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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

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Ready to Rock at Design Appetit

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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 EventuresToucan 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!

Are you ready to rock? Click Here to Purchase Your Design Appetit Tickets

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{ Feature Friday } Alaina!

Hello friends, today we are starting a new blog series: Feature Friday. We have an incredible team at The Fleuriste and we want to introduce them all to you! Today is a special post, not only because it is the first in the series but also because it is Alaina’s birthday! She is part of our incredible floral team and is our resident Boutonniere Bombshell. It is only fitting that we start with the birthday girl so without further ado, lets meet Alaina…

Alaina

What is your morning routine?

I wake up with the sun, get showered and dressed and greet the day with a celebratory (and all too necessary) cup of coffee. Then I head to work!

What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t working?

My favorite thing to do is work on one of my many ongoing art projects between long naps.

What is your favorite part of your job?

Processing flowers!  I love getting to learn about all the different varieties we get.  Our shop is fortunate to receive the best flowers, many of which are very unique and exotic.

Which three famous people, living or dead, would you want to have dinner with?

Solange Knowles, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Nina Simone

What is your favorite restaurant in OKC?

Pho Lien Hoa #hookedpholife

If you won an Oscar, who are the first three people you would thank in your speech?

My mom, my lovely partner Nick, and myself because darn it I deserve this.

What is your favorite flower?

Orchids are by far my favorite flower. I love all the different varieties they come in. Each one is specially adapted to their environment  and are uniquely beautiful.

Happy birthday Alaina!

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Floral Family Traditions

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 & Ben

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.

Emmalee & Ben

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!

Cheers to Emmalee and Ben! To see more photos of this gorgeous wedding, be sure to check out their gallery on our website!

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

wedding planner The Wedding Belle

ceremony venue Holy Trinity Lutheran Church   reception venue OKC Golf & Country Club

rentals Marianne’s Rentals   lighting Innovative Event Solutions

cake Mishelle Handy Cakes

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An Evening With Team Fleuriste

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.

The Fleuriste Floral Class

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.

The Fleuriste Floral Class

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!

The Fleuriste Floral 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?”

The Fleuriste Floral Class

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!)

The Fleuriste Floral Class

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!

The Fleuriste Floral Class

To experience an evening with Team Fleuriste, sign up online! To see more reviews on this class and hear from former students, check out these Yelp reviews.

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Romantic Blush Nuptials

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.

Callie and Matthew’s big day was captured beautifully by Ace Cuevo Photography. Be sure to check out the gallery for more incredible images, as well as a full list of vendors!

A gorgeous head table for a stunning couple, courtesy of The Fleuriste in OKC!