In this course, Monica will lead students through an exploration of the wild and exotic botanicals associated with Brazil. Learn Monica’s techniques for imbuing an arrangement with the rhythm, and spirt evocative of nature and the textures of the jungle. Monica will share some of her favorite sources for South American products as well as discuss the popular trends in event design. With Monica’s guidance, each student will produce a stunning arrangement featuring some of her favorite exotic blooms such as orchids, anthuriums, protea and brightly colored roses.
Monica Rezende is an internationally known floral designer and a native Brazilian. Having grown up with a deep love of flowers and gardening, Monica pursued the arts in college in Brazil and eventually opened an interior design firm in Sao Paulo. Never leaving her appreciation for botanicals behind, Monica was formally trained in floral design in London and continued to take classes throughout Europe, ultimately transitioning her interior design business into a thriving floral studio, Monica Rezende Flores. During this time, Monica discovered a deep enthusiasm for teaching and began providing training to fellow flower lovers around the world. Now residing in Los Angeles, Monica brings her unique and inspirational vision to share with the FlowerSchool LA students. Emotion, passion and vibrance are at the heart of Monica’s designs and her many clients thrill to see what floral wonders she will come up with for their event. Currently working along side her talented daughters, Clarissa and Camila Rezende, owners of C Rezende Events, Monica provides florals for some of Southern California’s biggest and most lavish events.