Category: Events

Harvest of Hope Produce Styled Event

September 24, 2019

Over the last six years, the Catholic Charities organizes a Harvest of Hope fundraiser to support their programs and services to provide help and create hope for those in the greatest of need. We were thrilled to conceptualize and craft the design of this fantastic charity event last year! It was a pleasure to help honor the individuals within the Bakersfield community who have continuously supported Harvest of Hope. And to play a small role in assisting the raising of funds for the Catholic Charities beneficial programs to continue!

For the overall event design, we wanted to incorporate local produce that would be donated to the Bakersfield Food Bank after the evening’s festivities. Subtle details of soft burlap runners, pistachio tinted antique glassware, gold chargers and grass-colored linens placed on farm tables were incorporated to accentuate our design. These elements, along with our bright floral arrangements, allowed harvest like apples, grapes, carrots, cabbage and more to pop off the tablescapes.

We cannot say enough kind things about Catholic Charities’ Harvest of Hope event! And, we invite you to take a moment to save the date for their 2019 fundraiser by learning more here. Thank you to In Motion Pro for helping us share some of our favorite moments!


Event and Floral Design: Flourishing Art

Photographer: In Motion Pro

Venue:  Kern County Fair Grounds

Colorful Peruvian Birthday Party!

September 10, 2019

What’s better than a birthday celebration? One that also includes a housewarming as well as welcoming a new daughter-in-law to her West Coast family!

When we were asked to bring Dr. Bustamante’s vision to life for him and his wife, Laura, for their party, we couldn’t wait to start planning! The inspiration for their event stems from Dr. Bustamante’s Peruvian background. Our team embraced the rich culture by incorporating his collection of natural world artifacts matched with Laura’s colonial home décor style.

 One of our favorite details is the clay-colored, watercolor table runners that hosted our whimsical succulent creation in a muted golden bowl. By using colorful blooms in the form of cymbidiums, orchids, and orange dahlias, we enhanced the theme with floral arrangements placed throughout their home and outdoor poolside space.

A big thank you to the Bustamante family for trusting Flourishing Art with your event and floral design!


Event and Floral Design: Flourishing Art

Photography: April & Co Photographers

Tropical Style Family Luau

August 27, 2019

Grab your passport, because we’re taking you to the tropics!

We cannot think of a better way to kick off a new school year than the Aloha Dance at Garces Memorial High School! But, before the party begins, one family invites all students, and their parents to an ohana-style celebration that has been a tradition for the last six years.  Since this was the last year the family would host the luau they really wanted to go over the top. By doing so, we made their guests feel as though they stepped onto a Hawaiian island! 

For the design concept, we wanted to create a tropical oasis! The family pool was filled with inflatable beach balls, and an oversized, bright pink flamingo float. Our team used imported lush flowers in cheerful pinks and vibrant corals to play off the variety of lime, kelly green, and palm leaf printed linens.  Two of our favorite aspects of the party is the mocktail tiki bar with coconut cups and the prop-filled photo booth! 

We hope you enjoy viewing all of these colorful images provided by April & Co. Photographers as much as we enjoyed designing this family luau from top to bottom!


Production, Design, Coordination & Floral Design: Flourishing Art

Photographer: April & Co. Photographers 

Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents

Caterer: Starlite Cafe

DJ: Donald and Glenn Entertainment

Bar: Cocktail Concierge

Heartfelt 100th Enns Farm Celebration

August 13, 2019

When the 100th anniversary of Enns Farm was getting near, Richard Enns wanted to plan a monumental celebration that honored the years of his family’s legacy. With the hard work humbly labored on their farm, through cotton, alfalfa, garlic, corn, black-eyed peas, and, for the last 24 years, almonds, a party would be a perfect tribute.

Sadly, the year leading up to the event, Mr. Enns passed away. Nevertheless, his wife, Bonnie, and son, Jonathan carried his dream of a party that would commemorate the decades of farming and Mr. Enns life. When our team was asked to aid in the event plans and floral design,  it became our mission to pour our heart and soul into this gathering for the Enns family. By taking advantage of the endless array of antique farm equipment collected over the decades, we designed each display by hand. We also created wildflower arrangements in tin “vases” placed on bright, cobalt table linens and mason jar floral installations. 

Thank you to In Motion Pro for helping us share a few of our favorite moments from the day, and thank you to the Enns family for entrusting us with your event logistics and design!


