Featured Simple & White Styled Shoot

Immensely proud of our styled shoot featured in print in Minnesota Bride Magazine's Spring/Summer 2017 issue and on Magnolia Rougue blog. 

Creative Direction, Styling, Floral: Ashley Fox Designs

Photography: Jody Savage Photography

Models: Sam and Elizabeth at Ignite Models

Hair and Makeup: Heather Trachel 

Calligraphy, scroll and ribbon: Shasta Bell Calligraphy

Stamps: Little Postage House

Chairs: Linen Effects

Tabletop: The Foundry Home Goods

Table and candlesticks: IKEA

Dress: L'atelier Couture

Groom's attire: Macy's

Groom's shoes: his own

Ring box: The Mrs. Box

Ring: Trumpet and Horn

Teaching in Montana

Montana and the floral, styling and coordinating force that is Greenwood Events, is a pleasure to witness. Thank you for bringing me to Green Valley Ranch to assistant teach at your workshop. Memories for a lifetime.  A pleasure designing this bouquet and table center during my time there, the foraging and blooms available in September are what dreams are made of. 

The Wild West Flower Workshop credits:

Photography | Rebecca Hollis @rebeccahollisphotography
Planning, Styling & Hosting | Greenwood Events @greenwoodevents @ardengreenwood
Guest Assistant Instructor | Ashley Fox Designs @ashleyfoxdesigns
Venue | Green Valley Ranch @greenvalleyranchmontana
Calligraphy | Jessica Lee Calligraphy @jessicaleecalligraphy
Tabletop Rentals | The Top @thetopmontana
Ribbons | Tono & Co @tonoandco
Dress | Willow Bride @willowbride
Makeup | Skin Chic @skinchic406
Model | Jenny Silva @jennyjoysilva
Linens | La Tavola @latavolalinen

Glacier National Park images by Jacquelyn Hayward Photography @jaquelyn_hayward

Morning Elopement Styled Shoot

A late summer styled shoot where you could imagine a couple getting married at sunrise just as they climb out of their cozy tent. We designed a large dahlia and rose bouquet with handfuls of Silk and Willow ribbon and we were pleasantly surprised to find artemesia blooming in the golden field we were in. I placed some of the small, white flowers in her hair and hands as we were walking in the warm light. 

film photography Amanda Nippoldt Photography

Makeup Heather Trachel of Heather Glam 

Slip dress Shop Velvet Moon

Wrap Madewell

Ribbon Silk and Willow 

Model Lexi L. 

Early Spring Workshop 2017

Teaching people floral design is one of my favorite things to do. In 2017, our studio's third year of holding a wedding workshop, I've decided to take it a step further and make it a three day, nonstop flowers event. The dates are February 27-March 1, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. Details to follow soon. If you are interested in the next workshop contact info@ashleyfoxdesigns.com 

Here are some images from our workshop this past February 2016. I demonstrated these 3 bouquets and 2 different ways to go about constructing them. The day concluded with visiting photographer Amanda Nippoldt and she captured it all with film photography. See the student designs in this post.

Location: Space 520 in Minneapolis

Dresses: The White Room

Grecian Dress: Shop Gossamer

Model: Katie with Wehmann Agency 

Hair and Makeup: Empiria Studios

Ribbon: Silk and Willow

Assistant: Amy Ware 

Spring in Montana

When Greenwood Events has a workshop (#thewildwestflowerworkshop) you leave feeling refreshed and filled to the brim with elegant ideas and business knowledge. Always and honor to assistant teach alongside this extraordinary woman and her team. The clematis caught my attention this time around so I made a bouquet and table center which included locally foraged  Solomon's Seal, spirea, lilac and other little, green clippings. Stone on napkin found on the property.

