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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 }

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Cue the Confetti

Today’s bride is a girl after my own heart. With a passion for Kate Spade and all things chic, Taylor was a match made for me! { and lets be honest, she was a match made for Team Fleuriste since Kate Spade is one of our favorite design divas } Black and white stripes never go out of style and when you mix that with gold confetti? Hello, soulmate!

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Our uber-creative design team came up with not only one, but two fabulous alternatives for the ring bearer and flower girl.  Blossom bag in tote, the on-trend flower girl was paired perfectly down the aisle with the dapper ring bearer.

Taylor and Jason | The Fleuriste

Chic looks great on you, Taylor and Jason! To see more of their festive affair, be sure to check out our gallery.

Taylor and Jason | The Fleuriste

photos courtesy of Kristen Edwards Photography all rights reserved

bridal coordinator LH Events    venue Oklahoma History Center

rentals Mood Party Rentals   lighting Innovative Event Solutions

catering Cheever’s Catering   photobooth The SNL Booth

cake Madison’s on Main   invitations No Regrets

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{ Feature Friday } Kiley!

Have you been to a session of Flower School? If so, you are very familiar with today’s featured member of Team Fleuriste! Kiley is one of our floral designers and is the one always giving the best advice and tips during our floral classes. { The wine fairies are great too, but you know…having an actual floral designer help you during class is usually a plus! } Kiley recently celebrated her two year anniversary with the team and can be seen working side-by-side with George and the rest of the floral crew on our incredible designs. In her spare time, she can be found with an adult coloring book, a mimosa and the nicest coloring pencils on the market! Here, in her own words, is a little more about Kiley Ann…

Kiley | The Fleuriste

What would be in your last meal (you only get three items)? Oranges, champagne and kettle cooked jalapeño chips { Team Fleuriste side note: Kiley is a mimosa-aficionado so it is no surprise to us that oranges and champagne made her last meal! }

Do you have any pets? If so, what are their names? I have a handsome dog named Charlie Tyler Patterson Woodard

What is your favorite weekend activity? Brunch & Netflix

What is your favorite part of your job? Helping out with the floral classes and teaching people design { Team Fleuriste side note: we knew she loved this part! Kiley is awesome at helping everyone in Flower School }

If you could time travel to any era, which one would you visit? Whatever era it is when I’m retiring, that’s where I want to be.

What is your favorite movie? Hocus Pocus

What is your favorite flower? Dahlias { Team Fleuriste side note: we love this high petal count flower, too! Here is more about how to grow and maintain this beauty }

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On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink!

Its #WeddingWednesday! Today’s wedding is brought to you by the color pink. Just when you think you’ve added enough pink…inevitably you add more! Remember in “Steel Magnolias” when Julia Roberts said, “Pink is my signature color,” well today’s bride, Evan, channeled her inner-Shelby and dazzled her groom, Drew, in a glamorous pink gown.

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Cherry blossom trees highlighting the head table created a spectacular focal point in the ballroom. Other fabulous details from the night included pink flowers and crystals floating off of the chandeliers, brilliant blooms { in the signature colors of blush and bashful, of course } adorning the yummy cake and gold pom-poms { a nod to Evan’s cheerleading days } to celebrate the couple’s departure. This wedding wasn’t lacking in glam and girly details!

Evan and Drew | The Fleuriste

And we wouldn’t dare forget about the groom – custom suits were made for the groomsmen and a whiskey bar with vintage Georgetown memorabilia was set up next to the ballroom. To keep the college spirit alive, Evan and Drew were escorted to their getaway car while the band played the OU Fight Song! We’re toasting the happy couple with a glass of Rosé and drooling over more of their wedding photos found in our gallery online.

Evan & Drew | The Fleuriste

photos courtesy of Holli B Photography all rights reserved

wedding planner Judy Lehmbeck

ceremony venue All Souls’ Episcopal Church   reception venue OKC Golf & Country Club

rentals Marianne’s Rentals   cake Amy Cakes

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Ask #TeamFleuriste

Ask Team FleuristeHappy Sunday friends! Team Fleuriste is doing a Q&A blog post soon and we would love to know – what do you want to know about us? Are you curious about our people? Our business? Our event process? Our flowers? We’re ready to answer questions from these topics and more! Feel free to comment below or send us an email to hello {at} thefleuriste {dot} com. We’re excited to see what burning questions you have!

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{ 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.

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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

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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

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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!

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! }

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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