Guest Blogger: Renee Wright
Mayesh Charlotte hosted a design show for the North Carolina State Florist Association with designer Jody McLeod AIFD, CFD and NCCPF on Sunday April 3, 2016. We had a great turn out, and a wonderful Sunday lunch catered by Jo’s Catering and Flowers. Jody wanted to make shop owners and designers aware that Mother’s Day is ever changing and we must keep ourselves updated on the changes.
Jody showcased some of the great new fresh product Mayesh Charlotte is now carrying and the Syndicate Sales containers that can have a high end value; the ideas were received very well by the attendees. He discussed how we must also consider what containers we purchase, for they can be sufficient for a wide variety of price points. He also made a point of mentioning that floral designers need to manipulate product that has a negative image, such as carnations and how such an inexpensive flower can be manipulated to have a high-end look.
Jody held a discussion on weddings and how the cascade is back. He said that you can only fake it till you make it for so long, and advised all attendees to learn to make a cascade properly so that it can be made as quickly as a hand tied. You can also get that cascade look in a hand tied with flowers like jasmine, clematis, or other vine like flowers and greenery. He mentioned his observations that hand tied bouquets are getting bigger, a trend he hopes will stay, but designers must be consciences on what product we use and try to keep bouquet handles on the smaller end.
Everybody had a great time and we gained some new customers in the process!