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2016 Floral Fantasy Winner

 

We are always excited to see how far our customer’s creativity can go and that is why we love the Floral Fantasy contest so much! As with any contest, picking a winner wasn’t easy but our team got together and picked the design that really spoke to the “disco celebration of color” theme for our annual Art In Full Bloom event.

Without further ado we would like to congratulate Brent Wang of Miguel Changs on being the winner of this years Floral Fantasy contest.

 

 

Brent describes the concept for “Disco Cell” as “a peak into the inner implosion of prismic color activity within one mirrored cell of a disco ball. Using reflections, lights and color, it creates a voyeuristic experience with a disco ball at the cellular level”.

We can dig that!

 

 

Can’t wait to see your vision come to life, Brent!

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2015 Floral Fantasy Winners

Floral Fantasy

 

I love seeing what our customers dream up for our Floral Fantasy contest! Getting to go through the drawings and descriptions, I can feel the passion that each an every floral designer put into their designs. Like last year, we opened up the contest to our employees as well because we have so many talented designers and we want to give them the opportunity to get involved. As always, making a decision is never easy because we had so many amazing concepts entered. But alas, we did come to a decision and below you will find out our two winners, whose designs were both inspired by the French theme of our Art in Full Bloom event. Congratulations to April Schwietz Mason and Toni Andrade! Both winners will receive a trip for 2 to Las Vegas, be provided with the materials to create their floral fantasy, and have their designs showcased at Art in Full Bloom! Below are the details for both designs:

 

Floral Fantasy

 

April Schwietz Mason of Mocha Rose in Pittsburgh, PA is our customer winner! When reading through her description, all I could think is that I really want to see a floral 3-D interpretation of Monet’s Water Lilies!! Here is April’s thoughts on her Floral Fantasy:

“What many people do not know is that Monet himself had a great love of flowers, so much that he spent decades digging the gardens, creating the waterlily pond, breeding new varieties of iris and traveling to Paris to collect rare seeds. Before he created the paintings, he created the gardens themselves.

It is my floral fantasy to bring Monet’s paintings to life once again as a three dimensional flower wall. I chose this particular painting because it has a good opportunity for depth. The wall itself would be 6 foot high and 7 foot long. Then the design would extend out so that it is 2-3 feet deep. From the top, I would hang feather eucalyptus to mimic the willow trees. Then the flower wall with be filled with mixed shades of delphinium and hydrangeas to fill the pond. This will be the furthest back area in the design to create depth. At the bottom of the wall, the lily pads and flowers will be closer to the viewer in the front of the wall and I will make detailed 3 dimensional water lilies made from a composite of pink cymbidium orchid petals and the lily pads made from mini monstera leaves.

I would hope that if Monet were alive today, he would take pleasure in seeing his gardens that became treasured paintings will come alive again as a wall made out of flowers.”

 

Floral Fantasy

 

Toni Andrade, an Event Specialist of our Mayesh LAX branch, is a crazy talented designer and I was so excited to see that she entered this year! Toni wants to create the cabaret dancer, Edmonde Guydens, who wore a beautiful lace costume while performing at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris (1926).

“I will recreate the lace costume with garden roses, lacey greens and novelty floral, and place it on a posed mannequin. My Floral Fantasy with be mostly flowers; however, other materials with be utilized to create texture and interest.”

We hope that if you are in the Las Vegas area on November 13th for our annual Art in Full Bloom event to benefit SafeNest (click here for more information).

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2015 Art in Full Bloom

2015 Art in Full Bloom

 

You are officially invited to Mayesh Las Vegas’ 4th annual Art in Full Bloom event, which benefits Safe Nest!  Local artists will display their work in one of three categories. Art & Floral in which each art piece will have a complimentary floral design. Flower Fashion incorporates fresh flowers into fashion items and the Student Competition where new florists will compete.  Cost of admission will be a bag of gently used clothing for Safe Nest.

