Flowers make people smile. It’s good to see in the middle of winter.
Wedding Floral Classes
Saturday and Sunday, April 26 & 27, 2014
9am – 5pm each day
These classes are for people who are interested in starting their own flower business, wedding planners who would like a larger background knowledge of floral, or anyone who loves flowers and wants to know more about designing them.
Sign up for one or both classes. Up to 5 students per class. Minimum enrollment of 3 students required per class.
Saturday: Contracts/ how to order flowers/ design a table center: Students will discover how to help a bride take her wedding flower ideas and make them a reality. Learn what kind and how many flowers to order during a particular season. Take home hard copy proposal and contract examples to make communication between you and your clients effective, up front and clear from the beginning. Students will also design a table center in a footed bowl before the day is done using seasonal blooms.
Sunday: Designing personal flowers: Students will have the opportunity to design a hand tied, romantic and natural, picked from the garden style bouquet from a large collection of spring flowers. Emphasis on this day will be learning every aspect in creating a bride’s bouquet. From choosing the right stems that will look lovely and last for your client, to the care and timing of designing one of these ephemeral beauties. Other flowering activities will include: a floral crown, a wrist corsage (don’t worry, you’ll like this one, I promise) and a gent’s boutonniere.
Each day will be filled with “behind the bench” notes on how wedding flowers are envisioned, created, stored, managed, babysat, swooned over and, of course, a gardening tip or two about some of your favorite MN grown flowers.
Morning coffee and treats, lunch and beverages provided each day.
Contact Ashley Fox firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have regarding the classes.
Images by Jose Villa
Ashley Fox Designs is looking for interns!
Two spots are available in my studio for the April – October 2014 wedding season. This is the real deal, flower lovers; hard work and lovely blooms. There will be flowers everyday. You will have stems to process, blooms to fluff (more on that later), design work, lots of coffee, many heavy things to lift–and lift again, buckets to wash, vases to count and deliveries with me. See what it takes to make pretty flowers look incredible at a wedding. Start to finish.
Interested? Contact Ashley at email@example.com and tell her your “why I love flowers”story and why you would make a great intern.
Had some peony growing. Had a dress. Called a friend/model and a friend/photographer, then we did a photo shoot. Sometimes the simplest ideas, which happen in the shortest amounts of time, create the most magic moments. Thank you, friends!
This June bouquet featured three ingredients: ‘Cutie’ Peony, hawthorn branches and ornamental oregano.
images featured on Ruffled blog here.
as-pretty-as-it-gets images by Erin Bell Photography
“Ok, so what’s with the buck antlers-thing going on here?” you might ask. The bride’s maiden name is Buck. Need I say more?
Admittedly, I am not a glitter fan, but when Lindsay came to me with her vision for their September wedding I saw immediately how beautifully it would work at their chosen venue, Mill City Museum. As a designer, it is fun to do something a bit out of your comfort zone from time to time, fully embrace the idea and go for it. With the bride’s sense of style and Ashley Fox Designs hand-selected, local dahlia and carefully chosen garden roses, she and I created striking, yet simple and elegant tables to greet her guests. I had a wonderful time working with Lindsay and Brian, they always had smiles on their faces and truly loved being involved in the creative process, from painting their own vases, to the groom hand delivering fresh hops days before the wedding to be used in the boutonnieres. How could I not be inspired to design beautiful things for them?! Love, love you two!
Gorgeous images by the talented and kind, lauren b. photography
The following are some (ok, a lot of) images I took of the bouquets and boutonnieres before they left the studio that day. They were so luscious, fragrant and yummy, I could have spent all day looking at them:
AND, this final image is one the Mother of the Bride sent me of their brunch table the following day, using vases from the reception. How pretty!
images by Red Bird Hills
images by Red Bird Hills
Original from Gunne Sax
images by David Grube Photography
Peony print dress with sheer sequin details (look closely at edge of flowers on dress)
images by Erin Bell Photography
Over the years I seem to have collected some dresses which I used for photo shoots, dry cleaned and put away in the closet. They really should be given the chance to be worn again. If you like one,
make me an offer. measurements upon request. will ship internationally.
Email if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org