COMPETING INSTALLATIONS, FLOWER CROWNS, TO FLORAL FASHION-WE NEED YOU!
I'm Eric Fredricks owner of Bee's Wedding and Event Designs located in Metairie, Louisiana. I'm celebrating my 40th year in business and 40 years with my wife Carolyn. Together we have built a thriving wedding and event design studio in Metairie. My designs over the years have been recognized in local and national magazines and I won the first Fan Favorite Award at Flower Fest 2021. This year I'm looking forward to bringing all the things I love most together for a beautiful display of flowers, birds and art all in one beautiful setting. My design will be inspired by artis Melchior de Hondecoeter.
Hi there, my name is Lauren and I, along with my team, am The Floral Hive Design Co.
The goal is to deliver our love of florals to others via creative modern designs to our local communities and beyond. With a home base of Thibodaux, La, we strive to offer unique and modern floral creations customized to every client’s vision through weddings, events, workshops, pop-ups and subscriptions. We love providing access to beautiful blooms to our local communities in any way we can and participating in local & philanthropic events has become staples of our company.
With a goal to spread positivity and a joyous mindset via blooms, we hope you follow along in our ever growing journey and become a Floral Hive Honey yourself so you can also spread all the sweetness to the world that you can!
Samantha Bates AIFD, CFD, CF is the owner of Especially For You Floral in Downtown Ponchatoula Louisiana and fully accredited designer with the prestigious American Institute of Floral Designers. She has been in the floral industry for 12 years and has established a flourishing wedding and event business in her retail shop. She was named by Florist Review magazine as one of The Top 35 Under 35 in the floral industry in 2017 and was a featured designer in the book Creativity: A Global Floral Introspective. She was selected, competed and made it to the Final Four of the FTD Americas Cup twice with the winner representing the USA in the World Cup, won the Jim Johnson Cup twice and overall first place winner of the Louisiana Champion of Champions Cup. Recently Samantha placed second overall among 25 competitors from 18 different countries in the International Gateway to the Americas Cup in Orlando. In her down time, Samantha loves to experiment with different mediums to create floral armatures and spend time with her husband Cyrus and their 2 rescue puppies, Poppy and Moo.
Beginning as an event planner was the seed that blossomed Brandi Charlot, internationally certified and licensed floral designer into more than just a “flower lady”. Her stance like a stem, and her hands petal delicate to the touch is what has grown and nurtured her love for textures and floral art. “I love to leave those with an experience--a touch, a feel, something they can see. While event planning is where I started, becoming a florist showed me how beautifully flowers can change spaces.” She is the owner of Blucid Floral, the first black-owned flower shop and design bar in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, where the local cultural art and vibe welcomes you, but the smell of the roses make you stay –- and promise to come back. “I am an artist and I can tell a story through flowers.” Brandi, an open book in life and in business, is planting faith into her vision, watching it grow and sharing it with others. A mother of three, a candidate for her Master’s Degree and a blooming business woman, Brandi is a cascade of vibrancy, dimensions and expression—a true bouquet of her own.
As a competing florist, we spend thousands of our own money and a week of our design and build time during the busiest season of the year. Your donation helps us create beautiful pieces so more and more attend this fundraising festival. Thank you for helping me reach my goal for St. Jude!
Drue Alexander began her journey into the floral world while working for the family grocery business. At a young age, she sought out to learn the intricacies of each department and service the store had to offer. Always intrigued by the arrangements and aromas radiating form the floral department, she finally got an opportunity to work a shift in 2020. Feeling at home in the workspace, Drue quickly developed a thirst for learning new techniques and mechanics which enhanced her innate creativity and desire to take on any project presented to her. She now manages the floral business across multiple stores in the family chain and has shown huge growth in sales year over year. At 21, this is her first collaborative experience with florists, and she is excited to absorb everything this experience has to offer while supporting St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.
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