 
WHEN

November 13, 2015
4PM-8PM
 

EVENT & HAPPENINGS

  • Mayesh Sponsored Floral Fantasy Installation
  • Silent and Live Auction
  • Noshes and Libations
  • Live Demos
  • Awards

 
 

WHERE

3950 West Diablo #B11
Las Vegas, NV 89118
All Proceeds and donations will go to Safe Nest.
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

702.739.0418
Jonahs: jkneitly@mayesh.com
Sharon: shearne@mayesh.com

 

We have some more exciting news to share about the event so stay tuned!

 

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Art in Full Bloom 2015: Call for Artists

2015 Art in Full Bloom

 

Mayesh Wholesale Florist in Las Vegas is excited to announce its 4th annual Art in Full Bloom event! The art and floral show will be held on November 13, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm. This event will be a benefit to raise funds for Safe Nest, a non-profit that provides temporary assistance for domestic crisis.

Mayesh Las Vegas is looking for artists and florists that would like to participate in the art and design contest. Participants can display their art, design a floral piece, or do both! If you are a florist but need an artist or vice versa, don’t worry as we can match you up. Deadline for artists and florists registration is Friday, October 23, 2015.

 

DETAILS:

-Artist & florist registration deadline is Friday, October 23, 2015.
-Local artists will place a piece for display in our studio.
-Floral designers will be assigned a specific work of art and then create a complimentary floral pieces.
-Designers will have access to their assigned art before the actual event and will have from 7am until 1pm on November 13, 2015 to install their piece for the show.
-Any flowers used for contest design must be purchased from Mayesh Las Vegas.
-Florists will be give a flower credit to help defray costs.
-Vases and hard goods are the responsibility of the floral designer.
-Floral design must be free-standing and self-supporting. Tables and stands will be provided for display.

-Floral may not be attached to the art piece.

-Awards for Best Floral Presentation and other categories.

-Due to space considerations, some size restrictions will be necessary. Any objects measuring larger than 4’x6’ must have approval due to limited display space.

 

For more information about the event, please contact Jonahs Kneitly or Sharon Hearne at 720-739-0418.

 

3950 West Diablo #B11, Las Vegas, NV 89118

 

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2015 Mayesh Floral Fantasy Contest

Floral Fantasy 2016
 

If you were given complete creative license to create a piece of floral art, what would you dream up? All Mayesh customers, submit your floral fantasy in order to be the chosen designer who will fly to Las Vegas, create your design, and have it displayed at our Art in Full Bloom event in November.  The event is a benefit for SafeNest with a turn of the century Paris theme! You may enter your plans for either the floral art or floral fashion category. A Mayesh panel will review all submissions and award 1 grand prize!
 

Entering is easy.

  1. Select either the “Floral Art” or “Floral Fashion” category
  2. Describe your floral fantasy designMust be within 6 feet tall, 8 feet wide, 3 feet deep dimensions
  3. Upload a sketch of your design (.jpg only) to the contest app on Facebook

Dream up your most creative & inspired design and you may be granted your own floral fantasy! Good Luck! ENTER NOW

 

PRIZES

Grand Prize (1)
Trip for 2 to Las Vegas includes:

Flowers, greens, and floral supplies to create your floral fantasy (see rules below).
Design will be displayed at this year’s “Art in Full Bloom” event (Las Vegas Mayesh) on November 13
Promotion of you and your design on our blog and social media.
Round trip tickets for 2 to Las Vegas, NV.
1 Hotel room for 4 days and 3 nights
Itineraryfly out Wednesday
design Thursday
design Friday with benefit that evening
Saturday is a free day
fly home on Sunday
RULES

The design needs to fit within a 6 feet tall, 8 feet wide, 3 feet deep dimensions
Floral budget will be $1500
$300 budget for supplies
2 days to create the masterpiece
All design and creation will be done on site at our Las Vegas branch
Mayesh will process all fresh product
HOW TO ENTER
Fill out the form, describe your floral fantasy, and submit a .jpg image of a sketch detailing the design by September 30, 2015. Please be as specific as possible, include any background information. ENTER NOW
VOTING
Winners will be selected by a panel of Mayesh judges.
Important Dates

