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Even though it feels our Houston workshop was just yesterday, we have another one coming up in less than a week! We are so excited to be hosting our Charlotte workshop at the beautiful Historic Rural Hill barn in Huntersville, NC, which will be the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous furnishings that will be provided from local company Old South Vintage Rentals.
If you’re from North Carolina and surrounding areas, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Samantha and her company, and if not, you’re missing out! Old South has a fabulous inventory of larger scale pieces with enough variety to fit whatever aesthetic your event may have.
So let’s learn a little bit more about Samantha and Old South Vintage Rentals, shall we?
Old South Vintage Rentals, L.L.C. is the first vintage & boutique rental company serving the Carolinas, established in 2012. OSVR is centrally located in Lincolnton, NC to be convenient to the areas they frequent most – Asheville, Charlotte, Boone/Blowing Rock, Highlands, Greensboro, Raleigh, Winston Salem, NC as well as Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston SC.
OSVR was founded by Samantha Campbell Mason, better known as “Sam”, a born hunter of antiques and boutique props and vintage admirer. Much time has been spent and many towns have been traveled to by Sam and her husband, Cody, to add only the most unique and sought after pieces to their curated collection. Sam loves designing, creating, and crafting & Cody is a master craftsmen, so no matter what your needs are for your special event or photography session you can be sure to adore what this dynamic duo will bring to the vintage adorned table.
To keep up with Sam and be the first to see what’s new at OSVR, be sure to follow them on Instagram, and stay tuned for some gorgeous images of their furniture at our Charlotte workshop!
Now that our Cleveland workshop has officially been published by The Bridal Theory, we’re so excited to share our favorite images from our second workshop back in March! Once we received these gorgeous images from Nicole Clarey, we knew we had to make her an official part of our workshop team, so stay tuned for more beautiful photos this as we continue on our #MDSFlowerWorkshop tour. And for a more detailed recap of our Cleveland workshop, make sure to check out The Bridal Theory’s post!
Photos by Nicole Clarey Photography
Designer- Christy Hulsey – Colonial House of Flowers
Venue – Lake Erie Building
Photographer – Nicole Clarey Photography
Stylist – Tristan Needham Design
Rentals – Event Source Rental
Wine – Cameron Hughes Wine
Lunch – Spice Catering Co.
Our next stop on the tour is Houston (sold out!) but we still have a few seats left for Charlotte, Phoenix, Portland and Detroit! Make sure to reserve your seat now!
For next week’s workshop, we’re lucky enough to have three sponsors graciously providing their services: gorgeous, silk ribbon from tono + co., pretty tabletop candles from Creative Candles, and trendy furnishings & accessories from local rental company Folklore! We couldn’t be more excited to feature these three fabulous companies and have their products be a part of the day. So let’s get excited and learn a bit more about each of them!
tono & co. is the passion of Janelle Nicole Wylie, owner of the floral company Lavenders Flowers. Working closely with brides for almost a decade, color became the natural center of Janelle’s work leading her to the tradition of hand-dying fabrics. tono & co. finds its inspiration in the first-hand knowledge Janelle gained while studying painting & color theory in Florence, Italy. In Italian, tono refers to the gradual increase in color tone, creating a fluid color spectrum. Through the learning process of mixing oil paint, Janelle developed a sensitivity to color tone. Her passions for combining color and texture have evolved into the art of hand-dyed textiles. (Images by Sposto Photograpy)
Folklore is the result of best friends Taylor & Maggie’s combined passion for furniture & design, here’s a little about how it all began:
What’s Folklore you ask? Well technically it goes something like this:
“Traditional stories and legends attached to a particular people, place, or object passed down from generation to generation.”
We look for pieces that have a past and tell a story. Pieces that aren’t afraid to show where they’ve been and what they’ve been through.