Planning, Design, Coordination & Floral Design: Flourishing Art

Photographer: In Motion Pro

Venue: Enns Farm

Caterer: Borda Petite

Bar: Cocktail Concierge

Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents

Band: Noah Claunch Trio

Presentation Screens, Power & AV: Pacific West Sound

Wine Country Almond House Dinner

July 9, 2019

Our hearts are still singing after our delicious staging of Sextant Estate Vineyard’s Almond House photo shoot! Their turn-of-the-century farmhouse overlooks over one hundred acres of the Paso Robles wine country, which is the only setting you need for a paired dinner under the stars.

The open-air backdrop, the playful style of the modernized estate and savory wine invigorated our design. Our team designed a relaxed yet polished garland featuring gorgeous vines and opulent white flowers that were placed on creamy linen. Mingled with a few tea lights and branches from a Paper Birch – it’s obvious why we are enamored over this shoot!

 This Flourishing Art team is pretty confident that you will be searching for your place setting as soon as you see these mesmerizing images by Mike Larson Photography!


Planning and Floral Design: Flourishing Art

Photographer: Mike Larson Photography

Venue: Almond House of Sextant Estate Vineyards

Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents

Lighting & Power: The Social Vibe


Barn-Style Birthday Soiree  

July 2, 2019

There are birthday celebrations, and then there is Barbara’s birthday celebration! Her soiree was outfitted in rose gold, lace, and mercury glass details that ooze eloquence in a barn venue setting. Did we mention that she gifted each of her sweet guests a box of champagne gummy bears? Oh, yes! 

We were able to design the understated, graceful arrangements in the form of sherbet-colored ranunculus, blue sea holly, daring white rose, and silky Dusty Miller. Our entire team cannot tell you enough how much we adore textured colonial blue and lace linens at the dining table paired with the life-like bloom-filled linens that cascaded the seating outside of All Seated in a Barn. Could this be the ultimate #BirthdayGoals? We think so!  

Thank you to April & Co. Photography for sharing these ultra-fun photos with us!  


Planning and Floral Design: Flourishing Art 

Photographer: April & Co. Photography 

Venue: Green Acres Ranch 

Caterer: Bord A Petite 

Linens: BBJ Linen 

Rentals: Walker-Lewis Rents 

Monochromatic Flower-Filled Bridal Shower

June 25, 2019

Call us biased, but we think we created the bridal shower of your dreams! Styled with all white floral arrangements in muted metallic vases – featuring tulips, hydrangeas, roses, and peonies – Nevi’s affair at the Bakersfield Country Club is unlike anything we’ve ever designed. A true labor of love, her flower wall was installed with paper petals of pale dijon, powder blues, greys and crisp white. We even placed a soft silver embellishment in the center of each bloom to act as the stigma, and bring our wall to life. April & Co Photography is the talent behind the lens that is helping us share Nevi’s flower-filled bridal shower with you today!  


Photographer: April & Co. Photographers 
Venue: Bakersfield Country Club 
Flowers and Event ProductionFlourishing Art 

Cozy, Zin-ful Celebration at Sextant Winery

May 29, 2019

Each year, wine lovers alike come in droves to the Paso Robles wine country to indulge in the award-winning, heritage Zinfandel grape. While wine aficionados come to experience this heritage grape in its many forms, our friends at Sextant Winery wanted to ensure their guests were welcomed with a cozy atmosphere for the weekend’s kick-off party, which is precisely where the Flourishing Art team came in to help!

Drawing inspiration from the modern fireplace located in Sextant Winery’s tasting room, we filled the space with candles contained in mercy glass vessels. We wanted event attendees to feel as if they were in the vineyard while sipping some lovely zin variations, which is why we utilized earthy plants and blooms in the form of succulents, weeping string-of-beads vine, Kermit green button pom, and more. Finding ourselves so smitten with the marriage of this design, we placed the arrangements on bars, coffee tables, near the beloved fireplace and even in terrariums hanging on aged grape vines. Did we mention our infatuation with play-on a photo booth? Using floating bronze frames and books suspended from the ceiling, winery visitors could get their photographs taken using a variety of props!

A big thanks to Sextant Winery for trusting Flourishing Art to help elevate your venue, and to Mike Larson Photography for providing these images.  

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