Tell me a little bit about your business!
Karrie Hlista Designs is a full-service wedding and event studio that started around 2008. We have a studio in Sewickley where we meet with our clients to get to know their tastes, style, and dreams for their wedding day. We have a dedicated team of creative designers who work along side Karrie to create an amazing experience for them.
We have a large inventory of rental pieces. Just about any color or size you could think of: tall glass, small mercury, intricate marble, stone, cement, etc. We have a variety of candles, votives, urns, handmade pedestals, risers, and chuppahs. We are always looking out for new pieces to add each year. By listening to what our clients want, we are able to keep up with the latest designs.
What makes your work unique?
I have enjoyed flowers since I was a little girl. At my soccer games, my dad would catch me in the field, picking flowers instead of playing! My love of flowers grew throughout my life and I began to learn the process and studied designing, floriculture, and anything flower related until I became (humbly) a master florist. I am the primary designer at KHD studios, and every piece I design for a client is specific to their vision, but it comes along with my artistic approach. We never make the same thing twice because we try to make our work unique. We believe every wedding and every client is unique and has their own story to tell. You will not come in and pick out bouquets from a menu! We love the process of creating with you. Whatever inspires you, inspires us and gets our creativity flowing!
What is your ideal client like?
Our ideal client loves style, design, textures, colors, interior decorating, etc. They love flowers and get that they will be a big part of the day to create the feel and look of their wedding. We can and have used more than just flowers to create a look for a space – candles, mixed metals, greenery, trees, branches, etc. Our clients can sometimes be unsure of what they want…or they know exactly what they want…or maybe they want something crazy and off the wall! We love working with all types of people and we enjoy being a part of the process in creating, styling, and designing.
How do you work with couples to bring their floral dreams to life?
We understand that it is hard to sit down with someone you’ve never met and trust them to design your wedding florals. So we keep that in mind with every meeting and want to make it feel personal to you. That is why we spend the time with our clients to find out their style, taste, and what they would love to walk in and see on their wedding day. Some clients have a lot of ideas and need help narrowing it down; some clients are unsure where to start. Either way, we want our clients to trust our creative process and really know that they are in good hands. With our years of experience, we can help you make decisions that will have the most visual impact.