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My Mayesh Pull Challenge: Holly Chapple Edition

My Mayesh Pull Holly Chapple Flowers

 

A few months back, Kelly Girard of our LAX shipping department challenged Holly Chapple to a Mayesh Pull challenge using wholesale flowers from our Luxe Blooms line, and much to our delight, she accepted! If you’re unfamiliar with our Mayesh Pulls, check out the basic process here, and keep reading to see a real life example with the one & only Holly Chapple!

 


 

THE CHALLENGE

 

Kelly asked Holly and her team to send her one inspiration image to give her a feel for color palette and texture. From there, Kelly would put together a Mayesh Pull for Holly to design whatever she wanted and do a styled shoot.

 

 

THE INSPIRATION

 

My Mayesh Pull Holly Chapple Flowers

 

THE MAYESH PULL

 

My Mayesh Pull Holly Chapple Flowers

 

RECEIVING THE GOODS

 

My Mayesh Pull Holly Chapple Flowers

My Mayesh Pull Holly Chapple Flowers

My Mayesh Pull Holly Chapple Flowers

 

Well, Holly took this challenge above & beyond what we even expected, taking her Instagram followers through the ENTIRE process via Instagram stories, from unpacking the boxes to designing to the final shoot!

And boy were we blown away by the results… Holly and her team knocked it out of the park, and really showed what our sales reps can pull of with one simple inspiration photo!

We hope you’re as smitten with this photoshoot as we were, and if you want your own Mayesh Pull, head over here to place your order!

 


 

THE RESULTS

 

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Photos: Chris from @healthfullyeverafter

Model: @jcfunkhouser

Ribbon: Honey Silk Co.

 

My Mayesh Pull: The Process

If you follow us on Instagram, then there is a very good chance that you have seen #mymayeshpull‘s in our feed. If you are still wondering what a My Mayesh Pull is, then we are here to help. My Mayesh Pulls are orders that are hand selected by one of our event experts – basically, we do the work for you! Our up-to-date experts find you the most beautiful, fresh product based on your budget, color palette, and event concept. They also take into account your likes and dislikes before sending you a picture for your approval before the order goes out.

Here’s how it works:

 

If you are interested in ordering your own Mayesh pull, then head on over to our SHOP page and you will see the button for our order form.

Happy designing!

MDS Atlanta Workshop with Accent Decor Photo Recap

MDS Flower Workshop Atlanta Accent Decor

 

Just before The Bridal Theory published our Carlsbad workshop, our Atlanta workshop with Accent Decor also made an appearance on the blog! This was a special workshop since it took place in the AD showroom, and while The Bridal Theory published many of our favorite images, there are more we’d love to share with you (and maybe a few repeats because they’re just that good).

Quick side note on the tour – our Portland workshop has officially sold out, so your last chance to learn from Christy Hulsey of Colonial House of Flowers is at our final stop in November in Detroit, MI! Find out more info here, and if you can’t make this one, not to worry! We just announced our new Design Star and will be announcing 2018 workshop dates soon!

 


 

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Sponsors:

 

Accent Décor

Design Master

Rosaprima

Oasis Floral Products

Cameron Hughes Wine

H.L. Franklin’s Healthy Honey

Pottery Barn

 

Vendors:

 

Venue – Accent Decor Showroom

Photographer – Becca Stanley

 

Announcing Our 2018 Mayesh Design Star

2018 Mayesh Design Star

Remember way back in 2011 when Mayesh decided to do this crazy contest looking for a designer to be the face of our first floral design video series? Also, I remember being excited when our first video almost hit 800 views in its initial month of going live, while today this month’s design video has well over 10,000 views on YouTube and Facebook combined in just 14 days!  Top that off with the fact that our videos are watched around the world from the US to the UK, Taiwan, Spain, Brazil and beyond – we can truly say that we have created a series that has reached the far corners of the world. I love taking the time to reminisce, appreciate how far we have come, and know that this part of our journey is still well and will continue to evolve. However, none of this would have been possible without our amazing and inspiring Mayesh Design Stars who all share the passion and love of sharing their knowledge of floral design.

