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TSE2015: The Wedding Gallery

TSE 2015 Wedding Gallery

 

If you have ever been to The Special Event, you know that the Wedding Gallery is one of the main attractions. Talented event designers put together a themed event space and I am always blown away at the transformations that take place in these little rooms at the convention hall. This year TSE was in Anaheim so there is lots of So-Cal influence in these designs.

A So-Cal Company Christmas

Team Leader: Connie Slykas

Team: Big4 Party Rentals

Being a born and raised So-Cal girl, I was really diggin’ this one. We don’t get much of a winter here so it was only appropriate to have a beachy vibe with the pier-like walk way and the walls made of pallets. I liked the detail of all our famous beaches and cities written on the pallets and the light up snowman and of course you have to throw a hammock in there! It is all very reminiscent of something you see walking in a beach neighborhood during Christmas.

 

An Eclectic Rendezvous In Southern California

Team Leader: Kamran Hussain, Kamran Hussain Designs

This design was split up in two. The fist half was a very chic white and gold set up using all gold containers and only white flowers and a whole lot of bling!

The second set up was quite the opposite of the first. It was jam packed with color and had more of a Moroccan feel. Bold accent pieces of mix patterned pillows and pops of solid color everywhere it was a feast for the eyes.

 

California Experience

Team Leader: Jorge Lopez, J&M Events

The California Experience room had a Los Angeles theme. Although the décor was very simple, the showpiece was the DJ booth. Flashing images of all things LA like the LAX sign, high rises in Downtown, beach scenes and of course a time lapse of traffic.

 

The Eco-Friendly Wedding

Team Leader: Cindy Lieber, OC Brides

This eco friendly design felt like living inside a fairytale. Seating areas made of moss and lush green plant life in every corner gave it a whimsical feel. The tablescapes also carried on the same woodsy and earthy look with simple floral designs that looked as though the plants were growing out of the container. LED trees gave it a modern twist and added eye catching lighting around the room.

 

The Merge Event

Team Leader: Brenda Lee Monteiro & Eleanor Yang,

Fiore Dorato International Pte Ltd

The Merge Event was all about high fashion. Each pillar in the room highlighted intricate headpieces, fierce high heels and stunning handbags. Every piece was backed by a beautiful floral design made of mostly orchids that was displayed on the wall.

 

TSE2015: Michael Cerbelli’s Hotlist

TSE 2015

 

Every year at TSE I look forward to Michael Cerbelli’s Hot List program. Loud music, high-energy performances and yummy (looking) food are all a part of what makes this the most fun program, even at 9am. With so many awesome things being highlighted I have narrowed down the list to my personal faves.

 

TSE 2015 Michael Cerbelli's Hotlist

#davishouselegacyball AFTER! #paintyourevent #nimby (with painting winners)

A photo posted by Heidi Schwartz (@paintyourevent)

 

Paint Your Event – Live Event Painter Heidi Schwartz paints your event as it is happening. This is a totally unique way to capture the event. Not only is it entertaining for guests attending, you also get to have a cool piece of art that will always remind you of a great event.

Express Kafeh – If you are a coffee lover like I am, you will love this! This premier espresso bar can brand delicious coffee drinks at your corporate event or wedding. You can get your logo or emblem printed on an edible and drinkable paper material that rests right on top of the foam!

DanCakes – These are the fist artistic pancakes and are a great alternative dessert. I have noticed a trend in having breakfast sweets as a dessert bar at weddings instead of a traditional wedding cake. Not only is this on trend, it’s also highly entertaining.

While on the subject of desserts, JARS by Dani are layered desserts that come in cute mason jars and who doesn’t love a good mason jar? You can order custom colors to match your event or order the traditional fudge brownie. These are the perfect sweet for a shower or small party you can even give them away as party favors.

3D Pop Up Cards – These are so beautiful! They are a little more expensive but make such a huge impression. These invites literally pop off the page and are little pieces of art your guests will surely keep for years to come.

I am always a sucker for a good dance performance! Bollywood Rise is an Indian and Western fusion dance group with beautiful Bollywood costumes and eccentric dancing that will amaze your guests.

