Photo by Red Bird Hills

Business name:
Ashley Fox Designs

Founded your business:
January 2008. I learned the techniques of floral design in 1999 and 2000 from a local floral shop.
Your passion:
It stems (pun intended) from a very young age when I was helping my Dad and grandparents in their gardens. I believe I was born with this love of plants and flowers. As I got older, gardening continued to be a part of my life into college, summer jobs and for five years at the MN Landscape Arboretum in the education department. After having children, I decided to start int he wedding floral business. My love of fashion anbd flowers fits right into this area of design and styling.

Erin Bell Photography

I grew up in Chaska, Minn., and live here with my family.

You love weddings because:
It is a happy day and I love seeing the smiles on people’s faces when I can help make their day beautiful and memorable. I also love seeing the bride’s dress. It is so inspiring and says so much about the woman wearing it. I use the dress to help me decide on color, textures and form within the bouquet and designs.

Favorite wedding-related item:
xMy love oflace and ribbon with the bride’s bouquet goes beyond words. Also, I loved using an antique bicycle with a cute basket at the entrance to the reception of a wedding. We displayed the bride’s bouquet in the basket. The couple were avid bikers, so the bicycle had meaning and function.

No one would ever guess you…
I love photographing mushrooms in the woods, but wouldn’t eat one even if you tried to pay me. Their texture is the worst thing I can think of.

Data bank:

Ashley, we welcome you to the Junk Bonanza, where, you will be happy to learn, mushrooms are not on the menu!


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