My Table Tips:
Let me see, how do I say this…I was asked to do this feature and cover shoot because two years ago I was spotted at an event wearing black, sequin pants with a vintage top. Yes, it pays to look different. Sometimes. It made me and my business memorable. Thank you Sara Glassman!*
Many thanks to Savvy.mn magazine for giving me the opportunity to design flowers for your readers. I had a fantastic time working with Melissa, Amy and Sara and those at the magazine offices, thank you all for such a beautiful cover! I cannot wait to read the article tomorrow when it comes out.
I am so proud to be working in a community where a business like mine, which is based on hard work, good ethics and getting to know each client one on one, is given space to shine. I am truly grateful.
*(see me in Star Tribune’s Style Section here. You will have to scroll to the middle of the page and click on my photo to see it in full and then scroll to the very bottom of the page to see the full description.)
Thank you to Amy at Custom Creations Photography for the wonderful images in the magazine! See their website here.
A link to the article here.
You would never guess it by their faces, but that was one warm wedding day. Way to have your game faces on, Team Erickson!
I love the celadon green, ivory and deep blue color scheme the bride chose.
To see my candids of the table centers click here.
I find myself saying this a lot this season “This was one of my favorites!” (I think that is a good thing)
Beautiful photos by Spencer Combs
Here is my take on ‘soft garden meets contemporary style’ floral design.
Kristin and Grant, thank you for making my job truly a pleasure. You both came with solid of ideas of what you wanted to see in your wedding, then you let me run with those inspirations. Your wedding was fantastic to design. Not only was it minutes from my home/studio some of the flowers came out of my own garden. I love it when that happens.
(ps–Go Pack, Go!)
Many thanks also to the lovely Lauren of lauren b. photography who captured these beautiful and romantic images.
Ceremony | Excelsior Covenant Church
Reception | Hazeltine National Golf Course
Photos | lauren b. photography
Here’s what I know: all of the vendors who participated in this photo shoot have a passion for what they do. Not just a passion, but an obsession for their craft. I consider this good company. The vendors of the Independent Wedding Association all have this energy that is inspiring and satisfying to see in this industry.
My personal inspiration for this shoot comes from the artfully crafted stationary with Norwegian rosemaling style details.
The Minnesota prairie also influenced me to create a combination of free flowing flowers and grasses for these sweet, little designs.
(It just started raining right now and I realized how much I miss the sound of rain. We’ve been experiencing a drought recently.)
I keep thinking of the words darling and chic when I look at these photos. Not normally two words that go together, but I think they fit.
My favorite floral craft contribution here: see if you can spot the red dogwood twigs I bent into a heart shapes. They are in a bottle on the table. I learned how to do it during my years of working at the Arboretum.
Thank you IWA for asking me to be a part of this shoot!
Armato Design & Press | Stationery
Ashley Fox Designs | Floral Design
Becca Dilley Photography
Chow Girls Killer Catering | Food
Cocoa & Fig | Pie on a Stick
Roycraft | Apron
Katharine Gotham | Cheese Tags
Northern Clay Center | Cheese Tags
Sarah McGee Photography
Wood from the Hood |Cutting Board
Polish National Alliance, Northeast Minneapolis | Venue
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That sums up this wedding for me. I can’t say anything more about it or I would go on for days.
This wedding is featured on the wonderful blog Style Me Pretty! See here.
Thank you, Leah, for hiring me, inspiring me and becoming a friend.
Photographer | Amanda Nichole Photography
Venue | Minnetonka Orchards
Wedding Coordinator | Evolution Events
Jessica, of Jessica’s Cakes, is a gumpaste flower making genius.
Brides have asked me how to preserve the bouquet they carried. I am now going to say, “Have Jessica make you some of your favorite flowers. Those will last forever.”
A bride can use these flowers on the cake, sweets table, anywhere.
Just look at that lily of the valley in the second photo. Sugar, ladies!
I was honored to have the extraordinarily talented Studio Laguna over to our home, studio and gardens to photograph these beauties. To my eyes Katrina, of Studio Laguna, and Jessica flawlessly styled this shoot.
Read about Jessica’s love of her sweet blooms here.
I would like to vacation here at Windbeam Farm with Trudi and Paul, the caretakers. The gardens, the goats, what more could a girl ask for?! And by vacation I mean help feed the goats and weed the gardens all the while, taking careful notes and sketches on their landscaping secrets…
I hope to do another wedding here someday. Thank you Kendra and Dan for asking me to be a part of your wedding team. You are both such kind, warm and happy people, it was an absolute pleasure designing for you.
This was a glorious day. 65 degrees. No wind. Fall colors beginning. The drive to Windbeam Farm in Wisconsin was so beautiful.
The bride’s bouquet looks really huge in the photo, but was only 13″ in diameter. The groom is graciously holding it out far for me to get a good pic.
After looking at the ceremony and reception decor I heard the bride say “Ashley Fox rocks.”
Yep. Good day.
I will post reception photos soon. There are cute animals in those photos.