Posts Tagged “Valentine’s Day”

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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Countdown to Customer Appreciation Day


We love you guys (seriously, I’m writing this blog post on New Year’s Eve) so we’re celebrating our awesome customers as a kick-off to 2017. This year’s Open House is all about you – so stop by your local branch to join the fun!

You seriously won’t want to miss out – every customer that comes in will have a chance to raffle for a slot in our Mayesh Design Star Workshop – if that’s not an incentive, I don’t know what is! Here are a few details regarding the workshop raffle: Our California branches will form one group with two tickets available for the Carlsbad workshop, and Chandler & Phoenix will have one ticket total for the Phoenix workshop. Miami and Las Vegas will not be participating in the Workshop Ticket raffle. Winner is responsible for travel & accommodations, Mayesh will only cover cost of ticket. Be sure to stop by your local Mayesh branch for a chance to win!

Most of our locations will be hosting their event during business hours, but a few branches sent us specifics on what their day will look like, so if you’re a customer of our Phoenix, Carlsbad, Houston or Riverside branch, check out the deets including food, fun, and of course, FLOWERS!




Live flower demo’s 8:00am and 10:00am by Shelley Anders

Garden rose display




Live flower demo’s 11:00am and 3:00pm by:

-Maria Maxit of Maxit Flower Design

-Jonathon Sage of Jonathon Andrew Sage Designs

-Ace Berry of Fulshear Floral Design and others…

We will be raffling 5-25% off shopping throughout the day

Taking Valentine’s Day pre-books

Showcasing flowers from all over the world





Receive discounts on Valentine’s Day pre-books 

5% off already discounted pre-book pricing

Meet your sales rep. one on one and secure your flowers for the Holiday. 

10% off all Supplies – (only on the night of the open house)

**All Accounts must be in good standing to receive pre-book pricing




Phoenix is hosting an entire day – Customer Appreciation goodies in the morning, and Circuit Training (Problem Solving 101 for Modern Florists) in the evening.

Open House: 6:30am until 2:30pm

Circuit Training: 5:30 to 8:30pm (Food & Hors d’oeuvres from 4:30-5:30)

Presenters include:

Kate Mellow of Bloom & Blueprint

Seth Schortz of BloomNation

Gay Smith of Chrysal USA

Brad Beck of Design Master w/ Diane Gonzalez

Ikuko Hashimoto

Only $45.00 per person | RSVP 623.582.1290




Raffles to win Plants and Supply Gift Baskets

Sandwich, fruit and veggie platters

Raffle for a slot in our Design Star Workshop being held at their location on November 14th (Customer must come in to register)




All Day – 5:30am – 2:30pm
5:30pm – 9:00am: Breakfast
11:00am – 1:30pm: Lunch

Special Valentine’s Day Pre-Book prices if ordered in person by

Door prizes!

Raffle for a slot in the Design Star Workshop being held at the Phoenix location on February 28th

(Phoenix and Chandler – will be combined for 1 ticket total to the PHX workshop)




5% OFF Premium Freedom Roses; Brunch

10% OFF on supplies excluding items that are on their Sale Flyer & all floral foam

(Mention our remodel Supply Dept)

Raffle for a slot in our Design Star Workshop being held at their location on March 21st!




All day – 7:00am – 3:00pm

Flower displays from Growers

Door prizes!

Take advantage of our Huge Supply Sale

10% OFF Fresh (with your visit – with all fresh taken that day)

Light Breakfast – Light Lunch

Still taking Valentine’s orders

Raffle for a slot in our Design Star Workshop on July 11th!




Come and see our “EXCLUSIVE” One Day ONLY Specials during Open House for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day 2016: Behind-the-Scenes

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Mayesh Miami
Just 1 day left until Valentine’s Day!  You have seen Valentine’s Day from our coolers (Portland & Miami), as well as pictures from the farms, but what about when they land in Miami? We want to show you what happens when your wholesale roses arrive, then unloaded from the planes, which are then moved into holding coolers and ran through inspections. Definitely a different perspective and another dimension to the blooms that we work with each and every day.

Check out this Valentine’s Day behind-the-scenes video, which our very own Peter Sessler (Director of Rose Purchasing) makes an appearance on NBC 6’s news report yesterday!

“It’s estimated that 90-percent of the fresh flowers that are imported into the United States come through Miami International Airport. NBC 6’s Michael Spears reports from the airport.”

We love giving you a peak behind the curtain, so Peter shot a few more short videos while at the airport for the interview.

