{ Wedding Wednesday } Anna Marie + Jeremy

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{ Wedding Wednesday } Anna Marie + Jeremy


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Anna Marie & Jeremy decked the halls all while saying “I do.” Starting the festivities with a ceremony at Wesley United Methodist Church & ending the night with a reception at Oklahoma City Golf & County Club; guests experienced the ultimate “Home for the Holidays” feel. Shades of burgundy, pink, white accented by beautiful Christmas greenery made the atmosphere even more spectacular.


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Red peonies, hypericum, ranunculus, pink roses & winter berries were all used to trick out the bridesmaid’s bouquets. And let me tell ya, they were off the charts cool! They went hand in hand with Anna Marie’s all white peony & phalaenopsis bouquet.
Talk about #BouquetGoals!
Anna Marie & Jeremy’s night was photographed by none the other than Mr. Ace Cuervo himself.
Enjoy some pre-holiday pics by clicking here to see how magical this day truly was!

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{ Wedding Wednesday } Blake + Baylor

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College sweethearts, Blake & Baylor insisted on the most perfect outdoor wedding & that’s exactly what they got. A grand ring sculpture of flowers brought their romance to a whole nother level. From their sweet pup; to their precious flower girls & ring bearer; their whole squad was ready to celebrate this fairytale. Not to mention they had the fabulous Ariana Simms with Aisle be With you to make sure their day was planned perfectly.

Pops of blush, mauve and gold made this enchanted day even prettier. The colors chosen are absolutely remarkable in all of the pictures  taken by Randy Coleman. #TeamFleuriste has truly obsessed over their wedding video created by PenWeddings.
*Spoiler Alert* It’s a total tear jerker. Go check it out along with more gorgeous pics by clicking here!

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{ wedding wednesday } katy + john

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Katy and her beau John had the sweetest day we could imagine! We wanted to bring something spectacular to this couple on their big day in Enid, Oklahoma.  An abundance of Roses, Vanda Orchids & Hydrangeas filled the room.  Our fabulous lumen light sculptures (custom made by The Fleuriste’s production team) brought the glitz and glam. With the bright colors & bright lights, we were sure to illuminate this fun couple’s personality!

It’s no shock that the talented Amy Cakes brought the wow factor with her gorgeous { & delicious } wedding cake.  But the ultimate surprise was a visit from Pistol Pete himself for these die hard OSU fans!

  Leslie Herring Events pulled it all together.  You’ve just got to follow this link to see all the great shots by Kristen Edwards Photography!

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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Sal

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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Sal

Today’s feature is The Man.The Myth.The Legend…Sal! This friendly guy does not have the word “stranger” in his vocab, everybody is Sal’s friend!

This character is a notorious joke teller, this cheerful man is behind the wheel for The Fleuriste driving our trucks and helping us with any number of odd jobs around the store. He knows every back road in town, the dirt on every family you’ve ever heard of, still uses a flip phone and has a heart of gold! We can’t wait for you to meet our Sal Pal!

What is your favorite part of your job? I love working with the other members of the team. I also love to deliver flowers to the ladies who are home and see their smiling faces! #charmer 

What does a typical work day look like? When I first get to work, I’ll see what we have on the calendar for the day and get my instructions. Each day is different, which keeps it interesting for me.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you aren’t working? I like to mingle! { THIS is why he rocks! Always ready for a great time! }

Where did you work before The Fleuriste? Right before coming to The Fleuriste, I worked at Michael’s Florist for eight years to the day. Before that, I was retired but before that, I was in the restaurant business. My late wife and I owned “Sissy’s Tea and Luncheon Room” in the First National Center. She wouldn’t let me in the kitchen { wonder why? } so I worked the front of the restaurant while she was in the back, I guess you could call me the customer relations guy!

Do you have a { clean and short } joke you can share with us? We can’t technically put what he said in writing but just know it was hilarious!


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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Ashley

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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Ashley

We’re continuing our blog series today with the person who keeps the party rolling and the brides calm! That’s right, today you’re meeting Team Fleuriste’s Event Manager, Ashley. She’s the one behind the scenes making sure the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed all while wearing a smile on her face and high heels on her feet!

