Out of a passion for great design and a knack for helping people, Lydia Jane Floral Studio launched in June of 2003, turning collaborative ideas into gorgeous, well-designed wedding and event decor. My love of color, texture and nature met a perfect match in floral and plant materials...and fabric...and countless other materials. Weddings and events are the core of my business.
I absolutely love the relationships I am blessed to have with my clients. Starting with all of those thoughts, pictures and "Pins" you've been tossing about in your heart, mind, and soul, my goal begins in helping you make them uniquely yours. YOU have a vision--even if you can't see it yet. I have a passion for helping you discover it and bringing it to life.
Why Lydia Jane? Lydia is my Finnish grandmother--a strong, resourceful farm-wife from Northern Minnesota. Jane is my mother's middle name--another strong, resourceful Finn. Lydia Jane Floral Studio represents the honest, organic nature of thoughtful and visionary design and the blessing of beauty and creativity.
I'm Melissa, a.k.a. Ellie. Although I'm not Lydia or Jane, I do embody the spirit of Lydia Jane. Lydia Jane Floral Studio is the culmination of my varied experiences and life so far.
Design has been my passion since I was using soup cans and toilet paper rolls to build Barbie furniture and town homes.
I love people, and studying psychology has given me a deeper love and understanding of how we humans think, connect, and interact with our world.
I've worked in a variety of fields and jobs that have all better equipped me for and led me to Lydia Jane. I'm thrilled to do what I do, and I don't take it, or you my clients and friends, for granted.
You will always have my personal attention, and I will treat your wedding or special event as if it were my own.
I'D RATHER HAVE ROSES ON MY TABLE THAN DIAMONDS ON MY NECK.
The Knot *published in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of "The Knot Minnesota"
Middle of the Map Weddings
A Paper Proposal
The earth laughs in flowers.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our first meeting is more than just an overview of your needs. My consultations are thorough, personal and inspirational. I'll gather and glean your style and vision from our dreaming session, and I'll turn it into a concrete proposal for you. My initial consultations are always free.
When we've gotten to know each other a bit and you've decided a Lydia Jane wedding or event is for you, a $300 deposit will hold your date. This deposit is non-refundable, but it will apply to your total. Then, we will begin the creative journey together, and your role is totally up to you. If you want to continue brainstorming and dreaming, I'll document it for you and help you see those ideas come to life. If after our initial sessions you decide you want a more hands off approach, you can trust your ideas, designs, and flowers to my capable hands. You can also trust me to give you as much or as little information and input as you need.
Remaining balances are due two weeks prior to your wedding or event date, and I'll be with you each step of the way.
This is your big day, and I will be there to support you as you need and desire. I will be there to set up your flowers. I will make sure each detail is perfectly executed. I love seeing it all come together, and I treasure working with the other professionals you've hired for your big day. I am also available for hire to consult and help with the day's goings on, i.e. pinning corsages, moving arrangements from ceremony location to reception location, and more. Again, I'll take my cues from you -- whether you want basic set up or full day support.
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful;
they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
"I have had the honor and privilege of knowing Melissa's work in school, in a faith community and in a work environment. Melissa's heart and compassion make her a pleasure and inspiration to be around. She is gifted in many areas and creative beyond description. I have been an admirer as well as recipient of her floral work, and I highly recommend her. Melissa can be counted on to deliver a true work of art every time!"
- Michele Adney
Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Consultant
"Melissa is an amazing designer. The flowers for my wedding were beautiful and exactly what I had envisioned. She is truly knowledgeable about current trends, incorporates her own beautiful flair and all without compromising a bride's vision. I recommend her to everyone I know who is getting married."
- Anne Krsiean
"Melissa with Lydia Jane Floral LLC did the flowers for our wedding; the flowers were perfect because of her expertise. However she brought so much more than flowers. Ellie helped us set the entire tone for our wedding. She listened to our ideas and made it become a reality. She suggested things that I would not have thought of but were intuitively exactly what I wanted. Her focus is definitely personable with the knowledge needed to transform a room into just what your heart imagined."
- Barb Shock LeMire
Business Development Manager
"Melissa is an amazing floral designer. She is creative and does excellent work.
When I hired Melissa for my wedding, I was not excited about my flowers, but as we talked and she helped me to dream about my day, her ideas inspired me. Melissa knows how to incorporate details to create a feel that completes your day.
Working in the wedding business, I often refer other vendors. Melissa is the first person I recommend to all of my couples.
As a vendor, Melissa is easy to work with and is always on time. She is also willing to work together as a team to make the wedding day flow well and create a stress-free environment. I will continue to pass along her information to every bride I talk with."
- Alison Geier
"Melissa listened to what we wanted--for bridal flower bouquets and LOTS of flowers at the reception. She came up with gorgeous designs. I have not seen anything that compares since. She handled the delivery to the reception, and placed the floral arrangements "just so". It was amazing. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a florist who listens and executes her work with knowledge and creativity. It was a joy to work with Melissa, owner of Lydia Jane Floral Studio."
- Karen Baden
"I could put a check by all of the top attributes to describe Melissa. I hired her for my wedding and she by far was the best decision in choosing a vendor. She was invested in making my day what I envisioned. I would recommend her to anyone."
- Sondra Cari
HELPING PEOPLE SEE THEIR CREATIVE IDEAS COME TO LIFE
Now that you've seen some of my work and know what Lydia Jane Floral Studio is all about, please drop me a note.
I'd love to meet with you, get to know you, and discover together the details of your plans.
625 Ellen St.
Serving the Twin Cities area and western Wisconsin
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