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Announcing our Customer Appreciation Raffle Winners!

 

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:

 

Royal Flowers

 

Alexandra Farms

 

Qualisa

 

Elite Flowers

 

Rosa Prima

 

Naniwa Flower Auction

Mayesh Luxe Blooms: Alexandra Farms

Voyage Garden Rose

Joey from Alexandra Farms gives you a tour of some of the latest in garden roses, including David Austin Garden Roses and a couple trial varieties that aren’t being produced commercially yet. Princess Kishi (brand new), Mariatheresia, Carmel Antique, Princess Charlene, Myra’s Bridal Pink, Constance, Tess, Princess Miyuki, Voyage, and Ashley. Contact your rep for more information. If you don’t have a rep, please use our contact form.

 

Mayesh Luxe Blooms: Flowers From Holland

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Marc from LM Flower Fashion is giving you a tour of all of the wonderful flowers sent by Royal FloraHolland that were displayed at our #MayeshLuxeBlooms event this week! Thanks Marc! #flowersfromholland

 

Top 10 Flower Pulls

top 10 Mayesh Flower Pulls

Some of my favorite posts to Instagram and Facebook this past year were the gorgeous flower pulls artfully arranged by Mayesh LAX Shipping’s Kelly Girard. She is a serious force and has inspired thousands with her famous Mayesh Flower Pulls! In 2016, Kelly created about 300 of these beauties and she was so kind to go through all of them to pick her top 10 favorites! Kelly described the process as difficult saying that it was like “choosing a favorite child”, but her labor of love is below to show you her very favorite flower combinations including a short description and the month that the pull was complete. Thank you Kelly!! I hope that you enjoy and would love to know which one is your ultimate favorite! And no cheating, you have to pick just one … 

Mayesh Flower Pull

::: A Gorgeous Spring Palette of Peach, Coral, Butter Yellow, and Shades of Pink :::

Local garden spray roses, fruiting branches, vines, dahlias, novelty tulips, sweet peas, with other frilly and fancy blooms!

:: JUNE ::

 

Mayesh Flower Pull

::: A Hot Summer Palette of Burgundy, Coral, Plum, Peach, and Red :::

Protea, berries, crocosmia, garden roses, cottage yarrow, scabiosa, and other wild garden textures!

:: AUGUST ::

 

Mayesh Flower Pull

::: A Rustic Fall Palette of Bronze, Coral, Burgundy, Peach, Terracotta, Chocolate, Rust, and Red :::

Amaranthus, rosehips, strawflower, zinnias, celosia, ball dahlias, french tulips, fruiting branches, with other gorgeous fall focals and fillers!

:: SEPTEMBER ::

 

Mayesh Flower Pull

:: A Cool Winter Palette of White, Bronze, Cream, and Beige :::

Eremeres, sweet peas, pieris buds, garden roses, astrantia, peonies, and other delicate accents!

:: DECEMBER ::

 

Mayesh Flower Pull

::: A Rich Jewel Tone Palette of Coral, Chocolate, Hot Pink, Red and Burgundy, With Accents of Peach and Bronze :::

Blooming euphorbia, dahlias, peonies, garden roses, hyacinth, anemones, and other saucey showstoppers!

:: NOVEMBER ::

 

Mayesh Flower Pull

::: A Romantic Palette of Blush, Cream, White, and Shades of Peach :::
Poke weed, snowberries, blushing bride, garden spray roses, ranunculus, gomphrena, zinnias, and other fabulous blooms!

:: JULY ::

 

Mayesh Flower Pull

::: A Bright and Bold Palette of Coral, Orange, Peach, Red, and Hot Pink :::

Foxglove, kalanchoe, poppies, blackberries, godetia, pepperberry, polygonum, with other wild and crazy blossoms!

:: JULY ::

 

Mayesh Flower Pull

::: A Muted Pastel Palette of Blush, Peach, Mauve, Lavender, and Beige, With Accents of Plum, Chocolate, and Bronze :::

Strawflower, antique carnations, chili peppers, astrantia, novelty tulips, garden roses, lisianthus, cosmos, and other garden accents!

:: NOVEMBER ::

 

Mayesh Flower Pull

::: A Feminine Palette of White, Coral, Shades of Pink, and Peach :::

Giant coxcomb, dahlias, garden roses, anemones, scabiosa, astilbe, garden spray roses, with other loose and delicate textures!

