Akeshi Akinseye
Akeshi Akinseye
Author, Educator, Party Planner & Event Designer

The kesh experience

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I am pleased to offer my popular floral and design workshop- The Kesh Experience. This program has been carefully designed to guide attendees at all levels through "The Art Of Floral & Event Design" and to teach attendees how to build a successful business in the luxury market. Sessions will cover pricing and proposal strategies, up-selling, marketing, branding, sourcing, styling, creating a stylized shoot, guest speakers and so much more. You will also learn the secrets behind my signature designs from bouquets to lush floral pieces.

At The Kesh Experience, you will learn the fundamentals of floral and event design, layering, tabletop essentials, branding and marketing your business, sourcing and have the opportunity to get hands-on experience creating a real event. Attendees will be given the tools and guidance to create lush and over the top arrangements, bouquets, creative floral designs and more. The workshop will give you the confidence to create, design, and discover your own personal style. In addition, we will be teaching the mechanics behind how we build our lush centerpieces, bouquets and floral arrangements. All tools and supplies will be provided, including florals and vases

 
 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The workshop will be held in Chicago. We will be spending 3 full days getting to know each other, your business and goals. We will be transforming one of the ballrooms at one of Chicago's Luxury Hotels; setting up a cocktail reception and a luxurious dinner reception and more exciting designs.

In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of floral and event design, layering, tabletop essentials, branding, marketing, sourcing and have the opportunity to get hands-on experience creating a real event. The workshop will give you the confidence to create, design, and discover your own personal style. In addition, Akeshi will be teaching the mechanics behind how she builds her lush centerpieces, bouquets, and floral arrangements. Attendees will be given the tools and guidance to create lush and over the top arrangements, bouquets, creative floral designs and more. All tools and supplies will be provided, including florals and vases.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR:

  • Individuals who want to focus on floral and event design as a whole.
  • Individuals with little or no experience but aspire to create beautiful events and floral arrangements.
  • Experienced designers looking to grow their skill set.
  • Passionate creatives who want to pursue their dream in floral and event designing targeting high-end clients. 

FOLLOW THE KESH EXPERIENCE


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

MARCH 12 - 14, 2018

THE KIMPTON GRAY HOTEL

 122 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

Akeshi is thrilled to offer the 6th installment The Kesh Experience - a 3 Day floral and design workshop in Chicago at The Kimpton Gray Hotel. Kimpton Gray Hotel is a new, upscale Chicago Loop Hotel in a historic landmark building, close to everything in downtown Chicago!

 In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of floral and event design, layering, tabletop essentials, branding, marketing, sourcing and have the opportunity to get hands-on experience creating a real event. The workshop will give you the confidence to create, design, and discover your own personal style. In addition, we will be teaching the mechanics behind how we build our lush centerpieces, bouquets, and floral arrangements.

Attendees will be given the tools and guidance to create lush and over the top arrangements, bouquets, creative floral designs and more. All tools and supplies will be provided, including flowers and vases.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

MONDAY - DAY 1: Roundtable Discussion - Focus on Business Branding & Marketing (Starts at 10:00 AM)

*Lunch Included

  • Introductions
  • Roundtable Discussion 
  • Branding and Marketing
  • One on One Branding Review Sessions (Includes Website, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest).

  • Pricing
  • Planning and Design Proposals
  • Contracts ~ Guest Speaker
  • Creating Stylized Shoots
  • Getting Published ~ Guest Speaker ( Jacqueline Nwobu ~ CEO/Editor-in-Chief Munaluchi Bridal Magazine)
  • Group Sessions/Activities
  • Q/A

TUESDAY - DAY 2: Focus on Floral and Event Design (Starts at 7:00 AM)

*Breakfast & Lunch Included

  • Bouquet Making and Styling Sessions
  • Floral Mechanics + Tips and Tricks Session ( Grand Centerpieces, Floral Arrangements, Flower Wall, Table Runner)
  • Hands On Floral Arrangement Design ( Grand Centerpieces, Low Centerpieces)

WEDNESDAY - DAY 3: Focus on ballroom transformation and set up(Starts at 7:00 AM)

*Breakfast & Lunch Included

  • Attendees get to create an actual event
  • Ballroom Transformation 
  • Floral Design
  • Ball Room Set Up
  • Reception Set Up using design elements, draping, lighting elements and more.

End of Workshop Cocktail Reception and Dinner:

Day 3 will be concluded with a fabulous cocktail and dinner reception. This reception promises to be exciting and the perfect end to the workshop for all our attendees.

Dress Code: BLACK TIE  * Dress to Impress*

Attendees will leave inspired and with a wealth of information, hands on experience, resource tools and a signed copy of Akeshi's best selling book " The Art Of Floral And Event Design"


TO REGISTER

To reserve your spot, please proceed to purchase your ticket below. Payment can be made in full up front or in 2 installments with a deposit of $950. Registration is not complete until all payment is completed.

Seats for this workshop are LIMITED. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE but transferable within the same event only.

As part of the workshop, you will receive a lifetime access to our facebook group with the past and current attendees from The Kesh Experience. This group is private and is by invitation only. Access to the group will be granted once registration is confirmed.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

Attendees are responsible for hotels/flights. 


PAST WORKSHOPS

“There are three responses to a piece of design: yes, no, and wow. Wow is the one to aim for"

― Milton Glaser

"Invest in yourself, in your education. There's nothing better "

― Sylvia Porter

“Invest in yourself. You can afford it. Trust me.” 

― Rashon Carraway

CREATIVE PARTNERS

Thank you to our CREATIVE PARTNERS!

If you would like to partner with us for our upcoming workshop, please contact us: hello@keshluxurygroup.com


AUGUST 2016 - Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Creative Partners: Carasco Photography| Mirar Productions | APosh Production |  Windy City Linen | Halls Rentals | Waldorf Astoria Chicago | Art Of Imagination | Gourmet Invitations | Modern Luxury Weddings  | Cagen Music | Bella Bianca Bridal Couture | Juan José Herrera | Makeup by Aga


November 2016 - Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Creative Partners: Collin Pierson Photography | Waldorf Astoria Chicago | Tablescapes | Gourmet Invitations | A Posh Production | Mirar Productions | Juan José Herrera | Makeup by Aga |  Dimitras Bridal Couture


March 2017 - Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Creative Partners: Carasco Photography, Mirar Production | Wilhelmina Models | The Wedding Dresser | Ultimate Bride Chicago | Tablescapes | Nuage Designs | A Posh Production | Juan José Herrera | Makeup by Aga | Oda Creative | Floral Glam  | David Rothstein Music | Waldorf Astroria Chicago


JULY 2017 - Radisson Blu AQUA HOTEL

Creative Partners: SY Photography|  Radisson Blu Aqua | Aria Films | Hannah Handmade | Tablescapes | Nuage Designs | A Posh Production | Johnson Studios Ice Sculptures | Dimitras Bridal Chicago | Juan José Herrera | Makeup by Aga | Laced Vinyl Shoppe | Jojayden | The Wedding Dresser - Caroline Shaw | David Rothstein Music


NOVEMBER 2017 - Intercontinental Hotel Chicago

Creative Partners: Collin Pierson Photography | Intercontinental Hotel Chicago,   Dimitra's Bridal Chicago | Juan José Herrera | Makeup by Aga | Northern Décor, Inc |  Tailored Elements LLC |  A Posh Production |  Calligraphy by CT |  Gourmet Invitations | Yum Squared Bakery LLC |  Dee Desalu  | BM-Photograph | Maria Elena Headpieces