Our next guest speaker was none other than the joyous Julie Liles of Julie Liles Floral and Event Design. Julie arrived early to set up and she brought the most beautiful flowers. The students asked if they were real… “of course they are” was my response. The colors of the Anemones and Orchids were so vibrant; the Callas so regal. Julie was professional and her cheerful demeanor, so inviting.
Julie gave some fantastic tips on designing floral centerpieces on a budget; she also motivated and inspired the class to try designing some “simple” arrangements on their own as well as becoming professional florists. She spoke with individual students after her presentation and even left the flowers for the students to enjoy later. Julie encouraged the students to call her in the future with any other questions. Many thanks for the excellent presentation Julie!