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Mayesh Design Star: How to Make a Floating Installation

Mayesh Design Star How to Make a Floating Installation

 

In this month’s Mayesh Design Star video, Kaylee Young teaches you how she creates a floating, cloud-like baby’s breath installation for a whimsical wedding reception.

 


 

Featured flowers: baby’s breath

Supplies: Clippers, wire cutters, scissors, fishing line, Oasis wire netting (chicken wire), Oasis caged bricks, Oasis non-caged bricks, Lomey dishes

 

Host: Kaylee Young, Flourish by Kay
Videographer: Logan Martin, Talewind Visuals
Photographer: Chantel Marie

 

 


 

 

Mayesh Design Star How to Make a Floating Installation

Mayesh Design Star How to Make a Floating Installation

Mayesh Design Star How to Make a Floating Installation

Mayesh Design Star How to Make a Floating Installation

Mayesh Design Star How to Make a Floating Installation

Mayesh Design Star How to Make a Floating Installation

Mayesh Design Star How to Make a Floating Installation

Mayesh Design Star How to Make a Floating Installation

Mayesh Design Star How to Make a Floating Installation

Mayesh Design Star

 

Mayesh Design Star Miami Workshop Recap

 

As we gear up for our third workshop of the year in Seattle, we’re taking a look back on our first workshop this past January in Miami! Now that it has officially been published on Botanical Brouhaha, we’re excited to share some more of the beautiful photos to give you a look into what our Curate & Create Workshop Tour with Kaylee Young really looks like.

Our Miami workshop was held at 255 Studio, a photography studio in the vibrant Wynwood Arts District that provided the perfect blank canvas for Kaylee to work with.

 


 

DAY ONE

 

The workshop kicked off with an evening networking event. Two of our product sponsors (Hosa & Alexandra Farms) stopped by to talk about their products while the students ate delicious appetizers from Food Guy Catering. Then Kaylee led the class in a mood boarding activity in an effort to help the students define their own, unique design styles and come into the next day with intention.

 

 


 

DAY TWO

 

The second day of the workshop focused on design. Kaylee walked the students through her entire process from order curation to design. The students were then given the opportunity to create their own centerpieces using the most amazing product from our sponsors.

The last piece of the workshop was a group installation, led by Kaylee and her design assistant, Jamie Heusser. Together they created a chuppah and aisleway installation with a variety of foliages and garden roses.

 

 

 

Workshop Credits:

 

Taught by Kaylee Young of Flourish by Kay
Photography: Nicole Clarey Photography
Videography: Talewind Visuals
Venue: 255 Miami Studio
Rentals: Elements & AccentsLavish Event Rentals
Catering: Food Guy Catering

 

Workshop Product Sponsors:

 

 


 

To learn more about our workshops and reserve your spot in one of the remaining three (Seattle, Santa Barbara or Salt Lake City), click here!

 

Mayesh Design Star: Making & Pinning a Boutonniere

Making & Pinning a Boutonniere

In this month’s Mayesh Design Star video, Kaylee Young teaches you how she creates small boutonnieres and how she likes to pin them on. Her goal is to create a fresh, fun and lightweight floral design perfect for your male clients using an assortment of small textural products.

For more details & pictures:

Featured flowers: spray rose, hellebore, sweet pea, and grasses.

Supplies: Clippers or knife, Oasis Floratape Stem Wrap, and a pin.

Host: Kaylee Young, Flourish by Kay
Videographer: Logan Martin, Talewind Visuals
Photographer: Chantel Marie
Model: Landon Young

 

 

Mayesh Design Star: Styling A Cake

 

Utilizing small and delicate flowers, Kaylee Young demonstrates how she likes to style a cake featuring double tulips, sage, and a beautiful cake from Brandy’s All City Sweets. Kaylee’s goal is to enhance the beauty of the cake, not overwhelm it, by incorporating an asymmetrical and airy style.

Host: Kaylee Young, Flourish by Kay
Flower Sponsor: Tuning
Cake: Brandy’s All City Sweets
Videographer: Logan Martin, Talewind Visuals
Photographer: Maria Lamb Photography

 

After watching the video, keep scrolling for all of the gorgeous pictures – perfect for pinning!

Note: If you are concerned about the flower stems in the frosting, you can use edible flowers, flowers that aren’t sprayed with chemicals, use water tubes, or you can wrap the stems with Floratape Stem Wrap and then cut straws to insert the stems as well.

 

 

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Interview with Holly Chapple

 

If you haven’t heard the news yet, we’re so excited to announce that Holly Chapple will be joining us in Quito next year for our Mayesh Design Star International Experience! With twenty-five years of experience, Holly is a wealth of knowledge from both a design and business standpoint, and we can’t wait to share that knowledge with all of our attendees.

 

We caught up with Holly to ask her a few questions about herself and her journey in the industry!

 

 


 

 

Let’s start off simple – tell us a little bit about yourself, and how you got started in the flower industry? (Or maybe that’s not such simple question!)

