Mayesh Lonely Bouquet Design Day 2017

Mayesh Lonely Bouquet Design Day 2017


Every year we’re asked if we’re going to continue doing our own Mayesh Lonely Bouquet, and every year, the answer is a resounding YES! We love this event just as much as you do, so we’re excited to announce that this year’s Lonely Bouquet Design Day will be held on Wednesday, June 28th at all Mayesh locations.

For those of you who are not familiar with The Lonely Bouquet, here is a quick summary: it is a global initiative with a goal of making strangers happy with flowers. Participants create a small bouquet, add a “take me” tag, and leave the bouquet somewhere public to be found and taken home. It’s a simple but powerful idea.

Our marketing director, Yvonne, was able to connect with Emily Avenson, of Fleuropen, who launched (inter)National Lonely Bouquet Day back in 2013 to encourage participation from others. I asked Emily how she came up with the name “Lonely Bouquet” and she said, “… I tried to think of something that would appeal to the average passer-by. People often hesitate to take the flowers, and the word “lonely” seemed like something that would trigger an empathetic response and encourage someone to take the flowers home, whether they “need” them or not.”

Emily wanted emphasize “the importance of spreading happiness, love, and good. Whether you choose to participate in the Lonely Bouquet project or find your own special way of cultivating kindness, the world we live in can use all of the flower-power that we have. It might seem silly to think that a small bunch of flowers can make a difference… but it can, and it does.”





Wednesday, June 28th (during store hours)


At all Mayesh locations nationwide





Mayesh will provide an array of flowers free of charge to design your lonely bouquet on June 28, 2017. Local Mayesh customers must come to their Mayesh location to design their bouquet.

  • For shipping customers, please let your Mayesh rep know that you are interested in participating and they can pull together some blooms for the bouquet to ship with your order.
  • Shipping customer must submit a photo of their completed Lonely Bouquet to
  • Mayesh will provide Lonely Bouquet tags to attach. Please bring a business card that you can attach as well.
  • Besides Mayesh flowers, designs may contain any other accessories and use any container, as long as it is provided by the designer.
  • For shipping customers, we recommend you ship an order ahead of time. Please work with your sales rep on the details; participants assume freight costs.
    Participants must be current customers of Mayesh Wholesale Florist and in good standing.
  • Submitted photos become the property of Mayesh Wholesale and may be used for promotion and publicity.



14 comments on “Mayesh Lonely Bouquet Design Day 2017
  1. kelly says:

    Me! I hope to be there! Thanks!

  2. I so want to do this!!!!! LOVE this idea I’m in ~

  3. Marianne says:

    Yes please! I love this idea!

  4. Patricia Crisafulli says:

    This is a great idea! Start time?

  5. Diane Gramze says:

    This will be fun!!!!

  6. That’s a wonderful idea!! Hope to be there

  7. Lauren says:

    Me!!! I love this!!!

  8. Kathy says:

    I would love to do this.

  9. Karen Perry - Gupton says:

    I think this is an awesome idea ! I am looking forward to Wednesday .

  10. Dawn Hummel says:

    Great idea. Just got back from the UK where I took a Jane Packer bespoke floral bouquet class. I’ll stop by to test my skills from the class on Wednesday. Is there a better time to stop by to create the bouquet?

  11. Emily says:

    Can only one person per company design a bouquet? If two of us are able and want to go from my company, is that allowed?

  12. Liz Stewart says:

    We participated, too! Although the flowers weren’t from Mayesh, we were happy to be a part of this initiative. In fact, we are going to start a “Bouquet Day’ where we can repurpose flowers from events once a week! Today’s bouquet went to our local hospital’s Labor/Maternity Dept., where the nurses and PA’s see patients get flowers, but are not often the recipient. There were big smiles all around. Check out our IG and Facebook! Sure made my day!!

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