ABOUT WILDFLOWER LINEN
In addition to lavish weddings and large-scale banquets, Wildflower Linen creations have been featured at the post-Oscars Governorís Ball and Vanity Fair after-parties, aboard charter yachts, in noted resorts and country clubs, at several Presidential library events, even at the gala party for a DreamWorks premiere at the Venice Film Festival in Italy. However, Wildflower Linenís extensive inventory of fashion-forward and traditional decor is also available for your smallest-scale and most intimate of functions.
Today, Wildflower table linens and chair covers are sought after by everyone from discriminating brides and noted event planners to acclaimed designers and celebrities ó by any party producer looking to add the utmost in style and elegance to a functionís tabletops and place settings.
Since Wildflower Linenís inception, the company has added a national and international clientele and expanded with showrooms and customer service specialists in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Phoenix and Park City, Utah. Wildflower Linen also has sales representatives in Las Vegas, Nashville and other cities.
THE WILDFLOWER TEAM
Youngsong is the dynamic entrepreneur and designer who propelled her high-style rental firm Wildflower Linen into prominence in the domestic and international special-event industries.
She began her career as a fashion designer by studying at the Kook-Jae Fashion Institute in Seoul, Korea and graduating from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco, eventually becoming the creator of namesake lines of womenís apparel sold in department stores such as Macy's and Bergdorf Goodman as well as small boutiques throughout the U.S. Youngsong also was a senior instructor at the prestigious Otis/Parsons Art Instituteís School of Design in Los Angeles.
Youngsong later melded her affinity for entertaining and fine dining with her expert knowledge of textiles and fabrications to create a thriving decor rental business, Wildflower Linen.
Since founding the company in 2001, Youngsong has grown it into a preferred source for celebrity event planners, leading hotel and catering executives, discerning organizers of corporate and social functions, and the hosts of gala weddings of all sizes. As her business evolved, it outgrew two Southern California headquarters facilities before moving in 2006 into a large complex in Buena Park. Youngsong also has launched branch showrooms at the landmark Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood and in San Franciscoís popular SoMa warehouse/loft district. A new Wildflower Linen showroom began serving coastal Orange County in summer 2009 at the upscale South Coast Collection design/decor center in Costa Mesa, which was followed by the brandís 2010 showroom debut in Scottsdale, Ariz. The newest Wildflower Linen showroom opened in 2011 to serve the renowned mountain resort communities of Park City, Utah. In addition to alliances with sales representatives in major cities nationwide, Youngsong has pending deals for exclusive branding alliances in Europe and Asia.
In the U.S. and abroad, numerous print and broadcast media have showered attention on Youngsong and her banquet fashions, including spreads in wedding and design magazines, The Wall Street Journal and on various network and cable television programs. She also has been a featured keynote speaker at several special-event trade conferences.
In 2007 Youngsong was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by an Orange County business association, and she was presented with more than a dozen formal commendations from the U.S. Congress and the California Legislature. In 2009 Youngsong won the Trendsetter Award and a Hall of Fame induction from the Association of Bridal Consultants, and was nominated for the Women in Business Award by the Orange County Business Journal. In 2010 Youngsong was presented the Shining Star Award as ďmost inspirational personĒ by the charitable Wish Upon a Wedding organization.
Lily has been a part of the Wildflower Linen team since 2007, when she joined the company to launch its San Francisco location. As the Director of Marketing and Business Development for the Wildflower Linen brand, Lily seeks out new ventures and opportunities to help build strong partnerships. She also manages the San Francisco showroom and works closely with special-event clients in the Bay Area and the northwest United States.
Prior to Wildflower Linen, Lily spent 8 years in corporate at NBC Universal in Southern California. Her strong communication skills and management abilities she cultivated from her prior work experience makes her a key asset to the Wildflower Linen team. Most importantly, she is naturally creative, which allows her to expertly assess her clients' visions and draws from their personalities to help create decor concepts that fully meet their deams and expectations. Her great sense of humor and bright smile are added bonuses.
Before settling into the special-event industry, Annette first worked in the world of fashion, utilizing her knowledge of textiles and couture apparel and her talents with photography. After working with fashion designers, she spent 14 years training and performing in the theatre, film and television, which led to work in film set decoration. That experience led Annette to work on elaborate productions and parties and introduced her to the special-event field. She first joined Wildflower Linen in 2004 and rejoined the Company in February 2010. As manager of the company's showroom in Costa Mesa, Annette brings her joyful spirit to everything she does, especially her thoughtful collaborations with clients to help create the perfect look for their events.
Chay operates the stylish Wildflower Linen showroom that serves the world-renowned alpine resort communities of Deer Valley, Park City and Sundance, near Salt Lake City. In catering to her special-event and wedding clientele, Chay draws from 25 years of experience in fashion merchandising and expertise that encompasses a broad range of disciplines: formal-fashion design, hospitality, tourism, real estate and restaurant design and management. In recognition of her talents and accomplishments, Chay received the 2001 Woman Innovator of The Year Award, an honor celebrating Utah women business leaders. An active community member and supporter of several non-profit groups in the Greater Park City Area, Chay also is an avid skier, golfer and fly-fishing enthusiast. She took third place in 2009 and 2010 in the Utah Fly Fishing Challenge on the Provo River, a benefit for the National Abilities Center in Park City. The alumna of Weber State University has long been recognized for her caring, outgoing nature and her embrace of original, inventive designs.