This next video is of flowers shipped from South America via UPS being unloaded off of the airplane at the MIA airport:

Next, the wholesale flowers are moved to the airport’s holding coolers:

And finally, if you speak Spanish, check out this video with Peter and Maria Forero, of our Mayesh Miami sales team:


Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day 2016: Rose Farm Visits

Valentine's Day 2016 at Mayesh
Valentine’s Day 2016 is quickly approaching. Soon you will be standing on a floor of stems and leaves as you process your wholesale roses and other flowers in preparation for your holiday orders. Here at Mayesh preparations have already begun. Juan, of our purchasing department, is currently in Ecuador visiting our rose farms. He is there to inspect our boxes (well, technically they are your boxes) and help manage the logistics to ensure timely deliveries. This is a crazy time of year for us all and we strive to take the extra step for you, our customer, to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.

Below are a few pictures I thought you would enjoy from yesterday’s visits to Nevado, Ecuanrose and Flower Cargo at the airport before our boxes flown to Miami.

I wish you an uber successful Valentine’s Day and want to thank you in advance for your support!

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Floral Design Elements: Structured Garden Style with Shawn Michael Foley

Floral Design Elements: Structured Garden Style with Shawn Michael   

In the first video of his Mayesh Design Star series, Shawn Micheal Foley creates a garden style arrangement with a strong structure, a modern line and a soft focal point. This type of design is perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday!

Featured product: Red Heart roses, black ranunculus, agonis foliage, seeded eucalyptus, black magic roses, burgundy anemones,  rose hips and astrantia.

Materials: Oasis MaxLife foam and vintage black amethyst glass wear.

2016 Tablescape Contest Winners

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest

We have an answer to the question, “what happens when you combine our creative customers, Mayesh’s awesome people, tablescapes, competition, charity and romance?” We were given 16 romantic tablescapes perfect for Valentine’s Day, which were put up for a vote to name the top 3 designs! Thank you to all who participated in our contest, from ideas, designing to voting – we are lucky to have such a passionate community! Without further delay, this year’s contest winners are as follows:


1st place: Miami; $3000 for Feeding Children Everywhere

2nd place: Chandler; $2000 for Arizona Humane Society

3rd place: Portland; $1000 for Community Transition Program


Congratulations!!!! Below are the details for each of the tablescapes along with beautiful pictures.


Feeding Children Everywhere
Concept: Hanging door with ropes from ceiling while bringing the outdoors inside tablescape.

Sponsors: Design: Rodri Studio, Anthology Floristry & Event Design, Ever After Event & Floral Design; Photos: Leo Montero


Open House Collective Tablescape Contest

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest


Arizona Humane Society
Concept: Valentine’s Day engagement table, “I DO”

Sponsors: ZuZu’s Petals Floral Studio, Hoot & Holler, Blooming Expressions Flowers,Fox & Company, and Tremaine Ranch


Open House Collective Tablescape Contest

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest


Community Transition Program
Concept: Industrial Garden

Sponsors: Bella Bloom Florals, Oregon Roses, Oregon Flowers, and Westcoast Event Productions


Open House Collective Tablescape Contest

2016 Tablescape Contest Voting

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest

Our collaborative flower wall contest last year was a big hit among our customers and employees, so we thought we would take the same collaborative concept but apply it to tablescapes this year! So here after our National Open House, we have below 16 beautiful tablescapes for you to view and vote on.

Each year many of our amazing vendors come through with generous donations that help make this day possible, in particular Naniwa (Japanese flowers), Alexandra Farms (garden roses), Greenrose (Ecuadorian roses), Agronatura (Ecuadorian roses), HOSA (spray roses and dianthus), Agriroses (Ecuadorian roses and garden roses), and XACT (garden roses). So thank you to those of you who donated flowers to all of our locations – we greatly appreciate your support!


Open House Collective Tablescape Contest


Last, but not least we are thankful for all of our fabulous customers that helped with the designs of each of the tablescapes and all of our customers who came to enjoy the open house. You all rock!

And as a reminder the top 3 branches receive money to donate to their charity of choice – 1st place: $3000; 2nd place: $2000; 3rd place: $1000! Here are the voting details (scroll all the way down to place your vote):

  • 1 vote per device
  • Voting will be live until Monday, January 25th 8 pm (EST)
  • The winners will be announced on Tuesday, January 26th

Ok, now it is time to vote for your favorite tablescape!



Charity: Relay For Life Bakersfield (American Cancer Society)

Concept: Romantic garden

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: Fresh Start Surgical Gifts

Concept: Love Bohemian Style – A vintage, romantic boho look with a gorgeous selection of jewel tones and rich deep colors in pinks, red, cerise, magenta, etc.