September 1: first day of contest
September 30th: last day to enter the contest
October 9th: Winner will be announced
November 11th: Fly to Las Vegas, NV
November 12/13: Floral Design Day
November 13th: Art in Full Bloom benefit will be held
November 14th: free day
November 15th: Fly home
Fine Print

Contestants must be current customers of Mayesh Wholesale Florist.
One entry per person.
Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. reserves the right to close registration at any time should the number of respondents become unmanageable.
Mayesh reserves the right to change the parameters of the contest.
By registering for the event, you are agreeing to all terms & conditions set forth above.
Completed design and photos become the property of Mayesh Wholesale Florist and may be used in promotion and publicity.
Dates and times are subject to change based on need.

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2014 Mayesh Floral Fantasy Contest Winners

2014 Mayesh Floral Fantasy

 

Early September, we announced our Mayesh Floral Fantasy Contest, awarding one lucky and creative customer the opportunity to design anything they wanted and a trip for two to Las Vegas for our Art in Full Bloom benefit!  We had no idea how well received our new contest would be, but it was surrounded by much excitement.  Due to our customers getting excited to participate, we thought it would be fun to open an internal contest to our Mayesh staff as well as we have many creative designers throughout our company.  Both sets of entries were amazing with so many brilliant design ideas submitted.  Choosing was difficult and the winners debated, but we are all excited to finally reveal our 2 Floral Fantasy winners – Korie Mulleadyand Noralyn Romak!!  Congratulations!  Read on to get the details of Korie’s and Nora’s fantasy designs as submitted to Mayesh!

 

Korie Mulleady, of The Enchanted Florist in Orange, California

2014 Mayesh Floral Fantasy Winner

 

I wouldn’t be surprised if, while looking at this rendering, you thought to yourself, “What is that?”

First of all, let me assure you that my floral design skills are far superior to my drawing skills.

What you’re looking at is a wall made up of half cinder blocks. With the center of the wall being composed of blocks of standard floral foam painted to look like brick. This part of the wall has been covered with graffiti. All of the words on the wall are things that someone who has been a victim of domestic violence would have experienced. Surrounding it will be my part of the design which is done on the cinder blocks. At the base of the wall will be wheat grass (or a moss runner) covered with white, cream, or pastel flowers. I would like to invite the attendees of the event to use those flowers to transform the “brick” part of the wall. The flowers on the ground will already be cut short and the attendees can pick them up and press them into the floral foam – completing the rest of the design.

The unique aspect of my design is that the finished product won’t be entirely my creation. It won’t be complete until the guests help cover the graffiti on the wall. This allows attendees to do more than admire a beautiful piece. It gives them the opportunity to experience the flowers for themselves and share in the design process.
I also love the way this design relates back the theme of the evening. Seeing the awful words on the wall might be startling to people but it is a reminder of why we are there. In the end, with the help of the guests, the transformation of the wall is complete and the ugliness that was once there is replaced by beauty. Similarly their donations to Safe Nest help transform the lives of those who are victims of domestic violence.

The wall itself is made up of 96 half cinder blocks and measures 81” (6’9”) in length and 65” (5’4”) high and 2’6”deep. Currently I have this design as being viewed from both sides. A portion of the wall has been set up in the back of my store for about a week now just to make sure it will go as planned.

I am a second generation florist who had to walk to the shop after school and vowed never to work in the industry. Seven years ago I broke my hip in a horseback riding accident and haven’t left the shop since! This contest is an amazing opportunity and I thank you for considering my design for the Floral Fantasy competition.

 

Noralyn Romak of our Detroit branch

2014 Mayesh Floral Fantasy Winner

 

The accumulation of my ideas fall into the floral fashion category.  I think Mother Nature embodies the beauty she creates from the stem to the bloom, the moss to the mushroom and the branch to the leaf. She is one with what she creates & wears it well.

