One of the perks of being in Minneapolis is that there are SO many amazingly talented vendors we are lucky enough to get to know. One of them even happens to be our very own neighbor (Quincy Street represent), Jennae Saltzman. As the owner and lead planner at Blush and Whim, a wedding planning and event design company here in Minneapolis, she shared a little bit about her process and style.
On the first event she ever planned:
I was 8 years old and I planned an elaborate wedding from my dog, Dusty. He married a lovely black lab who lived down the street. There was a lot of glitter glue, a wedding party made up of guinea pigs, and a milk bone cake to top it all off. It was fabulous.
On her (awesome) design style:
I feel like my design style fluctuates and evolves based on how I am feeling at a certain point in my life or what is inspiring me. In a design, I definitely love a mix of feminine and masculine elements. I also love simple elements surrounded by intricate details and more elaborate design. It’s all about that balance!
I am inspired by so many things; art, music, fashion, my dogs cute paws prints, the list goes on! I get a lot of inspiration from elements in nature- If I’m on a walk or exploring a new area, I’m constantly thinking “wow, that tree formation would be an amazing spot for a ceremony set-up" or “these wild looking flower bushes would make a stunning centerpiece.” I also love checking out boutiques and unique spaces in Minneapolis to see how people style a display window or set-up a room. It’s really all about pulling ideas from every aspect of your life to give any event true beauty and balance.
On her favorite aspect of designing events:
Meeting with my clients for the very first time and seeing the light in their eyes when they talk about what they envision for their wedding day! There are so many wonderful ideas and inspiration out there and I never get tired of hearing about what people want. Even if I’ve seen or done something before, it’s different every time because each client brings a breath of fresh air and new life to it. I’m always excited to create and present my clients with their design boards to show them that what they want, can be done!
On the best part of her job:
Working with the fantastic vendors in the Minneapolis industry! I am in awe of the talent that surrounds me and feel so fortunate to be able to work with so many fabulous people on a day to day basis. I have learned so much from vendors I admire and love being able to collaborate with them to make the visions of my clients come to life.