Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Ashley Fox Designs Website

You can now find Ashley Fox Designs brand new website and blog at



www.ashleyfoxdesigns.com/blog/ (Note: different location now)

See you there!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Abby and Dane

We are seeing a lot of peony around the studio lately and I'm not complaining!

The tables have fresh grown wheat grass which I planted 6 days before the wedding and then stuck in a few burgandy, scaviosa blooms. I like the dewdrops on the grass from their last watering.

We found the paper blooms at Litin Paper in Minneapolis thanks to Paperista's tip!

My favorite from the day were the moss pomanders with peony the two flower girls carried.

I must say, delivering to Hazeltine National Golf Course was nice, it was 7 minutes from my house!

Many thanks to Clewell Photography for the beautiful images!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Julie and Trevor

Lilacs were in bloom, the weather was stormy and the bride looked gorgeous.

I used anemones, orchids, tulips, peony, scented geranium, hellebores, boronia and lilac from my garden to create Julie's bouquet.

The mother of the bride created her dress and bouquet stem wrap. So beautiful.

Many thanks to Sarah McGee for this sneak peek of yesterday's wedding!

I should have guessed

Did you know apricot and cream colored daffodils smell just like apricots? I asked Tom to smell these and confirm so I knew I wasn't just imagining it. I am going to plant a lot more of these bulbs this fall.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Architectural Antiques Photo Shoot

I'm pretty sure the guys at Architectural Antiques thought something was wrong with me when I first walked into their shop. I had to stop, catch my breath, I could barely speak and my eyes were bugging out of my head. Yeah. Real professional, huh? Just look at this place, it is filled to the brim with inspiring pieces. Go there.

I was so happy to be a part of this amazing shoot created by Lisa Gilbertson of Simply Fabulous Events & Design and photographer Tasha Hergott of Red Bird Hills. When someone asks me to create to my hearts desire I immediately jump at the chance. Especially when it is for a dress like this one from Kate Towers. I like out of the box wedding inspiration.

Many thanks to makeup and hair artist Emily Olsen and the beautiful model Ash Steffen.

This was a treat.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Good for the flowers

The optimist in me said it wouldn't rain. Rain it did.

Good for the flowers. (Harumpf) May.

Leah and Jess still had a beautiful wedding inside the tent.

Outside the tent...again, good for the flowers.

Leah made all of the cranes, pom poms and knew what she wanted for her color scheme: red, yellow and orange with touches of pink and turquoise. The infusion of color was a welcome sight on this gray day.

I used locally sourced apple branches from a friend's orchard near Chaska and dahlias in the bride's bouquet are from plants in my own garden. (Purchased from Farm and Garden around Mother's Day)

I cannot wait to go back to Minnetonka Orchards, it is a beautiful venue!

Thanks again, Leah and Jess and Hailley from L'event for a wonderful day.