Mayesh's Blog

Jan 20

Written by: Yvonne Ashton
1/20/2012 6:00 AM  RssIcon

wholesale florist design contest 
We had a blast bringing our floral community together on Wednesday to celebrate the “Art of Flowers”!  Our open house or contest would not have been anything without our amazing customers!  Thank you for your support and helping to rally the floral artisan community.  The centerpiece of our national event (besides our awesome wholesale flowers) was the start of our design contest in which we had 254 floral designs entered and voted on by your peers.  Of the hundreds of designs, we now have our top 15 floral designers that will compete for our grand prize - a trip to Miami and an 2012 AIFD National Symposium full registration!  Don’t forget that the 2nd prize winner takes home an iPad 2, a useful tool for event consultations and our 3rd prize will receive a 1 year subscription for the award-winning magazine, Fusion Flowers plus a $200 Mayesh gift certificate! No matter the results, each of our local winners take home Alicia Schwede’s resourceful and inspiring book, “Bella Bouquets”.

Congratulations to our top 15 list below, you will be moving on to the next round!  Voting begins today and will be open until 7 pm PST January 25th with the winners announced on January 27th.  Be sure to vote for your favorite and help spread the word to the rest of our community to vote for their favorite as well!


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Cheri Fitton of
Log Cabin Florist
(Bakersfield, CA)
Bianca Diaz of
Floral Works
(Carlsbad, CA)
Dustin Guidry of
Encore Creative
(Chandler, AZ)
tropical design floral art 174_Detroit
Mark Rupard of
Elizabeth House Flowers
(Charlotte, NC)
Kim Frys of
Blooms by Plantscaping
(Cleveland, OH)
Kristyne Carian of
Della’s Maple Lane Florist
(Detroit, MI)
222_LAMarket 210_Vegas 218_LAX_local
Tracy Park of
La Fleur by Tracy
(LA Market, CA)
Michelle Larime of
MGM Resorts Events
(Las Vegas, NV)
Rebecca Perry of
Lily Pad Floral Design
234_ORANGE COUNTY 260_Phoenix 299_Riverside
Debbie Jacobsen of
Flowers Etc
(Orange County, CA)
Tamara Noack of
Petal Pusher
(Phoenix, AZ)
Maera Burton of
Angelica’s Florist
(Riverside, CA)
320_Valley 356_Shipping 370_Torrance
Liz Orred of
Cafe Bizou
(Valley, CA)
Lori Tolbert of
Flowers For All Events
(Miami, FL Shipping)
Tony Nicholson of
Oops A Daisy
(Torrance, CA)

Mayesh Bloggers

Yvonne Ashton

I plan on bringing our readers all things flora and fun, mixed with some serious posts about the flower business. I like to think of myself as pretty well-rounded - having passion for design (flowers, web, decor, etc.), marketing, photography, tech, and business. I'm a huge believer in continual education, so I'm always looking for new ideas and hope to share that journey with you!

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Ali Dahlson

Coming from a background in interior design, I'm trying my hand at flowers, and will be spending the next year learning the ins & outs of the business. I will be sharing my experiences as the new kid on the block, hoping to inspire other young, aspiring floral designers like myself. I grew up in the wholesale flower business, but hope to use my education and experience to eventually create a unique and innovative approach to floral design. Follow along for a blend of educational tid-bits, my thoughts & musings on the business, and a peek into my crazy journey into the world of flowers! #alitheflorist

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