Highlights of 2017 + What’s cooking for 2018 (Part 1)

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Highlights of 2017 + What’s cooking for 2018


It’s so hard to believe 2017 is coming to an end. I have been reflecting and looking back on this year. 2017 has been such an amazing year. I can say – The best yet!!! We got our couples down the aisle including some spectacular destination weddings, hosted 3 workshops – The Kesh Experience, received some amazing press and features, won Best  Of Weddings Award from The Knot and began working on our new line – Kesh Designs Home.

I want to share with you some of the exciting things that’s cooking for 2018 but first, I want to share some highlights of this year.

2017 Highlights


We started off the year with book tours for my book “The Art Of Floral And Event Design” starting with NYC. I teamed up with my fellow flower lover and designer Mikini Regal Designs at her gorgeous loft for Books, Blooms and Bubbly. It was a lovely way to kick off the year. Thank you to our creative partners Nana Annan Photography | Mirar Productions | Paper Dreams & Keepsakes, LLC | The Regal Suite

Highlights of 2017 Kesh Events


Book launch fun continued and in Chicago for the official launch of  “The Art Of Floral And Event Design” and it was a total blast. All thanks to the creative partners and sponsors for this event. Our always supportive friends and talented partners at Carasco Photography photographed the event. Video was by Mirar Productions. Our friends at Fig Weddings dj’d, Drinks On Me Catering provided delicious cocktails and scrumptious bites, Tag Prints provided a fun and interactive Photo Booth, Elysia Root Cakes designed the cutest mini cupcake with edible book toppings( seriously cool) , creative lighting was provided by A Posh Production and my talented friend, Calligraphy By CT provided creative signage and Northern Decor for the decor.


March was filled with some amazing events.

We kicked off our wedding season early and with the most gorgeous wedding. We planned and designed Nicole and Michael’s wedding which is featured in the winter issue of Inside Weddings ( grab a copy :). It’s absolutely stunning!

Credits: Planning: Kesh Events | Media: Yetunde Shorters – ICY PR | Floral & Design: Kesh Designs | Photography: Carasco Photography | Video: Mirar Productions | Stylist: Caroline Shaw- The Wedding Dresser | Invitations: Elizabeth Grace | Entertainment: Larry King Orchestra | Day of Stationery: Gourmet Invitations | Make Up: Bridal By Aga|  Cake: Elysia Root Cakes | Calligraphy: Calligraphy by CT | Venue: The Drake Hotel | Hair: Zazu Salon Chicago | Linens: Nuage Designs |  

Highlights of 2017 Kesh Events


We hosted our first workshop of 2017 in March at The Waldorf Astoria and our Parisian & Spring Inspired Shoot was also featured on Inside Weddings. Photographed by Carasco Photography

“Set at the iconic Waldorf Astoria Chicago, the floral designer took a cue from the Parisian feel of the architecture. Before entering the room, there is a small lounge area for photos – a love seat in front of a verdant wall of ivy with an overhang of white roses and tulips. The reception space features a long king’s table and seating encased in ivory chair covers, embellished with gold and pearl chair interlaces, from Nüage Designs. The tablescape is completely filled with lush florals. Tall centerpieces with white orchids and cream roses are surrounded by further blossoms accented with greenery. Small stands hold floating candles and glass candelabra find blooms snaking up the base. Above it all are two modern, crystal chandeliers with ivy intertwined and cascading downward” Read more on Inside Weddings

Credits: Accessories :Monique Lhuillier (Bridal Jacket)  | Beauty: Juan José Herrera | Makeup by Aga | Bridal Designer Ines Di Santo Peter Langner | Bridal Salon: Ultimate Bride | Bridal Stylist: Caroline Shaw | Cinematography & Videography: Mirar Productions | Floral & Event Design: Kesh Designs | Invitations & Calligraphy: Floral Glam, Oda Creative | Lighting Design: A Posh Production | Men’s Attire: ESQ Clothing | Photography: Carasco Photography : Rentals: Nuage Designs (Linens/Chair Covers), Tablescapes Event Rentals |Wedding & Event Venue: The Waldorf Astoria Chicago

Highlights of 2017 Kesh Events

Highlights of 2017 Kesh Events

Highlights of 2017 Kesh Events

So what’s cooking for 2018?

Read PART 2 – Highlights of 2017 + What’s cooking for 2018


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