Thank you to Minnesota Bride Magazine for nominating my studio in your Best of Floral category for the fourth year in a row!!! This job invigorates, nourishes and thrills me to no end and your support is always sweet icing on the cake.
Thank you to clients, vendors, family and friends for your lasting support and love. The winners of the Best of 2014 will be announced at the awards ceremony in July (aka: big, fun party where I get to laugh with all of these industry peeps and friends I never see because we all work so hard). Congratulations to all of the other nominees! See the full list here.
images Spencer Combs
Out of the studio March 23-29
Filling the last week of March with a trip to CA, one of my favorite places. Fell in love with it last year. It’s just so…warm and green. Escaping MN for a bit to see the ocean with the family and take in some sights. I will be back in the studio April 1st. No foolin.
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