Carriage Hill Farm

When Jamie joined the business, I felt it was important to change things around so everything felt like ‘ours’ and not just ‘mine’.   So, in addition to changing the name, the logo and the website, and I knew it was time to change the location.

The past 5 years I have been working out of a studio that I was very proud of; it was my first professional space and it helped me grow my business to what it had become. I loved the garage roll-up doors that opened onto the courtyard, the beautiful hardwood floors and the professional edge it gave me. I never thought I would want another space.

Then we moved the design production studio to Carriage Hill Farm, and I couldn’t be happier with our decision.  It is one of the most peaceful places I have ever been, and for the first time in years I feel a whole new inspiration come over me and an excitement for designing. It is located near many of the farms where our flowers grow, and positioned in a central location so we can have easy access to all of the wedding venues we work at.   I absolutely love our new site.

We made some macarons and a cake, put together some flowers (not to mention picking the coldest day of the year) and invited Belathee  Photography  out to the farm to shoot these photos so we could give you a glimpse into our world.

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And, I have to say this…  What’s even better than the farm itself are the people who own it. Lynne and Gerald Baron define the term ‘power-couple’.  Lynne is a gifted designer and Gerald is a brilliant businessman and artist.  Their home and property is like a museum of beauty.

What makes them even more special to me is the impact that Lynne has had on my life.  Ten years ago, when I was still in college, Lynne hired me to design and construct her daughter’s wedding gown.  Why she took a chance on someone with very little experience I’ll never know, but what she did was take me under her wing and introduce me to the world of event design and the people I needed to know to get my business started. She offered her garage for me to work in, her keen eye for detail, and the encouragement to keep going even when I was discouraged.  She inspired me to design and to bring personality into each event. Our business would likely not be where it is today if I had never met Lynne, and I am forever grateful.

Our Wedding Story part 8: How the barn came together

I spent the entire week of our wedding transforming the barn from a church facility and gymnasium to a reception hall for our wedding.  There were unique challenges, high ceilings, a narrow stair case and basketball hoops to creatively navigate and cover up.

These pictures document the process of the transformation and really show what the event design portion of Steven Moore Designs is capable of.

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