Film Photography  Sally Pinera 

Place settings  The TOP Montana 

Venue  Green Valley Ranch, Montana  

Dress Bash Bozeman 

HAMU @stephkuhl  @kris10oleary 

Spring Bouquet Workshop

I have the hardest time editing down the images I post for these workshops. The beauty the visiting students created is too good to miss. They each created two bouquets. The first, a more classic size and shape. The second, a more dramatic and statement making design. We fit in a lot during these one day workshops: business conversation on consultations and ordering/buying, bouquet making techniques and a photo shoot to support each student's portfolio. Never a dull moment and never without incredible flowers.  Special thanks to Amanda Nippoldt for these images. Her film photography and discerning eye captured these early spring flowers like nothing else. Also, to the students who came from Honeysuckle Hollow Florist and Alissa's Flower Farm. What an amazing group of women who love flowers as much as I do. 

I'm already looking forward to next year's workshop. We are planning on doing a two day course around the same time next year with emphasis on all of the above with the inclusion of arbor construction, all followed by a photo shoot on the second day. Of course we take requests! If there is something you have been wanting to learn we would love to gear our plan in that direction. Inquiries for setting a date for next year February to info@ashleyfoxdesigns.com 

Ashley Fox Designs would like to thank these vendors for their excellence in the industry and continuous support 

Amanda Nippoldt Photography

The White Room  

Empiria Studios 

The Wehmann Agency 

Silk and Willow

Space 520 

Dutch Flowerline 

Koehler and Dramm

Breanne + Mike

Venue     Cafe Lurcat

Photography    Jeff Sampson

Planning     Park Place Planning and Events

Floral     Ashley Fox Designs

Dress    Vera Wang from L'atelier Couture

Maids dresses   Jenny Yoo from Flutter Boutique

Hair   Bespoke Hair Salon

MakeupMollie Anderson & Amy Stutzriem

Cake    The Copper Hen

Linens and Rentals     Rudy's Event Rentals and Linen Effects

Invitations and Stationary   Paper Rock Scissor

Ribbon on bouquet   Frou Frou Chic

Groom's attire   Vera Wang Black from Men's Warehouse

Ring box   The Mrs. Box

Calligraphy mirror   Hooked Calligraphy

Flowers on Models in Clothes

Creating floral crowns for this lookbook was a blast. We love being a part of photo shoots like this. Thank you to @neonesquire for requesting these over-the-top and beautifully styled designs.

Creatives (Instagram accounts) who were a part of it all ::

Floral crowns @ashleyfoxdesigns

Creative/Production@neonesquire

Hair @bbbmari  at@haussalon

Talent @ignitemodels

Makeup @lovelobeauty

 @jleepace

 Photography @taylorobr

Clothes @mpranica @lindseybhop @everydaykayla @idle.child

Jill + Dave

A refreshing, summer wedding at Calhoun Beach Club for Jill + Dave.  All the maids wore flowers in their hair and smiles on their faces. It was truly one of those fabulous, great days. I do love a happy wedding party. Jill and Dave, your families are the sweetest and it was a pleasure designing for all of you!

Photography |  Jonny Edwin  

Venue | Calhoun Beach Club

Bride's dress | Lela Rose

Brittney + Dave

"Industrial, Pacific Northwest." Bride and Groom's hopes for their decor at the Solar Arts Building in August.

I couldn't wait to get their 36' of greens, lights and white flowers down the aisle that day. The smiles that followed I will never forget. 

The family built the front ceremony wall where we placed dozens of fern "growing" right up the side and candles sitting below. The suspended wood shelves near the dance floor held even more candles. There were candles and smiles and happy, joyful people everywhere that day.

My friends, Britt and Dave, thank you both for your vision and excitement for this day; it's a favorite!

And everyone should have a donut bar at their wedding. Can this be the new tradition please?

Photographer |  Brandon Werth

Venue |  Solar Arts Building / Solar Arts By Chowgirls

Creative direction & floral | Ashley Fox Designs

Donuts |  Grandma's Bakery

Bride's Dress/Attire | Posh Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses | Monique Lhuilier from Nordstrom

Flower Girl Dresses | Etsy

Rings | Arthur's Jewelers

Monogrammed donut | Glam Doll Donuts

Invitations | Minted

Programs | Bride designed

DJ | Nora Events

Engagement shoot in Bodega Bay, California

We fit in a little engagement shoot during our visit to California this month. He was such a sport, driving to Petaluma towards Garden Valley Ranch to see Fallon and grab the incredible roses she had harvested (in abundance!) for me. Of course, they were perfect and our rental vehicle smelled amazing all week. Perks.

