Gold and Champagne Palette Inspiration

The gold and champagne inspiration came from Kristopher and Co., a husband and wife wedding planning team, who contacted us to create a three day business and creative workshop for them. Our great thanks to all of the vendors (who were a part of the day 3 shoot to highlight and capture the attendee's work) who continually bring so much of their talent and heart to these workshops. It is my great honor to host and design with you. 

Concept, Styling and Florals   Ashley Fox Designs

Invitation suite, place cards and ribbon Shasta Bell Calligraphy

Photographer Amanda Nippoldt

Workshop attendees Kristopher and Co.

Hair Cristina Ziemer Beauty

Makeup Heather Trachsel

Model Elle Ignite Models

Hair accessory @corbielle_by_ada

Dress The White Room Minneapolis

Venue The Hutton House

Linens La Tavola Linen

Rentals Rudy's Event Rentals

Roses Grace Rose Farm

Find more workshop images on Instagram at #afdworkshops

 

Iris in June

A color study in our studio last June drawing inspiration from the soft, peachy hue of the locally grown iris against the rich, plum colored viburnum foliage with delicate pink blossoms. The place cards and invitation suite with illustration and graphite script custom made for the day by Esther Clark. 

Photography   Amanda Nippoldt

Illustration and Calligraphy    Esther Clark

Flowers   Ashley Fox Designs

Model   Caroline at Ignite Models

Makeup   Heather Trachsel

Hand dyed custom silk ribbons    Shasta Bell

 

 

 

French Meadow Inspiration / Bastille Day 2017

Posted a lot of photos on this one because there were so many beautiful details captured during our French meadow theme. Photographed on Bastille Day 7.14.17 

Film images Rochelle Louise Photography 

Styling Meghan Irene

Floral Ashley Fox Designs

Calligraphy and silk ribbon Shasta Bell Calligraphy

Model Kara at Ignite Models

Graceful / Industrial Mix

The steel gray metal arbor pictured is available for rental on our online shop

Soft lace and clean lines of a venue are one of our favorite things. Paired here with delicate, early spring flowers of anemone, ranunculus and eucalyptus. 

Images Amanda Nippoldt

StylingMeghan Irene

Model Hannah

DressLatelier Couture   

Ribbon  Silk and Willow  

Venue note:  This 4th floor, warehouse location in Minneapolis is now a developed office space and unavailable for use 

Romantic mansion inspiration // Featured in Minnesota Bride Magazine Fall/Winter 2017

Creative Direction and Florals   Ashley Fox Designs

Calligraphy and Ribbon   Shasta Bell Calligraphy

Photographer   Jake Anderson Photography

Stylist   Meghan Irene

Venue   300 Clifton Bed and Breakfast 

Assistant   Amy Ware

Assistant   Katie Horvath 

Hair and Makeup   Fatima Olive Beauty

Models   Hannah Duggan at Wehmann Agency and
Jamison Murphy 

Suit Martin Patrick 3
Headband L'atelier Courture
Veil and ring box Shop Gossamer
Dress Alexandra Grecco
Caterer Coalition
Rentals Apres Party and Tent Rental
China rentals Elegantly Placed
Amber goblets CB2
Flatware Target
Glass place cards Meghan Irene and Shasta Bell as seen above 

As seen in Minnesota Bride Magazine Fall/Winter 2017 issue 

Spring 2017

Credits: 

film images Amanda Nippoldt

makeup Heather Trachel

model Taylor Lynn Penshorn 

dress @wyldesyvintage 

ribbon Shasta Bell Calligraphy 

 

 

 

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 Trachsel

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 

Online Shop: Our "How To" Card

Created for the purpose of helping clients and vendors receive the best images possible from their flower orders we called upon the help of local vendors Jill Elaine Designs and illustrator, @moonlicorice and we just love the result! After years of seeing boutonnieres pinned this way and that and bouquets held here and there we decided it was time to give a gentle reminder. The card is simple to customize per client's order with a little watercolor. Just another level of customization and care we give every order here at Ashley Fox Designs. 

You can find these in our online shop. 10 in a package. Comes with 10, clear, cello slips for protecting the card on delivery. 

Here's to better photos for all! 

Click here to purchase. 

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