Category: Events

Leslie and Brett’s Micro Wedding

July 29, 2020

With more intimate celebrations currently on-trend, we thought it was the perfect time for us to look back on Leslie and Brett’s stunning wedding. This lovely couple decided to tie the knot in an elopement ceremony with a few of their closest friends and family. Then, a few months later, we had the pleasure of being a part of their celebratory reception.

Leslie and Brett’s wedding was recently featured on What if We Elope so if you would like to learn even more about their big day and see more photos, click here.

Elopement
Getting Ready Location: Ragged Point Inn, CA
Elopement Location: Big Sur, CA
Florals: Flourishing Art Design Studio
Dress: Ladies & Gents Bridal
Tux: Men’s Wearhouse
Makeup: Kandice Hernandez
Photography & Videography: Marianne Lucas Photography and Cinematography

Reception
Venue: The Station
Food: Frugatti’s
Floral: Flourishing Art Design Studio
Linens: BBJ Linen
Glassware and Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents
DJ: Good Time Entertainment, Jimmy Sanchez
Photo Mirror: Reflect on This Photo Booth
Planning and Coordination: Oleta and Alix with Flourishing Art
Makeup: Kandice Cerna


Fatemeh and Farhad’s Birthday Evening

May 26, 2020

This stunning husband and wife duo were both celebrating milestone birthdays, and they wanted to celebrate in style! We loved designing this gold and white evening with touches of black. To spruce up the space, we wanted to give guests multiple areas in the ballroom to grab a cocktail. We utilized a stunning half-moon bar featuring the couple’s initials and a geometric gold bar with a candle wall that created a beautiful focal point. Fatemeh and Farhad enjoyed the evening mingling with guests and dancing the night away.

Vendors –

Event Designer and Florist: Flourishing Art Design Studio

Photography: Valdophye Photography

Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents

 Rentals: Revelry Event Designers

Step and Repeat Photo and Printing on Site: InMotionPro Photo Video

Lighting: The Social Vibe

Linens: BBJ Linen

Venue: Stockdale Country Club

Cake: Cornerstone Bakery

Valet: Alpha and Omega Valet Service


Stylish Baby Shower

February 25, 2020

Take one stylish mama-to-be and an absolutely stunning venue, and you get the sweetest baby shower you could ever imagine. It was so special to be a part of this happy day. From the adorable pink touches to the simple but chic florals, it all came together beautifully. We kept some of our favorite details to share below:

A big thank you to our friends at In Motion Pro for capturing this event!


Sextant Winery Inspiration Shoot

February 11, 2020

We were thrilled to be part of this styled shoot at Sextant Winery. Our inspiration came from the location itself. From the lush greens to the vintage charm, everything turned out perfectly! Check out some of our favorite details below:

A big thank you to everyone that participated, and April & Co. Photography for all of these wonderful photos!


Gilded Ballroom Retirement Fête

October 22, 2019

After 25 years of service, a retirement celebration for Bahram Ghaffari, the President of the Delano Regional Medical Center, is just what the doctor ordered! 

Our goal was to design and choreograph an awe-filled event that epitomized opulent glamour with its décor, entertainment, white-glove service, and many other special touches. 

When guests arrived at the Bakersfield Marriott, they were greeted by a parade of servers offering trays of wine while enjoying the tunes of an eccentric piano musician.

Once cocktail hour concluded, greeters simultaneously opened the ballroom doors to reveal the swanky, candlelit room. While the guests located their tables, under black crystal chandeliers while walking through the low-lying fog that swept across the room. Everyone’s attention then fell to the seamless black gloss dance floor, where two tango dancers floated across for the next round of entertainment. 

The dining tables featured an abundance of gold accents, candlesticks, candles votives, and towering white floral candelabra centerpieces. Guests sat down to enjoy a delectable dinner that ended with  “a flamed” baked Alaska presentation. 

The evening was filled with heartfelt speeches from close friends and colleagues while a world-class Salsa band rounded out the evening’s entertainment. As expected, the evening ended with guests dancing the night away. 

A big thank you to our amazing creative partners and their staff who helped make it a real success!

Vendors:

Planning, Production and Floral Design: Flourishing Art

Photographer: Fernando Oregel

Videographer: InMotion Pro

Venue: Bakersfield Marriott

Rentals: Walker-Lewis Rents and Revelry Event Designers

Music: Mento Bru


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!

Vendors:

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!

Vendors:

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!

Vendors:

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!

Vendors: 

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!

Vendors:

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

 


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