{ Field Trip Friday } Judy Lehmbeck

Today we are back with another great industry partner in our Field Trip Friday blog series! We love showing off the people who work behind the scenes to make fabulous events possible and no one is more behind the scenes than today’s guest, planner-extraordinaire, Judy Lehmbeck. Since Fridays are a very busy day in the planner world, we took her out earlier in the week and helped her unwind in her most favorite way: having someone else wait on her while she eats dinner and has a drink!

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Judy’s 25 years of party planning experience could certainly write a book of it’s own.  We’re sure all the special requests, memorable moments and of course, diva episodes would fill the pages with laughter and intrigue. Judy is never one to kiss and tell; however, there was a particularly memorable moment she loved sharing. In New York a few years back, Judy planned a wedding at the Waldorf-Astoria {what a dream!}. The legendary Harlem Gospel Choir serenaded the wedding guests from the ceremony to the reception. {Swoon!}

Judy Lehmbeck | The Fleuriste

Did you know that Judy is a shoe aficionado? It never fails, when you see her, you have to find out where she got her shoes! Her go-to favorites are usually Stuart Weitzman but her latest and greatest find {and what she was wearing when we got together} is Marion Parke’s Bernadette. We hear these great little strappy numbers can be found at Oklahoma City’s very own Ballet’s.

In her “spare” time, Judy loves to travel. She has a long list of locations she has visited and several that she counts as favorites but as she says, “each time I leave a country, it becomes my new favorite.” The South of France currently holds the top spot on her favorite’s list {and left us dreaming of mediterranean sunsets!}.

Judy Lehmbeck | The Fleuriste

Judy’s client list is to-die for and perhaps that’s why we feel so lucky to work with her. Her well-rooted relationships seem to make the planning process a breeze. She continues to wow us with her creativity, drive and passion for the client!

A great big hug and kiss to Judy for sharing her time with us! We’ve gotta go now…we’re off to watch Judy’s new favorite show, “The Catch.” See you next time, friends.

Modern Elegance

Contemporary, sleek, modern and elegant…these are just a few adjectives that accurately describe today’s #WeddingWednesday feature! Morgan and Omar are total trendsetters and it showed in their wedding style. Team Fleuriste loved getting to step up our creative game for this stylish couple!

Morgan & Omar | The Fleuriste

Our friends at Eventures { remember meeting them? } completely transformed Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club with drapery lined walls and set the bar high with their production design so we had to bring it with the floral design!

The head table was a total show-stopper of white phalaenopsis orchids and greenery suspended over a glass tabletop lined with white calla lilies! Acrylic tubing set the frame for this gravity-defying floral design. Lets also take a moment to acknowledge the glam factor that the combination of gold, white and glass/acrylic created! Simply stunning.


Gold tree stumps were used to create the base of the head table as well as the cake table. Amy Cakes did a fantastic job with this one-of-a-kind cake, which we accented with more white phalaenopsis orchids.

The bride’s bouquet was a stunning display of white vanda orchids { vanda orchids are a very rare flower that Team Fleuriste loves to use when given the chance! }. Omar presented the bouquet to Morgan before the ceremony, honoring a tradition of the groom giving his bride one last gift before they marry.

Morgan & Omar | The Fleuriste

The escort card “table” was actually a tree accented with even more white phalaenopsis orchids around the base. The leaves falling from the tree had the guest names and table numbers written on them. Is this incredible or what?! We loved creating it, along with all of the other incredible floral elements, for Morgan and Omar. Of course, we’ve only highlighted a few of those details here so you’ll definitely want to see them all by clicking HERE!

Cheers to Morgan & Omar! Here’s to a lifetime of modern elegance!

Morgan & Omar | The Fleuriste

photos courtesy Brittany Stover all rights reserved

wedding styling, rentals, decor, lighting & production eventures

ceremony & reception venue Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club

hair & makeup Taylor Tompkins, Courtney Peterson & Austin Hodges

stationery No Regrets and Occasions   cake Amy Cakes

cocktail entertainment Christian Pearson   reception entertainment The SoulStations

{ Team Fleuriste Loves } Kate Spade

Team Fleuriste has a lot of favorites that inspire us and we love to share them with you! In today’s edition, we’re talking all about Kate Spade. The colorful and playful designs of this lifestyle brand are always on-point. Have you seen the new home decor line? Total perfection! They also have an incredible selection of items that are the perfect gifts to give and/or receive! { Sometimes you need to give yourself a gift, too }


Our love for the brand and our love for parties collided when we worked with Whitney Fusion on a party at V2 at Vast! The theme was Kate Spade so we had a blast creating the perfect floral designs for this stunning evening. Every detail was thought out, like the gold dots on the backs of the acrylic chairs and polka-dot wrapped green napkins! You’ll definitely want to see the full gallery of photos by clicking { HERE }.