It all started with one upholstered chair and after that we began furiously buying amazing pieces of furniture, accessories, and so on without looking back. Slowly but surely we decided we would rent them for weddings, baby showers, and other events. Our collection grew fast, so fast in fact it spilled out from the garage into our hallways, living room, bedroom, kitchen until we built a structure on Maggie’s property. Only we had grown out of that by the day it was finished being built. In June 2014 we moved Folklore to our first warehouse and after two years we needed to upgrade again! Now we have a warehouse and office in San Marcos where we work alongside our talented team of employees.
For more than 50 years the artisans at Creative Candles have been hand-dipping and hand-pouring candles in Kansas City, Missouri. A unique proprietary blend of high-quality waxes is used to create beautiful one-of-a-kind candles and our craftsmen add their personal touch to give every candle a rich, matte finish. The result is truly something special – an exceptional smokeless, dripless candle with a slow and even burn.
As a small family-owned business our focus is always on relationships. Creative Candles’ service and sales representatives, clients and vendors are extensions of our family and those relationships are of the utmost importance to us.
Raise your hand if you’re excited as we are! And if you still haven’t purchased your ticket, now is the chance with only two seats left!
We can hardly believe it, but we’re now less than two weeks away from our FOURTH workshop featuring Christy Hulsey of Colonial House of Flowers! This workshop will be held in La Mesa, CA, about a half hour from our Carlsbad location, and guys, it’s gonna be a good one.
The space is super fun & eclectic, we have some amazing new sponsors (more about them soon!) aaand there may or may not be a taco bar (I mean come on, we’re in San Diego, how could we not have tacos?)
So let’s check out some of the details!
THE SPACE: Brick + Laurel
Megan Welker Photography
Brick + Laurel Warehouse is a historic building built in the 40’s. When we first acquired the space we wanted to keep the mostly brick appearance to appreciate the original integrity of the building. The space has a very industrial look and high rafters. Common Good Coffee Roasters and Catalina Neal Floral Design share the warehouse which creates a real artistic collaborative environment. Our warehouse provides a great space for small gatherings of all kinds.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Clarey Photography
You may remember her from our vendor feature for the Cleveland workshop, and we’re excited to announce that Nicole is officially a part of our workshop team and will be traveling with us for the remaining six workshops!
Nicole was amazing to work with in Cleveland and will be an awesome addition to our team. Check out her gorgeous work on Instagram!
THE STYLIST: Tristan Needham Design
Our girl Tristan is back and has been helping behind the scenes to ensure that every detail is styled to perfection! Between Tristan’s fully styled table to Nicole’s photography skills, we can assure you that you’ll have some fabulous new photos to add to your portfolio following the workshop!
There are just two tickets left so if you’ve been thinking about attending, now is the time!
If you’re like me, you love to start your mornings off with a strong cup of coffee and a dose of The Today Show. Well, move over Kathy & Hoda, there’s a new morning show in town! Starting May 16th, we will be hosting a recurring Live Chat one Tuesday a month in which hosts Dave & Yvonne will be talking all things flowers! Mornings with Mayesh will loosely follow an AMA – “Ask Me Anything” – format, and we want to hear your flower questions to discuss on air! Dave is a wizard when it comes to flower “hacks” and tips & tricks pertaining to product, and both Yvonne & Dave are longtime veterans of the floral industry with plenty of knowledge to go around.
So send us your questions/comments/topic ideas, and without further ado, I’ll let the hosts introduce themselves!
Hello, hello! I have had the privilege of being Mayesh’s Director of Marketing since 2012. I believe in teamwork, continuous improvement and taking risks. My team has been instrumental in developing Mayesh’s worldwide brand into what it is today – specializing in content and inbound marketing. It’s been an amazing journey, but with all stories, this is not my beginning. I won’t take you all of the way back, but I have a unique background. I graduated with a degree in operations management and business statistics, was a UX consultant for one of the largest insurance companies, along with owning my own wholesale florist with my hubby before we joined Mayesh. I like to say that I bring a great mix of nerd and sparkle to the table and I’m super excited to connect with you with our new live video series!