:: AUGUST ::

 

Mayesh Flower Pull

::: A Dark and Moody Palette of Plum, Purple, Burgundy, and Chocolate, With Accents of Mauve, Lavender, and Blush :::

Antique hydrangea, variegated ranunculus, allium, lilac, sweet peas, hellebores, clematis, blackberries, lophomyrtus, with other rich and wild accents!

:: FEBRUARY ::

Modern Garden Valentine’s Arrangement

Mayesh Design Star: Modern Garden Valentine's Arrangement

We are kicking off the New Year with a bang! We are proud to present to you our 2017 Mayesh Design Star video series featuring Christy Hulsey! In the first installment of her series, Christy is going to show us how to make a classic Valentine’s Day design with a wild garden style spin!

If you love this video, then be sure to check our workshop dates to see if Christy will be in your city and get to work with her in real life!

Containers & Vases: all of those amazing containers you see throughout the video are provided by Accent Decor!

Product used: Product used: Gardenia foliage, dutch black pearl lisianthus, xerographica air plants, white Japanese sweet peas, Italian Clooney ranuculus: blush hanoi and black, beige mocca amaryllis, Kahala rose, Nature’s Cherry rose, Chippendale garden roses, antigua carnations, black privet berries, mini green berzillia, panda anemones, white hyacinth, mauve astrantia, baby pineapples, blush moonstone garden spray roses, Icelandic poppies, white nerines, coral gerrondo gerberas and daisy chamomile/feverfew.

Justin Brown of The Happy Bloom captured some beautiful images of Christy’s finished design. Be sure to pin them to your Valentine’s Day Pinterest boards!

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BONUS: Enjoy a similar design using a different mix of flowers below.

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SEO for Florists

SEO for Florist Live Video Recap

 

Why should you care about SEO? What is SEO – search engine optimization? How can you improve your SEO? So many questions and with only so many hours in a day, where do you start?

That is why we asked Eric Wu, an SEO, Product Manager, and Marketing Technologist from BloomNation to sit down with us for a live chat about SEO for florists. Search engine optimization is an ambitious topic, but I think this is a good starter conversation to kick-start your journey or at least have a better understanding of this subject matter. So if you weren’t able to make it or had to leave early, I hope you enjoy the video replay below.

Throughout the discussion, Eric reviewed some great resources and tools, and I wanted to make sure to provide a list for your reference.

 

Resources

 

 

Tools

 

 

I want to thank Eric Wu, David Schwartz and BloomNation for braving live video with us!! You guys rock! I also wanted to give a quick run-down about BloomNation for anyone who may not know about this company. First, I like what they offer florists and think what they are doing is great. They are not a wire service but more of a technology company that provides a web platform to build a website to sell your floral designs. The websites are excellent when it comes to user experience and you, the florist, have complete control over what is offered, pricing, etc. Bloomnation will also send a photographer out to capture professional pictures for the florist in addition to their continuous work on SEO (so the florists get found). The only risk to the florist is the time it takes to set everything up and change. While we know each florist business has their unique circumstances, I think it is well worth your time to look into BloomNation. To check it out, click here.

 

Floral Design Trends for 2017

2017 floral design trends

Who doesn’t love a trends report, right?! I recently attended WFFSA’s Floral Distribution Conference this past October and was able to attend the trends session led by Sandy Schroeck AIFD PFCI. Sandy curates her trends forecast by scouring social media, shopping gift markets, looking for repetition, emerging colors, fashion, furniture and more.

Sandy’s top floral trends are Urban Luxe, Modern Vibe, Brushstrokes and Fragrant Fields. Check out the pictures below and let me know which is your favorite or if you are seeing different trends in your area in the comments below!

URBAN LUXE

Key elements: Statement flowers, large foliage, high impact containers along with repetition.

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MODERN VIBE

Key elements: add art back into design, negative space, contrasting elements, utilizing cold (acrylic, cement, and metal) with natural materials, transparency/iridescence, and geometric shapes.

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BRUSHSTROKES

Key elements: gathered/foraged style, draws inspiration from Victorian or Renaissance paintings, short/low containers (e.g. compote) to allow a flared look, foliages, and bright colored garden style flowers.