The Fleuriste

photos courtesy of Aaron Snow Photography all rights reserved

event design Whitney Fusion

venue V2 at Vast   lighting & A/V Innovative Event Solutions

rentals Marianne’s Rentals   band Justin Young Band

Flower School Feedback

Remember the progress reports that teachers issued in grade school? Team Fleuriste is creating one for ourselves! Flower School keeps selling out and to improve on that success, we want to know how we’re doing and we want to hear it from you!

Do you think we deserve an O {outstanding}, S {satisfactory} or N {needs improvement}? Tell us about your overall experience, the customer service, the quality of flowers you had access to and whatever else you would like to review. We’re doing this as a way to strengthen our classes and make them better for you – our friends, clients and “students!”

Feel free to comment here, email us at hello@thefleuriste.com or check us out on the mother of all review boards: Yelp! All forums are open and ready for your feedback. Thank you for your help!

Flower School | The Fleuriste

Dreaming of Spring

When Team Fleuriste met Brooke and Andrew, we knew this was going to be a wedding we loved! All things girly were highly encouraged as were touches of whimsy and fun. We were totally on board with all of these ideas!

Brooke & Andrew | The Fleuriste

The bride’s bouquet looked like it was plucked right from the garden and was full of pink and white peonies, garden roses and sweet pea. These flowers, plus cherry blossoms, were used throughout the wedding and had us screaming for more spring! Gold and polka-dots definitely added an element of fun to this stunning spring soiree.


Brooke and Andrew’s reception continued pretty late – so much in fact, the couple had to postpone their departure by an hour because no one would leave the dance floor! Having so much fun you don’t want to leave the party? That is definitely a #TeamFleuristeLoves moment! Cheers to Brooke & Andrew! { Click here to see the full gallery! }

Brooke & Andrew | The Fleuriste

photos courtesy of Josh McCullock all rights reserved

wedding planner Judy Lehmbeck

ceremony venue Westminster Presbyterian Church   reception venue OKC Golf & Country Club

rentals Marianne’s Rentals   lighting Innovative Event Solutions

cake OKC Golf & Country Club

Rustic Glam

Guess who’s back? Back again? { did we get that song stuck in your head? you’re welcome! } That’s right, its time for another #WeddingWednesday! Today we’re talking about the gorgeous details of Dallyn & Tyler’s wedding.

Dallyn & Tyler | The Fleuriste

When we sat down with the couple to talk about wedding style, their love of natural elements with the glam of gold was very apparent. Trees, greenery and mixed textures were all requested as well as classic white flowers with sparkly gold accents. We have a special place in our heart for gold manzanita tree branches so those were definitely on the list to use as were some of our { and the couples! } favorite flowers – ranunculus, roses and hydrangea.


Gold striped vases, greenery and gilded pumpkins were also included to keep this rustic glam party rolling. The bride’s family farm was a perfect hunting spot for some special and personal details. The barn doors behind the head table, the branches flanking the walls, even the apples scattered on the tables…all came from the farm! Pictures speak louder than words so you’ll definitely want to see more of Dallyn & Tyler’s special day by clicking {HERE} to view the full gallery!

Dallyn & Tyler | The Fleuriste

photos courtesy of Truly You Photography all rights reserved

video courtesy of Carpe Diem Video Productions

wedding planner Aisle Be With You Weddings

ceremony venue Crossings Community Church   reception venue Gaillardia Country Club

rentals Marianne’s Rentals   lighting Innovative Event Solutions

bride’s dress J J Kelly Bridal   bridesmaid’s dresses Prim: The Bridesmaid Boutique

stationery Paper ‘N More   reception entertainment Groove Merchants

{ Field Trip Friday } Eventures

Welcome to our very first edition of #FieldTripFriday! Team Fleuriste works with so many talented companies across the state and we want to introduce you to them all. To kick things off, we’re taking over the offices at Eventures today and chatting with our friends about their business!