I have had a passion for flowers and art since I was a little boy. My first dried flower arrangement was at the age of 6 foraging dried seed pods and such in the fields behind my childhood home in Indianapolis. All throughout my childhood, I was involved in various art classes including color theory, sculpting, charcoal sketching, watercolor, acrylic, oil painting. Fast forward to the 90’s and I studied floral design under Michael Prihoda at South Seattle Community College. After working briefly in a flower shop in Seattle I was introduced to the wholesale side of our industry where I have spent the last 20 plus years honing my skills. In 2001 I started my career with Mayesh Wholesale Florists. I worked at their Los Angeles flower market location for 5 years and then transferred to their national shipping department. I have made it a priority to learn every aspect of the industry and benefited greatly from those experiences. When asked to transfer to Phoenix for Mayesh I didn’t hesitate. Mayesh has been like a family and home away from home. I love my career and who I have become by being a part of such a wonderful company.
So here is one last reminder to ask us your flower questions in the comments below, and be sure to tune in…
Tuesday, May 16th at 10am EST / 7am PST
Recently we’ve been all about the #MyMayeshPull, and we love seeing our branches post their gorgeous & personality-packed pulls as well! Here are some of our favorites, and be sure to ask your sales rep about getting your own juicy Mayesh Pull. (above pull is a Mayesh Portland #joceypull)
@mayeshcarlsbad pull for Ponderosa & Thyme
It’s the middle of the week and I’m here to get you through it with some more yummy Kelly Pulls! Last week we posted a Behind-the-Scenes look at the way a Kelly/Mayesh Pull works, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already. And in the meantime, check out these gorgeous blooms!
HIGHLIGHT FLOWERS: Blooming acacia, kumquats, garden roses, daffodils, novelty tulips, ranunculus, hellebores, astilbe, anemones
HIGHLIGHT FLOWERS: Agonis, poppy pods, XL Japanese and Italian ranunculus, fritilaria, scabiosa, hellebores, allium bullet, lilac, novelty tulips, garden roses, astilbe
HIGHLIGHT FLOWERS: Japanese spirea, pasta and gerrondo gerbs, dianthus, sweet peas, anemones, garden roses, amaranthus, hellebores, scabiosa, ranunculus
Mayesh Las Vegas would like to invite you to a Meet & Greet Event with Alexandra Farms!
Mayesh has an exclusive with Alexandra Farms, an excellent quality grower that grows David Austin Garden Roses and other varieties of Garden Roses.
See all the varieties that are “Exclusive” to Mayesh on display. Maria from Alexander Farms will be providing a presentation on the varieties, post-harvest quality procedures etc. Coffee and pastries will be served!
Mayesh Las Vegas | 3950 West Diablo #B11, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Tuesday March 21st, 2017
For more information about the event, please contact your Mayesh sales rep at 702.739.0418 or email one of the following:
With our second MDS Workshop less than a month away, we wanted to share our awesome vendors for the Cleveland workshop! We’ll be in another GORGEOUS space, and our Cleveland photographer has a beautiful portfolio filled with stunning floral images + more. If you’re interested in attending our Cleveland workshop on March 21st, register here!
Nicole Clarey is a Fine Art Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer currently located in Dayton, OH, but is a born and raised California girl. With a Master of Arts from California State University, Northridge, she had dedicated her life to the practice of photography and creating timeless memories for her many clients. (Bio Image by Anna Lord)
Here’s a little taste of Nicole’s work – isn’t it stunning?!
Styled Shoot // Florals by Evergreen Flower Co.
Boho Wedding // Florals by Flowers by Denise
The Lake Erie Building, aka the Screw Factory, is close to one hundred years old and located on the edge of Lakewood’s historic Birdtown Neighborhood. The building offers an airy, spacious, industrial space with tall ceilings & windows and gorgeous light, and is the perfect backdrop for photos of the flowers and workshop happenings. (Photos by Mallory + Justin Photography)
We’re so excited that Borrow Vintage + Eclectic will be providing some beautiful rentals to help furnish and display our flowers! Borrow Rentals is a custom Furniture, Prop and Decor house that supplies beautiful and unique items for rental and purchase. They design, build, upcycle, reupholster and purchase items which are locally found and made and which are completely unique to their rental and retail market.