There has been so much to celebrate and be thankful for this year and California, one of my favorite places, was the best spot we could think of to end the year.

Samantha Kirk, we are overjoyed by your work and cannot say enough good things about you and your calm, patient and kind nature. Your clients are some of the luckiest around.

Film photography::  Samantha Kirk Photography

Dress::  Free People

Ribbon::  @tonoandco

Ring::  Trumpet and Horn

A Flower Workshop in Montana

Darci Greenwood, of Beargrass Gardens, invited me to her home state of Montana last September to be an assistant teacher at her first Wild West Flower Workshop. Not a moment passed during this experience where I didn't want to pinch myself and say "Is this really happening; how could I be so lucky?!!"  Darci created an incredibly moving and fulfilling experience, personally and professionally, for the staff and students who attended and stayed at Green Valley Ranch.  The landscape, flowers and instant sense of community made us all feel right at home and ready to take in everything about this business of flowering.

Day one we chatted about business and made luxurious bridal bouquets. I was so inspired by autumn's golden fern growing on site I created a blushy/buttercream colored design using foliage that grew on the edges of the lodge property. Day two the students created centerpieces and watched while Darci helped each attendee style his/her table setting with The Top collection of table and glassware for each student's portfolio use. Our stay concluded with a farewell dinner set at the base of the lodge overlooking the mountains. The table included designs by the instructors, large glowing candles and tableware all set by Darci. To say it was magical would be the biggest understatement of my life.

Many thank yous to Darci and her team including Arden, Jesse, Rebecca and fellow assistant instructor Nancy, of Oak and Owl. These women are forever in my heart. From the moment I got off the plane, it was like having an instant family. Not a bad way to spend a work week.

Photography | Rebecca Hollis :: @rebeccahollisphotography :: http://rebeccahollis.com
Workshop Host, Florals and Styling | Beargrass Gardens Floral and Events :: @beargrassgardens @ardengreenwood @bigmtnspirit :: http://beargrassgardens.com
Guest Instructors | Oak and the Owl :: @oakandtheowl :: http://oakandtheowl.com and Ashley Fox Designs :: @ashleyfoxdesigns :: http://ashleyfoxdesigns.com
Ribbons | Tono and Co :: @tonoandco
Flowers | Mayesh Wholesale :: @mayeshwholesale :: http://mayesh.com 
Venue | Green Valley Ranch :: @greenvalleyranchmontana :: http://greenvalleyranchmontana.com 
Tabletop Rentals | The Top :: @thetopmontana

Model | Brandy LaRoux :: http://rm-ea.com
Dress | Leanne Marshall :: @leannemarshallofficial :: http://leannemarshall.com from Velvet Bride :: @velvetbride :: http://velvetbride.com
Other Rentals | The Party Store :: @thepartystoremt :: http://thepartystoremt.com 
Calligraphy | Jessica Lee Calligraphy :: @jessicaleecalligraphy :: http://jessicaleecalligraphy.com 

 

Sunset photo shoot with Red Bird Hills

This shoot celebrates the progress my business has made over the years and the solid friendships that have grown out of vendor collaborations. Tasha, of Red Bird Hills, was the first to shoot my work those 7 years ago and I haven't looked back since with her. Many other friendships have come out of this avenue my life has taken from growers, photographers, brides, other floral designers--it's been an extraordinary and heart warming experience, this wedding biz of ours. And we were treated to a pretty plaque this past July when we won Minnesota Bride Magazine's Award for Best of Floral 2015. So thankful to MN Bride Magazine for their support over the years. Beyond thankful for their friendship and shout outs. Talk about heart warming...

Also, how luscious are these photos?!!?!!! I can't take my eyes away, they are so beautiful. Krista, you were incredible. Thank you for your grace and beauty and traveling the distance to work with us! x

Photos|  Red Bird Hills

Model   |  @krirei717  on Instagram

Dress|   Lovely Bride

Ribbon|  Silk and Willow

Roses|  Garden Valley Ranch

All other blooms/greens|  Gullywash Gardens

Location|  Belle Plaine, Minnesota