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Flourishing Art in the News – Real Wedding with Broadway Details

November 1, 2020

Our wedding couples always hold a very special place in our hearts here a Flourishing Art. But this most recent featured real wedding is extra special because it is our beloved Daniel’s wedding to his husband Mark. We are just thrilled that their wedding was featured on Love Inc. this month!

We just loved that they wanted to incorporate their love for New York City and Broadway into their wedding. We created each reception table to reflect a famous Broadway play from Mamma Mia, Phantom of the Oprea, Hairspray, and Dreamgirls. We loved the personalized details like their tuxedo shirts that were crafted from Daniel’s mother’s 70-year-old wedding gown and in lieu of a guestbook, the couple had their guests sign linen jackets that they will don on their anniversary. 

You can find more detailed photos and their beautiful story on Love Inc.

 

 


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!


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. 


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!


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.


Your Floral Timeline

January 10, 2020

Engagement season is upon us! For couples that are just starting to think about planning their wedding, we’ve got the intel on when and how you should start thinking about your florals.

When to Book

Don’t wait on choosing your florist! You’ll want to have them booked early on so that you can be sure you’re choosing a wedding date with flowers that are in season. The last thing you’ll want is to book your wedding for November when you’ve always dreamed of a bridal bouquet full of peonies, which already bloomed in the spring.

Photographer: Cecily Breeding Creative

When to Finalize

Everything should be set in stone by two weeks ahead of the wedding. Remember that centerpieces and other arrangements are simple to add, but you can’t put flowers back in the ground once they’ve been pulled.

Photographer: J. Michelle Photography

What to Bring

When finalizing your florals be sure that you also have the timeline set from your planner and photographer so that the florist can be sure the arrangements and bouquets are in the right place at the right time. Also, be sure you’ve included contact information for your planner and the venue to prevent issues with getting in to the space and getting everything set up.

A good rule of thumb is that it’s never too soon to book! The more time you give yourself and your vendors, the smoother your experience will (hopefully) be!


Gilded Ballroom Retirement FĂŞte

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 dĂ©cor, 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


Italian Villa Wedding: Trisha and Ed

October 8, 2019

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect luxury California coast wedding that makes you feel as though you’ve been transported to a Tuscan villa, then this wedding is for you! 

Trisha and Ed met at the beach, which is just one of the reasons they adored the idea of having their reception at Villa Sevillano. From the charm and exclusivity of the location to the ocean view – what’s not to love? 

Trish carried a timeless white bouquet to match the beautiful, lush arrangements that filled every blank space. Guests were welcomed to cocktail hour with relaxing lounge seating and a Gatsby-style bar with multiple chandeliers set above. Once the black satin curtains were raised to the reception, the guests were welcomed into a modernized tent that looked like an open-air ballroom with the use of black draping. 

We chose a golden-hued table setting, and a sea of crisp white roses and hydrangeas to don the tables. One of our favorite elements of our design was the modern Moscow-inspired lighting. These details truly made the entire event have the perfect balance of modern with art deco details.

We can’t wait for you to enjoy a few of our favorite images documented by In Motion Pro

Congratulations to Trisha and Ed, and thank you to our talented creative partners who helped make their day flawless! 

View Trisha and Ed’s wedding video here!   

Vendors: 

Planning, Production and Floral Design: Flourishing Art

Photographer and Videographer: In Motion Pro

Ceremony Venue: Old Mission Santa Barbara

Reception Venue: Villa Sevillano

Caterer: Duo Catering & Events

Cake Designer: Susies Cakes

Band: Jay Sterling Music

Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents, Revelry Event Designers

Lighting: Bella Vista Lighting

Parking: Blue Star Parking

Specialty: Marburg Industries


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


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