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Our Favorite Branch #MayeshPulls

 

Recently we’ve been all about the #MyMayeshPull, and we love seeing our branches post their gorgeous & personality-packed pulls as well! Here are some of our favorites, and be sure to ask your sales rep about getting your own juicy Mayesh Pull. (above pull is a Mayesh Portland #joceypull)

 


 

@mayeshcarlsbad pull for Ponderosa & Thyme

 

 

 

@mayeshportland

 

 

 

@mayeshlamarket

 

 

 

@mayeshhouston

 

 

 

@mayeshsfvalley

 

This Week’s Kelly Pulls

 

It’s the middle of the week and I’m here to get you through it with some more yummy Kelly Pulls! Last week we posted a Behind-the-Scenes look at the way a Kelly/Mayesh Pull works, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already. And in the meantime, check out these gorgeous blooms!

 

HIGHLIGHT FLOWERS: Blooming acacia, kumquats, garden roses, daffodils, novelty tulips, ranunculus, hellebores, astilbe, anemones

 

HIGHLIGHT FLOWERS: Agonis, poppy pods, XL Japanese and Italian ranunculus, fritilaria, scabiosa, hellebores, allium bullet, lilac, novelty tulips, garden roses, astilbe

 

HIGHLIGHT FLOWERS: Japanese spirea, pasta and gerrondo gerbs, dianthus, sweet peas, anemones, garden roses, amaranthus, hellebores, scabiosa, ranunculus

Alexandra Farms Meet & Greet // Mayesh Las Vegas

 

Mayesh Las Vegas would like to invite you to a Meet & Greet Event with Alexandra Farms!

Mayesh has an exclusive with Alexandra Farms, an excellent quality grower that grows David Austin Garden Roses and other varieties of Garden Roses.

See all the varieties that are “Exclusive” to Mayesh on display. Maria from Alexander Farms will be providing a presentation on the varieties, post-harvest quality procedures etc. Coffee and pastries will be served!

 

WHERE:

Mayesh Las Vegas | 3950 West Diablo #B11, Las Vegas, NV 89118

 

WHEN:

Tuesday March 21st, 2017

 

For more information about the event, please contact your Mayesh sales rep at 702.739.0418 or email one of the following:

shearne@mayesh.com  |  lzeyde@mayesh.com  |  rphet@mayesh.com

MDS Cleveland Workshop Vendor Feature

 

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 Photo | @nicoleclareyphoto

 

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)

 

Borrow Rentals

 

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!

 

{CLEVELAND WORKSHOP TICKETS}

 

OTHER WORKSHOP DATES + TICKET INFO

Behind the Scenes of a My Mayesh Pull

 

Based on the number of Instagram likes they rack up (pun intended) I think it’s pretty safe to say that everyone LOVES a good Mayesh Flower Pull. They’re bursting with gorgeous blooms in delicious color palettes, just waiting to be turned into something magical. But what exactly IS a Mayesh Pull? How do they work, and how can you get your hands on one?

Kelly Girard of our LAX shipping department is the creative force behind these pulls, and she let us in on her process! Because the shipping department works virtually with their customers, many designers depend on their sales rep to be their eyes in the cooler, and send them beautiful product without the customer even seeing it in person. There is a great deal of trust that must be established between sales rep & customer, and while everyone has their own way of doing that, “Kelly Pulls” have become her way of working virtually with customers!

Before the actual pull process begins, Kelly gets to know her clients individually – their tastes, their flower preferences, how they work, etc. Our Mayesh Design Star, Christy of Colonial House of Flowers, depends on Kelly Pulls on a consistent basis, and will be the first to explain the excitement she feels when she opens a new Mayesh box filled with goodies hand-picked for her.

Another benefit of these pulls is to give our customers exclusive product opportunities. This is a chance for you to see unusual seasonal flowers that may not be listed on a price list. Mayesh Pulls are also a fabulous way to buy US grown flowers – with the American Grown Pull, our branches have the flexibility to select the “best of the best” that day!

