The Academy

Handcrafters of extraordinary experiences, masters of floral genius and trendsetters in all things gorgeous.

A hands on learning experience from Ivy & Bleu. We are proud to announce that we are opening our doors in 2018 to students with a creative flair. With hands on courses on everything from floral preparation to coordination and styling we now give you the opportunity to join us in our boutique space to create something amazing. Starting in February these small intimate classes will give you the opportunity to get hands on and expand your knowledge or provide a fun learning activity.


Whether you are wanting to gain an introduction to flowers, learn to make your own bouquet or just looking for a fun activity with your squad this short course will give you a tiny taster of what it’s like to play florist. You will be provided with a bucket of flowers in your chosen colour palette and given hands on tuition on how to strip, prep and prepare your bouquet in addition to making your own buttonhole or magnetic lapel corsage.


Thursday 8th February 2018

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Group Bookings please contact for custom date availability


Book Your Floralise Experience

Select your colour palette

Select your booking type

6 + 2 =

Shoot Me

Our full academy experience. This 4 day learning journey covers both theoretical and hands on experience with our creative director Mandi – voted by “Modern Wedding” into the Top 25 Australian Wedding Stylists for 3 consecutive years, 2016, 2017 & 2018.
Course includes your own starter floral and styling pack, songbird silk, dessert buffet & mimosa bar from Petal & Peach Bespoke Bakery, daily fruit platter and biscuits, florals in your colour palette selection & boxed USB with portfolio photos from styled shoot from our fav girl Kaitlin Maree Photography (within 4 weeks of shoot) Classes are small intimate classes. Payment plans also available.


20th – 23rd February 2018 ***SOLD OUT***

6th – 9th March 2018 ***OPEN***

24th – 27th April 2018 ***OPEN***



Book Your Shoot Me Experience

Select your colour palette

Select your booking type

10 + 10 =

Day 1: Styling

9:00-11:30 – Welcome & Introduction, Warehouse & Stock Tour, Work through how we do a styling consult, trend forecasting, how to build a styling concept and mood board; how to work across a budget/venue/style.

12:00-2:30 – Hands-on training – How to set up a fairy lit backdrop, ceremony arbour, how to set & finish a table, working on small details/big impact.

Homework: Build your styled shoot mood board – utilising free rain of our Ivy & Bleu stock & the knowledge gained start building your styled table set.

Day 2 – The planing process

9:00-11:30 – Go through mood boards, how we run a planning consult, vendor selection, duties of a wedding planner, how to construct a run sheet

12:00- 2:00 – Site inspection at Parkwood Village Weddings – breaking down a room, spacing, how to work with a venue

2:00- 2:30 – Coffee Q & A with ABIA Wedding Co-ordinator of the year Mel Bond. What it’s like to be a venue co-ordinator.

Day 3 – Floralise

9:00-11:00 – Prep and arrange your provided florals

11:00-11:30 – Make your own buttonhole

12:00-02:30 – Floral centrepiece demonstration (3 colour schemes/styles on offer for following day)

Day 4 – Shoot Me Portfolio

9:00- 3:00 – Each student receives 30 minutes styling assistance laying table then 30 minutes shooting with Kaitlin Maree Photography, Model styled by Begitta & Shannon Hope Hair & Makeup Artist, your style table setting & floralised cake by Petal & Peach – building photos for your own portfolio.

03:00- 4:00 – Lets celebrate! Dessert buffet from award winning baker and cake artisan Petal & Peach & Mimosa Bar

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