eventures - staff

A brief history of Eventures…Mary Ellen Alexander started the business 21 years ago while working out of her house. She quickly outgrew her space, found an office with an incredible warehouse and has been there ever since! Her team also grew quickly and is a powerhouse of individuals. The fact that they all enjoy life and love what they do definitely shows in their work! {Not to mention they are great people to invite to a party…trust us, we know!}

21 years in business hasn’t slowed Eventures down – instead, they’re growing to make an even bigger impact on the state. They love to promote OKC and welcome visitors with an experience they won’t soon forget! {We’re hoping to get on the invite list the next time they welcome a celebrity to town…}

Speaking of an experience you won’t soon forget, you know you’re at an Eventures wedding or event when the evening is beyond what you could have imagined! The Fleuriste loves to say that more is more and Eventures definitely agrees. They’re the perfect partner – their vision is just as big as ours and they always create something original and unique!

Eventures and Team Fleuriste

We also love Eventures for their passion for the community. They love to give back and help as many people as they can! Team Fleuriste was able to work with them on this passion as we were partnered last weekend at Design Appetit – a new event to OKC benefitting Focus on Home. Their charitable giving is very inspiring!

Thanks to our friends at Eventures for letting us invade their space for a day! See you back here in two weeks for a chat with another Team Fleuriste favorite.

{ Team Fleuriste Loves } Escort Cards

Happy #WeddingWednesday! Today we’re talking all about a fun wedding detail: the escort cards. Long gone are the traditional tables with simple name cards. Couples today are creating a wow statement for their guests to enjoy! Planning your wedding? We would love to help you create an over-the-top moment like these!

Escort Card Ideas | The Fleuriste

Ashley & Klint decided to create an escort card wall using lucite and greenery. It was modern and organic, which blended perfectly with their wedding decor! { View their gallery for more incredible inspiration! }

Escort Card Ideas | The Fleuriste

Emmalee & Ben implemented an incredible eye-catching floral arrangement, which became a spot for photos all night long! { View their gallery for more incredible inspiration! }

Escort Card Ideas | The Fleuriste

Morgan & Omar went away from tradition and ditched paper in favor of greenery. The monogrammed leaves were cascading from the ceiling, dripping onto gorgeous Phalaenopsis Orchids! { View their gallery for more incredible inspiration! }

We Rocked at Design Appetit

Last week, we told you all about the newest event in OKC called Design Appetit and now we’re excited to tell you we won! Our Rock Revolution theme totally rocked { pun completely intended! } and took home People’s Choice this past weekend. Team Fleuriste had a blast working with Eventures, Toucan Productions and other great OKC vendors putting this vignette together. Thanks to everyone who attended and voted for us! And a big congratulations to Focus at Home – the benefactor and real winner of this event!
Rock Revolution | Team Fleuriste

Rock Revolution | Team Fleuriste

Rock Revolution | Team Fleuriste

Guide to Organic Glamour

Ever wonder what it takes to create an incredible and unforgettable wedding?  Well…let us break it down for you!

First: It takes a pretty special client to grant us an all-access pass to transform their private estate into a glamorous organic wedding bash.

Ashley and Klint | The Fleuriste

Second: You’ll need a genuine love for “over-the-top” and all things organic.

Ashley and Klint | The Fleuriste

Third: Add an extremely creative and fearless floral crew!

Ashley and Klint | The Fleuriste

And the rest is all in the details!

Think…

A flowing lucite sculpture dripping with more orchids than you could count…

Ashley and Klint | The Fleuriste

A wedding cake suspended over the dance floor {now that’s having your cake and eating it too!}…

Ashley and Klint | The Fleuriste

Dinner under enchanting floral chandeliers {did we mention there were five?}…

Ashley and Klint | The Fleuriste

And that’s just a start to the jaw-dropping aspects of this spectacular affair. Love this concept? Want to see more? You know you do. See the finished product here!

photos courtesy of Traina Photography   video courtesy of Von Wedding Films   all rights reserved

wedding planner The Wedding Belle   venue Private Residence

rentals Marianne’s Rentals   lighting Innovative Event Solutions   cake Michelle Handy

reception entertainment Dave and the Wavetones