My team had its work cut out, as we had 38 people enter this year’s contest! And I know I say this every year, but it still is true – we are blown away with all of the amazingly talented people who entered the contest. We watched every video, reviewed workshop curriculums, debated, conducted interviews and deliberated some more. Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s contest. We appreciate all of the hard work and effort that went into your entry and we treasure your support!

With the deliberations complete, I am happy to finally announce our 2018 Mayesh Design Star, Kaylee Young of Flourish by Kay!! We love her energy, her fresh ideas, and are excited to start collaborating on our 2018 Mayesh Design Star tour and video series. To give you just a tiny taste of her 12-page proposal, Kaylee’s theme is “CURATE, CREATE, BE YOURSELF, AND THRIVE” – I think that mantra really resonates with our community! Get to know Kaylee in an upcoming interview that will be posted on the blog very soon.

Congratulations Kaylee, we are so excited to have you join our team!!

P.S. I have already started to receive inquiries about tickets for next year’s tour. We are hitting 4 U.S. cities and will be hosting a workshop experience in Quito, Ecuador. Once I have the dates finalized, the tickets will be available for sale. Stay tuned…

MDS Carlsbad Workshop Photo Recap

MDS Flower Workshop Carlsbad

 

Last week our Carlsbad workshop was published on The Bridal Theory with a full recap and beautiful images of the day. They can only include so many images, and since we have such an awesome photographer (shoutout to Nicole), there are many more favorites we’re excited to share with you!

And if you’re interested in attending one of our final two workshops in Portland or Detroit, find out more info here!

 


 

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Photos by Nicole Clarey Photography

 


 

Workshop Tour Sponsors:

Accent Décor

Design Master 

Oasis Floral Products 

Cameron Hughes Wine

Eco Fresh Bouquet

Rosaprima

Sande Flowers

 

Carlsbad Tour Sponsors:

Adore Folklore

Creative Candles

Eufloria Flowers

 

Vendors:

Designer- Christy Hulsey – Colonial House of Flowers

Photographer – Nicole Clarey Photography

Stylist – Tristan Needham Design

Venue – Brick + Laurel

Lunch – Del Mar Taco Co.

Ribbon + Runner – Tono + Co.

Charlotte Workshop Feature: Old South Vintage Rentals

 

Even though it feels our Houston workshop was just yesterday, we have another one coming up in less than a week! We are so excited to be hosting our Charlotte workshop at the beautiful Historic Rural Hill barn in Huntersville, NC, which will be the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous furnishings that will be provided from local company Old South Vintage Rentals.

If you’re from North Carolina and surrounding areas, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with Samantha and her company, and if not, you’re missing out! Old South has a fabulous inventory of larger scale pieces with enough variety to fit whatever aesthetic your event may have.

So let’s learn a little bit more about Samantha and Old South Vintage Rentals, shall we?

 

MDS Workshop Sponsor Old South Vintage Rentals

 

Old South Vintage Rentals, L.L.C.  is the first vintage & boutique rental company serving the Carolinas, established in 2012. OSVR is centrally located in Lincolnton, NC to be convenient to the areas they frequent most – Asheville, Charlotte, Boone/Blowing Rock, Highlands, Greensboro, Raleigh, Winston Salem, NC as well as Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston SC.

 

OSVR was founded by Samantha Campbell Mason, better known as “Sam”, a born hunter of antiques and boutique props and vintage admirer. Much time has been spent and many towns have been traveled to by Sam and her husband, Cody, to add only the most unique and sought after pieces to their curated collection. Sam loves designing, creating, and crafting & Cody is a master craftsmen, so no matter what your needs are for your special event or photography session you can be sure to adore what this dynamic duo will bring to the vintage adorned table.

