April Vendor of the Month - Molly's Flower Studio


Christina Marie Events is proud to announce our monthly addition to our blog titled: Vendor of the Month. Around the first of each month check back to see which Wedding Vendor has been highlighted for their outstanding products and services. Each month will be particular to a different type of service!

April's Vendor of the Month is Molly Hiller of Molly's Flowers. Molly is extremely talented in floral design and has one of those you just gotta love her personalities. I always enjoy working with Molly and can't wait to see the designs she comes up with for some of my brides.

Molly goes by the motto "Take craft to the level of Art" And she clearly lives by this in her designs.

Vendor: Molly's Flowers
Service: Florist
Location: Minnetonka, MN
Contact Info: 612.770.0322 ~ Molly@mollysflowerstudio.com
Years of Experience - 8th year

CME ~ What style do you specialize in? - Molly ~ Artistic, my niche is really in Peonies

CME ~ What sets you apart from other florist's? Molly ~ I feel it is really important to listen and interpret the brides ideas to help create their visions into a design and reality. I also have a knack for coming up with unique centerpiece ideas. Here are a couple of ideas provided by Molly:

To lively up white linens, add a colored or patterned napkin ironed flat and placed in the center of the table under the centerpiece flowers. This can set the tone for your color scheme and provide a base for the rest of the centerpiece.

For even more "girly" flower girls, add some hair flowers to your order.These are green dendrobium orchids pinned into the girls' hairdo.

For a swanky event, have your caterer provide martini glasses and fill each with one a wide open rose bud for the cocktail tables. Tie the stem of the glass with ribbon in your color scheme to add more flair. A few petals and candles on table and you are set!

CME ~ If a average budget bride were to walk in here today what would her expected budget be with Centerpieces on 20 tables, Ceremony flowers and 4 Attendants on each side cost? Molly~ A small to average bride in this range would be looking at $1,500-$2,000

CME ~ How many weddings to you average per year? Molly ~ 40+ per year.

CME ~ What is the process or your suggestions for a couple booking your services? Molly ~ Settle on your main decisions first to create a base for the floral design. This being your Venue, dresses and color scheme.

CME ~ Anything they can do ahead of time to prepare for meeting with you? Molly ~ Research! Pull pictures from magazines or books for style, specific flowers and inspiration to help work off of.

CME ~ What is one unique idea you would like to throw out there? ~ Molly A unique centerpiece. For Brides looking to do the individual cakes at their guests table incorporate a glass bowl flipped over as a cake plate. Place flowers underneath the glass vase to create a beautiful and stunning cake plate with a touch of flowers! Molly posted an entry with pictures to help bring this idea to life. The cake is provided by the extremely talented Queen of Cakes. Check it out ~ Cake Stand Centerpiece

Molly provides a very warm and friendly home studio for you to meet her at and start with the idea's. She is wonderful to work with and comes highly recommended by Christina Marie Events. Tell her we sent you!

Special Bonus!! if you are a Christina Marie's bride and you book Molly's services you will receive a toss bouquet for free.

Thanks to Molly for meeting with me and showing me such sweet hospitality!!

Until next months Featured Wedding Vendor ~ Photographer

It's all in the DETAILS!!! Alex & Bridget February 28th, 2009


Mr. & Mrs. Young sure know how to throw a party that is 100% them. Cabin style was the theme for this outdoor Wedding on February 28th, 2009. The venue fit perfect - The Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake provided a cozy and warm environment for the 155 person guest list. The ceremony was held outdoors on a snowy path lined with pine cones and luminaries that led to a lighted pavilion. While the temperature was hovering around 21 the pavilion was filled with warmth and love... and warm cider and coffee!!

From the beginning to the end this couple was determined to provide their guests a unique experience and that was so well connected with their relationship and lifestyle. The guest favors were smore people that were personalized to each individual guest. The centerpieces were hand made out of birch trees from their lake in Wisconsin. They showered their guests with 25 lbs of Chocolate, Carmel, hard candy and more. Instead of the dollar dance this couple introduced a game to many called Hammershlagen which includes a large piece of tree trunk, nails and a hammer, I could over hear guest raving about this at a wedding and how fun it was. Couples being creative with typical wedding traditions yet molding them around who they are is what makes your wedding so uniquely your own. At the end of the night they incorporated their family tradition at the lake with smores you could make yourself around the campfire out side. This wedding was so much fun to help plan and I am so thankful to Alex & Bridget for letting me be apart of their special day.

Congratulations Alex & Bridget I had so much fun working with you. CME wishes you the very best in your bright and cozy future together.