Feature Article on Flower Duet in the Slow Flowers Journal
Kit Wertz byline for an article on the Los Angeles Flower District
We wrote about it in our May 2018 Newsletter…
Three of Flower Duet’s tropical bouquets is featured in this blog post on Aisle Perfect.
Hallmark Channel — August 2017
Home & Family Show
Destination I Do & Honeymoons Too! — Spring/Summer 2017
The Spring 2017 cover of Destination I Do Magazine features a shot from the Fashion Forward feature, “Modern Meets Tropical: A Marriage Made in Malibu.” She’s ready for “I do” in the “Kimberly Long” dress by Joanna August, “Margot” veil by Elisha Caplan and “Fringed Crescent Earrings” by Noonday Collection. Her updo and ethereal makeup are by Mobile Bridal Salon. Her W-Day look is complete with a minimalistic, tropical bouquet by Flower Duet. See the full photo shoot on pg. 46. Image captured by Sanaz Photography. Special thanks to GATHER Events and Be Inspired PR.
Bloomin’ News — Summer 2017
As the contributing design writer for this magazine publication of The Original Los Angeles Flower Market, Kit Wertz of Flower Duet featured our work on floating flower designs. She offers tips on how to create your own floating florals, too!
With millennial pink becoming all the rage, we’re predicting brides will follow suit and bring the trend to life in their nuptials. If you’re unfamiliar with the shade, it’s not as bright as Barbie would like but not as dull as Grandma’s guest room, making it a fun and elegant palette option for weddings.
Flower Duet was a finalist for Best Florist in Los Angeles by California Wedding Day magazine, as chosen by their vendor peers. While we did not win, we enjoyed attending the celebration and being in the Haute List for South Bay again this year (three years running!)
Spring is here, and that means festive flowers, bold color schemes, and fresh natural details. We rounded up these swoon-worthy tablescapes that are chock-full of all of the above!
Casey made another appearance on the morning news show of Fox5 San Diego to promote the Field to Vase Dinner in Carlsbad for American Grown Flowers.
Whether your wedding is a spring, summer, fall or winter event, there are bouquets out there pretty enough for all seasons. Check out these stunning wedding bouquets below for serious inspiration for your big day.
Featured in three sections of the Winter 2017 issue of California Wedding Day.
- Haute List of the South Bay of Los Angeles
- New Boutonniere Ideas
- Real Wedding at Cielo Farms in Malibu
Featured as one of five cool things to do in Los Angeles. Get Lost In L.A. — Learn Something New in Los Angeles.
Entering her fourth year as the floral design writer for The Bloomin’ News, a local trade publication in Los Angeles, Kit Wertz writes about how to integrate fresh fruit and veggies into floral designs.
From Modern Luxury Weddings — “Trends may come and go, but vibrant florals; inspiring decor; and fresh, delicious food will never go out of style. Modern Luxury Weddings California editors teamed up with some ubertalented local vendors — A Good Affair, Modern Art Catering and Flower Duet, among others to create three distinct decorating schemes inspired by seasonal fare Cheers!”
Ceremony Magazine featured our flowers in a Styled Wedding Shoot for the restyled Redondo Beach Hotel with a fantastic summer-beach theme. Worked with The Events Boutique and had a great time!
Flower Duet’s Succulent Pumpkins were featured as one of 13 pumpkin project ideas on the Today Show website. From the article online: “You enjoyed your apple cider donuts and took the sweetest family pics at the local pumpkin patch — now it’s time to turn your haul into something festive. Not sure how to decorate your new pumpkin for the season? We’ve rounded up some of the most fun design ideas for inspiration. Below, see 13 pumpkin projects that range from spooky to silly and everything in between!”
Flower Duet was featured on a blog for the California State Floral Association in A Q & A Session with Flower Duet.
Kit is the Design Columnist for Bloomin’ News — a publication of The Original Los Angeles Floral District. In the Fall 2016 issue, she writes about using a Dia De Los Muertos color them for fall celebrations.
Flower Duet was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings in August for a feature on Dreamy Garden Wedding Ideas.
Flower Duet Collaborated with ‘Cause We Can Events for a fun backyard wedding photo shoot.