Ashley is quick on her feet and has networking skills that are unlike any other. Fun and fabulous are what come to mind when Ashley is in the game! With all the excitement she brings we thought we should also mention that she has a world famous pup named, Millie. Don’t believe us? Check out Millie’s insta page you will become a fan too! We love when Ashley brings Millie to come and hang out with us! We could tell you loads more about this Queen of Fun but we’ll let her take it from here…

Are you a morning person or a night person? Night! If you see me out of bed before 8:00 am, it probably took multiple alarms and a lot of dry shampoo! { Team Fleuriste side note: we are huge fans of the DryBar Detox Dry Shampoo! Try it – you won’t regret it! }
What is your favorite part of your job? 
Working with the clients!
What does a typical day for an Event Manager look like?  Well, each day is ALWAYS different. But there is always a mix of meeting with clients, working in my office surrounded by paperwork or completing projects for upcoming weddings and events. Now event days…that’s a totally different story!
What does event day look like for an Event Manager? In the morning, I’ll check on the team to see how production is going and make sure we are still on schedule. I’ll go over the event file and the production list for about the millionth time to insure we aren’t forgetting anything. Once I arrive to the venue, I’m usually running around multi-tasking by directing the crew, making sure all items are being placed in the proper location, coordinating with the other vendors on site, helping the client with last minute details and adding support as a back-up for the team. After the event is over, I’ll help take it all down at the end of the night!
You work with clients on so many different floral designs. Do you have a favorite? I don’t have a favorite {I’m attached to all of them!} but I do love when we can create floral chandeliers – they make such a memorable moment at an event!
What is your favorite flower? I have a few but right now I love Ranunculus…I am definitely a high petal count kind of girl!
You’re given a choice of one TV show to binge on Netflix while eating one meal – what is that show and what is that meal? Give me any funny sitcom and does french fries with a side of fresh fruit count as a meal? (No cantaloupe though! I strongly believe it is the “filler flower/carnation” in the fruit world.)
Word on the street is you’re a pretty stealthy online shopper – what is your favorite site to shop? I’ll admit I MIGHT have a small online shopping obsession but I love that are so many options and no crowds to fight! I don’t really have a favorite place to shop – I typically stalk a couple of blogs to see what the latest and greatest is and go from there.


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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Katy 

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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Katy

Today we’re featuring the girl that can do it all, Katy! She is our Numbers Nanny and helps { well…tries to help… } keep Team Fleuriste organized and accounted for. We’re pretty sure Katy has superpowers with all she can do. We just don’t know how she gets it all done! #wonderwoman

This gal bleeds orange and loves a good Sal story. Katy also loves to throw leaves for her boyfriend, Dash. { Don’t tell her hubby, John. } From experience we can tell you that her baking is off the charts! Some of #TeamFleuriste’s favorites are her famous Rice Krispie treats and cake balls. Seriously, drooling just thinking about them!

What excites you about working at The Fleuriste? The team-oriented atmosphere and the passion that everyone has for their job is what excites me the most about my job at the Fleuriste. It’s great coming to work each day and being around a fun and enthusiastic group of people.
Which three famous people, living or dead, would you want to have dinner with? Justin Timberlake, Ellen Degeneres, and Kerry Washington. This group would definitely not be a boring group and lots of endless laughs.
What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t working? Hanging out with family and friends. I also love to attend OSU football games and working out.
There’s a fire in your house – what three things do you take with you when you leave? Cell phone-of course, jewelry box, and my favorite purse.
You’re on the red carpet of a major event – which designer are you wearing?
I would have loved to wear an Oscar de la Renta gown.
You’re #TeamFleuriste “Numbers Nanny” – what does that mean to you? I want to be the numbers expert and be able to help the team with any of their number’s needs and/or questions.
What is your favorite flower? 
Peony

 
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{ Team Fleuriste Spotlight } Taylor

 

Taylor came to work for us after Jake won her over in a local cable access version of The Bachelorette. We’re still wondering…..

When she’s not off learning nurse-ish type things, she is here helping to keep the show running on the floral side. Taylor does a lot of our processing when we receive flowers and is trying her hand in designing. She has quickly become a valuable part of the team and if we can convince her to leave nursing to work here forever, we’d all be very happy. We recently had an impromptu conversation in which she was unaware I was recording, the following is what is appropriate to share:

Taylor what is your favorite flower to work with?
T: I love peonies and garden roses. I love how peonies add something to every arrangement, and I had never seen garden roses before and I fell in love with them!

