Tag: California Wedding

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. 

 


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: 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


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


Jewel-Tone Outdoor Wedding: Madellyn & Blaine

July 23, 2019

It wouldn’t come as a surprise to us if Madellyn and Blaine’s wedding could influence the next Met Gala theme because their vegetable-studded affair with a jewel-toned palette is the quirky and elegant affair perfect for the red carpet! 

We’ll be the first say that we are over-the-moon that jewel-toned color palettes are back in style for the 2019 wedding season, and we’ve never witnessed a couple to pull off the theme with such sophistication as Madellyn and Blaine!  

Their Democrat Hot Springs affair featured pops of locally sourced radishes, carrots, and eggplants hidden throughout the event’s décor including Madellyn’s bouquet and the geode-lined reception tablescapes. What are our favorite elements of the big day? It has to be the overall neoclassic design of French-style chairs lined with soft white linen combined with the juxtaposition of the playful tee-pees that we filled with velvet tufted pillows.  

Congratulations to Madellyn and Blaine! Thank you for allowing us to design, plan, and coordination your grand event! 

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Vendors 

Planner and Floral Designer: Flourishing Art 

Photographer: J. Michelle Photography 

Venue: Democrat Hot Springs 

Videography: In Motion Pro 

Cake Design: GhilaDolic Bakery 

Rentals: Revelry Event Designers and Walker Lewis Rentals 


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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