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Preston Bailey's Intermediate Floral Design  

From designing table tops to creating floral sculptures and room transformations, Preston will guide you through his design techniques and processes.

What you will learn

  • Receive notices of internship opportunities and industry conferences and events
  • Blend table sizes to achieve an overall extraordinary design within an event space
  • Determine what designs are appropriate for each table shape
  • Design and construct low centerpieces with layers of detail
  • Create containers other than a vase or bowl to support a low centerpiece
  • Determine which centerpiece options are most appropriate and used as statement pieces
  • Incorporate the statement pieces into the design of the overall table design
  • Incorporate accessory items and statement pieces into the design of the overall table design

How you will benefit

  • Receive notices of internship opportunities and industry conferences and events.
  • Become able to create stunning statement floral piece designs, accessory floral design items, and low and tall centerpieces
  • Develop the floral design skills needed to satisfy a wide range of venues' and clients' needs
  • Set yourself apart from your competitors by receiving professional training in floral design
  • Discover methods for pricing designs that will help you become a successful floral designer with a thriving business


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment).
  • Skype is recommended but not required.
  • Windows Media Player or a similar program.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • You are required to source local flowers and other floral arrangement supplies to complete assignments. (not included in enrollment)
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Preston Bailey's Intermediate Floral Design, Part 2 of the Floral Design series, builds upon a florist's knowledge of manipulation of flowers to create the breathtaking and detailed designs that Preston Bailey is most famous for when using a Table Top approach in designing an event. This course breaks down the many layers of design including table size, shape, materials, and flowers incorporated into table top designs.

You will learn the process for creating and building each design layer incorporated into a Preston Bailey Table and how each layer works together to create a cohesive design using a combination of color choices, flowers, materials, and table shapes. You will learn how to utilize a design formula to properly plan, design, price, and execute a floral design to make a profit. You will ultimately learn the financial side of floral design to confirm their formulas and pricing structures for floral designs for the table. Lastly, this course includes how to identify, approach, and set up an internship in your local area. Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to receive notices of internship opportunities and industry conferences and events.

  1. Design
    1. Assessment
    2. Spaces
    3. Logistics
    4. Concept
    5. Scope
  2. Low Centerpiece
    1. Floral recipe
    2. Instruction form
    3. Container form
    4. Placement
  3. Tall Centerpiece
    1. Styles form
    2. Types form
    3. Floral Recipe form
    4. Instruction form
    5. Container form
    6. Placement
  4. Floral Accessory
    1. Itemization form
    2. Recipe form
    3. Calculation form
    4. Instruction form
    5. Accessory placement
  5. Floral Statement
    1. Description form
    2. Recipe form
    3. Instruction form
    4. Placement
  6. Tablescape
    1. Scope of work form
    2. Budget calculations form
    3. Instruction form
    4. Production
    5. Final Project – Design and produce the floral designs for one table place setting

Preston Bailey has been considered one of the world's premier event designers and tastemakers. With 30-plus years of experience with his namesake company Preston Bailey Designs, he is best known for his ability to completely transform raw, ordinary spaces, into opulent, theatrical environments, translating his clients' fantasies into awe-inspiring realities. His one-of-kind events have attracted clients as Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Uma Thurman, Joan Rivers, Donna Karan, Liza Minnelli, Matt Lauer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ivanka Trump, and others. An author, he has written four bestselling books entitled Design for Entertaining, Fantasy Weddings, Inspirations, and his newest book, Celebrations, which was released by Rizzoli in October 2009. Headquartered in New York City, Preston Bailey Designs maintains international offices in Indonesia and the Middle East.

Angie Zimmerman is the CEO and founder of Angie Zimmerman Designs, a full-service floral design firm specializing in weddings and special events. She has more than 20 years of experience in the floral industry, operating floral shops in multiple locations in northern California. Currently, she is the instructor of "Preston Bailey's Fundamentals of Floral Design," a course offered by the Wedding Planning Institute and the lead instructor for Preston Bailey's Intermediate Floral Design.

Angie Zimmerman es la CEO y fundadora de Angie Zimmerman Designs, una firma de servicios de diseño floral especializada en bodas y eventos especiales. Tiene más de 20 años de experiencia en la industria floral, operando tiendas de flores en varios lugares en el norte de California. Actualmente, es la instructora de "Preston Bailey's Fundamentals of Floral Design," un curso ofrecido por el Wedding Planning Institute y el instructor principal para el "Preston Bailey's Intermediate Floral Design."


Preston Bailey's Intermediate Floral Design
Item: 202003CTP20610  
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020                                              Fee: $1,895.00
This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.

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