Member Since: 2/9/2012
Hatch Creative Studio made our wedding day purely magical. Working with Nelson was kismet! He was so attentive and has ESP when knowing what a couple wants for their wedding day. He visited our vendor several times, created a Pinterest board for live feedback and even took us through the floral district to pick our ideal flowers. From there he created a fairytale come true. My husband and I were stunned when we saw everything on our wedding day. Every guest LOVED the flowers. They worked within our budget and were very accommodating. Note: They are extremely LGBT-friendly (they provided two sets of boutonnieres for the grooms - just in case the first batch got squished). Amazing. Top service. You won't regret it. Worth every dime.
Member Since: 3/4/2012
I found Hatch Creative Studio within about a week of getting engaged and fell in love immediately. Before we had even decided on our venue, I had made it clear to my future husband, mother, and all others involved, that Hatch was worth the investment... and that I HAD to have them do the flowers, event styling and design at our wedding. And I do not have a single regret.
I knew I wanted something whimsical with both modern and vintage elements. We also knew we wanted to transform an all-white urban loft space (w/ the backdrop of the city) into something whimsical with both modern and vintage elements. But that was pretty much all we knew. Before our initial meeting with Hatch, I had already begun the overwhelming process of pinning a million images (many of which were in complete contradiction to each other) on my pinterest page. Somehow, Barb was able to extract common themes, to help me figure out what I wanted, and to meld my fiancee and my styles into something that was truly "us," truly awesome and so unique.
As I was forewarned would be the case, I didn't initially remember many of the details of the wedding. However, having just got our pictures back, I am even more enamored than I could have expected by the work Barb, Nelson and the rest of the Hatch-gang did. The level of care and detail is beyond the scope of what we could have imagined.
Hatch Creative Studio was also an incredible resource and comfort throughout the year leading up to our wedding. Barb was responsive to late night emails about everything from bridesmaid dress styles and colors to invitations and seating suggestions. She recommended some outstanding vendors (including our day-of planner) with whom she worked seamlessly for the time leading up to and during the event.
We learned quickly in the craziness that is wedding planning that there is a lot to worry about-- and a lot that can go wrong. I can honestly say that we never, for a moment, worried about how the stylistic elements of our event would come together. Barb, Nelson and their 'birdies' are literally a dream to work with.
Member Since: 9/13/2013
When I walked into my wedding day venue I could not believe how the space was transformed and how every detail captured the feeling and vibe we always dreamed of. Barb and her team at Hatch Creative Studio are amazingly talented and a treat to work with! They immediately had the insight into the type of "party" we wanted and created a night for us that was beyond our wildest dreams. The Hatch team thinks of every detail from the flow from when a guest walked into our wedding to when they left, and suggested new ways to set up the space so that we could create a more intimate event, I would never had thought about all the pieces without them or have been able to have the vision if it was not for Barb guiding us through the process. Thank you team Hatch for giving us the most beautiful night that we will never forget! I can't wait to have another event designed by you!
Member Since: 4/17/2012
I had the pleasure of working with Barb and her entire crew for my wedding in NYC in May. To be honest when I got engaged last April, the first thought that came into my head right after I said "yes" was "I have to book Hatch Creative Studio." I have always been a huge fan of their work, pinning their posts on pinterest, but working when them personally was more than I could ever imagine. They were so helpful and accommodating, and they are the most creative bunch of people I have ever met. I got so many compliments about the overall decor and flow of the evening and that is all thanks to Hatch. Now that the wedding is over I am having serious Barb and Hatch withdrawal! If you recently got engaged and are looking for an event designer, look no further than Hatch, you will be the happiest bride of all time.
Member Since: 11/26/2012
Barb Salzman and her team are talented, professional, and probably the coolest people you will ever meet. Although your wedding planner can provide advice on decor and lighting for your event, chances are they can't procure and arrange your flowers or build your Chuppah/alter. HATCH not only helps you verbalize your personal style and desired event decor, they also transform your event space to exude the ambiance you desire and truly execute your vision. And, they find a way to do it all within your budget.
Member Since: 7/11/2005
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Barb and her team at Hatch Creative !! I came into her studio with a few magazine clippings I had been holding onto for years; simple arrangements of fuchsia flowers in different shaped mercury glass vases. That was it. From that, Barb created the most gorgeous wedding flowers/table scapes I have ever seen! It could not have been more perfect. It was exactly what I had pictured in my head...Simple, elegant yet so incredibly gorgeous and impactful. Hatch was so easy to work with...of all of my wedding vendors, they were the ones I never ever had to second guess. I trusted that everything would be flawless, and it was. THANK you Barb and Nelson and everyone at Hatch!! To this day, whenever people see photos of the wedding, whether it be the ceremony or reception, their first comments are always about the gorgeous floral arrangements. Hatch truly is the best. Love you guys!!!
Member Since: 9/22/2011
Having your best friend as the owner of Hatch Creative Studio can sure come in handy when it’s time to plan your wedding!
While to many it would seem like a “no-brainer” situation, for the detail-obsessed, over-organized Bride (me), I had my concerns about how to set up a professional working relationship with my close creative friend.