 

 

TSE 2015 Michael Cerbelli's Hotlist

May your #holidays glitter with unforgettable moments. http://bit.ly/BLsilver #fashion #metallic #temptats #bling #silver #fashionista #holidays #NYE14 #skinjewelry #trendy #stylish #blacklaceskin

A photo posted by Black Lace Skin Jewelry (@blacklaceskin)

 

I have been seeing skin jewelry everywhere I go and I LOVE it! Black Lace SkinJewelry has beautiful collection of black, white and metallic skin jewelry. This has the same effect as a temporary tattoo but in elegant designs fit for weddings. I have also seen stations with skin jewelry at events too! Very cool.

And last but definitely not least POTTYMINTS. That’s right, potty mints. These dissolvable air freshener tablets leave behind a perfume-like fragrance for those times when ya just gotta go.

Check out our TSE 2015: Michael Cerbelli’s Hot List Pinterest board for these items and the rest of the cool things happening in events.

 

TSE 2015 Michael Cerbelli's Hotlist

Trends In Event Design with David Merrell of Design Dawgs

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The first session I attended at The Special Event 2015 was “Trends in Event Design” with David Merrell of Design Dawgs. This company specializes in high end, very chic and very hip events. Their events are heavily influenced by pop culture and all things trendy, one particular thing they thing they look to for inspiration is fashion. Pulling elements from what’s walking down the runway at fashion week and adding them to their design is part of what makes this company so successful. We get inspired by fashion in every form of design whither it be interior design, event design, graphic design, even food. David highlighted what he sees trending and what inspires his design.

Shabby Chic – This is when you take something old and add something new. We all have that old pair of jeans that we love and just can’t part with. Adding a new pair of shoes can really spruce them up and add a new, fresh, hip look they had been lacking before. Same goes with event design, adding a modern pattern or a few modern accents to a vintage style really changes the vibe and look of your design.

Metallics – Recently there has been a surge of metallic furniture in events. Grand gold and silver seating adds a lux feel to any space. Using metallic is great because they lend themselves to any color and really makes it pop. We have even seen this walking down the runways. Metallic purses and shoes add flare to any outfit.

Black & White – The classic color combination. Black and white will never go out of style but is always being reinvented! We have been seeing black and white used in bold patterns and mixed shapes in both linens and furniture even in flooring. A black and white event with pops of color is very modern and ultra sleek.

Mixed Patterns – In the past, mixing patterns was a big no-no! Now its highly embraced by the fashion and event industry. By mixing patterns you are able to bring in a lot of color and excitement without being too overwhelming. Bold patterns and geometric shaped are very in right now.

Gingham – I cannot think of a more adorable textile. We are always looking for something to add a little edge both in fashion and design. I think that gingham does the exact opposite. It adds an element of sweetness and innocence. We are so used to seeing it in the classic blue or red but now it is being used in so many colors, the options are endless!  Never the less, it is a classic pattern that will never go out of style.

Statement Pieces in Event Design – A big thing in event design is just that, big. Large statement pieces in the room make for good focal points. They could be anything – a giant mirror, a large lamp or even an over sized couch, Anything that can stand alone and crate impact.

Bring the outdoors, indoors – This is especially popular if you live in an area what doesn’t have great weather. Who needs it? You can create an entire garden setting indoors! AFR offers an amazing collection of grass seating that is surprisingly really comfortable and looks incredibly real! We have also seen flowers walls popping up everywhere thanks to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. I love flower walls because the options are endless with what type of flowers, greens and other elements you can bring into the design.

Floral Trends – Along with flower walls, floral chandeliers are being seen more and more and all I can say is WOW! If you are looking for a show stopping pieces one of these chandeliers is the answer to all our prayers. I’ll let the picture speak for themselves (see Pinterest board below).

Food Trends – Events are the best places to eat some of the best food, am I right? Everyone loves comfort food and in the past wasn’t considered event appropriate but chefs have been adding high-end ingredients and turning our favorite comfort foods into a luxurious dining experience. By adding a nice bleu cheese or maybe a fine Gruyere in your Mac & Cheese, you have automatically bumped it up a notch and took it to a new dimension.