Sponsors: Flowers by Annette Gomez, Mission Hills Florist, Adelaide’s, JLH Blooms,Magnolia Flower Shoppe, Katrina O’Donnell Custom Florals, Siren Floral Co

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: Arizona Humane Society

Concept: Valentine’s Day engagement table, “I DO”

Sponsors: ZuZu’s Petals Floral Studio, Hoot & Holler, Blooming Expressions Flowers, Fox & Company, and Tremaine Ranch

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: Humane Society Of Charlotte

Concept: Modern Day Beauty and The Beast

Sponsors: Lily Green Thumbs, Flowers by Lingky, Party Reflections, Couture Draping, Photos: Paul Imirie

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: Alzheimer’s Association

Our tablescape will have a replica structure of the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame made out our glassware and metal materials with our theme being based around music.

Sponsors: Metal materials: Rust Inc

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: Gleaner’s Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

Concept: Our Tuscan tablescape is all about food and family. The food and family led us to partner up with our local food bank, Gleaners, to help bring awareness to the needs of the families in our area who are struggling with their food budgets. The love of food. The love of family. The table evokes rich tones and textures inviting you to sit and stay a while.

Sponsors: Designers: Bartz Viviano, Blumz by JR Designs, Whimsy Floral & Event Design; Chiavari Chairs: Chiavari Chair Toledo; Dishes & Napkins: Event Source; Photographer: Mary Wyar Photography; Glassware: Syndicate Sales; Table: Marger Designs; Tarts: Vendome Pastry.

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: Surfers Healing

Concept: garden roses

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: The Animal Foundation

Concept: Our concept is a lush, luxurious, and elegant floral tablescape with a fun twist on the traditional. Our “I Woof You” tablescape will feature formal seating for two adorable canines who will dine among roses, hydrangeas, vandas and phaleanopsis orchids. The table will be back dropped with a boxwood wall and feature all of the little extras that make Valentine’s Day so special.

Sponsors: San Diego Floral Supply, Naakiti Floral, Posh Petal, Cachet Flowers, andStudio Fleur.

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Concept: We plan on playing up the industrial look that we already have going at our location.

Sponsors: La Fleur, Growing Wild, Greensleeves, Premiere Party Rents

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: Feeding Children Everywhere

Concept: Hanging door with ropes from ceiling while bringing the outdoors inside tablescape.

Sponsors: Design: Rodri Studio, Anthology Floristry & Event Design, Ever After Event & Floral Design; Photos: Leo Montero

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: Casa De Amma

Concept: Our flower tablescape theme is a Marie Antoinette Victorian Valentine’s.

Sponsors: Sundrop Vintage, Wildflower Linen, Christopher Todd Studios

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: Paw Works

Concept: Bruno and Violet are hosting a dinner party with friends to raise money for our charity, Paw Works. They are an all-breed rescue and offers local city and county animals a second chance at life. We choose this charity to help them with their goal to create a legacy which encompasses a “no kill” country, state and nation. Our tablescape along with Bruno’s and Violet’s accessories are made of all fresh cut flowers, wheat grass and assorted greenery. The center of our table is a home to many adopted pet friends surrounded by lush flowers and fields. Our place settings are pet friendly bowls and utensils (optional) but treats a must. Our goal for our dinner party is to raise money along with pet adoption to support our local “no kill” rescue center.

Chiavari red chairs & table cloth: Alex Abbey Designs
Plates, bowls, chargers & Utensils: Pet Smart (will be donated to the Paw Works organization after the voting & tear down)

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: American Heart Association Phoenix Chapter

Concept: We are doing an Alice in Wonderland/Queen of Hearts motif with “painted roses” as our focal. We will partially paint white roses red to embody the storyline and there will be a table top hedge maze as well.

Sponsors: Flower Bar; Wildflower Linen; Classic Party Rentals; Photos by Savidge Photography

Open House Tablescape Contest



Charity: Community Transition Program

Concept: Industrial Garden

Sponsors: Bella Bloom Florals, Oregon Roses, Oregon Flowers, and Westcoast Event Productions

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: Air Force Aid Society

Concept: The 2016 Pantone colors with a romantic retro look.

Sponsors: Luxe Linen, Soiree Design & Events, Signature Party Rentals, Enticing Tables, and A-Roo Company

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Charity: National MS Society

Concept: Valentine’s Day inspired eclectic Mid-Century design highlighting the Pan-tone colors for 2016.

Sponsors: Subrosa Floral Design, A Memory Made, and San Diego Floral Supply

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest



Valentine’s Tablescape Collective Contest & Open House

Open House Collective Tablescape Contest


What happens when you combine our creative customers, Mayesh’s awesome people, tablescapes, competition, charity and romance?

