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2017 Mayesh Design Star Bloopers

MDS Bloopers

Christy always says “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful!” and in this case, it doesn’t have to be perfect to be absolutely adorable! Here are some bloopers from our year of filming the 2017 Mayesh Design Star video series with Christy Hulsey of Colonial House of Flowers. Shout out to Justin Peay for catching all the silliness behind the scenes!

Photo: Nicole Clarey Photography
Video: Justin Peay Productions

Mayesh Design Star: Unexpected Holiday Floral Arrangement

MDS: Unexpected Holiday Arrangement

In the last episode of her Mayesh Design Star series, Christy shows us two different holiday arrangements that focus on unexpected flowers for this special time of year. We all love seasonal flowers but here are some different and interesting alternatives this season.

We would like to thank Christy and her team at Colonial House of Flowers for an amazing year as the Mayesh Design Star. We would also like to thank Justin Peay of Justin Peay Productions for making a beautiful video series for 2017. You are all incredible!

Featured Products
Red arrangement: Freedom rose, Matador rose, burgundy dahlia, celosia, fiddlehead (aka monkey tail aka fern shoot), China fir, cedar, magnolia leaves, jasmine vine, mini cymbidium, and ranunculus.

White arrangement: cedar, huckleberry, silver dollar eucalyptus, jasmine vine, white anemones, white ranunculus, bunny tail, Wendy spray rose, viburnum berries and astilbe.

Materials used: Lida vase by Accent Decor (red arrangement), Chelsea vase by Accent Decor (white arrangement) and Oasis wire netting.

 

 

MDS: Unexpected Holiday Arrangement

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Host: Christy Hulsey,  Colonial House of Flowers
CHOF Team: Kaitlyn Baxter, Amanda Currier, Lanier Hays, Taylor Ellen
Styling: Whitney Downs, Whitewood Events
WE Team: Erica Cleary, Ashley Stalvey
Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography
Floral Supplies: Accent DecorOasis Floral ProductsDesign Master
Napkins and Runners: Alanah Textiles
Table Linen: BBJ Linen
Plates: R. Wood Studios
Studio Space: Roxie Remley Fine Arts Building
Hair & makeup: Jessica Belfry, Hustle & Blow Dry Bar

Mayesh Design Star: Floral Hoops

In this episode of Mayesh Design Star, Christy demonstrates how to make a cost-effective and stunning floral hoop. In the past few years, these hoops have gained popularity in weddings and now in events – from boutonniere size to 7 feet tall. Floral hoops are a fun and easy way to make a show-stopping piece without breaking the bank. This is definitely thinking outside the box (or vase). Scroll down to watch the video and view the pictures from th

P.S. We asked Christy where to purchase the large event hoop and she recommends to connect with a local welder who can create a great custom piece for you. A great addition to your rental inventory!

Featured product: Huckleberry, passion vine, silver dollar eucalyptus, camellia, Elaeagnus, smilax, Eden Romantica garden spray rose, white ranunculus, Pennisetum or bunny tail and pepper berry.

Supplies needed: Hoop of desired size and material, clippers, water source (flower pick or Ecofresh bouquet wrap), wire or zip-ties, Design Master Petal Proofer, and Design Master Foliage Sealer.

 

 

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Host: Christy Hulsey,  Colonial House of Flowers
CHOF Team: Kaitlyn Baxter, Amanda Currier, Lanier Hays, Taylor Ellen
Styling: Whitney Downs, Whitewood Events
WE Team: Erica Cleary, Ashley Stalvey
Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography
Floral Supplies: Accent DecorOasis Floral ProductsDesign Master
Napkins and Runners: Alanah Textiles
Table Linen: BBJ Linen
Plates: R. Wood Studios
Studio Space: Roxie Remley Fine Arts Building
Hair & makeup: Jessica Belfry, Hustle & Blow Dry Bar

Mayesh Design Star: How To Work With A Stylist

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In October’s Mayesh Design Star video, Christy Hulsey is joined by Whitney Downs of Whitewood Events to explain the benefits of working with a stylist. Creating a relationship can save so much time in the creative process, which ultimately saves you money as well! See what Christly looks for in a stylist and what Whitney looks for in a florist to execute a perfectly curated wedding or event.

Accent Decor items:
Prive Compote
E+E Napkin Rings
Chelsea Vases

Host: Christy Hulsey,  Colonial House of Flowers
CHOF Team: Kaitlyn Baxter, Amanda Currier, Lanier Hays, Taylor Ellen
Styling: Whitney Downs, Whitewood Events
WE Team: Erica Cleary, Ashley Stalvey
Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography
Containers + Napkin Rings:  Accent Decor
Floral Supplies: Oasis Floral ProductsDesign Master
Napkins and Runners: Alanah Textiles
Ribbon: Silk & Willow
Table Linen: BBJ Linen
Plates: R. Wood Studios
Table + Chairs: Ranco Tent Rentals
Capiz Shell Calligraphy: Whimsy B. Paperie
Studio Space: Roxie Remley Fine Arts Building
Hair & makeup: Jessica Belfry, Hustle & Blow Dry Bar
Wardrobe Styling: Katie Foley-Jacobs, Cheeky Peach
Additional Wardrobe items provided by: Banana Republic & Cobblers Bench

 

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Mayesh Design Star: Large Scale Altar Arrangement

How to design a large luxe arrangement / alter piece

In this episode of Mayesh Design Star, Christy Hulsey shows us how to make a grand, large-scale altar piece in her signature free form style using the Majesty vase from Accent Decor. The design highlights seasonal luxe rose varieties from Rosaprima. The bonus is that the design is done in such a way to make transport easy!

