Fall Wreath Tutorial with Mariel Hannah Photography

We are in November and are nearing the holiday season. When we think of the holidays, we think of parties. When we think of parties we think of being a guest or hosting a party at your house. The first thing your guests will see when they visit a party is the exterior decor of the house. We wanted to share with you a simple, quick, fun, easy and foraged wreath DIY that will spruce up door and leave guests excited to see whats inside that door.



Photography: Mariel Hannah Photography

Featured on: Utterly Engaged

Wooden twig wreath base
Maple Branch
Bittersweet Orange Branch
Seeded Eucalyptus
Red Ranunculus
Peach Ranunculus
White Ranunculus
Cotton Branch
Round canvas sheet or hearty paper in a cream tone


1. Start with a pre made wreath as your base. We will let you in on a little secret.. Goodwill is always stocked with funky wreaths that just need a little plucking and trimming of orignal decor. And they are usually under $3.99.


2. Start with your branches. Grabbing the Maple Branch, Cotton Branch and Bittersweet Orange Branch at random will actually give you a more foraged effect. Alternate with large and small branches.


3. Add in your Seeded Eucalyptus. Add some on top, exposed and some a bit more concealed so they peak through the hearty branches.


4. Next comes the florals. This looks best when bunched heavily in a corner, easing your way up to one side. Red, Orange and White Ranuculus were the florals we chose, but this can easily be switched out with a more seasonal floral.


5. Lastly, we took piece of canvas paper and traced a circle the diameter of the wreath. We then wrote (can be printed on or hand written in calligraphy) ‘Season Greetings’ and adhered it to the back of the wreath. Simply hang and enjoy!




Black Swan Halloween Feature in Grey Likes Weddings

“For our Black Swan shoot we were drawn to deep sultry colors such as merlots, plums, charcoals, rose’ and black. Our florals were loose and romantic, flowing with purple cotinus, red ranuculus, black pin cushions, privett berry, seeded eucalyptus, red hanging amaranthus, caramel antike and romantik antike garden roses. We used a black circular table which we dressed with black candle sticks, bronze candle holders, florals, black plates, feather winged chargers and black drinking chalices. Our fabulous black fondant cake made by De Coeur Bakeshop was an absolute show stopper. We placed it on a table in in the lake, to give the cake the illusion that it was floating. This same table was later used to balance our Black Swan in the water making it seem as she was walking on water.” -Lotta of MINT DESIGN


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MINT DESIGN 1 Year in Business #girlboss

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October 30th marked one year being in business as an Event Design company here in the Central Valley. Since our debut we have learned so much. Over the past year we have laughed harder than ever before, burned our fingers (literally, glue guns are dangerous!), cried tears of joy & sadness, felt overwhelmed and happiness all at the same time. Yes, it’s possible. In one year we have had the honor of planning and designing just under 10 events, one wedding, over 25 styled shoots and have been featured in numerous blogs and magazines worldwide. I just pinched myself!! Much of what we love about being a designer is being able to create something at the spur of the moment. Everyday with get to work with new clients, have new experiences, and begin new ventures in our business. Everyone is unique. We all have our opinions, wishes & wants, vision, dreams and aspirations. This is what I love so much about the industry. Mixing elements, visions, experiences and unexpected pieces together is what keeps our clients calling our phone. We are constantly learning and expanding our design, creativity and vocabulary alike.

“I recommend Lotta’s (MINT DESIGN) style and expertise for everything from romantic weddings to birthday soirees- from design details to party planning!” – Debi Lilly ‘Top 10 Event Planner of the World’

We don’t even know where to begin with all the Friendors we have gained! Math lesson: (Friend + Vendor= Friendor). Oh you guys. Where do we start? So much of being a strong team in this industry stems from being able to work closely with your peers. Each vendor brings something distinctive to the table. Whether it’s the paper products, florals, photography, specialty linens, balloons, alterations, videography, rentals, lighting, music or officiating (the list goes on), each vendor has a specific role unique to their craft. So we give a giant thank you and a hug as big as we can manage to each and every one of you! None of this would be possible without you. You know who you are! And friends, if you don’t, please look at our album titled MINT DESIGN Friendors and please LIKE their pages! We would also like to give a special shout out to the growing MINT DESIGN team! Amy, Ashley, Dagmar, Marcos (aka Mr. MINT) and most importantly our Fall/Winter Design Assistant Hanna! Thank you to the best team I could ever ask for!

Thank you for taking the time to read our little summary of our past year in business. We can’t wait for what’s in store for 2015! But for now, we are looking forward to our biggest event to date. An anniversary party for 1,000 plus people next week!

From the clients’ vision, to our design insight, to working hand in hand with our Friendors, it’s important to keep a balanced head and your eye on the task(s) ahead. But it doesn’t hurt to have a LOTTA fun along the way! ;)

-Lotta, Founder of MINT DESIGN

Two at the Zoo Birthday Party

Two at the Zoo Birthday Party for a very special little client! Happy Birthday Car Car! This little zookeeper and his little zookeeper friends got to experience all that a zoo has to offer… hippos, tigers, lions, monkeys, giraffes, rhinos, snakes, zebras and more! With each zookeeper’s very own binoculars, box of treats and, of course, their safari hat they were ready for these exotic animals. We also didn’t forget about the big zookeepers… they were given their own special set up with giraffes and monkeys accompanying them as well!