 

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To keep up with Sam and be the first to see what’s new at OSVR, be sure to follow them on Instagram, and stay tuned for some gorgeous images of their furniture at our Charlotte workshop!

MDS Cleveland Workshop Photo Recap!

Mayesh Design Star Cleveland Workshop

 

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!

 

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Photos by Nicole Clarey Photography

 

Sponsors:

 

Accent Décor

Design Master 

Oasis Floral Products 

Borrow Vintage & Eclectic 

 

Vendors:

 

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!

Carlsbad Workshop Special Sponsors Announcement

 

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!

 


#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Tono + Co.

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Tono + Co.

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Tono + Co.

 

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)

 

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Folklore

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Folklore

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Folklore

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Folklore

 

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.

 

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Creative Candles

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Creative Candles

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Sponsor Creative Candles

 

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!

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MDS Carlsbad Vendor Feature

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Vendor Brick + Laurel

 

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

 

Mayesh #MDSFlowerWorkshop vendor Brick + Laurel in La Mesa, CA!

Mayesh #MDSFlowerWorkshop vendor Brick + Laurel in La Mesa, CA!

Mayesh #MDSFlowerWorkshop vendor Brick + Laurel in La Mesa, CA!

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

 

#MDSFlowerWorkshop 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

 

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Carlsbad Vendor 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!

 

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Introducing “Mornings with Mayesh”

Mornings with Mayesh

 

If you’re like me, you love to start your mornings off with a strong cup of coffee and a dose of The Today Show. Well, move over Kathy & Hoda, there’s a new morning show in town! Starting May 16th, we will be hosting a recurring Live Chat one Tuesday a month in which hosts Dave & Yvonne will be talking all things flowers! Mornings with Mayesh will loosely follow an AMA – “Ask Me Anything” – format, and we want to hear your flower questions to discuss on air! Dave is a wizard when it comes to flower “hacks” and tips & tricks pertaining to product, and both Yvonne & Dave are longtime veterans of the floral industry with plenty of knowledge to go around.

So send us your questions/comments/topic ideas, and without further ado, I’ll let the hosts introduce themselves!
Mornings with Mayesh

YVONNE ASHTON

 

Hello, hello! I have had the privilege of being Mayesh’s Director of Marketing since 2012. I believe in teamwork, continuous improvement and taking risks. My team has been instrumental in developing Mayesh’s worldwide brand into what it is today – specializing in content and inbound marketing. It’s been an amazing journey, but with all stories, this is not my beginning. I won’t take you all of the way back, but I have a unique background. I graduated with a degree in operations management and business statistics, was a UX consultant for one of the largest insurance companies, along with owning my own wholesale florist with my hubby before we joined Mayesh. I like to say that I bring a great mix of nerd and sparkle to the table and I’m super excited to connect with you with our new live video series!

 

 

Mornings with Mayesh

DAVE TAGGE

 

I have had a passion for flowers and art since I was a little boy. My first dried flower arrangement was at the age of 6 foraging dried seed pods and such in the fields behind my childhood home in Indianapolis. All throughout my childhood, I was involved in various art classes including color theory, sculpting, charcoal sketching, watercolor, acrylic, oil painting. Fast forward to the 90’s and I studied floral design under Michael Prihoda at South Seattle Community College. After working briefly in a flower shop in Seattle I was introduced to the wholesale side of our industry where I have spent the last 20 plus years honing my skills. In 2001 I started my career with Mayesh Wholesale Florists. I worked at their Los Angeles flower market location for 5 years and then transferred to their national shipping department. I have made it a priority to learn every aspect of the industry and benefited greatly from those experiences. When asked to transfer to Phoenix for Mayesh I didn’t hesitate. Mayesh has been like a family and home away from home. I love my career and who I have become by being a part of such a wonderful company.

 

So here is one last reminder to ask us your flower questions in the comments below, and be sure to tune in…

 

Tuesday, May 16th at 10am EST / 7am PST

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