Michelle Edgemont is a Brooklyn based wedding designer who specializes in custom crafted decorations, flowers, and styling for couples looking to throw conventionality out the window – and bring their own whimsical, warm, sparkling personalities into their wedding day. Her style is bright, sunshine bright, rainbow laden, a little bit sixties and with a lot of modern quirkiness. She is extremely approachable, a cross between your favorite kindergarten teacher and your scrap-booking best friend.
Michelle offers a wide range of services. She can style, decorate and make you a rustic boutonniere all in an afternoon. She’ll embroider you a ring bearer’s pillow while setting a dreamlike tablescape; she will defy gravity by hanging bunches of stemmed carnations upside down! Her clients hire her to create custom crafted elements and funky floral arrangements that scream their own unique sense of awesome.
Let’s get to know her through The Walkup’s EAT / SEE / DO / SHOP series!
Name: Michelle Edgemont
Location: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Job: Wedding Designer and Florist
I used to be of the thought that “glitter was the herpes of the craft world” but lately my stance has changed. I am now all for a little strategically placed sparkle on nails or down the aisle!
Eat: Ample Hills Creamery / Ice Cream. I have a definite sweet tooth and this ice cream shoppe in Prospect Heights is my go-to place for a few scoops. They make everything in house and have some interesting and creative flavors. My favorite is Peppermint Patty, although the Salted Caramel Crack is what got them famous. I also highly recommend a root beer float or a giant sundae covered in hot fudge sauce.
See: The view out of my sixth floor living room windows. I’m lucky to live in Brooklyn and not have super tall buildings blocking my view. I can see all the way to Long Island on a good day. It’s not the Manhattan skyline, but it brings in a good amount of light and the sunrise.
The Lower Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn Heights. This is how I imagine Michelle sees her world – covered in confetti!
The importance of photographs is closely tied to the importance of memory. Creating pictures is akin to remembering great nights and moments! Snap a polaroid and hang it by a clothespin. Put vintage images in menu holders! Spread the cheer by showing off the most important people in your life.
Geometric modernism meets Great Gatsby detailing! The devil, and the time period, is indeed in the details.
Shop: Local stores in my neighborhood. There is not better way to support a community than to contribute to the local restaurants and shops that are small businesses.
Do: When I’m not consumed with my wedding clients, my favorite thing to do is spend time at the beach on a hot summer day. Counting down the days to when I can do that again! Summer, please come soon!
Garland, string lights, fresh flowers, handmade cocktails and pops of color. Michelle can do no wrong (are you spotting her expertise in textile design? She earned a degree from Fashion Institute of Technology)!
If you love flowers, stars, rainbows, unicorns, geometric shapes and optimism, visit Michelle’s blog for her beautiful images. Live colorfully!