Event Design: Mint Design
Cookies & Cupcakes: Imperial Sweets
Cakes: Gimme Some Sugar Cakes
Balloons: Paradise Balloon Designs
Paper Products: Matinae Design Studio
Linens: All Celebrations Rental
Cupcake Stand, Tables & Chairs: Walker-Lewis Rents

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Golden 50th Anniversary Party

50 years of marriage… what a milestone! Truly an amazing celebration to be a part of! We had quite the gold rush fever while designing this Golden 50th Anniversary Party. From golden tassels to golden balloons, from a golden kids table to a golden dessert table. We loved every minute of it!

Event Design & Florals MINT DESIGN
Cake Gimme Some Sugar Cakes
Cookies Imperial Sweets
Macarons De Coeur Bake Shop
Linens Walker Walker-Lewis Rents La Tavola Linen
Table All Celebrations Rental
Balloons Paradise Balloon Designs


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Late Summer Blooms

We were so thankful to be featured in Utterly Engaged with Mariel Hannah in September! Excerpt written by us below from our feature! Enjoy!
“Summer is going to be over in a few weeks, but the florals of the summer season are still abundant and are blooming in full force! Mint Design and Mariel Hannah Photography came together on a lovely Saturday afternoon, for a floral session in California to play, arrange and photograph their favorite flowers for September. And lucky for us, they are sharing with us what they created today. The blooms they used were fuchsia spray roses, bougainvillea, pink snap dragon, cream carnations, peach spray roses, fresh garden roses, violet globe amaranth and orange pin cushions. They snipped the blooms and arranged them in various types of vessels such as vintage brass, colored glass and milk glass. And lastly, they paired it and filled it with eucalyptus, evergreen foliage, pepper berry, wisteria and hanging green amaranthus. The florals came together so perfectly, creating a romantic and whimsical feel.” -Lotta, Owner of MINT DESIGN

TAKE NOTE: Flowers used
Pin Cushion
Seeded Eucalyptus
Green Amaranthus
Pepper Berry
Pink Snap Dragon
Cream Carnations
Fuchsia Spray Rose
Peach Spray Rose


































Dreaming of Peonies 100 Layer Cake Feature

Check out our dreamy styled shoot that was featured on 100 Layer Cake a few months back. We assure you it will get you dreaming of a soft summer day!

“For this dreamy styled bridal shoot, we were infludenced by soft tones, nature and lots of peonies! A swing suspended in the trees draped with a tulle veil flowed in the wind. The brides’ bridal bouquet had a natural freshly picked vibe made of fresh yellow garden roses; pink, cream and blush peonies, finished with foraged wisteria and jasmine. Gold candelabras, handmade antique furniture and dreamy sunlight made for a mystical ambiance. Our candid kitten moments were too sweet to pass up! This little kitten, who we named Khalessi wondered into our photoshoot and soon grew into our hearts and our home!” A word from Planner/Designer- Lotta from MINT DESIGN

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Event Design & Florals: MINT DESIGN

Photography: Mariel Hannah Photography

Styling: Ooh La Luxe

Make up: Tricia Leigh

Hair: Carleen Murphy

Veils: Mary Rita

Model: Melody Dare

Sneak peeks of Alissa and Neil’s Engagement Party!


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This engagement party was such a fabulous event! Alissa (the bride) reached out to us shortly after she got engaged, feeling very excited to start planning her engagement party. She found us on instagram and it was a true match! Her girly glitz and glamour showed through the entire planning process. We were drawn to golds, creams, pink & blush tones for all the decor. The florals were romantic but we kept them fun and flirty with pops of pink garden roses and whimsy greenery. This is just the sneak peak so stay tuned for more photos soon!

Event Planning, Design & Florals: MINT DESIGN

Photography: Laura Danielle Photography

Rentals: All Celebrations Rental

Cake and Macarons: De Coeur Bakeshop

Paper Products: Matinae Design Studio

Dress: Fashionista

Necklace: House of Tahlula

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Will you be my bridesmaid?

Hey everyone! If you are newly engaged perk your ears! We know the stresses of planning your wedding seem endless leaving you tired and at a loss of ideas. Here at MINT DESIGN we take pride in the small details. One of the first things on your to do list as a proud new diamond ring owner is to ask your bridesmaid to stand by your side! This is an important first task as it sets the style, feel, colors and gives a sneak peek into your wedding! We have a special BM box that’s customizable to each bride. These bridesmaids boxes can be as simple or as detailed as you wish. We work hand in hand with you to create a box that fits your style! Our goal is for your maids’ to say yes and jump for joy with a feeling of girlyness! If a box is not for you, there are many more options to suit your shipping, giving and surprise worthy needs! Say yes with MINT DESIGN! Event Design MINT DESIGN. Paper products by Matinae Design Studio! Matinae Design Studio is fabulous and will custom make any style, color and font you desire! Photography by Ashley dePencier Photography. Custom Macarons by De Coeur Bakeshop

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Featured in..

Good Morning! We are so humbed to have our work showcased on these blogs and magazines! We have been in business for 7 months and have so much to share with you since our debut. Design means so much to us here at MINT DESIGN. We work hard to keep our portfolio current, modern and always up to date on the latest wedding/event & design trends. Collaborating with various vendors to create our “Styled Shoots” are so important to us. Styled Shoots allow us to explore our creativity to the fullest trying out new trends and looks which we present to our readers and clients. Receiving feedback from our followers, letting us know what they liked or did not like about the design is very important to us as it is ultimately what the client wants and invisions for their event or wedding. Our portfolio is growing everyday so please hang tight while we showcase our work in a blog form until we have our website up and running! Enjoy!


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