From the post: “What’s better than colorful, creative details in a wedding? For us, it’s when they’re sprinkled throughout a special venue like a backyard or natural setting, like in this vibrant vignette coming to us from Sarina of Red Anchor Photo + Gabby of ‘Cause We Can Events. They gave us a few pointers on throwing the ultimate colorful backyard wedding too. Get out your notepads, spring brides…”
Kit and Casey were featured in a first-hand account of designing a Field to Vase Dinner in celebration of American Grown Flowers at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad in partnership with Mellano & Company.
Debra Prinzing of Slow Flowers, the Doyenne of American Grown and Locally Grown flowers interviewed us for her podcast, Slow Flowers, right after we designed the Field to Vase Dinner at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California.
On the Friday before Easter, Casey and I drove down to San Diego to appear on Fox5 San Diego‘s morning news show were we showed the co-anchor, Maria Arcega-Dunn, how to create a Spring floral design using American Grown Flowers. We were there to help promote where people can find flowers are grown locally (See AmercianGrownFlowers.org)
Flower Duet was featured in an article on Ceremony Magazine about a venue crawl for elite wedding planners of Los Angeles. The planners toured three Beach City venues: Verandas Beach House in Manhattan Beach, The Redondo Beach Hotel in Redondo Beach and La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates.
Featured in the article 14 WAYS TO USE THE 2016 PANTONE COLORS IN YOUR WEDDING. Our pink garden rose floral design was featured to highlight the rose quartz color of the year for wedding designs!
Green Wedding Shoes — October 2015
We had a wonderful experience styling and designing bouquets and floral crowns for a wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses fashion shoot for Joanna August which has been featured in Green Wedding Shoes, a super stylish and topical wedding blog.
Flower Duet’s Succulent Pumpkins were featured in the Garden Lovers Club article titled: “11 DIY Pumpkin Flower Planters Perfect For Fall.” If you’re looking to decorate and spruce up your house for Autumn, here you’ll find some Pumpkin Flower Planters that will look awesome around your home.
As featured in AislePerfect.com, a wedding of lovely white flowers at Los Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes. All images are courtesy of Figlewicz Photography.
HGTVGardens.com — July 2015
Flower Duet was featured on HGTVGardens.com in July.
Check out the article to by HGTV writer Lynn Coulter on the site!
Wedding Chicks — June 2015
From the Wedding Chicks Blog:
“The dreamy sunset lighting and the romantic outdoor venue made this I belong with you wedding feel like something straight out of a fairytale! You can see more of this awe inspiring day captured by Matthew Morgan Photography, when you visit the full gallery here!”
Inside Weddings — June 2015
Flower Duet was featured on InsideWeddings.com on June 29, 2015 as part of a feature on weddings with the Pantone 2015 color of the year — Marsala. A photo of a lush bouquet we created was featured, taken by Jeannie Mutrais Photography at the South Coast Botanic Garden.
Kit Wertz wrote an article for this issue of the Los Angeles floral trade magazine, The Bloomin’ News about the popularity of Garlands on People, Places and Vases.
The Daily Breeze & Los Angeles Daily News — April 2015
The Los Angeles Daily News and its sister papers, including our own local Daily Breeze, featured Flower Duet in a story about wreaths for all-year.
Kit is quoted extensively throughout the article and the Daily Breeze photographer came to our studio to take some photos of us at work.
The Los Angeles Times — February 2015
As featured in an article entitled, Shower your Valentine’s Day love with California-grown blossoms, by Slow Flowers founder Debra Prinzing in The Los Angeles Times on February 7, 2015, Flower Duet created a locally sourced Valentine’s Day gift with air plants, AKA tillandsias, grown in our own South Bay neighborhood by local world-renown breeder.
This long-lasting plant duo represents budding love. Each aerium features two types of living air plants, Spanish Moss and a flowering Tillandsia. Each Valentine’s gift featured a heart theme, red twine to hang the mini air garden, two living plants and passionate red moss.
Kit wrote an article for The Bloomin’ News, our local floral trade magazine, about design trends for memorial flowers. With fewer traditional funerals and more memorial services for loved ones, floral designs are becoming much more personalized. You can sign up for your digital subscription on their website.
Stacey Stewart of Sweet Pea Parties submitted Misha’s first birthday party at the Bel Air Bay Club with some more wonderful photos of our floral crowns and balloon-themed florals. Balloon-loving baby Misha got the first birthday party of her mom’s dreams when we pulled together a hot air balloon themed bash.