I can honestly say that Barb put all of my worry to rest! Barb and her talented staff treated our event with the highest level of professionalism. They made every detail from the planning to final stages effortless; keeping me calm, focused and moving forward. I was told time and again by the other vendors how happy they were that I was working with Hatch.
Barb has the exceptional ability to take her endless creative ideas and translate those ideas into a reality. She understands how to combine just the right amount of whimsical kitsch with top-notch quality and sophistication.
At the end of your event you will feel that your ideas were heard and translated into more than something you could have ever imagined. Your plan was perfectly “hatched”.
Member Since: 4/21/2011
We can't begin to express our gratitude to Barb and the Hatch team who turned our dream 3-day summer camp wedding into a beautiful and magical reality. Barb incorporated so many personal and creative touches- from lining our aisle with family wedding photographs to crafting a sculptural chuppah from our family members' tallit to creating custom placemats for our rehearsal BBQ. She truly listened to our ideas, and used her creativity to carry them out more beautifully than we could have ever imagined. Hatch accomplished the perfect balance of rustic elegance. Aside from their obvious creative talent, the Hatch team are also a ton of fun to work with. They truly went above and beyond. Thank you for giving us the wedding of our dreams!
Member Since: 9/15/2011
The best way to describe Barb and her creative team at Hatch are like fairy godmothers at our wedding. I made some wishes, threw out some ideas, and poof! Everything appeared. And then some. From day one, Barb impressed us through her attention to detail and willingness to try different things. Our wedding weren't exactly cookie cutter (read: Asian rustic?!), but she listened to all our thoughts before moving forward with anything. The results were more than we could have hoped for. The flowers, the decor, the overall flow of the wedding was perfect. What I loved the most were the personal details she included. Some specifics: she crafted a topiary of our wedding logo, Asian frog enclosures on the napkins, a bicycle floral display to pay homage to my cycling-obsessed husband, and a 'double happiness' gobo spotlight for our dance floor. Most importantly, we loved working with Barb and her team, and were sad to part with them by the end of the production. Thank you for everything Hatch! Cinderella ain't got nothing on me :)
Member Since: 6/21/2011
When I met with Barb at The Hatch Creative Studio we clicked right away. I knew exactly how I wanted my wedding to look but didn't think it would be possible to bring my dreams to life. Barb took what I had envisioned as my dream wedding and made it reality! She was patient, understanding and willing to tweak each centerpiece, bouquet and small detail until it was everything I had hoped for and more. She defined "hippie chic" with a classy and colorful feel in the most eloquent way - something I didn't even think was possible.
Because of The Hatch Creative Studio, I can honestly say that my husband and I had our perfect dream wedding. Even on site, Barb and her team worked with ease, and made us feel like we were the only event they had all weekend (which is far from the truth)! I only hope I will be fortunate enough to work with The Hatch Creative Studio team again in the near future :)
NOBODY does it better!
(this is the first time I have gone out of my way to write a formal review)
Member Since: 2/13/2011
There aren't enough positive things I can say about HATCH, but I'll give you some. Barb and Nelson and their team are super-easy to work with. They listen to you, they will get you, and translate your ideas and fantasies into a reality that have every guest wowing the whole way through. I've worked in creative, am addicted to crafting -- and if I'd had all the time in the world and superior skills --well, HATCH made me feel like I had a hand in my own wedding. My husband and I continue to hear repeatedly that our wedding was a stunner -- people marveled at all the little touches -- the tablescapes, the table card display, domes, the smallest details had such punch.
Member Since: 8/17/2011
From the Chuppah to the table arrangements, Hatch fulfilled our every wish and fantasy of what we imagined the venue to look like for our wedding. Working with Barb from the beginning was a wonderful experience. She helped to focus my vision, and has a creative eye for how to transform and style any space. Every detail was covered and absolutely beautiful. Thank you so so much for helping us put together such a memorable event and for all of the hard work involved!
If you are looking for beautiful, original, innovative designs for your event, work with Barb! You will be very happy you did! She and Nelson created a wonderland for my daughter's wedding! Simply terrific!! And great to work with too!
Our daughter just got married this weekend and Barb and her assistant Nelson did an amazing job to make the event simply beautiful! The chuppah was incredible (it actually had a crystal chandelier hung from the top)-- draped in romantic lace--- the centerpieces were gorgeous--- and all the extra touches, like the escort card table and the wedding aisle, were done with such imagination and creativity-- that made the celebration that much more special!! These were not the traditional, run of the mill decorations you see at most weddings. Barb worked on things until everyone was truly satisfied--- and we marveled at her talents! I highly recommend Hatch!!!
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FLORAL design . EVENT styling . PROP shop
Hatch Creative Studio takes a unique approach to event and floral design. Looking at events from an interior design perspective mixing textures, colors and props to create more of a dinner party feel then a banquet. Hatch is incredibly thoughtful with an eclectic and laid back yet chic style.
- Price Range: $$$
- Type: Wedding Day Flowers
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011