Our Speakers


November 4-6, 2019

Susan mcleary + phil john perry + HOLLY CHAPPLE

Susan, Phil, and Holly will join us in November for the next workshop in the
Botanical Brouhaha Garden Style Workshop Series!

Image courtesy of  Amanda Dumouchelle

Image courtesy of Amanda Dumouchelle

Susan McLeary

Susan is a floral designer, artist and instructor who creates unusual, boundary-pushing floral art including elaborate headpieces, floral wearables, and her signature succulent jewelry. Her soulful, seasonally-inspired creations have been described as exquisite living artwork.

A passionate teacher, Susan offers private design instruction for new and professional florists in her studio and through destination workshops.

Susan’s work has been featured on the cover of Fusion Flowers Magazine twice, and in leading industry publications and websites including Martha Stewart Weddings, Florist's Review, The Knot, My Modern Met, Refinery 29, SELF, Buzzfeed, Belle Armoire, Modern Wedding Flowers, Style Me Pretty and Grace Ormond Wedding Style. Susan is a member of Chapel Designers and Slow Flowers. A frequent featured designer on Etsy, her designs and living jewelry has been praised for its originality, sustainability and style.

Image courtesy of  Kate Headley

Image courtesy of Kate Headley

Holly Chapple

A dedicated mother of 7, wife, and entrepreneur, Holly is the creative visionary behind Holly Heider Chapple Flowers. A longtime resident of Loudoun County Virginia, Holly is a highly recognized and sought after floral designer whose work has been published in countless prestigious publications and top industry blogs. With over 25 years of successful business experience behind her, Holly now serves as a teacher, speaker and mentor for other professionals in the wedding industry. She currently sits on a trend report board with industry leaders, owns and operates Hope Flower Farm and has launched her own product line with Syndicate Sales. Her innovations and creativity are inspiring the world of floristry. Armed with a strong desire to help other floral designers and event professionals be successful, Holly established the Chapel Designers (a division of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers) in 2010. This international network of florists and event designers gather each year in areas across the world including, New York City, California, Australia and London to collaborate, learn, and create.