For the past few years bacon has been wildly popular in the food industry and is still just as popular as ever! The options are endless when it comes to bacon because its flavor lends itself to so many categories of food. Bacon signature drinks and sweets are always a hot item on the menu.

If heavy home-style meals aren’t your bag, there are always the small plates! This is the best way to give your guests a variety of good food and good flavors. They are the perfect food choice for cocktail parties or intimate get-togethers. Your guests won’t leave stuffed but they will leave satisfied.

Drinks! – Arguably the most important thing to be served at any wedding or event and thanks to Bethenny Frankel we can enjoy our cocktails with just a little less guilt. That’s right! I’m talking about skinny drinks. In the health conscious world we live in, skinny drinks offer your guests the same amount of fun with less calories.

It’s no secret that craft beer is probably the trendiest thing happening in the beverage industry with micro breweries popping up left and right, so it’s no surprise that it has carried over into the event industry. Having a variety of craft beer available to your guests is just as exciting as a menu of mixed signature drinks or a refined wine list. Often times they have a higher alcohol content than regular beer so you are also getting more bang for your buck.

To get a visual of the trends in event design, click to view my Pinterest board!  So now let me here what your favorite trend is or what you are seeing in your neck of the woods in the comments below.

 

David Merrell Trends in Event Design

TSE2015: Leadership Lunch Event Flowers

TSE2015: Leadership Lunch Event Flowers

 

About 200 event professionals gathered for The Special Event Leadership Lunch on January 8th at The Ranch.  Jerome Raska AIFD, AAF, PFCI, CAFA, CF and J. Robbin Yelverton AIFD, AAF, CF, PFCI of Blumz… by JRDesigns headed up the design and being a great customer of our Detroit/Romulus branch asked us to sponsor the flowers.  We asked the design duo about their inspiration for the event and this is what they had to say:

 

“ Inspiration…it was a combination of both the venue and the keynote speaker.   The venue, The Ranch, has a very strong “western saloon” feel. The Speaker was a military veteran who lost his leg while serving in the Middle East.  So the look was decidedly masculine, western, organic, rugged and textural.  The linens selected were very earthy in greens, browns and taupes.  Floral product colors were white/cream, green, and a hint of darker red.  The use of the various mosses, bark, stones and succulents added depth to the composition.   The function was also a luncheon so designs were kept lower and not so over the top.  However, the unique floral products such as bromeliad bloom, protea, and artichoke gave an exotic feel while the roses and orchids lent elegance.”

 

We ran over before the lunch began to snap some photos to share with you – enjoy!

 

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Wholesale Product Showcase: Japanese Flowers at The Special Event 2015

Take a tour of all of the fabulous Japanese flowers that Mayesh had displayed at The Special Event. Charity shows off flowers that last up to 3 weeks including: lisianthus, clematis, ranunculus, sweet peas, Ripple lisianthus, green crisp, Black Magic vanda orchids with 13 blooms per stem, white gloriosa lilies, Snake allium, tweedia in white, blue and pink, scabiosa, and spray roses.

Also, if you are looking for some flowers that will compliment Pantone’s color of the year “Marsala”, we have that too!

 
Wholesale Flower Product Showcase: Japanese Flowers at The Special Event 2015 from Mayesh Wholesale on Vimeo.

Japanese Flowers: Sweet Peas, Scabiosa, Ranunculus, Tweedia & More

Japanese Flowers

It is that time again … Japanese Flower season!  We brought in lots of Japanese blooms for our Special Event booth this year.  We plan on taking more pictures and creating a video, of course, but in the meantime hopefully these pretty pics will hold you over.  Below you will find: pink tweedia, pink cosmos, light pink sweet peas, pink ranunculus, green ranunculus, scabiosa, light pink scabiosa, lavender scabiosa, purple lisianthus, pink lisianthus, white lisianthus, sweet peas, white tweedia, purple sweet peas, blue tweedia, and purple lucocoryne cravelle.

Please note that Japanese flowers are available at ALL of our Mayesh branches, however, due to price sensitivity, most items will only be available for pre-orders only.  So if you want to spice up your designs with this product, be sure to place an order with your rep because you won’t see this product sitting around in the cooler.

 

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TSE2013: The Original Runner Co.

