Next week, OKC is going to have one of the most unique, inventive and tastiest events it’s ever seen. Team Fleuriste is excited to announce that we’ll be participating in Design Appetit!
Design Appetit is a design competition where architecture + interiors + art + food collide for a unique experience. The event will be held at the Cox Convention Center Exhibit Halls Thursday, March 31 through Saturday, April 2. The competition benefits Focus on Home, an organization whose mission is to serve families in need by providing the means for a dignified home by creating a clearer path towards a stronger future.
The Fleuriste will be partnering with Eventures, Toucan Productions and other industry leaders to design a space that will deliver a high end, one-of-a-kind, rock and roll experience for dining guests and public viewing alike. With featured greats like Elton John, Gene Simmons and more, the Rock Revolution theme will be abundant. From the furnishings to the floral, and from the lights to the sounds, it will be music to the ears for those who take it all in.
In addition, Kelsey Majors will give her take on the theme with a timeless and modern menu selection sure to delight any rock and roll fan’s appetite! Kelsey is a native Oklahoman who grew up with an early love for food and cooking. She started her culinary career in 2003 at Sea Island Golf Resorts in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia. She moved back home in 2008 and began working as a Sous Chef at Belmar Golf and Country Club. In 2011 she became the private chef for a local celebrity and in 2014, offered the position of Executive Chef at Belmar. We are excited to partner with Kelsey and see what she creates for this exciting event!
Today’s #WeddingWednesday post focuses on a gorgeous couple who seamlessly blended two very different backgrounds and family traditions. Team Fleuriste loved being a part of this stunning wedding and had a blast planning special moments with the bride and groom!
Emmalee and Ben wanted both families to feel comfortable at their wedding so they took great strides to make sure her Protestant German family was at home with his Catholic Italian family. “The ambiance of the entire evening heartened to the big, Italian festivities Ben was accustomed to, but did it in a softened way that also complimented the more low-key celebrations my family is used to. It was a big party, but the softness of the floral arrangements, the garden theme, the warm, golden lights … all of it subdued the “glitter” to make the night more intimate,” the bride told us.
The bride and groom poignantly included floral surprises to celebrate several special people. Taking a cue from the flowers his late father would give to his mother, Ben requested a single yellow rose in each arrangement at the wedding. In order to honor her hero, her father, Emmalee requested a boutonniere using Edelweiss (a flower that only grows in certain areas of the Alps). The “Sound of Music” song has always held a special memory for the bride and her father – she even surprised him with the song as their first dance!
Have you heard the buzz about Flower School? Our classes are selling out faster than we can add them to the schedule! If you’ve been interested in taking a class but don’t know what to expect, here is a glimpse into an evening with Team Fleuriste…
We have such a passion for what we do and we love to share that with others! Once a month, the public is invited to sign up online and learn all about the history of flowers as well as the best ways to style them.
Food, drink and plenty of friendly smiles greet you when you show up to Flower School! Need some encouragement to keep you motivated? Our wine fairies will help you! We offer a very casual and relaxed environment to make sure you are comfortable and stay confident throughout the evening.
George, our Master Florist, starts the evening by taking you step-by-step through the arrangement he has created. Tips, tricks and little facts about each flower are shared as he creates a masterpiece in front of the class!
Once he has explained the night’s featured style, its time for the class to start creating! Working at your own pace, you’ll recreate what George has showed the class. Don’t worry – members of Team Fleuriste will be on hand to help you remember things like “How short should I cut this?” or “Where should I put this flower?”
You’ll love talking to other class students as you bond over a new technique or new type of flower…you might even run in to a distant cousin or long-lost friend from childhood! (Both have happened here!)
And finally, at the end of the night, you’ll have your completed arrangement and feel like a million bucks. Taking home your creation is a point of pride – amaze your friends and family with your new skills! To show off before you leave, we invite each student to take a picture in front our barn door. You’ll definitely want to be on our Wall of Fame!
Prepare yourself to go crazy for these romantic blush nuptials on our blog today! The gorgeous pink color palette, classic style and country club reception are everything a summer bride could want. The stunning couple married at the family’s church and held their reception at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.
Callie carried a timeless cascading bouquet featuring orchids and peonies. Yes, we definitely made peonies in August possible for this special bride! Guests were cooled down from the hot August afternoon with an ice bar that featured a dramatic floral chandelier hanging above it. (Calla lilies for Callie, anyone?) They dined in the country club’s ball room where all eyes were on the stunning head table! Later in the evening, the couple shared their first dance under a suspended garden of flowers and greenery.