10 Questions with Jason Vorse

10 Questions with Jason Vorse

Meet AOO Floral‘s Jason Vorse!

Known for groundbreaking sculptural designs that he describes as “modern with a romantic edge,” AOO Floral’s lead designer Jason Vorse infuses his work with a deep knowledge of horticulture and plant physiology.  He studied Floral Mechanics and Design Elements at the Seattle Floral Design Institute before moving to Los Angeles where he quickly established himself within the industry. His educational background, coupled with his artistic approach, has set him apart in the floral design world.

Vorse has created floral designs for numerous celebrity events, and his innovative work has graced many magazine covers around the world. His creations have been spotlighted on MTV International, in Glamour Magazine, and during Fashion Week. Vorse’s work was featured in the Spring/Summer 2009 Runway Show for Fashion Designer Sue Wong.  He has also garnered an international reputation, creating floral designs for the royal families of Thailand and England.

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Vorse seen here with his design assistant and AOO employee Chance.

Vorse has dedicated his life to floral artistry and design. We recently caught up with Vorse to ask him our signature 10 Questions. Get a glimpse into his fun, creative personality here!

How did you get started in the special events industry?

I studied horticulture in college after finding my passion in gardening and landscape in my personal life. I then went on to study interior design and a bit of fashion. I later moved on to floral design and plant physiology. At this point I combined my knowledge of plants and the design together and entered into the floral event and fashion world bulding living structures, floral fashion and headpieces and furthering into event floral. Luxury floral with a signature twist.

 What is your favorite place to go shopping in LA?

Probably Sunset Nursery.

Favorite museum in LA?

The Broad. I was first introduced to the Broad family nearly 15 years ago. I designed events for their private residence and was exposed to their personal art inventory and was blown away. Now to see their contribution and collaboration at the broad is beyond inspiring.

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Vorse was quite the team player at a recent team building six mile run in Castaic Lakes, CA.

Rooftop pool or indoor pool?

I spend enough time at hotel locations, I tend to flock to personal residence’s for swim time in lieu.

What is your favorite brunch spot in LA?

 Oh I have so many. On my off time I tend to stay local in the Silver Lake area. My partner and I often hit Mohawk Bend (which is a great eatery that is a transformed performance art theater) or Barix for the easy flowing Mimosas.

Favorite cocktail trend of all time?

Work hard, play hard. A straight up vodka martini with a twist does me just fine. The key to this drink is to whisk the glass with a sweet vermouth.

What is your favorite annual event in LA?

Hands down it’s the Red Dress event in West Hollywood, which is an annual fundraiser for HIV/Aids research and support.

What destination would you recommend for a nearby stay-cation?

Just get me to Joshua Tree and /or Palm springs and I’m great. This half speed mentality does the body good.

What is your favorite venue in LA?

So many… Vibiana gives me many inspiring thoughts. They just start flowing. So many creative ways to utilize this space. I hope I get the opportunity this year to share these ideas.

 If you could work on any special event in the world, which one would it be and why?

 I’m going to be totally honest. I’m planning my own wedding this year and very excited to design this according to our vision. You plan things in your head for years thinking exactly how you want to see it. Now bringing these combined plans into fruition is beyond exciting and inspiring.

To schedule a consultation with Jason email AOO Events at info@aooevents.com

  • Designing for Fall with AOO Floral
    Designing for Fall with AOO Floral