From designing your home, to a special event, to your newest furniture creation or textile purchase Borrow is your go to furniture and style gurus.
Lastly, we wanted to refresh your memory on everything that will be included in the workshop and what you’ll be taking home with you! Hope to see you there!
Based on the number of Instagram likes they rack up (pun intended) I think it’s pretty safe to say that everyone LOVES a good Mayesh Flower Pull. They’re bursting with gorgeous blooms in delicious color palettes, just waiting to be turned into something magical. But what exactly IS a Mayesh Pull? How do they work, and how can you get your hands on one?
Kelly Girard of our LAX shipping department is the creative force behind these pulls, and she let us in on her process! Because the shipping department works virtually with their customers, many designers depend on their sales rep to be their eyes in the cooler, and send them beautiful product without the customer even seeing it in person. There is a great deal of trust that must be established between sales rep & customer, and while everyone has their own way of doing that, “Kelly Pulls” have become her way of working virtually with customers!
Before the actual pull process begins, Kelly gets to know her clients individually – their tastes, their flower preferences, how they work, etc. Our Mayesh Design Star, Christy of Colonial House of Flowers, depends on Kelly Pulls on a consistent basis, and will be the first to explain the excitement she feels when she opens a new Mayesh box filled with goodies hand-picked for her.
Another benefit of these pulls is to give our customers exclusive product opportunities. This is a chance for you to see unusual seasonal flowers that may not be listed on a price list. Mayesh Pulls are also a fabulous way to buy US grown flowers – with the American Grown Pull, our branches have the flexibility to select the “best of the best” that day!
So, without further ado, let’s find out just how it works, and the process that goes into creating those magical racks:
What We Need From You To Get Started…
- The total budget for the order (If you’re a shipping customer, that total should include freight)
- The color palette
- The desired delivery date
- The event date
Additional Information You Can Provide
Suggested, But Not Required…
- Inspiration pictures are one of the most helpful things you can give your Sales Rep. We all see and describe color differently, these help to avoid miscommunication.
- Pictures can be provided in the form of a Pinterest board, the mood board used for your client’s proposal, a few snapshots of arrangements you feel capture the look, or whatever you have to work with. We’re not picky!
- Likes and/or dislikes – love garden roses, hate clematis, focal flowers only, no greens, etc.
- Must haves – anything you or your client specifically require
- Overall theme of the event – romantic garden setting, rustic woodland setting, country barn setting, etc
- Types and number of pieces you need to create: 3 bouts, 3 maids, 1 bridal, 2 altar, etc. This helps us select flowers that will maximize your budget
We Work Together Every Step Of The Way…
- Once the above information is provided, we put together a base order for you to get an idea of the general direction. From there you can add, subtract, or alter anything you like
- The day it ships/you pick up – We pull everything together, hand selecting the best quality/color flowers that fit the style of the order, and arrange them into a display on a rack
- We send a photograph for your approval, giving you a final opportunity to make any changes, and…
- …the order is on its way!
As I’m sure we’ve all experienced before, what you envision and put down on paper doesn’t always come together properly in person. Shades of flowers can shift throughout the seasons, quality can shift from week to week, cost can shift day by day.
The advantage of a Mayesh Pull is that you are being guided by the industry’s finest to ensure you have the best quality flowers that flow in a cohesive color palette.
And the best part is… it fits within your budget!
Though these pulls were first started by Kelly as a solution for the virtual nature of our shipping department, lucky for you, many of our other branches & sales reps have started creating their own! Check out the hashtag #mymayeshpull to see what everyone’s doing, and be sure to ask your rep about them!
We hope this post helped you understand the process a bit more, and stay tuned for some exciting news regarding Mayesh Pulls!