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Styled; A Look into mStarr Event Styling + Design

Posted by Becca Olcott  April 26, 2013 08:00 AM

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Last week Casey and I had the pleasure of oo'ing and ahh'ing over the details and thoughtfulness that go into everything mStarr Event Styling + Design touches. As Emily defined what styling weddings really means to her, we began to grasp the reach of her incredible service. If you’re a bride who loves great accents (like we do), whether you need a little guidance or soup-to-nuts support, Em’s your gal. Check her website out here.


BI: How did you get your start?

MS: Frankly, I got married...isn’t that the only way? I’ve always had a creative outlet, and helping friends plan parties, showers, etc was just second nature to me.

BI: So what took you from bride to the full time plunge into the industry?

MS: I really became my own planner throughout my wedding. I found that when I got back from my honeymoon, and after the holidays, I was still browsing Style Me Pretty and connecting with the vendors I had cultivated relationships with. I just couldn’t shake it. So, I started a website, and the rest is history.

BI: What inspires you?

MS: What doesn’t inspire me?

BI: Touché Ms. Starr. Okay here’s a fun one, what three colors are your IT colors right now?

MS: teal, gold, mint.


BI: And just for good measure, if we bump into you in a coffee shop what will you always have by your side?

MS: My laptop with Illustrator, Photoshop, Evernote, and Bloglovin’ set up. And for my non-technological accompaniments I’ll have my Rifle notebook, a paper cutter and ribbon.


BI: Can you explain a little more about what styling entails?

MS: Styling to me is multifaceted---the design of a wedding takes shape when all of the details cohere and become more than the sum of their parts. It’s my job as a stylist to oversee those details.

BI: What is your favorite part of styling a wedding or event?

MS: I love the combination of personal and pretty. When I first meet a potential client I try to get their full story, how they met, how they fell in love, and with each memory I try to incorporate of little of them into each detail. I will always go the extra mile!


Images by Casey of Hello Love Photography and Instagram Pics by Em Herself...isn't she a Starr?

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About the Authors

Becca Olcott has a thing for old love letters and good old-fashioned romance. Bringing daily wedding updates and advice is second nature to Becca. She spends her days working with the brides of New England designing tablescapes full of lush florals and antique gems through her business Petal Floral Design.
Casey Harrison is a wedding and portrait photographer in the lovely city of Boston. She spends her days scouting the countryside for beautiful locations for shoots and taking photos of couples in love through her business Hello Love Photography.

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