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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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MDS Carlsbad Vendor Feature

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Vendor Brick + Laurel

 

We can hardly believe it, but we’re now less than two weeks away from our FOURTH workshop featuring Christy Hulsey of Colonial House of Flowers! This workshop will be held in La Mesa, CA, about a half hour from our Carlsbad location, and guys, it’s gonna be a good one.

The space is super fun & eclectic, we have some amazing new sponsors (more about them soon!) aaand there may or may not be a taco bar (I mean come on, we’re in San Diego, how could we not have tacos?)

So let’s check out some of the details!

 


 

THE SPACE: Brick + Laurel

 

Mayesh #MDSFlowerWorkshop vendor Brick + Laurel in La Mesa, CA!

Mayesh #MDSFlowerWorkshop vendor Brick + Laurel in La Mesa, CA!

Mayesh #MDSFlowerWorkshop vendor Brick + Laurel in La Mesa, CA!

Megan Welker Photography

 

Brick + Laurel Warehouse is a historic building built in the 40’s. When we first acquired the space we wanted to keep the mostly brick appearance to appreciate the original integrity of the building. The space has a very industrial look and high rafters. Common Good Coffee Roasters and Catalina Neal Floral Design share the warehouse which creates a real artistic collaborative environment. Our warehouse provides a great space for small gatherings of all kinds.

 


 

THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Nicole Clarey Photography

 

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Photographer Nicole Clarey Photography

 

You may remember her from our vendor feature for the Cleveland workshop, and we’re excited to announce that Nicole is officially a part of our workshop team and will be traveling with us for the remaining six workshops!

Nicole was amazing to work with in Cleveland and will be an awesome addition to our team. Check out her gorgeous work on Instagram!

 


 

THE STYLIST: Tristan Needham Design

 

#MDSFlowerWorkshop Carlsbad Vendor Tristan Needham Design

 

Our girl Tristan is back and has been helping behind the scenes to ensure that every detail is styled to perfection! Between Tristan’s fully styled table to Nicole’s photography skills, we can assure you that you’ll have some fabulous new photos to add to your portfolio following the workshop!

 


 

There are just two tickets left so if you’ve been thinking about attending, now is the time!

 

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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

 

MDS Workshop Sponsor Feature: Rosaprima

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We’re thrilled to announce that we have a new sponsor on board for our MDS Flower Workshops! Rosaprima grows high-end, luxury roses, and we couldn’t be more excited to have their product at our upcoming workshops.

 

Read on to learn a bit more about them!

 

Rosaprima MDS Workshop Sponsor Feature

 

Rosaprima is an independent company with a unique passion for roses. We take pride in being one of the world’s largest growers of luxury, estate-grown roses, servicing a global customer base for over two decades. Since our founding in 1995, our values have remained the same: unequaled craftsmanship, sound business practices and a commitment to growing roses that serve as the centerpieces of life’s extraordinary moments. Our exclusive collection of over 150 rare and exclusive varieties is demanded internationally, and our roses have won global recognition for their peerless allure and resiliency. By surpassing goals in quality, service and environmental sustainability, we set a new standard for roses.

 

Rosaprima MDS Workshop Sponsor Feature

Rosaprima MDS Workshop Sponsor Feature

Rosaprima MDS Workshop Sponsor Feature

Rosaprima MDS Workshop Sponsor Feature

Rosaprima MDS Workshop Sponsor Feature

 

Be sure to check out our MDS Flower Workshop dates, we hope you can join us at one!

 

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
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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

 

Mayesh Design Star Flower Workshop Tour Video & Pictures

Mayesh Design Star Flower Workshop in Los Angeles
Come join us at a Mayesh Design Star Flower Workshop featuring Christy Hulsey of Colonial House of Flowers! We have 2 stops in the bag and will be hitting 7 more cities throughout this next year!

I can’t even tell you how incredibly excited I am to be able to share with you the stunning pictures and video from Jeremy Chou Photography and Talewind Visuals. The media below tells the story of Mayesh’s inaugural workshop, which was held in Los Angeles at FD Photo Studio, where it all started.

Keep on scrolling down to view the magic created by our LA Mayesh Design Star team!

A special thank you to our workshop sponsors below – please be sure to visit their website and check out what they have to offer!
Accent Decor
Oasis Floral Products
Design Master
Cameron Hughes Wine

Videography: Talewind Visuals
Photography: Jeremy Chou Photography
Styling: Tristan Needham Design

Get more information and RSVP for a workshop near you here.

