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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. 


Fatemeh and Farhad’s Birthday Evening

May 26, 2020

This stunning husband and wife duo were both celebrating milestone birthdays, and they wanted to celebrate in style! We loved designing this gold and white evening with touches of black. To spruce up the space, we wanted to give guests multiple areas in the ballroom to grab a cocktail. We utilized a stunning half-moon bar featuring the couple’s initials and a geometric gold bar with a candle wall that created a beautiful focal point. Fatemeh and Farhad enjoyed the evening mingling with guests and dancing the night away.

Vendors –

Event Designer and Florist: Flourishing Art Design Studio

Photography: Valdophye Photography

Rentals: Walker Lewis Rents

 Rentals: Revelry Event Designers

Step and Repeat Photo and Printing on Site: InMotionPro Photo Video

Lighting: The Social Vibe

Linens: BBJ Linen

Venue: Stockdale Country Club

Cake: Cornerstone Bakery

Valet: Alpha and Omega Valet Service


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!


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.


Floral Trends for 2020

December 17, 2019

Believe it or not, 2020 is just around the corner! With that in mind we are sharing the latest on all things floral trends for the upcoming year.

Vibrancy is the name of the game in 2020. Bright, exciting colors like orange, bright green and bold shades of red, blue and purple will be featured in florals across the board. Expect to see the use of metals to accent these eye-popping blossoms and add more depth to each design. 

Photo Credit: April & Co. Photographers

You’ll see a torrent of accent flowers and greenery as brides walk down the aisle with over-the-top cascading bouquets. Free-form style florals still reign supreme in 2020 and we predict will remain for years to come.

Photo Credit – Marianne Lucas Photography and Cinematography

More neutral color palettes and white weddings will take a break this year, as well as more structured bouquets and centerpieces. Instead, couples are loving the wild and overgrown look that gives an effortless and more natural effect.

Photo Credit: J.Michelle Photography

We are always learning new things from each and every client, and we can’t wait to see what this new year has in store!


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


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


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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