 

So, without further ado, let’s find out just how it works, and the process that goes into creating those magical racks:

 

 

What We Need From You To Get Started…

 

  • The total budget for the order (If you’re a shipping customer, that total should include freight)
  • The color palette
  • The desired delivery date
  • The event date

 

 

Additional Information You Can Provide

Suggested, But Not Required…

 

  • Inspiration pictures are one of the most helpful things you can give your Sales Rep. We all see and describe color differently, these help to avoid miscommunication.
    • Pictures can be provided in the form of a Pinterest board, the mood board used for your client’s proposal, a few snapshots of arrangements you feel capture the look, or whatever you have to work with. We’re not picky!
  • Likes and/or dislikes – love garden roses, hate clematis, focal flowers only, no greens, etc.
  • Must haves – anything you or your client specifically require
  • Overall theme of the event  – romantic garden setting, rustic woodland setting, country barn setting, etc
  • Types and number of pieces you need to create: 3 bouts, 3 maids, 1 bridal, 2 altar, etc. This helps us select flowers that will maximize your budget

 

 

We Work Together Every Step Of The Way…

 

  • Once the above information is provided, we put together a base order for you to get an idea of the general direction. From there you can add, subtract, or alter anything you like
  • The day it ships/you pick up – We pull everything together, hand selecting the best quality/color flowers that fit the style of the order, and arrange them into a display on a rack
  • We send a photograph for your approval, giving you a final opportunity to make any changes, and…
  • …the order is on its way!

 

As I’m sure we’ve all experienced before, what you envision and put down on paper doesn’t always come together properly in person. Shades of flowers can shift throughout the seasons, quality can shift from week to week, cost can shift day by day.

The advantage of a Mayesh Pull is that you are being guided by the industry’s finest to ensure you have the best quality flowers that flow in a cohesive color palette.

And the best part is… it fits within your budget!

 


 

Though these pulls were first started by Kelly as a solution for the virtual nature of our shipping department, lucky for you, many of our other branches & sales reps have started creating their own! Check out the hashtag #mymayeshpull to see what everyone’s doing, and be sure to ask your rep about them!

We hope this post helped you understand the process a bit more, and stay tuned for some exciting news regarding Mayesh Pulls!

“The Art of Wedding Design” Workshop w/ Stacey Carlton AIFD

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Mayesh Houston is excited to announce an upcoming hands-on workshop with designer Stacey Carlton AIFD on March 6th! Students will make individual and collaborative designs and be inspired by Stacey’s fresh approach to the art of designing wedding flowers. Work with beautiful Mayesh blooms and garden roses from Alexandra Farms!

Following the workshop will be a cocktail reception. Everyone is welcome to stop by for snacks & refreshments, hope to see you there!

 

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Stacey Carlton AIFD of The Flora Culturist

 

Stacey Carlton AIFD is a second generation floral designer and educator residing in Chicago. Her extensive educational journey is supported by her life-long training in floristry,horticulture, and visual arts. Inducted into AIFD in 2010, she is an internationally published artist most recently in the highly coveted 2016/2017 International Floral Art Book by Stitching Kunstboek.  Stacey is celebrating a three year consecutive win from Fusion Flower Magazine’s International Designer of the Year competition with four medals in 2016. She prefers to demonstrate her natural modern design aesthetic in large scale installations, wedding and event decor, floral fashion, and street art. Stacey is passionate about advancing the artistry of the floral industry by supporting design education, encouraging individual style and techniques, and developing custom floral art to suit her clients’ needs and wants.

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS & OBJECTIVES

 

  • Discuss individuality and personalization of wedding design
  • Showcase techniques that can be used in various applications of wedding design, specifically an armature technique that we will used for bouquet design. It’s all about that base!
  • A smart hybrid approach to quick, sturdy, and comfortable fresh floral crowns
  • Fresh updates to wedding decor staples
  • A collaborative design effort combining several discussion points to end the class

 

SCHEDULE & OTHER INFO

 

March 6th, 2017

12-5pm – Hands-on Workshop

5:30-8pm – Cocktail Reception

Mayesh Houston – 470 Garden Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77018

 

$75 REGISTRATION FEE

Students should bring their own tools

 

To register, email houston@mayesh.com or call 832-410-4810

 

Mayesh Floral Forum: Destination Weddings

 

Destination weddings can be totally intimidating. As if designing and installing a full wedding in the comfort of your own studio and city weren’t stressful enough, doing everything in a new place adds another whole slew of things to think about! Where are you going to work? Where are you going to get your flowers? The list goes on, but if you get it down to a science, destination weddings can help bring your business to another level, and hello, more exciting travel experiences for you!

To help get you started, we asked our Floral Forum when they started including destination wedding services and what things to take into consideration. Read on for some helpful advice:

 

 

Floral ForumRachael Lunghi

 

I’ve been including destination wedding services from the very beginning which I think has been VERY helpful 🙂 Lotsa hard lessons there!