Featured product: Foraged branches, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, wisteria,
poke berries, passion vine, king protea, peach amaryllis, Ohara garden rose, Quicksand rose, Juliet garden rose (David Austin), Putumayo carnation, white ranunculus, Cafe Au Lait dahlia, white mini tulips, luminaria and pampas grass.

Materials used: Oasis netting, water tubes and the Majesty vase from Accent Decor.

Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography
Roses: Rosaprima
Floral Supplies:  Accent DecorOasis Floral ProductsDesign Master
Hair & Makeup: Hustle & Blow Dry Bar

 

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Mayesh Design Star: Garden Style for a Retail Florist

Mayesh Design Star: Garden Style for a Retail Florist

In this episode, Christy shows 4 different price points for the garden style arrangement in a retail setting – a single bud vase, small, medium, and large designs. She also gives some insight on how she made her shop stand apart from other floral retailers in her area by finding her “purple cow”.

Featured product: eucalyptus, camellia, maiden hair fern, olive, Quicksand rose, fox glove, ranunculus, fever few, Bikini rose, Free Spirit rose, Juliet garden rose, tulips and godetia.

Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography
Roses: Rosaprima
Floral Supplies:  Accent DecorOasis Floral ProductsDesign Master
Ribbon: Offray

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Mayesh Design Star: Garden Style Bridal Bouquet

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In this episode of Mayesh Design Star, Christy teaches us how to make a bridal bouquet in the freeform garden style. She also shows come cool techniques for keeping your bouquet in place without losing its shape.This beautiful bouquet also doubles as a centerpiece for the sweetheart table. So charming!

Featured product: Russian olive, camellia leaf, protea, White Ohara garden rose, Juliet garden rose, Cafe Late rose, explosion grass, white spray rose, Putumayo carnation, Cafe Au Lait Dahlia, tulips, scabiosa pods, white scabiosa and blush peony.

Container: Gatsby from Accent Decor
Supplies used: rubber bands and zip ties.

Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography
Flowers: Rosaprima, Sande Flowers
Floral Supplies:  Accent DecorEco Fresh BouquetOasis Floral ProductsDesign Master
Ribbon: Silk & Willow

 

Mayesh Design Star: Smilax & Floral Arbor

In this episode of her Mayesh Design Star series, Christy Hulsey shows us how she dresses arbors using smilax.  Arbors are perfect for wedding ceremonies, event decor and photo backdrops. Smilax is a great greenery to use on large-scale pieces like arbors and chuppahs. Christy gives us tips on keeping it fresh to get the longest life out of it and in some cases reuse it.

For this particular design, Christy used about half a box of Southern Smilax.

Availability: Typically Souther Smilax is available August through March with a slight chance of getting some in April and July.

Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Katrina Barrow Photography
Floral Supplies: Oasis Floral ProductsDesign MasterAccent Decor, Eco Fresh Bouquet

Don’t forget to pin these images to your boards to keep your prospective clients inspired!

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Floral Design Video: Wearable Flowers

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For May, Christy Hulsey will be kicking off the wedding and prom season by showing us her techniques on making beautiful garden style floral rings, flat lay halos, and corsages. She also has great tips on pricing ribbon. Since it’s the month of Mother’s day, Christy invited her adorable daughter Beatrice to help out and get creative with these stunning Mayesh Luxe Blooms!

Enjoy!

Featured product: Spanish moss, mood moss, light pink ranunculus, white hellebore, succulents, camellia leaf, burgundy dahlia, light pink mini gerbera, Clooney ranunculus, Japanese allium, eryngium, fritillaria, dendrobium orchids, vanda orchids, Icelandic poppies and scabiosa pods

Hardgoods: your favorite floral jewelry, Oasis cold glue, ribbon, wire and floral tape.

Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Ashley Broadie Photography

Floral Supplies: Oasis Floral ProductsDesign MasterAccent Decor
Ribbon: Berwick Offray
Lanterns: Pottery Barn
Studio Space: Averitt Center for the Arts

 

Mayesh Design Star: Tropical Garden Style Design

Mayesh Design Star: Tropical Garden Style Design

This month, Christy Hulsey of Colonial House of Flowers demonstrates the softer side of tropical flowers by incorporating them into her signature garden style design. The video begins by Christy showing you a completed compote design and then uses the same color scheme and flowers designed in a woodland planter.

It doesn’t have to be perfect, to be beautiful. Happy designing!

Flowers:
White clooney ranunculus
Burgunday Ranunculus
Light pink ranunculus
Sea Star Fern
Ti Leaves Stock – ti tops
Brown Cymbidium Orchids
White Mini Cymbidium Orchids
White Hellebores
Anthuriums – choco, terra, pistache, white
Charity Garden Roses
Green eryngium – Sirius questar
White Hyacinths
Blush Tulips standard
Quicksand Roses
Ornithogalum Star of Bethlehem
Ornithogalum arabicum
Lotus Pods
Burgundy dahlia
Black knight scabiosa
Icelandic poppy – white

Hardgoods:
Oasis Floral Products: Florist Netting
Design Master: Petal Proofer, Fresh Flower Sealant
Accent Decor: gold compote, woodland planter

Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Katrina Barrow Photography

 

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