 

Setting Up

Maybe you feel like this when working on wedding flowers, but the planning and styling of the workshop was half the fun of having a workshop! Seeing all of the little details coming together was pure magic. The students had access to some of the best Japanese, Dutch and local floral product in the industry for their arrangements, and the end product just couldn’t have been more dreamy.

Part of the planning was putting together a special thank you gift. The students were treated to a private selection of Cameron Hughes wine, and a beautifully styled gift box by Salt and Pepper Co., full of items from: Sugar Paper, HomArt, Cameron Hughes, TOCCA, and Accent Decor.

Workshop Action

Christy instructed the students on how to create their Oasis Floral florist netting structure to insert into their Accent Decor vessel. Once the vessels were prepped and ready to go, Christy shared how to utilize branches, where to place vines a.k.a. “dancers”, what to do with large “real estate” blooms, how she utilizes her Design Master color tools, where to put unexpected pops of foraged blooms, and many other invaluable techniques that she has picked up over the course of her career. Also, the students were given a few tips and tricks on utilizing Mayesh’s beautiful garland as either a swag, or a bride and groom chair backer.

The End Results

After the students were finished, they headed over to the photography station where they had their arrangement photographed on a fully styled table to use in their professional portfolio. Then, Jeremy Chou and Tristan Needham both gave a tutorial on photography and styling – how to always put your best foot forward with your images, and what tools have been most helpful to them in elevating their brands.

Mayesh Design Star: Spring Door Wreath

Mayesh Design Star: Door Wreath

In the March edition of the Mayesh Design Star series for 2017, Christy Hulsey shows us how to make a monochromatic spring door dressing using a custom pre-made wreath.

Mayesh offers customizable pre-made wreaths as well as pre-made garlands. You call out the size and product and we can ship it to your door or have it available for pick up at your local Mayesh branch.

Featured product: custom pre-made wreath, snow berries, white Japanese sweetpeas, feverfew, Tillandsia air plant and a custom garland.

Materials used: water tubes, wire, Design Master spray in Olive Bright.

Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: The Happy Bloom

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Mayesh Design Star: Garden Wild Statement Arrangement

Mayesh Design Star: Garden Wild Statement Arrangement

Have a basket, cake stand or favorite gift item in your studio that would be a perfect setting for flowers? Christy makes a garden wild statement piece, a loose organic “unbouquet”, using a container, which may be a little unexpected, that you love and can also be a gift on its own! Watch the video below and let us know what you would like to see in the upcoming months in the comments below.

Sponsors:
Accent Decor
Design Master
Oasis Floral Products

Basket:
Olli Ella Belly Basket from Karen Alweil Studio

Flowers from Mayesh:
Dutch lisianthus black pearl
Mocca amaryllis
Olive foliage
Navy privet berry
Jasmine
Vuvuzela garden roses
Moonstone garden spray roses
Quicksand roses
Café latte garden roses
White anemones
Mini green berzillia
Chippendale garden roses
Café Au Lait dahlias
Blush Hanoi Clooney ranunculus

Foraged:
Autumn olive
Wild oak
Tallow berry

 

And don’t forget to keep on scrolling to view the gorgeous pictures that Justin Brown of The Happy Bloom captured of Christy’s floral design. Unexpected container floral design Unexpected container floral design Unexpected container floral design Unexpected container floral design Unexpected container floral designUnexpected container floral design

 

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

Modern Garden Valentine’s Arrangement

Mayesh Design Star: Modern Garden Valentine's Arrangement

We are kicking off the New Year with a bang! We are proud to present to you our 2017 Mayesh Design Star video series featuring Christy Hulsey! In the first installment of her series, Christy is going to show us how to make a classic Valentine’s Day design with a wild garden style spin!

If you love this video, then be sure to check our workshop dates to see if Christy will be in your city and get to work with her in real life!

Containers & Vases: all of those amazing containers you see throughout the video are provided by Accent Decor!

Product used: Product used: Gardenia foliage, dutch black pearl lisianthus, xerographica air plants, white Japanese sweet peas, Italian Clooney ranuculus: blush hanoi and black, beige mocca amaryllis, Kahala rose, Nature’s Cherry rose, Chippendale garden roses, antigua carnations, black privet berries, mini green berzillia, panda anemones, white hyacinth, mauve astrantia, baby pineapples, blush moonstone garden spray roses, Icelandic poppies, white nerines, coral gerrondo gerberas and daisy chamomile/feverfew.

Justin Brown of The Happy Bloom captured some beautiful images of Christy’s finished design. Be sure to pin them to your Valentine’s Day Pinterest boards!

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BONUS: Enjoy a similar design using a different mix of flowers below.

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