Thursday, May 13, 2010
Flowers seem to be near the end of that check list. By the time I sit down face to face with you, chances are you have your venue/caterer, photographer, linens and attire already confirmed.
This leaves me little opportunity to tell you about all of the amazing people I've worked with and who are some of the best of the best in the industry. It occurred to me today that you may be reading this at the beginning of the time line, in the research phase (hopefully not at work ;) ).
Research on your vendors is vital but can also be overwhelming. I highly suggest you check out The Style Laboratory for some assistance.
The Style Laboratory is a design and planning studio. They also offer a cutting edge interactive technology called Style Stations, which allow you to access a database of tens of thousands of images of events designed and executed by the best vendors in the Twin Cities.
This service is complimentary and includes images and information on such fabulous vendors as
The Depot, W Minneapolis, D'Amico Catering, Wolfgang Puck Catering, Linen Effects, Liz Banfield Photography, Studio Laguna and many many more.
Please check it out online and better yet, in person! It may be the best thing you could do to ensure the enjoyment of the planning process!
Monday, April 26, 2010
We will be taking individual custom orders for delivery May 7th, 8th and 9th. There is a $60 minimum and a $10 delivery fee and deliveries can be made anywhere in the metro area.
Call or email today! Credit Cards accepted.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
2. Being able to count my best friend as my best employee!
Aubre and I at the ISES Star Awards last weekend
Aubre and I have know each other for nearly 15 years. During these years we have shared many road trips, plane rides, apartments, clothes, work days, tears and laughs.
Nine years ago, she use to hang out with me while I worked at Stems and Vines. Anyone who knows her knows she can't sit still and one day S&V decided to pay her for all the sweeping and cleaning she was doing.
Aubre quickly fell into the role of designer and has become one of the best floral designers I know.
We spent the better part of 5 years working together AS the wedding department of what was once the "premiere wedding florist" of the Twin Cities. I am thrilled and excited to see what the future brings for SHBA!
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
I have to say that was not only painless (fear of cameras, especially video) but fun! I unfortunately do not know the jargon, but he shoots with what looks like a regular digital camera. Even in my (smallish) design studio I was able to forget he was shooting! I guess that's part of what makes his video work so natural and unstaged. Take a look at some of his work and see what I mean.
Some (neh, most) couples may think that videography is fairly low on the priority list, after all that's what Uncle Ted is for...he can stand in the back. Wrong.
I do not think there is a Bride in the world that wouldn't love to have a memory format like this of the big day. What Capture Studios does it art.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I am very excited to be a part of a new book CRAVE Minneapolis/St Paul: The Urban Girl's Manifesto! The book is due to hit shelves this Spring. It features local women owned businesses and "informatively connects urban gals to the sassiest, gutsiest most inspiring people they need to know in Minneapolis and St Paul"
Summer Harsh Botanical Artistry will be featured for what I do, provide floral decor' for weddings, events and private dinner party's. This last one is new on the list, as far as promoting it...but I've found that some of my favorite pieces have been done for private homes. I will come to your home and coordinate with your decor', theme of the event, place settings and even use your own vases or vessels. The result has been powerful statement pieces that pull together your home in a completely customized way. Here are some examples.
Muddy Paw's Cheesecake
The Design Studio