Things to take into consideration when offering this service include: travel, accommodations, freelancers, shipping flowers, local flowers available, buckets, vessels, etc.

You have to consider all the things you’ll need to pull off a wedding in another city or state. It’s a good idea to reach out to local florists and see if they’re available to help, borrow buckets from, borrow oasis from, etc. It requires a GOOD amount of planning ahead and logistics. Especially if you’re flying! 

I typically rent an Airbnb and look for a garage or outdoor space. And I ALWAYS ask the ‘bnb host about air conditioning 🙂 That’s pretty key! 

 

Rachael flowering on-the-go! This & top photo: @sirenfloralco

 

I love doing destination weddings though. There’s so much local goodness you can pull from and be inspired from and you get to meet and work with new florists!

 

Floral Forum

Jodi Duncan

 

I started doing destination events many years ago.  The demand was very grass roots. My local clients had daughters that moved away and got married far from home.  Since I already had relationships with them, it was convenient and comforting to them that they knew I could be trusted.

I’ve done weddings from coast to coast.  I’ve never tried to grow or promote this segment of my business, it just happens naturally.

 

Things to consider:

  •  Your relationship with local wholesalers.  Reach out to them, find out what they have. Whatever you have shipped in might need supplemented.  Sometimes they will be willing to receive freight in the form of hardgoods & props especially if you are giving them a nice order.
  • A dedicated “backstage” place to process and design.  Without a doubt, do the designing out of the sight of the client. A glimpse behind the scenes make some people nervous. And some things should remain a secret.  Most restaurants don’t let customers in the kitchen, so keep the magic backstage. Depending on the venue, there may be space to design on site, just make sure you respect the facility and understand the constraints of the space.  The more of the process you can keep hidden behind the scenes, the more professional you will look.
  • Logistics is a huge skill set; just because you are a good designer does not mean you have a grasp on what it takes to execute an event far from home. You’ll need buckets, water, a way to protect the floor, refrigeration, trash cans, a way to dispose of the huge amount of trash, and the list goes on….and that’s before you design the first bouquet!
  • Extra hands to help design. Of course you have made recipes and prototypes and know how long its going to take to put this event together. Now make sure you have plenty of skilled stable hands to make it happen. You might bring your posse with you, or fly folks in, or find out who is local and skilled. You can even check AIFD’s website. Don’t forget to feed and house your designers.  Take good care of them. Don’t feed them junk food and processed garbage. Don’t expect them to work 18-20 hour days.
  • AirBnB or VBRO might be a good option for design, as well as accommodations. Many times its better than a hotel…it just depends. When it comes accommodations, I try not to stay close to the client. They don’t need to know when you go to bed and get up!
  • You can always stay over and play a bit after all your hard work if you are fortunate enough to be designing somewhere fabulous.
  • If you feel you are in over your head, do not be afraid to hire outside freelance & management help. Destination designing requires much more than good design skills. A practical grasp of logistics is essential to success. If you don’t have that skill set, there are companies that do, such as Schaffer Designs. Bill Schaffer, AIFD & Kristine Kratt, AIFD are brilliant designers who also understand the practical side. Their success doing destination events for clients from coast to coast and internationally speaks to the fact that they are more than talented floral designers.

 

 

Floral Forum

Jerome Raska

 

About 5 years ago, when there was all the rumble about destination wedding we took a look at what was happening. I believe this is very regional , however certain things are universal. 

Much like many aspects of our business, it is mind over matter. 

After reviewing and discussing, we came to realize we do destination weddings, however, kind of in reverse! Many of our young people get degrees and relocate for employment, and when it is time to plan the big day, often they want to come home to family and friends, however, having been gone, it is like planning a destination wedding. We offer and full service coordination and decor. This has provided us a whole new avenue of clients without ever having to leave home…. Sometimes it is just about rethinking who you are and what you can really do!

We will travel, and have if needed for a client. The entire event is the same just in a different setting. Many local wholesale providers will work with you as well as most venues are accommodating, it is really about good communication and not assuming!

 


 

And while we’re on the subject, if you weren’t already aware, many of our Mayesh branches offer Destination Event services as well that you can utilize to rent out design space! Connect with your sales rep to learn more, and if you don’t already have a Mayesh rep, get started here.

