Meet the fantastically talented team behind our wow-worthy floral and events…
Marsha Hunt burst onto the floral design scene in 2003, winning two awards in her first design competition and has since won four ISES "Best of Minnesota" Star Awards for her floral and event design work. Prior to her floral career, Marsha honed her creative abilities as a consultant in new product/ packaging design and as a research chemist at General Mills & Dow Chemical, earning multiple design patents and awards. Besides loving flowers, the joy of her life is her family - husband Dan, daughter Marit, and son Devan.
Bridget's love of design started at a very young age - she started working as a designer and fell in love with creating beautiful things from a variety of materials. This love of creation took a leap into yet another medium - fresh florals and event design. Now an award-winning florist and wedding/event planner, she is constantly pushing the envelope to try to create new and exciting designs that are unique, chic and elegant. But her favorite job of all is being wife to husband Pat and mom to kids Sam, Lauren and John.
Betsy joined the Haute House team after several years working in wedding and event planning. Having previously worked in the PR/marketing world where planning and coordination were a strong focus, Betsy brings her expertise and creativity to every wedding/event. She has an exquisite attention to detail, sense of inspiration and style, and has a wonderful “can do” attitude that clients love and appreciate. Beyond Haute House Studio, Betsy is a yoga/fitness instructor at Physical Culture(v) in Edina, and loves spending time with her family and friends. She lives in Edina with her husband Patrick, and children Maryn and Gavin.
Besides her family and friends, Sonia’s next love is for design. Her passion for working with flowers started in high school, as an employee of a local floral shop. During high school, she would even draw, paint, and photograph flowers. Sonia graduated with a degree in Interior Design and worked commercially with Architecture firms for 15 years. Since becoming an independent designer, she went back to her roots, taking floral classes and intertwining her problem solving and design expertise with that of the floral industry. She is an avid traveler, becomes inspired by the world around her, and brings that creativity to her work. She lives in Edina with her husband Mike, and children Adrian and Ari.
Melissa joined the Haute House Studio teams as a project manager handling all behind-the-scenes details. Her 20+ years of experience in sales and marketing provided her with the expertise to oversee the planning, scheduling, finances and other miscellaneous aspects of each Haute House Studio wedding or event. She grew up in Bloomington and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. She lives in Edina with her husband Mike, and three children Makayla, Brayden and Makenzie.
Marit began as a volunteer team leader for large non-profit events and fundraisers, and is now an all-round contributor on floral design, event set-up, and destination events. Marit is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations and Global Business. She truly has an international focus, having studied abroad in Switzerland and had internships in Washington D. C. and Germany. She has worked on events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and in Minneapolis.