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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 – Wedding Budget Checklists

September 19, 2020

Budgets can be hard to begin and stick to, and when it comes to weddings and events, that couldn’t be more true. Oleta spoke with Wallet Joy this month on a few tips regarding your floral budget as you plan your wedding. 

As you figure out how to save money on wedding flowers, start by researching the varieties that will be in season on your wedding date, according to Oleta Collins, you’ll save a pretty penny by choosing blooms that don’t have to be imported. And, of course, reusing your flowers is always a smart idea.

“Floral walls, circular arches, and arbors are not only an excellent ceremony backdrop; they are also beautiful behind a sweetheart or bar table,” Collins says. “This is best used in a venue where you have everything in one place, and transportation to and from another site would be difficult.”

For decor, she recommends asking your venue about what it already has on hand and the cost to rent. Renting directly from your venue could be less expensive than buying new decorations or using a separate rental company. Also, make sure to focus on what guests will actually see rather than nitpicking every detail.

“You don’t need everything, so focus on the more essential items that will make a big difference in the look and comfort of your guests,” Collins says. 

You can find out more budget tips by checking out the entire article here. 

What tips do you have when it comes to budgeting for your wedding?


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!


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!


2020 International Wedding Trend Report

February 5, 2020

We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that we’ve been featured in this year’s International Wedding Trend Report! Each year, The Wedding Academy compiles a beautifully designed report of global trends from industry experts all around the world. Flourishing Art has been named as a contributor in the floral category, and we wanted to share some of our included picks below.

Go Bold or Go Home

Couples are returning to the ‘wow’ factor this year by including a wealth of vibrant shades into their wedding blooms. We’re seeing a lot of bright green, oranges, bold reds, rich blues and purples.

As of late, we’ve been working with a lot of wine and burgundy hues, but we’re excited to see classic red making a comeback. The combination of these colors together makes for a marbled, exquisite pairing that piles on the drama.

Elegant Textures

Following the dramatic route, we’ll expect to see more utilization of modern metals in couples’ floral designs, whether they be glittering accents or muted matte elements. The bigger, the better here – there’s no longer too much texture to be had! Dried and preserved florals incorporated with fresh blossoms is also the new trending juxtaposition that’s all the rage for 2020.

Cascading Bouquets

Long, daring bridal bouquets are here! Cascades and cressets are emerging, although the free-form style has been in for quite a few years. With this, we’ll see more draping greenery and accent flowers that will elevate what will be showcased during the ceremony. 

 


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


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


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