With a wide open lawn and amazing ocean view, the Bel Air Bay Club provided the perfect backdrop for the girly affair. A mini hot air balloon at the party entrance set the stage for what was to come, and made a fabulous photo booth. In addition to flower crowns and silhouettes, the babies were gifted with personalized piggy banks and bigger kids received gumball machines filled with pretzel M & Ms.
We worked with Stacey Stewart of Sweet Pea Parties to create balloon-themed flowers and fresh floral crowns for a first birthday party at The Bel Air Bay Club. Kara’s Party Ideas featured it. Here is what she wrote: “How cute is this party?! I love the soft color palette used in it; it gives off such a light and free feeling that’s just so perfect for this theme! I also love all of the cute desserts; they’re so sweet! This party is just too cute and has so many ideas that could work perfectly for any little child!”
We were so flattered to be nominated for the Best of 2014 from Southern California Bride.
We created flowers and a ceremony pergola for the wedding of the host for the popular wedding reality show Something Borrowed, Something New. You can watch the video or look at photos of the wedding of wedding dress designer and TV host Kelly Nishimoto.
We are so happy to be featured as part of a wonderful event on Catch My Party today with Sweet Pea Parties. Check out this event where we designed the flowers for a lucky one-year-old’s birthday at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills with Kristine Ko Creative Studio photos.
As the newly minted regular contributor to The Bloomin’ News, the trade publication of The Original Los Angeles Flower District, Kit Wertz shares ideas on how to integrate more greenery into floral designs — something that has been lacking in floral designs for the last decade needs to make a comeback.
Flower Duet is part of a fantastic group of wedding and event vendors called Wedding & Event Heroes. We co-hosted a wedding industry event on May 13, 2014 at Terranea Resort. We had a grand time at our #beaweddinghero champagne brunch and training sessions for over 100 wedding & event planners and wedding vendors. Ceremony Blog featured our event in August.
Attendees were able to peruse around the room and enjoy a little taste of Paris, thanks to Catering of Paris, Super Cool Creamery, and Hollywood Candy Girls. The menu featured mouthwatering Parisian-style crepes, cotton candy, and two signature cocktails – the Frozen French 75 and La Vie en Rose, both served frozen via liquid nitrogen right before your very eyes!
The food and beverages were served on a gorgeous bar decorated with opulent floral arrangements courtesy of Flower Duet. Carmen teamed up with Jessica Elizabeth photography and included a unique take on the classic photo booth, the “slo-mo booth”, and provided a variety of fun masks and hats to dress up in. The slo-mo booth was a total hit and had party-goers laughing all night.
Here is what Rachel wrote about Flower Duet after her wedding: “Flower Duet was amazing! There were very reasonably priced, super knowledgeable, and were very caring during the process. Casey listened to what I wanted, gave me great advice on what flowers were available and how to best achieve the look I was going for. I couldn’t have been happier with the end result!”
As the floral design columnist for The Bloomin’ News, our local floral trade magazine, Kit wrote an article about using more greenery in floral designs. Mixing and matching different types to create luxurious textures for different types of looks. You can sign up for your digital subscription on their website.
Our styled photo shoot Terranea Resort, Expressionary events — Wedding Planner & Designer, Friar Tux Shop, and Christopher Todd Photography was featured on California Wedding Day. Check out the lovely article and photos. We created all the flowers and provided the plants and pots for this perfect wedding look at Terranea in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Kit wrote the floral design feature article for The Bloomin’ News, a publication of the Original Los Angeles Flower Market, for the April/May issue. Since writing this spring colors article Kit was asked to be the regular floral design columnist for the magazine which is published four times a year and available online or at the Los Angeles Flower Market on Wall Street. You can sign up for your digital subscription on their website.
Journalist Meg Muckenhoupt from TheSweetHome.com interview Kit for her article on How to Choose the Best Vase for Valentine’s Day. Kit is quoted throughout the article. Enjoy reading The Right Vase for the Right Valentine’s Day Flowers.
It’s great to be recognized for your work by another floral designer. So we were honored to be interviewed by Alicia Schwede of Flirty Fleurs. Read her posting: Fabulous Florist:: Flower Duet, Los Angeles, California.
The Washington Post — March 2012
Lifestyle editor Amanda McGrath featured our Gerber daisy bunny Peeps bouquet we made a few years back. The article was talking about what you can do with Easter Peeps®. Check out Flower Duet in The Washington Post.