Wedding season has began, which means not only will you be working with lots of flowers, but you will also be thinking about aisle runners.  Well, while at The Special Event 2013, Julie Goldman of The Original Runner Co.  talks to us about their no-slip fabric aisle runners that come in over 30 colors and prints (see video below).  They also can customize the runners.  They are totally awesome and you need to check ‘em out!  A great addition for your wedding clients!

 

 

The Special Event 2013: Latest Trends in Hollywood

Blogger: Sabrina Mesa

In January, we attended The Special Event in Chicago, IL. We attended sessions and spoke to people who visited our green and white booth.

Because you cannot always make every show so, we try to bring the show to you throughout the year. Here is a recap of a session I attended.

Hollywood or Bust

There’s no business like show business and if there is anything to know, Hillary Harris knows. How does she know? She is the Executive director for Warner Brothers’ Special Events division. As head of her division, she and her team have won numerous industry awards.

I attended a session presented by Hillary during The Special Event called “Latest Trends in Hollywood.” She presented trends to be on the lookout for this year in events and weddings.

 

Food

According to Hillary 2013 is the year of the smoke. Whether it is meats, cheeses or even water and olives, smoke is in and it does not have to be obvious.

Modern Mexican food in on the rise and one unique element is new profession called a Guacologist. What is that exactly? It is a person who specializes in mixing avocado with a variety of ingredients to create a unique guacamole experience. Talk about taking a simple appetizer to a completely new level.

Teacarts are all the rage due to popularity of shows such as Downton Abbey and the expected large premiere of movies like The Great Gatsby.

 

Beverages

The color of the year may be Emerald green but the trend for cocktails is Chartreuse. Adding Absinthe to cocktails gives the cocktails that great green hue.

 

 

The champagne coupe glass is in and the traditional flute is out. It is all about the vintage feel and look. A great champagne to fill a coupe with is a pink champagne which is also on the rise in popularity.

 

Design

 

 

Themed events this year will be vintage and elegant. With the premiere of The Great Gatsby nearing elements of the movie will be appearing in weddings and events, such as the tea cart mentioned above.

 

 

The picture above is a shows coupe champagne glasses and a teacart used as a mini bar.

Fairytale chic will also be making an appearance on the wedding and event scene. One element mentioned is really easy to recreate; tea aged paper.

 

 

Fire is also a big trend this year. From simple candles to elaborate fire pits such as the ones below.

 

 

Fire adds ambient lighting as well as drama. During those spring and summer, events even tiki torches made of copper add elegance to an outdoor event.

 

The 3 Attributes of a Trendsetter

 

 

The Great and Powerful Oz came out this year and had perfect timing with Emerald being the color of the year, but before there was James Franco there was Judy Garland and her friends. Hillary gave great advice using 3 of the key characters of the original Wizard of Oz film.

She said to become a trendsetter you need to be the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man.

*Scarecrow: have a curious mind, because curiosity allows you to find inspiration

*Tin Man: be passionate about what you do and how you do it. It takes heart to follow your passion.

*The Lion: it takes courage to manifest your ideas. Big dreams and ideas are not always popular but if you courageously follow your dreams, you never know what trend others will go crazy over.

If you would like to read more about Hillary and the Hollywood events, she does throughout the year check out her blog here.

To see more Hollywood trends check out our Pinterest board.

The Special Event 2013: Customer Testimonials

A couple of our customers who attended The Special Event in Chicago were brave enough to go in front of our camera to share with you why they like to buy their flowers from Mayesh Wholesale Florist.  A big thank you to Michael & Alicia!!  Check ‘em out below.

 

Michael Day, Flowerville

Alicia Herrle, Sheer Style

 

The Special Event 2013: Oasis Floral Products

When I’m walking a show asking people to present their products in front of our video camera, occasionally I get roped into being in the video.  This is one such time.  Check out as I catch up with Jacque Sir-Louis, of Oasis Floral Products, to discuss 2 brand new products – the 36 inch long Oasis Floral Foam RAQUETTES® , and larger bouquet holders – at The Special Event 2013!  Bigger is better!

Don’t forget that our Detroit, Cleveland, Charlotte, Chandler, and Riverside branches carry floral supplies!

 

 

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