Announcements

So much has been happening in the studio this winter and spring. I can't wait to show it all to you in upcoming posts. For now, two things.

One, our new logo and cards. They're great, right?! I can't get enough of them. Logo and design by Jill Elaine Designs. Jill worked with me for a long time to get the look I wanted and I absolutely adore the final print. Thank you, Jill, for your patience and talent!

Second, the studio was nominated as a finalist, for the fifth year in a row, for a Minnesota Bride Magazine Best of Floral Award! No, it doesn't get old. Not one bit. I treasure each year as I am doing exactly what I want to do. What a thrill and honor it is to have clients, vendors, family and friends nominate me for such a thing. Thank you to everyone who voted! I couldn't be more excited to be designing into our 7th year of business. Cheers!


Wedding Bouquet 101 Class :: Two :: Student Work

I'm beginning to understand the value of a two or three day workshop with students in the flower world. We never seem to have enough time to do what we want during these one day classes; always wanting to just one more this or that. It goes by too fast. They sure managed quite a lot in our time together; creating two distinct bouquets each, flowers to adorn the hair, boutonnieres and a quick corsage or two. As I pour over these images I think back on this day and feel so happy to be able to spend time with like-minded people who enjoy lunch and lemon-thyme sugar cookies from The Copper Hen and Justin Timberlake's greatest hits playing in the background.

Thank you to the students who attended. Your love of flowers, joy for designing and learning and incredible skills made my day a pleasure and honor to be with you.  To Erin Bell Photography, for your friendship, lens that doesn't quit, and incredible eye for capturing these blooms, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

If you missed this workshop, but want to get your hands on flowers and take a class, I offer 1:1 tutorials and group classes by request. Contact Ashley at info@ashleyfoxdesigns.com for more details.

Credits

Erin Bell Photography

Dress: by Amy Kuschel at Che Bella

Model: McKenna P. at Caryn Model & Talent Management

Venue: Space 520

Wedding Bouquet 101 Class :: One

This is the first of two entries from our spring bouquet workshop last month. The second entry will feature all of the students' beautiful designs.  My goal in teaching is to make the flowers approachable and easy to manage when designing. A bucket of giant, Japanese ranunculus can be quite exciting and overwhelming to a beginner (or even a seasoned pro).  Here are three demo bouquets each with its own goal. From open, lush, romantic // small, petite, gentle // to colorful and dramatic. 

Credits

Erin Bell Photography

Dress: by Amy Kuschel at Che Bella

Ribbon: Silk and Willow

Cake: The Copper Hen

Model: McKenna P. at Caryn Model & Talent Management

Venue: Space 520