Five years ago I did my own personal flowers for my wedding. This business was a glimmer of hope on the horizon and my wedding flowers were the first bouquets I’ve ever made. I just kind of jumped in with my eyes closed. Kind of like how I eat ice cream sundaes. It’s all or nothing. All the toppings or none of the toppings. All of the bouquets and boutonnieres with no training and just a few youtube videos up my sleeve? SURE.

My wedding bouquet was beautiful. Looking back, it could have been fuller and larger, but I made it the night before my wedding and that’s what I loved about it. Now, I did not make our centerpieces. I had a florist do those. No way in hell was I going to try to make 12 centerpieces with no floral experience. Luckily….the internet has exploded since then with tutorials and classes and videos of llamas. With careful planning (do a dry run months before your wedding), a lot of helping hands (put Aunt Ida to work), a way to transport the centerpieces (the back of a van with all the seats down will do just fine), I think it’s totally doable for a couple to do their own wedding centerpieces….IF, this is a BIG IF, you are the type of couple who thrives on tight deadlines, loosing sleep over your flowers dying, teamwork, and creativity.

A Practical Wedding brought me on to produce a tutorial on making your own wedding centerpieces, for all you crazy, creative, amazing couples out there who want to try it out. The great thing about A Practical Wedding? We gave you the cost of how to make it. A big pet peeve of mine in the wedding industry are all of these tutorials and styled shoots that look perfect, but then never give any useful information. Like…how much is this going to cost me? How long is it going to take? Is this a fantasy land where unicorns jump over rainbows or actually doable in reality?

 

 

All of the instructions, prices, tips, tricks, and jokes are over on A Practical Wedding. Thanks to City Love Photography for the great photos!

 

 

 

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Spring Internship

January 21, 2015
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****The position has been filled. Keep an eye out for the Summer internship available in June.****

My winter/spring internship is now interviewing potential applicants. The majority of my past interns have either gone on to open their own design studios or are now working with me in paid positions. Oh yea, this internship is not paid, but you will gain valuable knowledge, fun times, sweet memories, free coffee, and a reference in me for future jobs. Are you interested? Read all about it below and please apply if you are a great fit!

You are:

Familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator

Comfortable with a wide array of creative supplies and experience in a wide array of craft techniques

Familiar with social media outlets such as pinterest and facebook

A laptop owner

Able to meet in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, Brooklyn one day a week on either Tuesday or Thursday for four hours

Able to work at home for an additional four hours a week

Flexible weekend availability for events (maybe two or three Saturdays)

Available February 1 – May 31st

Interested in learning about the event design world, floral arranging, producing and shooting DIY projects for the web, prop styling, and building a business empire.

A creative person with a fierce eye for the Michelle Edgemont brand

To Apply:

Please email me at Michelle@michelleedgemont.com with the subject line “Winter/Spring Internship (YOUR NAME)”. Tell me about your current gig, why you want to learn about being an event designer/florist/DIY content producer, and your relevant experience (if any). Include links to your instagram and pinterest accounts (not required but I like to see what you love).

Thanks!!

 

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Dana and Jon are hilarious. There wasn’t one meeting that I got through without hysterically cracking up. Their big personalities were a joy to work with. They hired me to do the full planning, design, and flowers for their wedding. Dream clients! When I found out I was due to have a baby a few weeks before the big day, I enlisted my close friends, Blossom & Branch and Jove Meyer Events, to execute the flowers and day-of coordination. With brklyn view photography behind the camera, I knew that all of my hard work on their wedding design would be beautifully captured. This lovely wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty smack dab on their main page.

 

This touch of metallic gold is starting to be my signature touch. Each event should have a little shine, don’t you think?

 

 

 

 

Photography: Brklyn View Photography // Event Design: Michelle Edgemont // Event Planning: Michelle Edgemont // Floral Design: Blossom And Branch // Cake: Sweet & Shiny // Invitations: Lion In The Sun – Huntington // Reception Venue: Metropolitan Building // Catering: Maia Pearl Catering // Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren // Bride’s Dress: Kleinfeld // Chalkboard Artist: Andrea Casey // Day Of Wedding Coordinator: Jove Meyer // Makeup Artists: Makeup Art By Bre // Music: Erin Hill

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  1. one of my favorite weddings EVER and so thrilled I was able to work with you & create this magic. LOVE!! xoxo