Category: Press

Flourishing Art in the News: August Press Roundup

August 12, 2020

We have had a great month – from being able to chat with a local TV station, a wonderful interview with a wedding industry podcast, and some insight into upcoming fall wedding trends. 

 

Right before the fourth of July, Karen Hua of KGET – TV 17 Bakersfield stopped by our studio to learn how to create a festive floral arrangement for the holiday weekend. If you are looking to create your own DIY arrangements, be sure to check out our upcoming workshops –here

 

Oleta chatted with Renee Dalo of Talk with Renee Dalo on how to handle weather and other disasters smoothly with clients. You can hear the full interview here

 

It is hard to believe that fall is just around the corner! But as we look towards the new season, we shared which color combinations will be popular for weddings with Generation Tux

 

With COVID forcing couples to postpone and even consider holding their weddings virtually, we shared our tips regarding flowers for your remote celebration with Brides.com. It can be a difficult switch to navigate, so check out the article here to have all of your burning questions answered. 


Flourishing Art in the News: May Press Roundup

May 11, 2020

In the month of May, we focused on education for couples as they navigate the daunting task of rescheduling their wedding dates and planning during COVID-19. We also contributed to a few industry articles to help some of our creative friends find inspiration during this time, as well as how you can push your business forward after a setback. 

In our first mention, we were thrilled to have our styled shoot at Sextant Winery in Trends Magazine. Reliving this stunning shoot has us ready to get back to Sextant to create some more magic! We can’t get enough of that adorable cottage, and the all-white floral combination is what spring dreams are made of! 

Next up, we tackled the topic of how to handle virtual planning meetings with your floral designer on Brides. Like many others, we have had some of our consultation appointments via phone or video, but this is a whole new world of having all of our clients online. 

During this time, we have all found ourselves looking for a little inspiration and something happy to lift our spirits. We were thrilled to be included in an article on Catersouce among other event industry professionals that are spreading the love. We were included with our delivery of over 150+ arrangements to area hospitals, nursing homes, and Alzheimer care centers and hospices. Others were included for online dance parties, to kids boxes for takeout, and an incredible interview with photographer Lara Woolfson who has recovered from Coronavirus. 


As we entered April, Oleta shared her very personal story of how she rebuilt Flourishing Art after her diagnosis and recovery of breast cancer on Sage Wedding Pros. As most business owners are facing uncertain times, we hope that this article can help them as well. 

 


Flourishing Art in the News: April Press Roundup

April 28, 2020

As you can imagine, the last month has been one of change for a lot of our couples, as well as the industry. Our press also reflects that- we were eager to jump in and lend insight where we could, while also talking about what we love best- flowers!

First up, we have seen our fair share of crisis in California from mudslides to wildfires, and we wanted to share our expertise on how to effectively communicate with clients during a difficult time to help our fellow vendors during the COVID-19 crisis. You can read the full article on WIPA’s blog.

 

As we know, couples have had to postpone their big days. Why not consider surprising your guests with a new secret elopement or wedding with our tips over on Catalyst Wedding Co.

 

We also had a bit of fun with flowers over at Martha Stewart Living.

First, we broke down the best ways to keep your cut flowers at home last longer just in time for Spring. Our suggestions just may surprise you!

We also shared insight on the number of available hydrangea varieties–  from endless summer and mountain to bigleaf. Enjoy the visual guide that we helped curate!


Our New Team Member

April 14, 2020

In the last few months, we were lucky enough to expand our team to include a new member, Daniel Beer. We are not only fortunate to have him on our team; we were also able to work side by side while planning his wedding with his partner Mark!

With dual degrees in music and cosmetology, Daniel is a jack of all trades with an eye for detail. He started his career as a hairdresser and, in quick fashion, worked his way up the chain to become the National Technical Director of Anasazi, a professional hair treatment line where he managed a team of over 40 educators. He was also a manager of the salon and spa at Saks Fifth Avenue. After a 32-year career that took him from Houston to Chicago to the heart of Manhattan, Daniel decided to move to Bakersfield to pursue a role in the world of events.

