Compote by Nature's Grace Design

About Nature's Grace Design

Each and every Nature's Grace Design event is hand tailored and styled to ensure that the overall look and feel of the affair is completely and exclusively you. Our fresh, cutting-edge designs are artfully conceived. We love to collaborate with our clients. Together, we construct a vision for the entire event, which ensures that every aspect of the day will flow seamlessly. With a wide array of sources at our disposal, we have the expertise to source decor and details as original as you are. Our team is meticulous- detail is everything. Taking your personal style into account, our designers weave every aspect together, from intriguing vases and vessels right down to fine ribbon selection. These special touches enhance the beauty of the florals we design, creating a distinguishing look that will ensure that your special day will be stylish, timeless and like none other. After all, your event should be as unique and personal as your very own love story.

 

Ria Erikson lovingly composes a compote for a stylish afternoon fête. DeFiore Photography.

Ria Erikson lovingly composes a compote for a stylish afternoon fête. DeFiore Photography.

 

Meet Ria

Owner & Creative Director

Equipped with a florist knife and an armload of the season's most dazzling blooms, Ria, Owner and Creative Director at Nature's Grace Design , is passionate about capturing the essence of the natural world and transforming it into fabulous floral designs that delight and inspire. Ria explored Landscape & Design as well as horticulture at UCLA, California and also at CSU, Colorado. With over 20 years in the floral and events industry, Ria has an experienced eye for intricate details and pretty palettes. Her interest in texture gives her work a flair of originality that is often beautifully bound with thrilling expanses of ribbon and lace.


As a wife and mother of two, in addition to designing and developing Nature's Grace Design, Ria happily wears many hats. She and her family reside in the Fort Collins area.


 

Nature's Grace Designers

A passion for excellence exudes from the team at Nature's Grace Design. No touch is too small to be insignificant and no design is too daunting to tackle. This team loves to go above and beyond to create the most extraordinary of experiences for their clients. With many years of combined experience within the industry, Nature's Grace Design's experts have the knowledge and the artistry to take a list of ideas and hopeful expectations and transform them into the sort of event that takes the client's breath away.

Heidi ensures that every last detail of this exquisite event is up to Nature's Grace Design's standards. DeFiore Photography.

Heidi ensures that every last detail of this exquisite event is up to Nature's Grace Design's standards. DeFiore Photography.

Heidi Friedrich
Event Layout Expert / Designer

Heidi began working with Nature's Grace Design as an intern in junior high. With a natural talent for styling and pulling a cohesive vision together from a young age, Heidi easily moved into a Lead Event Planner and Designer role. Her attention to detail is exceptional, and her classic, yet flexible, sense of style gives clients the utmost confidence in her abilities. Heidi is truly a treasured member of the Nature's Grace Design team.

Currently a student at Colorado State University, Heidi is pursuing her continuing education in styling, planning and event design. When she's not busy designing, Heidi coaches high school volleyball at Fort Collins High School, as well as at a local club.
 

 

Natural details epitomize the organic beauty and whimsy of Nature's Grace Designs.

Natural details epitomize the organic beauty and whimsy of Nature's Grace Designs.


Glenda Lesondak
Event Layout Expert / Designer

From its very inception, Glenda has been a partner with Nature's Grace Design. A master of room and event layout design, Glenda easily and concisely envisions each space and orchestrates all elements to bring about the most exquisite of events. With a flair for understanding the clients' hopes and desires for their special occasion,  Glenda is organized and flawless in her execution of every detail. Not only does Glenda keep each event running smoothly throughout the entire process, she manages to be our daily dose of comic relief. Nature's Grace Design is a stronger, more cheerful team as a result of Glenda's light-hearted presence.

 

 

Jessa infuses Nature's Grace Design with youthful energy and excitement. DeFiore Photography.

Jessa infuses Nature's Grace Design with youthful energy and excitement. DeFiore Photography.

 

 

Jessa VonFeldt
Lead Coordinator & Event Planner

Hi there! I’m Jessa  - It's wonderful to meet you!
Natural born perfectionist, lover of coffee, Hufflepuff and a certified multitasker. Born in the great state of Craft Beer, I graduated from Colorado State University and haven’t strayed too far from the Rocky Mountains – how else would I know which way is West? I love to learn, and am constantly looking for a lesson in every situation.  My spirit animal is a hummingbird – I am happiest when fluttering about.

I take pride in being a self-proclaimed connoisseur of control, maintaining intimate knowledge of every piece of an event, and never miss an opportunity to enjoy that ‘first look spark’ as the couple meet at the end of the aisle. I aim to be three steps ahead at all times during an event. Above all, I love love and strive to orchestrate events that reflect the incredible emotion everyone is gathered to celebrate!