What’s your favorite thing to do outside of work and when you’re avoiding Jake?
T: I like reading and running and yoga { Note to self: don’t attempt these three activities at the same time. It doesn’t work }

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?
T: Neon Trees! I saw them at the Brady in Tulsa. They’re not my favorite band, but they put on an amazing show!

An Icon’s Birthday. Celebrating Ranell Brown.

An iconic woman of warmth, style and grace. That’s how I would describe her.
And while my heavy heart acknowledges she’s not here to celebrate her birthday today, I will forever celebrate every incredible influence she’s had on my life.

Ranell was…

Daughter to my sweet (and sassy) Mema who affectionately longs to be with her daughter every day,
My father’s sister (and biggest cheerleader),
Wife to my incredible uncle Steve,
Mother to Matt and Meredith,
Lulu to her grandchildren,
The favorite aunt to her nieces and nephews,
The Family quarterback, gracefully calling all the plays,
A friend to everyone she met,
And among many other things, she was an icon to me.

Always there, listening and giving the best advice, my aunt Ranell made me feel exclusively special. Since moving back to Oklahoma, many people have shared their memories and stories about Ranell that ultimately revealed how special she made them feel. I quickly noticed the common thread.”Exclusively special” was the way Ranell made everyone feel. It was one of her countless gifts and she shared it – unconditionally.

In Ranell’s absence, The Fleuriste is lucky enough to now host the Crafty Crafters. This fabulous group of ladies historically met at Ranell’s house two Thursdays a month, for years and years. Inevitably, crafts transpired, as did lunch and lots of laughter and catching up. No one had to be particularly “crafty”; because at its core, this was really just a group friends who genuinely loved each other and wanted to spend time together. No technology, social media, texting, blogging or FaceTime, just friends connecting in real life. I must confess, Crafters are my guilty pleasure because they carry on that “exclusively special” feeling. These ladies fill my heart and wrap me in the spirit of Ranell every time they come to The Fleuriste. I’m so thankful that they’ve allowed me to join their friendship circle.

Ranell was so much more than I could ever aspire to be…she was Ranell… iconic, true and good.

So today, I say to my Aunt Ranell…

Happy Birthday dear!
You are celebrated, cherished, loved
and most certainly missed.
xoxo… Allison

{ Feature Friday } Katy!

Today we’re featuring our newest employee, Katy! She is our Numbers Nanny and helps { well…tries to help… } keep Team Fleuriste organized and accounted for. Recently engaged, Katy is our first in-house bride and is enjoying seeing the behind-the-scenes of the wedding process. We are grooming her to be the best bride/client anyone has ever seen! { You’re welcome }

This gal bleeds orange, knows her way around a broom and loves a good Sal story. In between crunching numbers, Katy likes to make sure our mascot/shop dog, Nia, is behaving and gets plenty of love. Allegedly, she’s a great baker but since Team Fleuriste hasn’t seen the fruits of that labor, we’ll just have to take her friend’s word for it! { hint, hint } In her own words, here is more about Katy…
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How long have you been at The Fleuriste and what excites you about working at The Fleuriste? I have been at the Fleuriste for two months! The team-oriented atmosphere and the passion that everyone has for their job is what excites me the most about my new role at the Fleuriste. It’s great coming to work each day and being around a fun and enthusiastic group of people.

Which three famous people, living or dead, would you want to have dinner with? Justin Timberlake, Ellen Degeneres, and Kerry Washington. This group would definitely not be a boring group and lots of endless laughs.

What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t working? Hanging out with family and friends. I also love to attend OSU football games because I love everything OSU!

There’s a fire in your house – what three things do you take with you when you leave? Cell phone-of course, jewelry box, and my favorite purse.

You’re on the red carpet of a major event – which designer are you wearing? I would have loved to wear an Oscar de la Renta gown.

You’re #TeamFleuriste’s “Numbers Nanny” – what does that mean to you? I want to be the numbers expert and be able to help the team with any of their number’s needs and/or questions.

What is your favorite flower? Bird’s of Paradise

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Challenge Accepted

I’m sure by now you’ve heard all about the latest internet sensation…the Mannequin Challenge. While prepping for Flower School last week, Team Fleuriste had some fun and got in on the mannequin action! { I have a feeling the whole world will participate in this challenge when everyone is sitting in a turkey coma on Thanksgiving day }