In particular, weddings hold a special place in his heart — especially for someone who recently celebrated his own NYC-themed nuptials (complete with a Studio 54-inspired reception!). His creative approach to design helps him to visualize a couple’s dream wedding to new heights, in an effort to create a day that is memorable and impactful for both the couple and their guests. 

Although he no longer lives in The Big Apple, the city still draws him in with its Broadway musicals and exquisite culinary scene (not to mention the shopping). At home, Daniel is the host with the most as he brings his event planning chops to his living room. He loves to entertain friends and family, whether it’s a small dinner party or an outdoor bash. As long as there is great food, music, and people, Daniel is in his element.

Daniel, we are so thrilled to have you on board!


Feature on KGET – TV 17

April 1, 2020

It’s an understatement to say that the past few weeks have been difficult for our beloved event industry. During these unprecedented times, many of our beloved colleagues and friends are feeling the impact- from engaged couples moving dates to our creative partners feeling the pangs of canceled corporate gatherings. 

It’s admittedly easy to get down if you let yourself, so this past week, we tried to bring a little bit of sunshine back into everyone’s lives. 

You see, we found ourselves with flowers from several postponed events and decided to reach out to our community through social media, and offer free arrangements for hospitals, nursing homes and those in need. It was simple- you tell us who needed their spirits lifted, and we would waive our flower and design fees, and just ask for assistance with the delivery. 

We had no idea that it would catch the attention of our local news but we were thrilled to have them tag along as well dropped off 150 arrangements throughout Bakersfield. You can see the full clip below. 🙂 

We hope everyone enjoyed their arrangements. 


A New Chapter for Flourishing Art Design Studio

March 16, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that we are now the owners of Stage Right, a home staging company based in Bakersfield. We will continue to run Flourishing Art Design Studio and Stage Right will be a division of our offerings. The addition of this company will allow for our furniture and décor rental options for events to be easier for our clients as we will not have to source from other areas like LA.

“We are cataloging, inventorying, and have moved all of our new product to our new warehouse,” shares Collins. “We have homes designed now that we collaborated in December. We are learning all of the items we have acquired and, with our design and Fran’s knowledge and design, we are ready now.”

 

The previous owner Fran Gunner is an author, painter, and jewelry designer. Her creativity and artistry appealed to Collins, who looks forward to using Gunner’s education and design skills to continue staging homes, offices, and other interior spaces.

“Fran brings so much to the table,” states Collins. “We are so excited for this union. She is an established artist in everything she does; this was a natural move for Flourishing Art Design Studio.”

Oleta will continue heading up Flourishing Art while Stage Right’s Gunner and Daniel Beer will lead the implementation and execution of their designs.


Flourishing Art in the News: January Press Roundup

January 23, 2020

We are so excited to share some of our recent press features! We’ve got everything from wedding tips to trends and taking your business to the next level. Check it all out below:

SheFinds

We shared our thoughts on what floral trend will be big in 2020 with SheFinds. Spoiler alert! It’s cascading bouquets with an unkempt look.

WIPA

Taking your business to an international level is no small decision. If you’re not sure that it’s the right time, take a look at our article on WIPA to help you make a more informed decision!

SheFinds

 

We’re on SheFinds with one of the most common regrets we find our clients make when planning their wedding. Not having their planner present when booking the location(s). This is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the planning process and having someone who knows the right questions to ask and necessary logistics will make a big difference.


WIPA Awards 2019 Finalist: Flourishing Art

December 3, 2019

This has been a banner year for all of us at Flourishing Art! From beautifully produced events to some of our best workshops to date, we are grateful for every experience and opportunity 2019 has given us. With that in mind, we could not be more excited to share that Flourishing Art was a finalist for this year’s Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) Award for Floral Designer of Excellence for the wedding of Trisha and Ed!

We are truly honored to be part of such an incredibly talented group of artists who share the same passion for floral design that we do.

We planned Trisha and Ed’s luxurious Hollywood-inspired celebration the same way we do with each of our clients, just how they envision their once-in-a-lifetime wedding experience. Let’s take a look at how this romantic affair came together:

This destination wedding was designed to capture the essence of old-school, classic Hollywood with black and white accents and an abundance of romantic candlelight and all-white florals. In a time where everyone is doing white tents and drapery, we opted for lush black double chiffon, which created a rich mystique that made their wedding unlike any other.

