photo by Alexis Brooks
Everyone, this is Julie. She is a super rad gal who has been working with me for the past year and a half on pre-production and event day set-up. If you’ve worked with me on an event before, you’ve seen her smiling face and impeccable style decorating with our modern decor and whimsical florals.
She has recently been promoted to Assistant Designer. Yay Julie! I’m giving myself a maternity leave of July 15 – September 30th. During that time, Julie will be your go-to girl for all things Michelle Edgemont design and floral. She’ll be the one on the other side of the emails, taking care of our social media, and keeping things running smoothly while I tend to a little baby human.
We will still be booking events, weddings, styling gigs, floral work, and DIY projects while I’m on maternity leave. The response time might be ever so slightly slower, although our commitment to modern, colorful, whimsical events will never falter.
Please give a warm welcome to Julie! She can be reached at Julie@MichelleEdgemont.com.
Tell me a little about yourself. What do you like to do for fun/eat/listen to/visit?
I am a Texan by birth, New Yorker by choice, lover of art, avid photographer, dance machine and fashion fiend. I have an MA in Contemporary Art and have seven years of public relations experience in fashion and art. When “PR-Julie” was not the Julie I envisioned for myself, I reevaluated and quit my job. I have always been the party curator of my group of friends (you can always find something to celebrate!) so I decided to pursue event design and planning. This new career path has fulfilled me in ways I never would have thought.
My idea of fun is anything and everything with my rag-tag group of friends. Either that be exploring the city, getting away from the city or just sitting around, cracking a beer and entertaining each other. We find fun and hilarity in every moment.
As for food, I am lucky (or unlucky for my waist line) to live across from Brooklyn Star. My husband and I snag a place at the bar and each get a Chicken Fried Steak and a Smoked Old Fashion. My mouth is watering just from typing this.
On to music! Every morning starts with WBGO Jazz FM and a large cup of coffee. As for new music, I love Django Django and Local Natives but I love classics like Elvis, Crosby, Stills and Nash and I have a guilty pleasure for Tom Jones…Do yourself a favor and youtube his videos now.
What do you love about living in Brooklyn?
I have lived in NY for 12 years, in different neighborhoods, and there is something therapeutic in crossing that bridge and walking down my tree lined street. I feel a real sense of community in my neighborhood. People take pride in their homes, sit on their porches and smile at you when you walk by. I feel like the NYC pace slows a bit but the people are just as vibrant or even more so!
How beautiful was Julie on her wedding day!?!??! Photo by Dave Robbins Photography
What are your favorite things about working in weddings?
I can not think of a job that more rewarding than being asked to curate someone’s most important day. My favorite moment, and it’s an honor, is seeing those few seconds the bride takes before walking down the aisle. Witnessing her deep breath before those last (or first) few steps always, with out fail, brings tears to my eyes. Happy tears!!
What was the best part of your own wedding?
Feeling the immense amount of love in the room as I walked down the aisle on the arm of the first man in my life and seeing the rest of my life waiting for me at the end.
And our DJ rocked!
Any advice to couples going through the wedding design and planning process?
Have fun during the process! Have a drink while scrolling through itunes as you pick your wedding music, laugh while you plan your seating assignments, grab coffees and walk through the flower market, take nights off from planning to enjoy and hold each other. Enjoy being engaged! I was with my husband for 9 years before we tied the knot and there was a palpable change (for the better!) when we made it official. So take pause and enjoy every step of the process.
Email Julie at Julie@MichelleEdgemont.com. Welcome to the team!