The foundation for the bodice is constructed using duct tape and a t-shirt. Which is then set upon the under skirt structure comprised of bound branching. Burlap is then draped around the sides & down the back creating a train. The bodice will be covered in woven grass & foliage with a floral collar draping along the top around the arms. The burlap skirting will be covered with flower groupings, foliage mosses and other natural items. Ideally a crown would also be made of similar products and a branch scepter.

Flowers could include ocean song roses, precious moments garden roses, spray roses, kale, moss assortment, curly willow, sponge mushrooms (or others available), pods (scabiosa, nigella..),green ball dianthus, eucalyptus assortment, fern curls, fern assortment (davalia, myerii, flat, plumosus..), woodwardia, chocolate lace, purple ranuculus, amaranthus upright & hanging, waxflower, magical thistle, gomphrena,flowering artichokes, veronica, larkspur, green banksia, berzelia, leucadendron, agonis, black privet/blue berried viburnum, scotch broom (not flowering), aussie greens, rosehips, lotus pods, assorted grasses (xl bear, lily grass…) sorghum, green millet, sedum, nandina, green wheat, black ti leaves, agonis, and robellini.
Korie and Nora, we will see you in Vegas!

 

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2014 Art In Full Bloom

2014 Art in Full Bloom

 

You are officially invited to Mayesh Las Vegas’ 3rd annual Art in full Bloom event, which benefits Safe Nest!  Local artists will display their work in one of three categories. Art & Floral in which each art piece will have a complimentary floral design. Flower Fashion incorporates fresh flowers into fashion items and the Student Competition where new artists and florists will compete.  Cost of admission will be a bag of gently used clothing for Safe Nest.

 

WHEN 

November 14, 2014
4PM-8PM

EVENT & HAPPENINGS

  • Mayesh Sponsored Floral Fantasy Installation
  • Silent and Live Auction
  • Noshes and Libations
  • Live Demos
  • Awards

 

WHERE

3950 West Diablo #B11
Las Vegas, NV 89118
All Proceeds and donations will go to Safe Nest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

702.739.0418
Jonahs: jkneitly@mayesh.com
Sharon: shearne@mayesh.com

 

#ArtInFullBloom

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Art In Full Bloom 2014: Call for Artists

Art in Full Bloom

 

Mayesh Wholesale Florist in Las Vegas is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Art in Full Bloom event. The art and floral show will be held on November 14, 2014 from 4pm to 8pm. Once again, our event will be a benefit to raise funds for Safe Nest; a non-profit that provides temporary assistance for domestic crisis.

Mayesh Las Vegas is looking for artists and florists that would like to participate in the art and design contest. Participants can display their art, design a floral piece, or do both! If you are a florist but need an artist or vice versa, don’t worry as we can match you up. Deadline for artists and florists registration is Friday, October 24, 2014.

 

Details:

  • Artist & florist registration deadline is Friday, October 24, 2014.
  • Local artists will place a piece for display in our studio.
  • Floral designers will be assigned a specific work of art and then create a
    complimentary floral piece.
  • Designers will have access to their assigned art before the actual event and will have from 7am till 1pm on November 14, 2014 to install their piece for the show.
  • Any flowers used for contest design must be purchased from Mayesh Las Vegas.
  • Florists will be given a flower credit to help defray costs.
  • Vases and hard goods are the responsibility of the floral designer.
  • Floral design must be free-standing and self-supporting. Tables and stands will be provided for display.
  • Floral may not be attached to the art piece.
  • Awards for Best Floral Presentation and other categories.
  • Due to space considerations, some size restrictions will be necessary. Any objects measuring larger than 4’x6′ must have approval due to limited display space.

 

REGISTER HERE

 

For more information about the event, please contact Jonahs Kneitly or Sharon Hearne at 720-739-0418.

