesses can be found on Instagram.
The Backyard Bouquet - @thebackyardbouquet
Revel Workshop - @revelworkshop
Shout out to Shelley from @hairbyshelleyxo who also came to help out with the braids. And she did mine. :)
Love Dose Beauty - @lovedosebeauty
Austin Cocktails - @austincocktails
Photo-Wagon - @photowagontx
Shop Haute Wheels - @shophautewheels
Beckley & Co. - @beckleyco - You can find the professional pictures from the event on their website under "Petal Party".
And thanks to Summerfield at Tate Farms for hosting the event!

Three Twelve Company has another Flower Crown Workshop + Brunch coming up THIS Saturday, August 27th, from 12-3PM. With tasty acai bowls. :) There are still spots available!! Click here to grab your ticket!**


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