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Designer Spotlight: Kristine Polstra

September 15, 2017

Designer Spotlight: Kristine Polstra

Get inspired by the layers and textures in Bold Design Manager Kristine Polstra’s gorgeous event designs.




Since joining Bold Design as an assistant 7 years ago, Kristine has designed special events ranging from weddings to mitzvahs to corporate events and beyond. Pulling from both her interior design degree and her experience as a wedding planner, Kristine creates stunning, memorable events that showcase a range of styles, from Alice in Wonderland-themed celebrations to unique/custom weddings to warm and cozy holiday parties.

This wedding at the King Plow Event Gallery showcases Kristine’s design aesthetic. The bridal party’s bouquets of unique, earthy greenery contrast with the bride’s deep red rose-filled stunner and floral headpiece, filling the wedding portraits with color and depth. These natural variations carry over to tablescapes full of greenery and soft entryway seating surrounded by ferns. “Be organic in your style,” Kristine says.


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For this bright, beautiful Fernbank reception, Kristine designed lush tablescapes and details against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the museum’s massive dinosaur fossils. A huge runner of greenery and pink and yellow blooms dotted with candles was draped across the head table – such pieces bring the ‘wow factor’ and can set the tone for the entire event. She also created an impressive escort card display in the form of a large, gold-framed moss wall adorned with asymmetrical pockets of bright blooms.


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Our designers also display an ingenious knack for transforming décor from ceremony to reception: The ceremony featured a 24-foot garland that hung behind the bride and groom as they exchanged their vows, which Kristine repurposed to trim out the drape entrance into the reception. Above the candlelit head table, she strung hanging floral garlands and fresh greenery to create the perfect texture composition and bring out the bride’s playful, bohemian side.

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When working with Bold’s caterers, Kristine designs displays that make the food a part of the grand vision. Here, she created layers with different heights of vases with lush palm fronds and ferns for this show-stopping dessert display fit for a tropical oasis. The dessert descriptions were even listed on oversized elephant ear leaves!

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Bold’s designers bring clients’ event dreams to life with detail-oriented design. Kristine’s work shows off Bold’s delivery of distinction on demand for any style and theme at any venue – and there’s much more where that came from.