July 6th, 2012
Brita Olsen is a wonderful bridal stylist located here in New York City. She provides her clients with unique and personalized stylish elements for their weddings. We have worked with Brita before and we know how amazing her design talent truly is- we wanted our readers to get in touch with her as well and understand more about what she does in comparison to a traditional “wedding planner”!
1) What is a bridal stylist? What is the difference between this and a wedding planner?
“A bridal stylist is someone that takes care of all visual aspects of an event or photo shoot. They work with brides to help design a cohesive aesthetic for their wedding from flowers, to table settings to ceremony space design and much more. A wedding planner is more geared towards the logistics of a wedding and will make sure everything runs on schedule and help coordinate with vendors to resolve any problems that may arise. I am one of the few people who does both, event design and coordination.”
2) How did you get to this point in your professional career? What led you down this path?
3) What was your favorite wedding (bride to style)? Why?
“Whenever a bride says to me, “instead of ______i want to do______” I get really excited. Like, ” instead of a cake cutting I want to do a piñata smashing” or “instead of escort cards I want to do a big photo wall” it shows that she is ready to think outside of the box and have a wedding with personality. I also love when a bride is a little unsure of what she wants but is ready to put trust in me to make it look good, I am very often able to coax out the inner designer in brides. It makes me happy to work on something that is a conversation starter and people we remember long after they have gone home.”
4) What is your motto when it comes to putting together a wedding?
“Let your wedding reflect you as a couple. If your friends consider you the life of the party then you should really do it up with great music, cocktails flowing and a fun photo booth. But if you are a quieter couple, you shouldn’t feel pressured to have that kind of wedding. There are no rules anymore and you should have a wedding that you can really enjoy and tells people something about you. Sometimes all the little details can seems daunting or overwhelming but you are really not required to do any of it so consider your wedding an empty apartment and only fill it with stuff you love and inspires you.”
5) Why hire someone else (like you) to help put together the vision?
“Recently I worked with a bride who envisioned an enchanted forest theme for her wedding. The whole evening had a very romantic “midsummer’s night dream” quality to it. Instead of escort cards she had someone passing out animal masks to assign guests to their seating sections such as wolf, bear, deer rabbit, etc. It was a unique touch and the masks functioned as favors as well as fun photo booth props, to boot!”
This first set of pictures are deigns created by Brita Olsen herself and represent her as a bridal stylist- beautiful soft colors with an elegant vintage feel!