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

Flower 411: Ball Dahlias Finished, Kumquats just Starting!

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Happy Tuesday everyone! Check out the latest product update from our Purchasing Team!

 

FINISHED / NOT AVAILABLE

 

Basil

Bear Grass -Super

Cotinus

Crocosmia pods

Dahlias- BALL DAHLIAS ARE FINISHED!!

Dahlias- winter crop, basic colors and pricey

Eremurus White

Festival Bush/ Xmas Bush

Figs

Flannel Flower

Godetia

Heather Hot pink- persoluta type

Heather White

Honey Suckle

Laurel Varg.

Lophamyrtus

Lysmachia- sub veronica

Ninebark

Orlaya

Pepperberry Hanging

Peony- off crop until February- Israel will start (small heads)

Pineapple Baby- off crop for a bit

Pokeweed

Pomegranate

Protea Pink Mink

Rosehips

Safflower

Saracena (cobra lily)

Sedum all shades

Snowberries

Stephanotis- off crop

Thryptomene/ Calycina

Thyme

Tulip Parrot-Black

 

LIMITED

 

Agonis-extremely limited
Amaranthus upright

Artichokes all colors and sizes 

Banksia – asst only- limited

Bupleurum

Dahlia Café Au Lait- very limited

Delph Bella/waltz White- extremely limited

Delph Belladonna or Waltz light or dark blue- import only

Delph Hybrid White- extremely limited- import only

Delph Hybrid Colors- import

Euc parvifolia

Fern Shoots- limited and price increase

Heather Melanthra- only type of heather available for VD

Iris colors

Ivy tree variegated

Jasmine- non flowering- vine only

Lisianthus Local-extremely limited- Available import

Lisianthus Brown- Japan only

Nandina- Oregon is finished- only Florida available and it’s limited

Poppy pods- extremely limited

Protea Blushing Bride- very pricey- local only-very limited

Protea King white and pink (Extremely Limited)

Protea Pincushion- limited

Protea pink ice

Protea white 

Smilax- limited – check before taking large orders

Stock Local- limited locally-available import

Sunflowers and Mini Suns

Trachelium- limited locally- avail import

Tweedia- local- very limited

Vinurmun Tinus- pre-book only 10 days out

Yarrow Yellow-import only

 

JUST STARTING

 

Acacia Bagged

Kumquats

Nagi

 

AVAILABLE

 

Agapanthus- import only

Allium- Import only

Birds- avail locally

Bouvardia- Import only

Campanula- avail in KOMET

Clematis  Import only  lavender, dark pink, purple

Coxcomb- Import only

Craspedia- Import only

Dahlias— winter production- basic colors- limited

Eremurus- yellow and orange- import

Gerbera (through Valentines)– red and white  if you need only red or white you will have to go Import. Locally you will   –   get white and red as a percentage of asst, cannot get straight red and white – locally.

Genestra

Helleborus- import only

Hydrangea Nice Colors-Import

Iris Telstar

Lavender- English- has gotten to the point in the season where it has natural      —  browning mixed in with the open flower. Order at your own risk. NO CREDITS

Japanese Product- still limited

Kangaroo paw- Import only- green only

Larkspur

Lilac- available import

Passion vine- vine only

Persimmon

Portland- berries and sticks only!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ranunculus -Local is in full swing, Japan is just starting

Scabiosa- very limited locally. import has white, pink lav, black, bi-colors- available $$, Japan has started

Scabiosa Pods- Import only

Statice- tissue limited, sinuata available

Viburnum- available Import

 

 

You’re Invited: Mayesh Luxe Blooms Launch

Mayesh Luxe Blooms

 

Please join us at the Official Launch Party for

 

 

Luxe Blooms is our brand of high-end novelty flowers from artisan growers around the world, exclusively at Mayesh.

We are excited to offer some of the most exquisite, longest lasting flowers with longer stems, more blooms & bigger heads.

 

Join us for some light breakfast bites & bubbly at a Meet & Greet with our Luxe suppliers from Japan, The Netherlands, Colombia & more, and see for yourself why Mayesh Luxe Blooms are so special!

 


 

January 16th, 2017

6 to 10 o’clock in the morning

Mayesh LA Market  |  755 Wall Street #7, Los Angeles, CA 90014

 

P.S. If you need one more exciting reason to stop by, how about winning $1000 in Japanese flowers and live flower demonstrations with Moon Canyon?Mayesh Luxe Blooms raffle

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