I am a floral and event designer in Leesburg, Virginia, I am a mom of seven and run my business from home so that I can tend to the things happening in our family and at our house.  My parents owned and operated a garden center/produce market all of my life. We grew much of the product we sold. My father taught me how to make garlands, centerpieces, wreaths, and kissing balls so that I could help with the designing during holiday periods.  As kids, we spent our summers on the back of a truck selling produce or in the fields growing mums. When I married my husband and I landed on a property full of lilac, viburnum, peony, and hydrangea. Designing was a natural progression for me and it became the way I would support my family.

 

 

You have become so much more than a floral designer… can you talk about The Chapel Designers and what inspired you to start this network of floral designers?

This was a result of social media, I had been blogging daily for my blog, The Full Bouquet. This was 9.5 years ago, at the time very few designers were using this forum. Other small businesses began bonding with our studio because we were facing the same issues. Chapel Designers grew organically and out of need.  Today this organization brings so much support to its members, its all about a community of like-minded professionals but now we are family!!

 

 

Your husband is a big part of your business now too! How is it working so closely together? 

This quite frankly is often very hard. Evan is very black and white, the world of design is not. He tries so hard to bring balance and continuity to our team, but as all designers know at any moment an order can come in and we are all of a sudden up to our eyeballs in chaos; obviously, procurement of stems also causes chaos and lack of balance. However, his need for balance and organization makes so much of our company run beautifully. Evan handles the financials and the payroll thank goodness, but explaining to him why I had to source a precious out-of-season stem is not easy. Evan is also very much into growing and building, therefore his role of taking care of the farm is essential. He loves to enhance and advance the property. Since the farm is our greatest investment it really needs a fabulous caretaker.

 

 

What is your design philosophy? 

I love designs that are loose and airy, that shows a wide range of textures and colors. Full and lush!! For a great example, be sure to check out my Mayesh Pull Challenge!

 

 

Photo by Katie Stoops

 

How about business?

In it to win it. It’s important to me that the business is always moving forward. I know that as long as I am in business I need to keep advancing. I am always thinking of new revenue streams, this is one of my strongest business skills.

 

You have your hands in a lot of different facets of the industry, but what is the one part about it that brings you the most joy?

The love of flowers and people. It has become very clear to me that I love people as much as I love flowers.

 

I know choosing just one favorite flower is tough, but can you do it?? And if not, what are your favorite varieties right now?

NO chance, but Lilac will always be special to me as I started selling bouquets of lilac from my garden.

 

What wisdom would you impart upon any newcomers in the industry, just starting out in a small studio or shop?

This is a career for those that can’t help themselves, for those that are passionate about flowers. This is not a job for someone that thinks flowering is easy or fun. Most people do not realize the amount of physical or manual work involved.

 

What are you most looking forward to about our time in Quito, Ecuador?

Seeing the flowers and meeting new friends. FLOWERS & PEOPLE

 

Hope Flower Farm 

 

MDS Seattle Workshop Vendor Feature: Metropolist

 

Guys! We’re so excited that we were able to add an extra Design Star workshop in Seattle with Kaylee Young, and we wanted to share the exciting news that we officially have a venue! The workshop will be held at Metropolist in SODO on July 16th & 17th. Here’s a little information about the space:

 

Metropolist is housed in the historic Ederer Building on 1st Avenue South. Built in 1919, the Ederer Crane building was used to manufacture large-scale cranes for construction projects around the area. You will discover one of the cranes remains in our space and adds an industrial and urban vibe to events and parties.

Metropolist is fully customizable, making it an ideal location for a Seattle wedding, celebration or company event. Metropolist evokes the dramatic effect of an urban industrial warehouse with 14 foot walls and vaulted 25 foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, exposed piping overhead, warm and bright wood floors.

 

Metropolist has held many beautiful weddings and styled shoots, one of which was recently featured on Magnolia Rouge! Check out some images of the space and some gorgeous events they have hosted…

 

 


 

 

Design Star Seattle Workshop Venue Metropolist

 

Design Star Seattle Workshop Venue Metropolist

Photo: @whiskersandwillow 

 

Design Star Seattle Workshop Venue Metropolist

 

Design Star Seattle Workshop Venue Metropolist

Above two photos: @omalleyphotographers

 

Design Star Seattle Workshop Venue Metropolist Photo: @bluerosepictures

 


 

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Mayesh Design Star: Hand-Tied Bouquet

Mayesh Design Star: Hand-tied Bouquet

 

For the month of May, Kaylee Young demonstrates how she designs her hand-tied bridal bouquet, featuring flowers from Holex, that has a flowing round shape, filled with interesting textures and beautiful color. Kaylee places flowers at different depths to add dimension then finishes the bouquet by cutting the stems very short and adding some gorgeous silk ribbon.

Featured flowers: lilac, Fritillaria persica, Fritillaria meleagris, Dutch ranunculus, sweet peas, Cappucino roses, spirea, butterfly ranunculus.