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FRAGRANT FIELDS

Key elements: using fragrant flowers like lavender, new varieties of everyday flowers, and vintage and European influences.

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Mayesh Announces New Website & Online Shopping

Mayesh's new website

If you are reading this blog post then you probably have noticed, but just in case you’ve been buried under some flowers and just came up for air, I have some very exciting news! We have a brand new website!!

We are inviting all visitors to explore Mayesh’s newly redesigned website and online shopping. The updated site has been created to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation designed to assist customers in finding quality flowers and educational resources. The site includes online shopping, product showcases, design videos, inspiring blogs and more. Mayesh.com’s sleek responsive design is accessible and functional on any browser or mobile device.

In addition, Mayesh has launched a new online shopping experience, MayeshMarket, where registered florists can shop a very robust inventory and place flower orders for full box lots any time of the day. Depending on where you are located, you can have your ordered delivered to your local Mayesh for pick up or delivery, or have your order shipped directly to your door. Watch the video below for a quick demo of MayeshMarket. Also, as you know Cyber Monday is quickly approaching and we do have plans for an exciting offer. So be sure that you have your username & password for MayeshMarket. Anyone that has purchased in the last year on our old ShopMayesh site should have already received their new login credentials. If you have not made a purchase online, then we will need you to register for MayeshMarket. You can do that here and please be aware that it could take 1-3 days for your registration to be approved as we have to verify all of the information before granting you access to the site. Keep that in mind as CyberMonday approaches.

I would love for you to check out mayesh.com and MayeshMarket and let me know what you think. Leave your thoughts in the comments below and please feel free to share our site with your fellow flower friends.

Mayesh Design Star Workshop Giveaway

Mayesh Design Star Workshop giveaway

 

Did you hear about our Mayesh Design Star Workshop Tour? Our 2017 Mayesh Design Star, Christy Hulsey, will be stopping at multiple cities throughout the U.S. to give our community an opportunity to experience a day of designing, learning, and networking! We are kicking everything off by giving away ONE TICKET to a 2017 Mayesh Design Star Workshop of your choice! The winner is responsible for travel & accommodations, with Mayesh covering the cost of workshop, a $400 value.

Here's how the giveaway works:

  • You must follow @mayeshwholesale on Instagram
  • REPOST the official contest picture found on Instagram and use the hashtag, #MDSflowerworkshop
  • Enter by December 2, 2016 (one entry per user)
  • Winner will be selected at random
  • Winner will be announced on December 5, 2016

 

Enter today for your chance to experience a Mayesh Design Star Workshop - learn from a Mayesh Design Star who has vast experience with both events and everyday flowers, work with the best seasonal flowers Mayesh has to offer, take home the vessel that you designed in, add professional photographs to your design portfolio, network with passionate designers & more! Get more details about the workshop tour including cities & dates at here

P.S. If you RSVP for a seat at a workshop, as each is limited to 25 students, and you win the giveaway, you will receive a full refund.

Don't waste time and enter now!

TERMS & CONDITIONS

By entering the giveaway, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

-One entry per person.
-Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. reserves the right to close the giveaway at any time should the number of respondents become unmanageable.
-Mayesh reserves the right to change the parameters of the contest.
-Dates and times are subject to change based on need.
-No purchase necessary. 
-Giveaway is open to floral designers who live in the United States and are at least 18 years old.
-Due to large prize value, the prize winner may be subject to U.S. taxes, a Form 1099 will be required. If this is the case, we will need to collect the name, address, and social security number of the winner(s). 

Sponsored by Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc 
5401 W 104th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Contact us with any questions or concerns at http://www.mayesh.com/contact-us/

By registering, you have read, understood, and agree to the following:

By participating in this contest, entrants agree to release Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. (Sponsor) and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the sweepstakes and each of the respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives, and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this contest and/or acceptance or use of any prize.

Entrants authorize Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in all media no known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with and to promote, market or advertise, the contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation.

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Floral Design Elements: Halloween Inspiration

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In this month’s Mayesh Design Star video, Shawn shows us a very cool technique on how to turn ti leaves into raven feathers to create a not so typical Halloween inspired design.

Featured product: Black ti leaves, burgundy tree peony, cymbidium orchids and mokara orchids.

Materials used: foam raquette and porcupine quills.

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