Metropolitan Building Wedding
Carrina and Adam were married at the Metropolitan Building in true, colorful, geometric fashion. Their modern NYC wedding featured a ceremony backdrop made of custom cut acrylic, edgy geometric invitations, and lots of texture in their florals. When we started on their event design, they referred to an installation that I created years ago for A Practical Wedding. It’s still one of my favorite projects to date! I’m so happy that it remains relevant after almost four years.
We used the same teal and seafoam color palette as a starting point. From there, I chose florals that worked with those hues, like succulents, airplants, and blue thistle. We do all of our graphic design for invitations in-house and kept the design quite literal to that hexagon backdrop.
With Bespoke Moments on planning and Katie Osgood on photography, this wedding at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City was full of personal details, pretty florals, and the geometric touches that we all love:
Hiring a Studio Assitant
Yep, I’m hiring a studio assistant. Do you love keeping things organized and clean? Are you a jack/jane of all trades type of person with a high taste level and lives in the NYC area? Read below for the requirements and how to apply. I look forward to meeting you!
- Love for organization
- Expert at project time management
- Knows your way around craft and art supplies
- Ability to work in-person in the studio in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
- General working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
Extra credit, but not required
- Weekend availability to assist on event production (no more than 10 Saturday or Sundays a year)
- Expertise of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
- Art and/or design background
- Photography experience
- Keeping the studio organized and clean
- Managing inventory of props
- Pulling props and putting away after events
- Keeping stock of materials we use most often and re-ordering when we are out
- Processing flowers, filling/cleaning buckets, prepping design containers
- Light graphic design work
- Light styling work for in-studio shoots
- Invitation production
- Light craft production for events
- Research and sourcing
This studio assistant job is an in-person position for 5-10 hours a week in the Michelle Edgemont Design studio in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The pay is hourly as an employee. It will be one day a week (winter and part of summer) in the slow season and two days a week in the busy season (spring and fall). Opportunity to do three days a week on the weeks we have events. This is not an event design or a floral design position, although could have the potential to grow to that for the right person. I’m looking for someone with a positive vibe, creative personality, independent nature, and natural problem solver. This person will work closely next to me to run the back-end of my event design and floral design studio.
TO APPLY: Email Michelle@MichelleEdgemont.com with subject line “Studio Assistant – your name” with resume, cover letter, reasons why you are the perfect person for this job, a link to your favorite Spotify playlist or podcast, and any other info you’d like to add. I’m excited to meet you!
Bridechilla Podcast – How to Use Pinterest to Design Your Wedding
Want to hear my voice for thirty minutes chatting about the ins and outs of using Pinterest to design your wedding? Well, you are in luck, my friend. I was honored to be a guest on the bridechilla podcast talking about just that: Pinterest. Finding inspiration. Knowing when you are done looking. Editing. Collaborating with wedding vendors. Having fun and staying sane. Because if there is one thing that Pinterest is known for, creating sanity is not it.
As companion piece, I wrote a blog post on the Bridechilla blog that outlines five steps to use Pinterest effectively to create a cohesive look for your wedding. As someone who sometimes spends hours on Pinterest looking for that perfect image to show a client to convey an idea, I know that being able to smartly use the website is what will take you from zero to hero of event design. Clue: smartly does not mean putting 500 pins on your board. It means having a board of 20 pins. TWENTY. That’s it.