Immerse yourself in the art of celebration and storytelling in our first ever Tuscan “The Art of Celebration Workshop.”  Premiere Southern wedding and event professionals, Master Florist/Event Designer, Kim Cheney, and Luxury Fine Art Wedding Photographer, Donna Von Bruening, join us as our exclusive instructors to share their knowledge and insight on storytelling, creating and documenting the perfect celebration or wedding.

This intimate workshop is for creative minds seeking inspiration, world travelers looking for a new experience abroad and wedding and event professionals looking to broaden their palette and build their portfolio. You will enjoy hands-on experience mixed with lively lectures and one-on-one instruction throughout the week. Expand your visual language and hone your artistic voice to tell stories that arouse emotion whether you are setting a table for your own special guests or seeking to enhance your professional portfolio.  For inspiration and fun, you will scour super-secret Italian flea markets for special props, enjoy Italian dinners al fresco while mingling with creative and industry professionals. It’s truly a creative retreat - a picturesque place to recharge and refresh.

This workshop is for photographers, non-photographers, floral-design professionals, floral-design novices, or anyone else interested in learning more about floral design and/or celebration photography. For those not photographing, we will photograph your set-ups for you. We will also help you with iPhone photography, so everyone is included in the photography experience.

Join us for the Art of Celebration surrounded by the gorgeous beauty of La Fortezza in the Lunigiana region of Italy in Northern Tuscany.

$3,500.00 shared rooms ( nonrefundable initial deposit of $1,750 for double rooms+ remaining deposit due one month prior)

Note: Fee includes breakfast, most lunches (excluding your free day), some dinners, all instruction, and group excursions. Accommodations are also included. Note: Airfare is not included. Students fly into nearest airport which is Pisa, Italy you are responsible for transportation to and from the workshop to La Fortezza.

All attendees traveling from the United States are required to purchase short term international travel health insurance. Proof of travel insurance will be required to attend any workshop.

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