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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!


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!


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


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


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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