Pinterest by Color

We are in that time of year when tons of design is taking place.  We’ve been working a ton to update our social media and Pinterest is one we’ve been doing a lot with.

Check out some of our new boards here:

And don’t forget to follow us + check out our other boards.  Happy pinning.

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Designs and Floor Plans

Finally, we’re done with our Design & Production webpage.  Check our some of our favorite ideas that have been transformed for real life events.  We have everything from hanging cakes to Indian doorways… built by yours truly.  We also have unique floor plans and before and after photos.  This is one of our favorite processes of the planning venture – DESIGN!!!  We hope you enjoy and contact us for your next wedding or event.


Here is a sneak peak at a few of beloved creations.

Minnesota Stadium Celebration

For the third year – I was able to help my Client in Edina host another theatrical event.  This year’s play theme was the new Vikings stadium.  Though we didn’t have gold and purple décor, we did incorporate a vibrant colors with an edgy flare and some sequined linens.  The food was another amazing feast provided by Create Catering.  Less snow this year, but I know the temp was colder than last year.  Cheers to repeat Clients and the new Vikings stadium.

Venue: Private Home, Edina, MN
Planner: Sunrise Styling
Caterer: Create Catering
Linens: Linen Effects
Rentals: Apres Party & Tent Rental
Floral: Sadie’s Couture Floral
Valet: Snap Valet
Movers: Matt’s Moving
Playwright: Jeffery Hatcher
Actors: Children’s Theatre

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Tuesday’s TTT’s (tools, tips, and tricks)

Join us every Tuesday for TTT’s (tools, tips, and tricks) on the Sunrise Styling Facebook page.  We will be sharing TTT’s on weddings, events, home styling, cleaning, organization and more.  We hope that you will find new tips and useful ideas for every day or while planning an event.

Stationery: The highs and lows

With a few of my recent clients, I’ve come across some shocking news on stationery suites for weddings.  While advertising deals like “Wedding cards as low as $1.59”, the consumer can really think that they are getting a good deal.  After doing my research, the good deal is only for one piece of the suite.  News flash people… there is more than one card to a wedding invitation. Let’s do the math.

For a 200 person guest count and needing 115 invites; the typical invitation items, ceremony programs, menu cards, and thank you cards – here is what you will pay:
Invitation = $1.74 each
Invitation trim option = $11.50
Reception Card = $1.24 each
Direction Card = $1.24 each
Response Card = $1.14 each
Ceremony program = $2.69 each
Place card = $0.89 each
Thank you cards = $1.39 each
Grand Total = $1476.07

This total doesn’t include any upgrades, embellishments, or additional envelopes for mistakes, etc.  Beware – some stationery suites aren’t available to send you a tangible proof.  This is a little concerning since you are trying to accomplish inviting friends and family to the biggest day of your life.  Would you buy a house without ever seeing and walking through it in person?  Additionally, there is no option for a graphical map or image to be inserted and no upload form to enter in your guests names for the place cards.  How and where do customers print the place cards?  Another thing to keep in mind – some designs don’t have the entire suite available.  With an infinite number of stationery and paper items that couples can create to embellish décor around a wedding, consider hiring a designer who will custom create any item and/or design for your stationery.

Here is the sample of the invite design I started with.  While looking to complete the entire suite, this is one design that didn’t have the ceremony program and other items in the same style.  Disappointing!

One more thing to add:
The editing box to enter text (ceremony program sample) is smaller than some email forms on webpages.  You have to draft your wording prior to this screen, then you will see how the next couple screens format.  Really?  This only goes up to a 12pt size font?  How crazy does this look if I didn’t have any more content to enter in the ceremony program?!


Happy 2014

As we begin 2014, we are excited to launch our new website. With a fresh look and updated portfolio, we love sharing visions and designs from our recent events. Check out our service page for details to customize any type of event.
Also new to the Sunrise Styling repertoire, our Home Styling and Organization services are ready for action in 2014. We are excited to have this segment of the business up and running and look forward to working with Clients to make a stylish and organized entrance in 2014.
Contact us today to schedule an in-depth consultation!


Sunrise Styling first blog post

Exciting!!!  This is the first post for Sunrise Styling.  We are a full service styling, design, event planning, and home organization company located in the Twin Cities. We offer a full range of custom services to suit any home organization, stationery, or planning project.

Our team consists of three Consultants with many years of experience in the wedding, social event, and home styling industry.  Anna Senrick, owner of Sunrise Styling brings years of experience planning weddings, social events, and organization projects.  Casey Strauch is an event consultant and the Business Director of the Sunrise team.  Her professional business skills and hospitality knowledge are huge assets to the company.  Mai Lor Lee is our third Event Consultant and bring a fashionable sense of style to managing and planning events of all types and sizes.

We are looking forward to sharing more news, ideas, events, photos, and projects with everyone!