Real Wedding at Machine Shop: Heidi + Dan 3.17.18

Sneak peeks from photographers Cadence and Eli of this magical, green and white hanging garden wedding in Minneapolis. 

Vendor Credits

Floral Design  Ashley Fox Designs

Planning and Coordination Style Architects Weddings

Lighting and Event Production PHOS Events

Rentals  Mirror head tables Rudy's Event Rentals, tabletop and linens Linen Effects

Calligraphy Rosann Konieczny

Cake complete with custom calligraphy Prince lyrics  Farina Bakery

Venue  Machine Shop Minneapolis

 

French Meadow Inspiration / Bastille Day 2017

Photographed on Bastille Day 7.14.17. Many locally grown flowers were used to create these designs for this mid-summer inspiration.

Film images Rochelle Louise Photography 

Styling Meghan Irene

Floral Ashley Fox Designs

Calligraphy and silk ribbon Shasta Bell Calligraphy

Model Kara at Ignite Models

 

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

 

Delicate Winter Inspiration

Photographed mid-December in Minnesota and inspired by the early frost of approaching winter. 

Concept, styling and floral Ashley Fox Designs
Photographer Amanda Nippoldt
Ribbon Shasta Bell Calligraphy
Makeup Heather Trachsel
Floral assistant Sarma Stumbris
Model Gabby Ignite Models @1thegreatcatsby
Wardrobe Winsome Goods
Venue The Hutton House
Roses Grace Rose Farm
Shoes Target
Napkins CB2
Bowls The Foundry Homegoods
Fabric runner on chair Silk and Willow
glassware and candlesticks: vintage shop
flatware: local purchase
fabric on tables: Home Depot and JoAnn Fabrics 

Modern Pastels Editorial Featured in Minnesota Bride Magazine

Creative Direction, Styling and Floral  Ashley Fox Designs

Photography    Amanda Nippoldt Photography

Wardrobe Stylist   Claire Neviaser

Venue and glassware    Grand Cafe in Minneapolis

Invitation suite, menu and place cards   Esther Clark

Makeup   Heather Trachsel

Model   Madison Reimer

Male model Nic   Ignite Models

Dinner plates, salad plates, napkins, flatware   Elegantly Placed  

Garden roses Grace Rose Farm

(Vintage aqua/green lusterware dessert plates found on Etsy.com) 

Thank you to Minnesota Bride Magazine for featuring this in your Spring/Summer 2018 issue 

Design concept from our studio:

The Feel:

I wanted to create a story, not just a moment in time at an event, and chose the venue, Grand Cafe in Minneapolis, MN. Simply walking into this space you stand up a bit more straight, feel more elegant and yet, could be right at home and lounge on the plush seating. Where better to have a fashionable, small and detailed event? In the end, I wanted the final images to make you feel like you were with the couple at this gathering during their intimate event: pre-party, ceremony, post ceremony dinner and drinks, and finally leaving the venue. 

The Flowers:

Inspired by the new, blush walls of the former bakery, now upscale French bistro, I drew from pastel colors found in modern florals using heirloom garden roses, enhanced orchids and waxy anthuriums and a nod to Minnesota with a green and white Lady Slipper orchid. The pearlescent / holographic effect and texture was used in the place cards, aqua dessert plates all the way to wardrobe. The venue’s 30s style pink champagne coups and our mirror table runner gave double the flowers and light. 

The Final Look:

Everything needed to be clean, eye catching and refined.  I loved the way the venue space is already defined, requiring just the right amount of light and sparkle off of the tables and the wardrobe. I used the backdrop of green print wallpaper in the space and created a lux center floral design low enough for conversation. 

My appreciation to all the vendors who were a part of this A List team.  You are true artists in the purest form.   
 

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

 

 

 

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 

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. 

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