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Guest Blogger: Shelley Anders – Mayesh Carlsbad Branch Buyer
The Carlsbad Mayesh crew had a fantastic evening under the stars and amidst the beautiful ranunculus of the famous Carlsbad flower fields on Wednesday night. Mayesh was one of the sponsors of the Field to Vase event. It was a huge success and completely sold out again this year, with many of our local growers and florists attending the dinner tour. It was a magical evening with cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean, locally prepared food, wine and craft beer from Terra Catering, as well as cheerful, seasonal and locally grown flowers from Flower Duet. We had many guest speakers who gave us a real insight into the culture of the Carlsbad growing region and what it means to be a California farmer. It was an amazing opportunity to be able to feast among the flora and get to know our local florist friends and growers on a more intimate level. Thank you to our hosts and all involved who gave us an unforgettable experience. Please visit American Grown Flowers to get more information on this not to be missed event!
If you hadn’t heard, a couple of weeks ago our Carlsbad location threw a fabulous (and very successful!) Open House. As a fun pre-wedding season theme, our team down in sunny San Diego decided to focus on roses and garden roses, promoting them for the upcoming wedding season. They also used this as a charitable opportunity, with all money raised going to Heliotrope for Hospice, a local non-profit run by Diane Citrowske. Heliotrope is an awesome organization that repurposes event flowers into new arrangements to deliver to local hospice care patients, working with local event designers, wholesalers, and even Trader Joe’s to get these weekly flower donations. Because they have no funding, we love to help raise money for them whenever possible, and this was the perfect occasion to do that! They had forty Miche handbags donated to sell for fundraising, and ended up raising over $500 for Heliotrope! Congrats Team Carlsbad!
The other exciting part of this event was the team of volunteer designers who set up tables and did small presentations throughout the day. On top of starting Heliotrope for Hospice, Diane is also a local designer, educator, and AIFD certified, and helped put together this talented group of designers for us – Maryanne Mertz, Kristen Larson, Adrianne Smith, Annette Gomez, and Sara Eaton. Last but not least, Adelena Whittaker from Fleurology attended the event to share about her recent symposium and give us a taste of upcoming events – very exciting!
The turnout was awesome, customer interaction was bountiful, and the room was constantly abuzz. We’re so proud of our Carlsbad team for putting on such a wonderful and charitable event!
Our Guest of Honor
Roses are the “Belle” of every ball. Their shapes, colors and enticing fragrances are the tone-setting focal points around which other important decisions revolve. Few flowers can match their allure or desirability. They are an indispensable ally for successful floral design. Our open house will showcase a full array of colors and varieties with suggestions to help make this your Best Year Ever.
Weddings & Events
Building Business Opportunities
Whether sophisticated, intricate or elegantly simple, your design is “experienced” by all attendees. Without words, it says more about your creative expertise than any other marketing effort. In a roomful of people with potential floral needs, all will know a floral designer they can trust and recommend to transform a future gathering into a cherished memory.
Be sure to check out our three guest designers who will be doing some demos and interacting with customers starting at 10am.
Hope to see you there.
Help us spread the word … we are hiring! We are always looking for great people to join our company. In particular, at this moment in time, we are searching for people who have a passion for flowers to fill the following positions:
- Assistant Manager for Mayesh Orange County
- Sales Representatives for LAX Los Angeles and Carlsbad (Southern California)
We are working on getting the positions up on our Job Opportunities webpage, but in the meantime, if you are interested in joining a growing wholesale florist, then submit resume here:
Attention all Carlsbad Mayesh customers: our branch is moving to a new location! Here is the new address:
1205 Aviara Parkway, Carlsbad, CA 92011
(corner of Laurel Tree Lane and Aviara Parkway)
The phone numbers will remain the same. Mayesh will be open here at the current Trade Center location until January 10th, 12 noon. We will be opened at the new location beginning Monday, January 13th at 5:00am!!
Last, but not least, we are planning a grand opening event and will keep you posted on the details. Stay tuned!!
On June 30th, Mayesh participated in a fun event, My Big Fair Wedding Day, that took place at this year’s San Diego County Fair’s Flower and Garden Show. Below are a few pictures that Trudy, from our Carlsbad Mayesh branch, sent over and I also included the press release for more details about the event.
I heard that this event went over really well and will be repeated next year! I wonder if any other county fairs or flower & garden shows have done something like this before? If so, we would love to hear about it!!
My Big Fair Wedding Day is the hot new attraction at the 2013 San Diego County Fair’s Flower and Garden Show.
