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As we gear up for the fifth stop on our workshop tour in Houston next week, we wanted to share a little bit about one of our newer tour sponsors!
Sande Flowers is a Dutch flower farm based in Guayllabamba, Ecuador which is located 30 minutes outside of the Capital city of Quito.
Sande Flowers is the world biggest calla grower with over 20 years of experience in Ecuador. The 450+ employee company doesn’t only grow callas but beautiful lilies as well. They also have a line of summer flowers like Bells of Ireland and Larkspur which are very popular amongst the American people too.
The farms’ altitude (7500 ft.) and its position on the equator create the perfect circumstances to grow high quality flowers year-round. But what makes Sande Flowers really special is their highly qualified staff and Dutch production technologies. Callas are one of the most difficult crops to grow and they have mastered it from breeding to producing and to processing it.
Sande Flowers is a proud Rainforest Alliance member. They believe in their core values. Living by their guidelines helps nature, improves the standard of the flowers and the well-being of their employees. Their turnover of staff is way lower than other farms in Ecuador and their people really seem to enjoy working for the company. The owners believe that only happy and satisfied employees will do everything to deliver that perfect beautiful flower, what has been, and still is, the most important feature that has driven the company for decades.
The relationship with Mayesh and Sande Flowers has always been great because they both strive to supply the best possible and supreme quality flowers from the grower to the end consumer.
Make sure to follow them on Instagram @sandeflowers!
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!
We’re thrilled to announce that we have a new sponsor on board for our MDS Flower Workshops! Rosaprima grows high-end, luxury roses, and we couldn’t be more excited to have their product at our upcoming workshops.
Read on to learn a bit more about them!
Rosaprima is an independent company with a unique passion for roses. We take pride in being one of the world’s largest growers of luxury, estate-grown roses, servicing a global customer base for over two decades. Since our founding in 1995, our values have remained the same: unequaled craftsmanship, sound business practices and a commitment to growing roses that serve as the centerpieces of life’s extraordinary moments. Our exclusive collection of over 150 rare and exclusive varieties is demanded internationally, and our roses have won global recognition for their peerless allure and resiliency. By surpassing goals in quality, service and environmental sustainability, we set a new standard for roses.
Be sure to check out our MDS Flower Workshop dates, we hope you can join us at one!
Come join us at a Mayesh Design Star Flower Workshop featuring Christy Hulsey of Colonial House of Flowers! We have 2 stops in the bag and will be hitting 7 more cities throughout this next year!
I can’t even tell you how incredibly excited I am to be able to share with you the stunning pictures and video from Jeremy Chou Photography and Talewind Visuals. The media below tells the story of Mayesh’s inaugural workshop, which was held in Los Angeles at FD Photo Studio, where it all started.
Keep on scrolling down to view the magic created by our LA Mayesh Design Star team!
Get more information and RSVP for a workshop near you here.
Maybe you feel like this when working on wedding flowers, but the planning and styling of the workshop was half the fun of having a workshop! Seeing all of the little details coming together was pure magic. The students had access to some of the best Japanese, Dutch and local floral product in the industry for their arrangements, and the end product just couldn’t have been more dreamy.
Part of the planning was putting together a special thank you gift. The students were treated to a private selection of Cameron Hughes wine, and a beautifully styled gift box by Salt and Pepper Co., full of items from: Sugar Paper, HomArt, Cameron Hughes, TOCCA, and Accent Decor.
Christy instructed the students on how to create their Oasis Floral florist netting structure to insert into their Accent Decor vessel. Once the vessels were prepped and ready to go, Christy shared how to utilize branches, where to place vines a.k.a. “dancers”, what to do with large “real estate” blooms, how she utilizes her Design Master color tools, where to put unexpected pops of foraged blooms, and many other invaluable techniques that she has picked up over the course of her career. Also, the students were given a few tips and tricks on utilizing Mayesh’s beautiful garland as either a swag, or a bride and groom chair backer.
The End Results
After the students were finished, they headed over to the photography station where they had their arrangement photographed on a fully styled table to use in their professional portfolio. Then, Jeremy Chou and Tristan Needham both gave a tutorial on photography and styling – how to always put your best foot forward with your images, and what tools have been most helpful to them in elevating their brands.
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!
Last week we celebrated YOU at our annual Open House, deeming this year’s theme “Customer Appreciation Day.” All of our locations had so much fun decking out their branches and highlighting our brand new Mayesh Luxe Blooms line which launched last week!
There were fun raffles & prizes, including eight grand prize Mayesh Design Star workshop ticket giveaways. Congrats to the winners, we can’t to see you at your local workshop featuring Christy Hulsey of Colonial House of Flowers!
Arizona – Randi Eshelman of Carte Blanche
California – Cheri of Log Cabin & Kasia from Plenty of Petals
Michigan – Sam Schmidt of Hawthorne & Vine
North Carolina – Paula Taggio of Flowers Plus
Ohio – Molly Taylor of Molly Taylor & Co.
Oregon – Kim of Swoon Floral Design
Texas – Mary McCarthy of The Blooming Idea
Lastly, we’d like to thank our amazing sponsors for helping us put on such a great national event:
Naniwa Flower Auction
With our first Mayesh Design Star workshop just around the corner, we wanted to give you a little taste of just what you’d be getting as an attendee. You’ve heard about our fabulous Design Star, Christy Hulsey, so wanted to highlight some other people involved!
We’re pulling out all the stops for our first workshop, and have put together a dream team of vendors to help create an amazing experience for you.
So without further ado, I’d love to introduce two very important people vital to the success of our first workshop. This duo has worked together on many editorials and shoots, so we’re excited to see their vision come to life in January.
Tristan was introduced to us by Christy at the start of this whole journey. The two of them work side by side on many design projects, and have an impressive portfolio of beautiful shoots and events. Tristan is a stylist & editorial designer based in Savannah, Georgia, who believes in “simple, yet meaningful designs.”
She is the brains behind the aesthetic of this workshop, and is passionate about telling a story through her designs. | Photo of Tristan: The Happy Bloom
Once Tristan came on board, she introduced us to Jeremy as the perfect candidate for photographing the workshop. With a background in Architecture, Jeremy is a fine art wedding photographer in Pasadena, CA. Similarly to Tristan, he uses his camera to tell the story of each couple and their special day.
Jeremy’s experience with weddings will translate beautifully as he helps us document the workshop, including individual close-ups of each attendee’s designs! These photos will be available to you for your personal and business use afterward, and are sure to be a fantastic addition to your floral portfolio. | Photo of Jeremy: Troy Grover
Like I mentioned before, Tristan & Jeremy have already worked on a number of projects & styled shoots before, so we wanted to share a few of their collaborations (click to view larger images):
Oldfield Plantation Elopement Shoot / Oldfield, SC
Flowers / Colonial House of Flowers (aka our Design Star!)
Lewis and Clark Elopement Shoot / Portland, OR Workshop
Flowers / Flourish by Kay
Cannon Beach Bridal Shoot / Portland, OR Workshop
Flowers / Flourish by Kay
Greystone Mansion Elopement Shoot / Beverly Hills, CA
Flowers / Martha Claire Floral
Lastly, we wanted to refresh your memory on everything that will be included in the workshop, what you’ll be taking home with you, and show off the beautiful space you’ll be working in!