We were contacted to talk about our Garden Club lectures and floral demonstrations for the March 2012 feature article Cultivating Garden Club Connections. We talked about how we approached this market and have continue to build long-term relationships. Florists’ Review.
Flower Duet was the feature cover story of Bloomin’ News Magazine in January. Bloomin’ News is published by the American Florists’ Exchange / Los Angeles Flower Market. This magazine serves a varied audience of retail florists, designers, event and wedding planners, wholesalers, growers, vendors and LA Flower Market tenants. It helps them to stay in touch with each other and learn about events and news of the floral industry locally and nationally.
TOI (Taste Over Income) newsletter featured Flower Duet’s flower arranging classes. According to our source at Toi, “We carefully comb the city to find the hidden gems that truly live up to the toi mission — live affordably, live tastefully, live richly!”
Flower Duet was asked to return to Creative Living for the 2011/2012 season and taped five television segments for her national show carried by PBS. Again, we chose flowers that were available year round, and techniques that did not need a lot of supplies. The techniques she taught on the show included: Tall Vase Tricks, Tropical Flowers, Long Centerpiece, Bud Vase, and our own technique we like to call “Chop & Drop.” Check out our YouTube Channel to view them.
San Marino Patch.com featured our classes at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.
Flower Duet was contacted by Creative Living Host Sheryl Borden earlier this year to tape five television segments for her national show carried by PBS. We filmed the selected segments on September 30 and they will be played throughout the 2010/2011 season. Our requirements were to create five 5–9 minute segments for the viewer to be able to comprehend and recreate. We chose flowers that were available year round, and techniques that did not need a lot of supplies. The techniques she taught on the show included: Dozen Roses in a Vase, Gather-Drop and Fill, Bundle and Place, a Pavé and How to Combined Succulents and Fresh Flowers.
Internships.com interviewed Flower Duet for their 5-in-5 feature to find out what we looked for in great interns and great employees!
flower Magazine featured Flower Duet and wrote this: “Los Angeles-based floral designers, teachers, and sisters Kit and Casey of Flower Duet have earned acclaim for making flower arranging approachable. Their multi-faceted business seeks to take the mystery out of floral design; their inventive products and services encourage people to enjoy not only the beauty of flowers, but the process of working with them.”
Kit & Casey appeared on E! Network Television’s That Morning Show. Here are some photos of the arrangements we demonstrated how to make on the show!
2009 Blog Reviews of our How-To DVD
monkey-mayhem.net - “Buying flowers from a florist for center pieces, decorations, bridal bouquets, or gifts can be pricey, why can’t you just buy the flowers and arrange them yourself? Because you don’t know how to make them look good? Well problem solved.…Flower Duet has an instructional DVD to help you!”
themorrisbunchblog.com — “Kit and Casey have made this easy to follow DVD that will be cherished and used over and over! Check out this video and see how easy it is! My arrangement is still strong and beautiful!”
www.gograhamgo.com — “Flower Duet is the excellent instructional DVD from sisters Casey and Kit Coleman (You might recognize Casey’s name from Bummas). They are rivaling Martha Stewart in this brand new DIY Flower Arranging Instructional DVD!”
gobsofgiveaways.blogspot.com - “The DVD walks you through an actual wholesale floral shop and tells you exactly how to pick the best cream of the crop. Kit and Casey show you how and when to purchase certain flowers, like making sure that the flower head is mostly closed, this will allow the flowers to last longer in your center piece.”
The Pasadena Weekly interviewed Casey Schwartz from Flower Duet and learned all about our passion for teaching our students all about flower arranging.
Modern Bride tells its readers about a fun and interactive bridal shower idea — “LA-based Flower Duet will teach your group to craft centerpieces, bouquets, and boutonnieres at your home.”
Check out the article about Flower Duet’s classes. Flower Arranging classes in Los Angeles.
The sister team of Flower Duet appears in a number of Weekend Entertaining episodes.
Flower Duet was featured as the lead article in the TODAY section of The Daily Breeze, a South Bay community newspaper.
Angeleno magazine tells its readers that taking lessons from Flower Duet is a great way to save money on flower arrangements and have fun, too!
Daily Candy featured us twice in the spring of 2006.
- April 2006 — Featured in the Spring Wedding Guide for Los Angeles — “Forget me. Not!”
- March 2006 — Featured as a local activity in the daily Los Angeles edition — “Put the Petal to the Metal”