Both inside and outside, lots of candlelight exuded warmth and romance that created an intimate atmosphere for all. The all-white florals added a lavish feel to their Hollywood celebration and paired beautifully with the dramatic black drapery and gold accents. For this wedding, we sourced over 3,000 blooms — including ranunculus, roses, tulips, lisianthus, hydrangeas, orchids, lilies, stock, larkspur, delphinium, mums, and assorted greenery like eucalyptus and ivy.

At the ceremony, we recognized the natural beauty of the Spanish mission church — it would have been a travesty to design over that work of art. Instead, we used flowers to complement the structure. The lush floral arrangements in white, ivory, and cream were designed to feel soft, elegant, and romantic atop the altar’s prominent ledges.

For the reception, each table was designed differently — but made to complement one another with clear glass vases in varying heights, and some with stems and some without. Each vase displayed only one type of white flower and was tied with a green and white variegated Ti leaf.

 Altogether, these arrangements played beautifully into their wedding theme and took their vision to the next level. Thank you to InMotionPro for capturing this incredible wedding! 

A big congrats to the winners- it was truly an honor to be celebrated among you!


Flourishing Art in the News: November Press Roundup!

November 19, 2019

We can’t think of many things that we love more than sharing our recent designs, expert wedding tips, and real wedding inspiration with you! Today, we’re launching our monthly press roundup blog to highlight Flourishing Art in the news. And, we promise that you’re going to love everything in this article! Thank you to our friends at Rustic Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, YourTango, and WeddingWire for the features! 

Rustic Bride

Having dated since college, we knew we wanted to make Tawni and Jake’s wedding day as special as their love story. Our team had the pleasure of designing many aspects of the decor, curating all the floral arrangements, and planning each detail without a hitch! We loved the whimsical, ombre floral designs that featured different blooms in shades varying from lavender to eggplant. View their beautiful day by visiting Rustic Bride’s website here

Martha Stewart Weddings

When it comes to deciding the flowers for your bouquets in high-traffic areas, choosing less delicate blooms is the best way to help them stand up to a lot of handling. But how do you know which flowers to avoid? 

We are thrilled to share that Oleta has recently been featured as one of the guest experts on Martha Stewart Weddings, sharing which flowers are best for bouquets. To view which flowers Oleta recommends, access the full article here.

YourTango

If you’re getting ready to plan your wedding reception or if you are in the middle of planning it, we invite you to read our advice on YourTango, highlighting six (critical!) things you need to know during this stage of wedding planning. A wedding reception has so many aspects, but have no fear, as Oleta shared her insight on the timing of your dinner service. 

WeddingWire


One big fear couples have leading up to their wedding is feeling run down or even getting sick. WeddingWire is diving into what to do if this happens to you, and Oleta is giving her expert advice on how you can combat stress when it comes down the wire. Find the full article on WeddingWire by browsing here


Flourishing Art in the News: November Podcast Roundup!

November 5, 2019

Fun fact: we love being a guest on wedding podcasts! And, we’re covering all the bases this month by highlighting two very different podcasts. 

On Planner in Training, we’re speaking on how wedding planners can best communicate with other vendors during high-stress situations on the wedding day. 

Then, we’re having a bit of fun on Bridechilla by helping couples bring their wedding vision board to life – even with countless platforms of inspiration online. Thank you to Planner in Training and Bridechilla for allowing us to be a part of your podcasts! 

Planner in Training

As wedding and event professionals, one of the most important things we do is communicate! But, what happens when things don’t go as planned and that communication has to be with other vendors during stressful circumstances?

Oleta is sharing her personal experience that she and our team have encountered, and how we persevered to make this best of each situation. Access Oleta’s insight on the Planner in Training podcast by browsing here

Bridechilla

With engagement season making its annual debut, we know how overwhelming it can be with today’s treasure trove of wedding inspiration. Thankfully, Oleta has partnered with Bridechilla in a wedding planning Q & A podcast to help you create the wedding mood board of your dreams!

From deciding what you like to budgeting and finding the right people to help you, we know newly engaged couples will find a lot of great takeaways from this podcast. Take a listen on Bridechilla’s website here


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