A super awesome Valentine’s Day tablescape collective contest, that’s what! So here’s how it will work::

  • Each Mayesh branch will work with their customers to brainstorm ideas for their Valentine’s tablescape. Each branch, with the help of its customers, will design a 6’-8’ table, or large round table.
  • Stop by for our National Open House, January 20th, to participate in creating your branch’s tablescape. Help with linens, containers, accessories and design.
  • We will take pictures of each table, post them online, and let the voting commence to determine the best table. Winners are determined by public vote and Mayesh vote (50/50).
  • Branches will win bragging rights and money for a charity of their choice:
    • 1st Place: $3000
    • 2nd Place: $2000
    • 3rd Place: $1000


Stop by for special Valentine’s Day pre-book specials as well! Be sure to save the date, get your tools ready, and we will see you at our National Open on January 20th!


Please note that several branches will be hosting additional events:


Valentine’s Day & Wedding Design Demo’s at 6pm
7am – 8pm

Wedding & Event Presentations (RSVP)
Event Details

Orange County
Design Demonstration / Workshop

Circuit Training Program (entry fee)
Event Details

Education on Pantone Color of the Year 2015 and David Austin Garden Roses

Money Saving Tips When Ordering Flowers This Valentines Day (from MFA)


The Michigan Floral Association crafted a Valentine’s Day consumer alert press release that I wanted to pass along to you.   Have a successful Valentine’s week!!


Money Saving Tips When Ordering Flowers This Valentines Day!

It is important for consumers to shop local and it doesn’t mean they can’t shop online but they do need to make sure they are on the local florists website. It is important
consumers shop local whether in person or online and they understand how to maximize their dollars when shopping for Valentines Day flowers. Many on-line providers or companies will be posing as a local flower shop and will be charging exorbitant fees for processing, handling and shipping the flowers. Consumers can avoid these fees by contacting a professional florist directly. Consumers can find local Michigan professional florists by logging on to

Consumers need to know exactly whom they are ordering from. If they are not sure they should call the shop number listed on the website or in the directory and ask the person who answers what their physical address is. If the answer is vague, or not in the area that they are looking for, hang up and continue searching until you find a local business. This is the only sure way to guarantee that you will be getting the maximum value for the dollars you spend. The best advice is; “BUYER BEWARE”! Many of these on line sites disguise themselves as LOCAL BUSINESSES when they really are not.

Following are advantages for ordering flowers directly from the professional florist:
• You will have a storefront to visit and shop if needed.
• You will have experienced floral designers on staff to create your design.
• You will have experienced sales people to help with your selection and who will
get to know you and your tastes.
• They can create a custom design just for you.
• They will know what’s in season, appropriate and available in your area. Only
your local florist will know this.
• They will value you as a customer and will assure your order is done properly,
whether it is a local or out-of-town order.
• Your money stays local, which benefits the local economy and community

Things to remember when ordering flowers:
• Order early, ordering early will help insure you get exactly what you’re looking
• Confirm they have a storefront where you can visit and shop.
• Make sure you’re not speaking with a telemarketing center.
• Each time you call confirm whom you are speaking with.
• Give the occasion (Holiday, Birthday, Anniversary, Funeral etc.)
• Have the following information ready:
* Recipient’s full name
* Recipient’s address, including any building names, apartment number or
business name
* Recipient’s phone number
• Ask about in-house specials and product availability/pricing. Many times you
can get the best quality product by letting the florist choose a design for you in
your price range.
• Give names and/or message for enclosure card information.
• If your order is placed by 1:00pm EST, florists can usually deliver the same day
(except Sundays). To allow your florist to serve you most effectively, try to give
them 24 hours to deliver your floral gift.
• Give delivery date and time recipient will be at the given address. Keep in mind
that florists cannot give exact delivery times, and may not be able to guarantee
any time range. For best results, give a date when the recipient will be there all
• Always be sure to give your daytime telephone number to the florist in case there
are any problems with your order.
• Supply payment information.

By following these simple suggestions it will help to insure that you have a great
experience every time you order flowers!

You can access more Valentine’s Day information and statistics here:

The Michigan Floral Association is a full-service trade organization representing more than 400 florists, growers, and wholesalers. Located in Haslett, MI, MFA offers group savings on insurance, financial services, retail bank card processing & supplies, office supplies, and fleet fueling; is the sponsor of the Certified Florist (CF) program; creates and hosts the annual Great Lakes Floral Expo; conducts educational seminars though out the year at the association headquarters and various other facilities; publishes the Professional Florist magazine; hosts the MFA web site, and interacts with state / federal government agencies. For more information on MFA, visit their web site at
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February 2015 Wholesale Flower Product Showcase: Valentine’s Day Roses & More

In this addition of the Mayesh Product Showcase, Beth O’Reilly AIFD gives you the rundown of some of the beautiful varieties of roses that Mayesh has to offer for the Valentine’s Day holiday.

Featured roses: Freedom, Topaz, Hearts, Wanted, Red France, Pink Piano, Red Piano, Check Mate, Cherry O and Coral Gem spray rose.

Also featuring: Sweet William, phalaenopsis orchids and steel grass.


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