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Hiring positions for 2022

They were right when they said that 2022 is going to be the busiest year for events since 1984. These last two years have made everyone excited to celebrate again, and such, our calendar is bursting at the seams with some of the coolest weddings, mitzvahs, and corporate events. I’m hiring for two positions, read below for descriptions. If you think you are a good match, email me your resume and examples of your work (if applicable) to Michelle@MichelleEdgemont.com.

Production Assistant

Details

  • Part-time, in the studio located in Makers Central in Tarrytown, NY. Walking distance to the Tarrytown stop on Metro-North. Parking available.
  • Some days might be possible to work remotely, although it’s 75% in person at the studio.
  • Guaranteed 12 hours a week, with the possibility of more on weeks we have events.
  • Hourly rate paid as an employee based on experience.
  • Contract will run ASAP – December 31 with the possibility of staying on in 2023.
  • Weekend availability not necessary, but it is a plus for event set-ups.

Responsibilities

  • Source and order hard goods for all events
  • Pull hard goods for events
  • Restock hard goods after events
  • Check inventory, order when supplies get low
  • Manage cleanliness of studio: garbage, compost, recycling
  • Light floral work, such as processing flowers, making bud vases, etc.

You

  • Can work out of the Tarrytown studio
  • Have a can-do attitude and love figuring things out
  • Efficient worker
  • Loves to organize
  • Knowledge of google sheets and docs
  • Has a laptop to work off of
  • If you have floral design experience, could also take on the additional roll of a Floral Designer

How to apply

  • Send email with resume and relevant experience to Michelle@MichelleEdgemont.com.

FLORAL DESIGNERS

Details

  • Freelance floral design positions open in the studio at Maker’s Central in Tarrytown, NY.
  • Studio is walking distance to Tarrytown stop on the Metro-North
  • Weekdays in the studio when we have events, weekends on site to set-up for events. Events are within 2 hour driving time to NYC.
  • Lots of availability in September, October, and November.

Responsibilities

  • Design bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, centerpieces, chuppahs, arches, installations, etc for events
  • Process flower orders
  • Keep the studio tidy
  • 3-5 years experience as a floral designer in a loose, organic, garden-like style.
  • Hourly rate paid as a contractor based on experience.
  • Must be able to lift 40lbs and comfortable on a ladder.

You

  • able to work weekdays, mostly Wednesday – Friday, and Saturdays when we have events.
  • 3-5 years experience as a floral designer
  • Able to design in a variety of styles
  • Knowledgable about floral mechanics, ie, wiring, personals, arrangements, etc.
  • Able to lift 40lbs and comfortable on a ladder
  • Fast worker with a can-do attitude.

To apply

  • Send email with resume and images of recent work to Michelle@MichelleEdgemont.com
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DIY Placecards for a Backyard Wedding

When you think of “backyard wedding”, do plastic tablecloths, mud, and too much wind come to mind? Forget all of that, and let me show you how a backyard wedding can be styled to be classic, formal, with a bit of whimsy, and completely windproof. Specifically, we are talking about place cards today. The name plates that assign each guest a chair, place cards are typically only used for very formal events or when using long tables. Let’s turn tradition on it’s head and do a place card for a slightly casual yet dressy backyard wedding.

I used my Cricut to create place cards that would be fun, pretty, and most importantly, wind proof. Because when designing any type of event outdoors, whether a wedding or a birthday party, your decor needs to stay put in any weather. I decided to use a heavier material, kraft board, and then layer it four times for each place card. This made a very sturdy piece that felt expensive (even though it wasn’t) and won’t blow away (because that would be tragic).

For this project you’ll need:

Cricut Machine. I used a Maker 3, but you could also use an Explore Air 3

Kraft Board in metallics

Kraft Board in black

Strong grip mat

I used Design Space to design the place card. On my computer, I’m able to use the curve text function to slightly curve the text. Next, I used the offset function three times to create the layers. I cut each layer out of a different color of kraft board and glued them together with a glue stick.

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DIY Bride Denim Jacket

It’s August, and here in NYC, that means it’s the small break between Spring and Fall weddings. So what’s the best thing to do with that break? Make DIY wedding items, of course. No better piece of fashion for a Fall wedding than a diy bride denim jacket to wear over your gown. It’s that mesh between formal and casual that does it for me.

I have a client that booked their wedding in a venue that is, essentially, a giant industrial blank box. For me, that means that I have full create control to do whatever (WHATEVER) I dream up. No ugly ballroom carpets to contend with or unremovable crystal chandeliers. We’ve decided to do a mix of bohemian meets industrial meets colorful. To bring that aesthetic into her fashion, I’ve made her a denim jacket that says Bride on the back. We’ve got the industrial piece in the fitted vintage denim, patterned flowers for a touch of bohemian, and a rainbow text treatment.

I designed a custom decal for the jacket in Design Space, cut it on my Cricut, used my heat press to attach the vinyl to the jacket…and voilĂ ! The perfect piece for a very instagrammable photo op on her wedding day.

And yes, that’s me modeling it at the end of this post. You’re welcome.

What you’ll need for this project:

Cricut (I used a Maker 3, but any machine will do)

EasyPress 2

Everyday Iron-on

Vintage Denim jacket (I found mine on Poshmark)

Essentials Tool Kit

 

When layering iron-on vinyl, the most important thing is to make sure that the pieces you are pressing aren’t on top of each other’s clear plastic film. To avoid that, I iron pieces on in sections that are furthest away from each other.

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