3950 West Diablo #B11, Las Vegas, NV 89118

#ArtInFullBloom

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2014 Mayesh Floral Fantasy Contest

2014 Mayesh Floral Fantasy

 

Today we are announcing a new contest that will award 1 floral designer the opportunity to create their dream design just for the sake of art! Mayesh’s customers have until September 30th to submit the details of what their floral fantasy entails. A panel of Mayesh judges will select one lucky designer who will fly to Las Vegas, be provided flowers and a space to design. The floral art piece will be displayed at our Art in Full Bloom event on November 14, which is a benefit for SafeNest. Not only will the designer be given an opportunity to create a piece of floral art, they will be an attraction for a great event that raises money to help those affected by domestic abuse.

Other than space requirements and the provided budget along with a few other parameters, floral designers are free to dream up the most amazing design they can possibly come up with.

Education and community is key to Mayesh. We have conducted other traditional design contests in the past, but we wanted to take our contests to the next level. We thought what better way than to introduce floral art and creative freedom to the mix!

Entering is easy.

  1. Go to the contest registration page
  2. Select either the “Floral Art” or “Floral Fashion” category
  3. Describe your floral fantasy design
    1. Must be within 6 feet tall, 8 feet wide, 3 feet deep dimensions
  4. Upload a sketch of your design (.jpg only)

Dream up your most creative & inspired design and you may be granted your own floral fantasy! Good Luck!

PRIZES

Grand Prize (1)
Trip for 2 to Las Vegas includes:

  • Flowers, greens, and floral supplies to create your floral fantasy (see rules below).
  • Design will be displayed at this year’s “Art in Full Bloom” event (Las Vegas Mayesh) on November 14
  • Promotion of you and your design on our blog and social media.
  • Round trip tickets for 2 to Las Vegas, NV.
  • 1 Hotel room for 5 days and 4 nights
  • Itinerary:
    • fly out Wednesday
    • design Thursday
    • design Friday with benefit that evening
    • Saturday is a free day
    • fly home on Sunday

RULES

  • The design needs to fit within a 6 feet tall, 8 feet wide, 3 feet deep dimensions
  • Floral budget will be $1500
  • $300 budget for supplies
  • 2 days to create the masterpiece
  • All design and creation will be done on site at our Las Vegas branch
  • Mayesh will process all fresh product

HOW TO ENTER

Fill out the registration form, describe your floral fantasy, and submit a .jpg image of a sketch detailing the design by September 30, 2014. Please be as specific as possible, include any background information.

VOTING

Winners will be selected by a panel of Mayesh judges.

Important Dates

  • September 30th: last day to enter the contest
  • October 10th: Winner will be announced
  • November 12th: Fly to Las Vegas, NV
  • November 13/14: Floral Design Day
  • November 14th: Art in Full Bloom benefit will be held
  • November 15th: free day
  • November 16th: Fly home

Fine Print

  • Contestants must be current customers of Mayesh Wholesale Florist.
  • One entry per person.
  • Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. reserves the right to close registration at any time should the number of respondents become unmanageable.
  • Mayesh reserves the right to change the parameters of the contest.
  • By registering for the event, you are agreeing to all terms & conditions set forth above.
  • Completed design and photos become the property of Mayesh Wholesale Florist and may be used in promotion and publicity.
  • Dates and times are subject to change based on need.

ENTER NOW

 

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Floral Art by Mayesh Designer

As many of you know, we have talented Mayesh team members across all of our branches.  It takes many skills to keep our company running and often times many come to us with an artistic background.  These people are great assets to both the locations and our customers, and one such Mayesh team member is Toni Andrade of our LAX (Los Angeles, CA) branch.

Toni designed the floral creation you see below.  It took her 8 1/2 hours to create this floral bust/art sculpture and each blade of bear grass was inserted individually!  In addition to the bear grass, I also spy several different varieties of orchids and freesia.

P.S. the creature below was lovingly named “Amy”

Enjoy!

 

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