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Castle Rock florist to design ‘Parasite’ Oscars party

Castle Rock florist to design ‘Parasite’ Oscars party

2 Photos Florist Jason Vorse stands in his Castle Rock shop Pollen Floral Works. (Courtesy Jason Vorse) CASTLE ROCK — When Jason Vorse moved home to Castle Rock to start his own floral design shop almost three years ago, he left a nearly two-decade career as a designer in Los Angeles. But his Hollywood contacts haven’t forgotten him. Last week a Los Angeles-based production company hired Pollen Floral Works to design the flower displays and other decorations for an Oscars cocktail party Sunday for “Parasite,” a South Korean film up for six nominations, including “Best Picture.” Should it win that category, “Parasite” would be the first foreign-language film to earn that title. “Depending on how the Oscars go, this (party) has the potential to be one of the biggest parties of the Oscars,” Vorse said Thursday. Vorse is no stranger to designing Hollywood parties. He arranged $5 million malachite crystal urns for Princess Beatrice of York’s Sweet 16 birthday party and set up flowers for Ashton Kutcher’s wedding to Demi Moore. Vorse has even worked “behind the scenes” with Oscars parties before, he said. But this year is particularly special because it’s his first time as the design company and not just an employee. “This is our ballgame now,” Vorse said of Pollen, the Castle Rock florist shop he opened July 2017. “I’ve worked with a lot of very large event production companies, but this is all Pollen. That’s the difference.” Event design and production company Gina Wade Creative met Saturday to decide who would design the party, Vorse said. None of the designers in L.A. fit their vision, and the company knew Vorse from working together on several past projects. “They got out of their meeting last Saturday and immediately they said, ‘We have to fly Pollen in,’ […]

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