Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashlee Magee.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I started professional fashion styling in 2006 for a boutique PR Firm in Los Angeles. Over the years, I expanded into interior design + professional organizing, where the relationship aspect of my business was truly cultivated. Life’s journey brought me back into the corporate operations arena. In 2016 – I was laid off of an Executive position. I made a birthday arrangement for my best friend in January of 2017 and someone noticed and placed a reoccurring weekly order. I booked a wedding within 2 days. One thing led to another and Heritage Bloom was conceived. I’ve been busy designing and styling weddings, photo shoots, and events. I’ve provided designs and workshops with Anthropologie in Carlsbad and Orange County. Since then, I have expanded my floral design + event styling through Heritage Bloom. I started Elope Eternal in 2018, where I produce elopement + renewal ceremonies. This is a passion of mine, to Direct and coordinate a collective of creatives for a beautifully unique and intimate event. I am able to style + create all floral, staging, and legacy products that are offered through this all-inclusive service.
Please tell us about your art.
My floral design aesthetic is modern vintage, highlighting the core of European style through accentuating the natural lines and flow | symmetry of blooms and foliage. I am inspired by mid-century modern design and vintage pieces in my styling, staging + design work. I am an admitted Persian rug hoarded. My passion in respect to the production of elopement + renewal ceremonies is found in learning more about the couple, their story, their personality, their style and bringing that all together to celebrate their love story in a minimalistic and stylish expression.
We often hear from artists that being an artist can be lonely. Any advice for those looking to connect with other artists?
I love connecting with other creatives. Some of the successful avenues have been through searching based on like-minded creatives, that fits my brand and aesthetic through Instagram. I also reached out to @hatchedcollective. I attend workshops and pretty much whenever I am out in the community, if I see a shop, creative or vendor that is my style – I start conversation. Sometimes I am afraid, but I do it afraid!
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My floral work has been featured at Anthropologie, BHLDN, The Garage Burbank. Other portfolio images of my work can be seen on my websites: www.heritagebloom.com + www.elopeeternal.com.
IG: @heritagebloom + @elopeeternal
I work with various local San Diego photographers. San Diego Voyager is featuring a styled shoot I did all the floral design for August 4th.
Supporting my work would be through connecting me to couples that are interested in having a unique, untraditional elopements, renewals, styling and floral design.
- Address: Oceanside
- Website: www.heritagebloom.com + www.elopeeternal.com
- Phone: 9495733637
- Email: email@example.com + firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @heritagebloom + @elopeeternal
- Facebook: @heritagebloom
- Other: www.elopeeternal.com
Laurie Ashley Photography, Savanna Rae Photo, Kristyn B Photography, juliannamariephoto.