March 16-18, 2015

The Chapel Designers event in New York City is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited!  Details are coming together, our speakers have been confirmed and everyone is gearing up for the most enthralling Chapel Designers experience yet.  In addition to insightful keynote speakers with years of tried and true industry experience, we will engage in inspiring break out sessions on some of the Industry’s most relevant topics.  There will be plenty of time to get your hands dirty during our hands-on design time, and we will even shop the New York Flower Market.  An exclusive tour of the offices of Martha Stewart will definitely be a highlight of the event, leaving attendees intrigued and inspired. If you would like to know more about Chapel Designers you should go here.

With plenty of opportunities to meet and connect with talented peers in addition to receiving coveted training and expert advice, this year’s Chapel Designers NYC Event promises to be a memorable and valuable time away with a group of incredible designers who are just as intoxicated with the beauty of fine florals as you are.  It is with much enthusiastic anticipation that we await the moment we welcome each of you to The 5th Annual Chapel Designers Conference – NYC 2015.

To help you get in the mood for the fabulous floral fare we have planned, we’ve compiled a quick line-up of our designated speakers for the event. Check out each bio below and prepare to be inspired, and whatever you do, don’t forget to register HERE and rendezvous with us in NYC!

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Additional speakers will be announced shortly!!


HOLLY CHAPPLE, Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

Internationally published and acclaimed, Holly is lovingly referred to as ‘The Flower Mama.’  Renowned for her floral and event expertise, Holly’s innovative and artistic creations have been featured in some of the Industry’s top wedding and design publications, including Southern Weddings, Martha Stewart, The Knot and Brides Magazine.  As the founder of the talented Chapel Designers floral community, Holly has taught and spoken to countless designers nationwide and around the globe.  Known for her elegant, yet exquisitely airy designs, Holly’s beautiful blooms, lush greenery and select ‘from the garden’ additions are signature touches.  From designing sumptuous weddings to providing gorgeous florals for events from the West Coast to the East to styling trendsetting photoshoots, Holly values not only the events she works on, but also the extraordinary people she meets.  When she’s not creating in the studio or teaching, Holly loves to share her enthusiasm for design and all things floral on her blog, The Full Bouquet.

Instagram: @hollychapple    Twitter: @chappleflowers

DAVID BEAHM, David Beahm Design
One of America’s most innovative designers, David has worked with numerous celebrities and high-profile clients such as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, Fortune 500 companies and many well-known brands such as Van Cleef & Arpels Jewelry, Target, Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton, to name a few.  Among David’s particular talents is the ability to expertly transform a venue with his creativity and unique vision.  Highly sought after for his work and as a speaker in the realm of luxury weddings, David has been featured in such publications as  Architectural Digest, Town & Country, People, Brides, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

Instagram:  @davidssnaps    Twitter: @davidbeahmdesig

With offices in both NYC and LA, Jes began her love-affair with event design and production at the tender age of 13.  Jes’s fun, energetic personality and relaxed demeanor easily make her the life of the party.  With a keen design sensibility and passion for fabulous, unexpected events, Jes enjoys captivating her clients with tasteful and intriguing elements in addition to implementing attentive, personal service.  Jes has created stunning corporate events for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Nissan, Swatch, King World Media, Target, Budweiser and Rowenta.  Additionally, Jes astonishes her brides and socialite clients alike with dazzling, bespoke events.  Keep an eye out for Jes as she expands into design-focused Reality TV as a design expert.

Twitter: @jesgordon

SARAH WINWARD, Honey of A Thousand Flowers
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Sarah travels the world over to collaborate with couples to bring their wedding-day floral dreams to fruition.  With an eye for color and an adventurous spirit that constantly seeks to explore new textures, palettes and patterns, Sarah draws most of her inspiration from her surroundings.  Her clients, the season, the environment- each feeds into Sarah’s overall inspiration.  Earthy, flowing branches and vines characterize Sarah’s designs which are undeniably elegant and beautifully curated, without being too tight or overly orchestrated.

Instagram: @sarah_winward    Twitter: @sarah_winward

ARIEL DEARIE, Ariel Dearie Flowers

With an emphasis on the inherent beauty of each blossom, branch and stem, Ariel’s creativity is fueled by all things natural.  Drawing her aesthetic and inspiration from the history and botanicals of her native city, New Orleans, Ariel creates unique floral arrangements and elegant installations for special events, photoshoots and for private residences.  Ariel and her team have styled for brands such as Prada, Dior and Bulgari.  Vogue, New York Magazine, Brides Magazine and Kinfolk have all featured Ariel’s breathtaking blooms on the pages of their publications.

Instagram: arieldearieflowers    Twitter: @ArielDearie

NAOMI DE MANANA, Senior Style Editor For Martha Stewart Weddings
EMILY THOMAS, Creative Director For Southern Weddings
AMY MCGEE, Botanical Brouhaha

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