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{ 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!

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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!

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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.

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{ 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!

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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! }

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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! }

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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! }

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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

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{ Feature Friday } Sergio!

Welcome back to another edition of Feature Friday! One-by-one, we’re introducing you to all of the members of Team Fleuriste and today is all about Sergio. He is a vital part of our floral crew, our in-house photographer and our comic relief. Don’t let his quietness fool you – this lady’s man makes the girls say, “Screw the band – I’m with Sergio!” Sergio, Sergie or Serge – different names, same awesome dude. Here he is, in his own words:

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Who is your favorite superhero? Dr. Manhattan from the Watchmen graphic novel. I can’t really say he was a good guy or a bad guy, he just kinda left earth to create a universe of  his own. It felt like a “deuces, you guys suck. I’m going to go make some people of my own far away from you guys.” He brought peace to Earth though, even if it was through a huge lie.

What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t working? I enjoy listening to music, drawing and wondering what Whoopi Goldberg is doing RIGHT NOW! I also like drinking coffee and making music.

What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part about working at The Fleuriste is definitely processing flowers. We just have all kinds of flowers coming in all of the time and its nice to see something new every week and learning about it. The Fleuriste gets flowers from all over the world all the time, literally all over the world.

If you could win the gold medal in any sport at the Olympics, which would it be? Synchronized swimming definitely, or maybe ice skating. Really anything with a cool outfit…I wouldn’t be good at it, I’d just be wearing a cool outfit.

What is your favorite restaurant in OKC? I don’t really have a favorite restaurant in OKC, I just like trying new things. So if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

If you won a Grammy, which type of music would it be for? I would win a grammy for best hip hop artist. Don’t let these kind eyes fool you, under this boyish charm I am a straight stunna.

What is your favorite flower? I love Peonies, they’re my favorite for sure. It takes them a while to open up but once they do, they’re beautiful.

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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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Rise to the Occasion

We dare you to find something wrong with Kurt Fleischfresser’s innovative and breathtaking 50th floor event space at Vast – V2. Fleischfresser, the new Director and Executive Chef for the space, brought in a team of experts to completely revive and redefine the feeling, design and cuisine (as you can see below)! The Fleuriste participated in the decor of 4 rooms, 4 different concepts, and 1 great collaborative effort to show it all off!

The Infinity Room – Perfectly decorated by Judy Lehmbeck Bridal & Party to highlight this elegant reception space, the flowers were selected to enhance the colors of the linens and extravagant cake (which included just the right amount of bling).

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Design: Judy Lehmbeck Bridal & Party (405.630.5453) / Cake: Mishelle Handy Cakes / Linens: Marianne’s Rentals

The Skylight Room – With clean lines and a hint of masculinity, Leslie Herring Events went with the “less is more” approach when painting this canvas.

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Design: Leslie Herring Events / Rentals: Mood Party Rentals

Sports Lounge – Succulents and birch logs accented the new hot spot for all your sporting action. Thunder game from 50-stories up? Yes please!

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Chefs Private Dining Room – By far the “pièce de résistance” of V2, Chef Fleischfresser’s heart and soul lie in this room where he will create his most delectable epicurean delights for the most discriminating of clients. We were so inspired we went wild with an edible floral centerpiece filled with hydrangeas, herbs and orchids. New menu item perhaps?

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Thanks for letting us play!

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Today, I am using my { voice }, I am trying a new form to blog with, it is created by using the new Adobe Voice, please take the time to watch and let me know what you think, your responses are so valued!

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{ After the Holidays, Holiday Party }

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2013 was an exciting year at The Fleuriste!   We finally got through the holidays and realized a social gathering was in order … one where we could unwind and celebrate a great year!  { One where we might just get Elfed Up }

With stunning views of the Myriad Botanical Garden and Downtown Oklahoma City, Team Fleuriste and friends enjoyed hors d‘oeuvres and libations at the beautiful Historic Landmark Colcord Hotel!  The Colcord’s Sullivan Room was the perfect venue and definitely “the place to be” that night!  Bring The Party Productions provided the perfect dance jams and The SNL Booth captured all the fun we were clearly having with their fabulous props and photo booth.


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