Del Mar, CA will be the setting for a unique all-day, live wedding event My Big Fair Wedding Day. This activity-packed event is featured at this year’s Flower & Garden Show to be held during the 2013 San Diego County Fair on June 30th, 2013 at 11:00 am to 6:30 pm. The entire day of scheduled events are open to fair attendees.
“Picture a romantic Sunday in a beautiful garden spot very near the ocean, with a guitarist, a harpist, an entertaining master of ceremonies, games, appetizers and cake with plenty of friends, fun and discovery — and did we say romance?”
The event provides a full day of nuptial activities providing everything to assist you in planning your own wedding and culminating in a real wedding ceremony and a group exchange of vows by members of the participating audience.
Everyone is invited to My Big Fair Wedding Day and everyone gets in the act during the festivities that feature original floral demonstrations, rare designer creations, exciting new ideas and the very latest how to’s and behind the scene tips & tricks making this a most unforgettable wedding experience not found elsewhere and not to be missed.
Come early, stay late, watch and learn from select teams of well known expert floral designers and wedding professionals who create the perfect modern wedding right before your eyes. These exclusive romantic settings will be assembled and displayed revealing the top-trending wedding floral style and design themes.
· Latest trending wedding themes and designer tips & ideas.
· A panel of wedding experts on hand to answer questions
· Enjoy uncommon floral demonstrations, designer tips & ideas.
· Live music, informative readings, wedding folklore and trivia.
· Cultural wedding information, setup, tips, tricks and latest trends
· Samples, demos, tryouts and fun discoveries.
· Wedding venue setup, tips, tricks and latest trends
· Custom Cake table design and setup, tips, tricks and latest trends.
· Use the special settings for your own ‘Save the Date’ pictures.
· Photographer will be on hand to take photos (no charge).
· Bring your loved ones, to experience and be part of the action.
Then, be part of the most heartwarming and romantic live ceremony of the year! Yes, a real live wedding ceremony honoring our very special guest couple Regina “Reggie” Cervantes and Mike Cantrall. Regina and Mike met at last year’s fair and return this time to be the first official couple to actually wed at the My Big Fair Wedding Day event.
Regina “Reggie” Cervantes is a well known inspirational figure, motivational speaker and educator providing a historical account of Survivor Rescue Worker’s experience on September 11th, 2001 at the New York World Trade Center. Reggie Cervantes worked as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician for 9 yrs and on 9/11 she assisted at the World Trade Center in the Emergency Rescue efforts and survived. Suffering from a number of respiratory problems, as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, due to the time she spent at the site.
The deserving couple invite you to share their joy and help them celebrate their day of love & marriage at their special ceremony held at 3:45 P.M. You are cordially invited to the wedding!
You are also encouraged to participate in the moment by renewing or exchanging vows with your own special someone and have it made official by our on-site officiant. The event concludes with cutting of the cake and throwing the bouquet.
List of Participating Event Sponsors:
Bridal Stop and Events- Wedding & Event Coordinator
Unique Mobile Sounds- Master of Ceremonies
A Wedding Celebration- Officiant
Stetson Photography- Wedding Photographer
Richard K Photography- Wedding Photographer
Ashley Williams Photography- Wedding Photographer
Jeff Moore – Guitarist
Mary Fawsett – The Wedding Harpist
Embellishment Floral Studio- Florist
Trendee Flowers- Florist
The Dutch Flower- Florist
Eleanore Clark- Florist
Calla Florals- Florist
Elevé- Wedding Cake
Platinum Party Rentals- Chivari Chairs/ Equipment Rentals
Arc de Bella- Wedding Arch
Premier Carriage Trade- Catering
Del Mar Fairgrounds- Venue
While there, don’t forget to register for the various prizes given during the day and get ready for the Ultimate Grand Prize in anticipation of the 2014 My Big Fair Wedding Day event. Don’t miss it!
Also, don’t forget “Game On!” is the theme for the 2013 San Diego County Fair. Get ready to PLAY! The summer of 2013 promises to be filled with fun and games galore for 24 days. The “Game On!” theme invites everyone young and old to have the time of their lives. The Fair will spotlight classic and nostalgic games we grew up with and show how games have evolved over the years. From board games and pinball, to television, videos and computers, technology has enhanced the gaming culture beyond our wildest dreams.
The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and is the 4th largest Fair in North America. In 2012, the Fair drew more than 1.5 million visitors, breaking the record for the fourth consecutive year.
The 2013 San Diego County Fair will open on Saturday, June 8 and run through Thursday, July 4. The Fair will be closed the first three Mondays, June 10, 17, and 24.
For information about the 2013 Flower and Garden Show contact:
Flower & Garden Show Office 858-792-4273
For general fair information, visit www.sdfair.com.