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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!
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!
Over the past two days, the three sisters of The Wild Mother filled our Instagram with gorgeous images paired with enchanting stories collected over time, rich in family history and their unique perspective on nature & floral design. Not only are they brilliant designers, but they have such a way with words that their stories & theories transport you to another place & time. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re in for a treat!
Now, let’s get to know the ladies behind The Wild Mother a bit better…
Tell us a little bit about how The Wild Mother came to be!
We are from an agricultural family. As generations progressed, what was large scale farming, became gardening to feed our extended family, and the skills required to do so now influence our small beds. While shadowing our elders in rows of okra and fields of wildflowers, we learned to appreciate every part of a plant—whether to feed our bellies or grace a table top.
On a micro level, what is now known as TWM has always been a dream of ours. In college, as diligent Anthropology and English students, we daily discussed our goal to own our own business and fully dive into our creative talents. This grand idea eventually narrowed to become a collaborative creative studio that would house the artistic disciplines we’ve learned classically. (Fun fact: floral design is the only artistic discipline neither of us have had classical training in.)
Thus, the combination of familial tradition and a pretty dream collided and became The Wild Mother Creative Studio.
What is it like working so closely together as sisters? I have two sisters as well and am so curious what the dynamic is between you three, and how you separate business from personal?
It’s fun, challenging, fulfilling, and feels so natural. We have always been very close, but being familiar with each other as business partners is something we had to work on. Although, we often share the same vision when we design and create.
As you can imagine, it’s easy to cross pollinate work with family, and in that mix, professionalism can fly out of the window and emotions can take over. After discovering this in our first month of business, we had many frank conversations about setting healthy boundaries, which has helped us a lot. We firmly believe that establishing and defining each role helps everyone run fully in their own lane.
Ultimately, we know we want to build something worth passing on to our children (and theirs, and theirs, and so on). And, who better to do this with than your sisters?
It seems as though you are all very inspired by nature and your natural surroundings. And bees! I love that Leah is a beekeeper! Can you expand a little bit on that, and where you draw inspiration from day to day?
A host of things inspire us! Most obviously, we are inspired by nature, not only as we design for TWM but also in our personal lives. We are moved that creatures, flora, and fauna are so dependent on each other. And, membership in this natural world is not optional.
Then there’s music, enjoyed alone and in community spaces, our hearts swoon with melodies that deliver truth and context for the world we live in. We’re also drawn to well informed and expressive writing from our favorite authors, poets, and essayists, including children’s literature!
Inspiration also finds us during the preparation and consumption of a well planned meal.
And, a dreamy conversation, across a dinner table, with a friend or even a stranger, can reframe, reenergize, and reinform our worldview.
Finally, the yieldings of other artists all over the world, and spanning all eras, catalyzes our own creativity—as musicians, cooks, storytellers, beekeepers, photographers, and gardeners.
How would you describe the aesthetic of TWM?
We love using the words: romantic, charming, gritty, natural, and daring. We keep these adjectives at the forefront of our minds when we design, and they become a must-have checklist for our work.
Tell me about your boutonniere style project! It’s so great to see designers focusing on the masculine side of flowers, and showing that they are not just for girls, men appreciate their beauty as well.
Yes! You’re so right. The idea that floral design is not “girly” or just for women is what propelled our boutonniere project.
Growing more familiar with the wedding, floral, and fashion industries, we noticed that men are often an afterthought, or an accessory at best. What a shame! We figure there are missed opportunities to honor men’s unique style and voice during their wedding day or special event. To do our part to acknowledge this as floral designers, we created several boutonniere styles to help inform our clients and community.
This floral story is packed with the research we conducted to discover creative boutonniere styles and trends across several eras. We think the project is perfectly wonderful. The best part? We’ve had an abundance of feedback from men who appreciate our thought and care.
Let’s talk tools – favorite florist tool, and favorite app you use in your business, be it social media or business organization?
We absolutely love our large-handled bonsai shears. They come in handy when we are foraging for wild flowers and fruit on our Mema and Papa’s land.
In terms of social media, we have to say Instagram is our favorite marketing tool. It’s free. It’s instant. It’s organized. It promotes community. And, there are several ways to be creative with posts. Surprisingly, most of our business engagement comes from this platform. Big thumbs up!
Do you have a favorite event or shoot you’ve done?
One of the things our studio loves to do together is tell “floral stories.” As a rejection of thoughtless floral design that simply accents a space or event, we aim for our design to translate our clients’ narratives. After all, these pieces are often central to a celebration, a romantic gesture, an apology, or a season of mourning—all of which are key moments in a person’s story. We get to imagine and direct some floral stories through styled photoshoots. Most recently, we told two floral stories that we’re so jazzed about: check out Boutonniere Styles and Kings and Queens!
We must note that these styled shoots would be literally nothing without our dear friend and photographer, Allie Jeffers. Her work complements our designs, brand, and identity so beautifully.
What is one piece of advice you would all tell yourselves when you first started The Wild Mother?
Our advice to The (baby) Wild Mother is: keep it simple. Early on, we had so many ideas brewing and wanted to execute them all at once. Now, we’re learning to allow our concepts to grow into mature possibilities, and we must be well acquainted with these ideas before introducing them to others.
Check out their Instagram for your daily dose of floral inspiration!
This past weekend, Mayesh Portland hosted the Portland Flower Market Spring Wedding Show! Mayesh employee Jocelyn Kehrle reported on the show, keep reading for her recap!
Guest Blogger: Jocelyn Kehrle
The market was abuzz at 8am to see the much anticipated Franky Bollingh and Carolyn Shepard AIFD. Franky Bollingh started the show with an hour and a half segment of breathtaking designs! He has very innovative ideas which include dipping flowers and petals in wax, drizzling wax on arrangements, bending and manipulating wood and bark, and a really ingenious sprinkling of flower food on top of flowers to give the illusion of snow or frost on the flowers.
Carolyn Shepard AIFD was the second half of the show ending the day with a spectral bang! Bright and large arrangements kicked off her show with gorgeous summer colors. Adorned with wire and beads, it was a breath of fresh summer air! Beautiful Phalaenopsis orchids and Gloriosa from Mayesh took the stage, and our French tulips were to die for!
A big thanks to all of our vendors who donated and helped make this event so successful!
Tis the season for wedding shows! Announcing another spring show, this one in Oregon! Mayesh Portland will be joining its fellow flower market vendors in hosting the Portland Flower Market Spring Wedding Show in April.
WHEN: Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 8am – 2pm
WHERE: Portland Flower Market – 3624 N Leverman St, Portland OR 97217
COST: $40 per person
Register today! Call Portland Flower Market 503.289.1500
Hope to see you there!
This month’s floral design video featuring Jodi Duncan AIFD’s styled coral ombré wedding has been a big hit among our viewers so far! We are lucky that our photog friend, Stephanie Milligan, of Stephie Photography, was on hand to capture some gorgeous shots! Check ‘em out below and “pin” away … I know you want to!
P.S. If you are wondering who those awesome candleholders are from … they are from UCI!
Each pictures features coral flowers that blend to a deep burgundy color. Some blooms that you may see are as follows: amaryllis, gloriosa lilies, pincushion protea, mini callas, garden roses, dahlias, ranunculus, orchids, sweet pea, tulips, kangaroo paw, peonies, and fresh bay garland.
Ms. Marlyn Monet of Creative Events in Puerto Rico, shared with us a wedding she designed back in May. Other than the curly willow, all flowers were shipped from Mayesh Wholesale Florist Miami – cymbidium orchids, roses, and hydrangea. Thanks Marlyn for sharing!