Oh goodness, where do I begin when I talk about Emily of Prairie Fair, a gorgeous floral and and styling company in Minnesota. All that comes to mind is divine loveliness in every aspect of life. She is a gorgeous soul, a talented lady, someone with ridiculously flawless taste. I got to work with her over a year ago and we just clicked, ever since we have been email pen pals and encouragers for one another. I swear everything she touches turns beautiful, the Midwest better buckle up because this girl is taking off and I am so happy we are able to celebrate her talent today. Honestly, Prairie Fair is just one exceptional thing after the next. Brides, if you need styling, florals, or any pretty styling for your wedding, hire Emily.
Name: Emily King
Business: Prairie Fair; Flowers, Creative Direction, and Styling,
Location: St. Paul, MN
Why you love your job: Spending my time as a florist, creative director, and stylist is a dream. During my workdays I get to wade into armfuls of flowers and create beautiful still lives for people in love. It’s pretty incredible. I’m the type of spirit who is keenly aware of and deeply affected by my environment, and I know what an enormous difference a garden outside your window, a bouquet of flowers on your table, or a simple but inviting dinner spread can make. It’s truly a gift to provide that bit of nature, beauty, and sensory bliss to couples on their wedding day.
Fun fact about you: In the other half of my life I’m a performer! I’m a dancer, actor, choreographer, and director, and I couldn’t be more in love with each of those wonderful roles. Currently I’m choreographing an awesomely raw and experimental version of the musical HAIR, and I’m also directing an interactive theater experience on human to human connection.
Three trends you are loving: I’m definitely the type of girl that wanders barefoot through fields, so I tend to love that which speaks to my romantic nature. Give me all the layers of soft neutral tones, hand calligraphied invitations on fine raw edged paper, and soft draping garlands of jasmine, ivy, and garden roses and I’ll be happy for always.
Advice for brides: Just like you did when choosing your life partner, follow your heart every step of the planning process. You’ll be faced with more decisions both large and small than you ever dreamed of, and with each one, listen to your gut and your true desires. And soak up every little second of your engagement. You have a right the most heart warmingly awesome engagement chapter in your book of life, not to mention the amazingness that is your wedding chapter.
Also, flowers are the best, and you deserve to carry a stunning bunch of them on the day you get hitched.