Bouquet recipe:

  • 8 Stems spirea
  • 4 stems ranunculus
  • 4 stems butterfly ranunculus
  • 5 Cappuccino roses
  • 2 stems Fritillaria persica
  • 5 stems white sweet pea
  • 3 stems little Fritillaria meleagris
  • 3 stems double white tulip
  • 5 stems of foraged foliage

Note: the Japanese spirea is not available now, but we do have spirea sourced from Oregon. Butterfly ranunculus also went out of season.

Host: Kaylee Young, Flourish by Kay
Flower Sponsor: Holex
Videographer: Logan Martin, Talewind Visuals
Photographer: Maria Lamb Photography
Model: Autumn Johnson

 

After watching the video, keep scrolling for all of the gorgeous pictures – perfect for pinning!

 

 

 


 

Mayesh Design Star: Hand-tied Bouquet

Mayesh Design Star: Hand-tied Bouquet

Mayesh Design Star: Hand-tied Bouquet

Mayesh Design Star: Hand-tied Bouquet

Mayesh Design Star: Hand-tied Bouquet

Mayesh Design Star: Hand-tied Bouquet

 

 

Moon Gate Arches and Floral Hoops

 

Moon gate arches and floral hoops can really add that wow factor to any event with their unique shape and ethereal nature. Plus, they’re not hard to design once you get going. All you need are some clippers, zip ties/floral wire, a water source, and of course, those beautiful wholesale flowers. Then you just need the actual hoop or arch itself!

 

 

Have you ever wondered, though, where you can get your hands on a moon gate arch or floral hoop? If you have, look no further, because we did the research for you. Check out our list below, and let us know in the comments if you’ve found somewhere else to get one!

 

Moon Gate Arch – FlowersByNelly – Etsy

 

Moon Gate 7 ft. Steel Arch Arbore – Hayneedle

 

Moon Gate Garden Arch – A Garden Place

 

84″ Moon Gate – Amazon

 

19″ Silver Floral Hoop By Ashland – Michaels

 

Looking for a more DIY option? Quilting hoops or hula hoops work great – and they’re both easy to find and inexpensive! Looking for a larger hoop or moon gate arch? Connecting with a local welder is a great option to be able to customize exactly what you want!

 

Check out our previous Mayesh Design Star Christy Hulsey as she walks you through how to design a floral hoop. Her tips and tricks are perfect for any size, from a small floral hoop all the way up to an extra-large moon gate arch!

 

 

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

 


The Ultimate Flower Guide

 

Do you want 12 months of flower availability lists at your fingertips together in one place? The be sure to download our Seasonal Product Availability Guide!

Great to use for wedding & event consultations, planning product palettes for everyday designs, and new employees as a reference.

DOWNLOAD GUIDE HERE

 

Mayesh Design Star: Ceremony Arch

Mayesh Design Star: Ceremony Arch

 

Featuring Japanese flowers from Naniwa Flower Auction, Kaylee designs a beautiful floral arch. The structure is created using a lovely arch from Danner & Soli, which she attached foam cages using zip ties before placing the flowers into place. Archways are perfect for setting the tone of a truly romantic wedding ceremony and this design surely accomplishes that in spades!

Featured flowers: spirea, ranunculus, butterfly ranunculus, acacia foliage, eucalyptus, and roses.

Host: Kaylee Young, Flourish by Kay
Flower Sponsor: Naniwa Flower Auction
Videographer: Logan Martin, Talewind Visuals
Photographer: Maria Lamb Photography
Arch: Danner & Soli
Model: Autumn Johnson

Here are the products/quantities used — aka, the flower recipe:

  • 8 bunch acacia foliage
  • 40 stems spray rose
  • 70 stems spirea
  • 3 bunches eucalyptus
  • 20 stems sweet pea
  • 10 stems tulips
  • 10 stem cappuccino roses
  • 50 stem quicksand roses
  • 2 bunches (40 stems) Japanese Ranunculus

This is how much product it took to cover the front half of the arch, so if Kaylee was creating this same arch for a wedding, she would use double the amount of product to make sure that it was completely covered all the way around.

Also, this arch took Kaylee 3 hours to make by herself. However, if she was designing a similar arch for a wedding, she would have people helping, and would expect to get it done in under 2 hours.

After watching the video, keep scrolling for all of the gorgeous pictures – perfect for pinning!

 


 

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Mayesh Design Star: Floral Dog Collar

Mayesh Design Star: Floral Dog Collar

It has been some time since we showed our furry friends some love. This month’s floral design video remedies that as Ruby, Kaylee Young’s adorable pug joins in on the fun. Watch and learn how Kaylee creates a beautiful sweet pea dog collar, which can also double as a floral crown perfect for weddings and other celebrations. Be sure to watch until the end so that you can witness Ruby expertly model her custom-made collar!

Host: Kaylee Young, Flourish by Kay
Videographer/Photographer: Logan Martin, Talewind Visuals

Note: please be aware that some flowers are poisonous to dogs and that you need to do your research before selecting your blooms.

 

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