get to know us
Hospitality and the guest experience are at the forefront of what we do. Our relaxed and personal approach to design, styling and rentals transforms our clients into friends. We take our craft seriously, but never ourselves. We approach design with an openness to new ideas, a fearlessness to try new things and a passion to create events as unique as our clients. We want you to walk in and immediately say “This is so me!” and know we fully told your story.
Mari (pronounced Marie) is a previous Visual Display artist for Anthropologie and In-home Designer for Pottery Barn, who brings years of hands-on experience to each project she takes on. With a birthday on Valentine’s Day, you could say she was born to love love! A stylist, designer, and creator who is crazy about hospitality, working in the wedding industry was a no brainer.
Most days you can find Mari cuddling with her sweet pup Millie, baking from scratch and trying to keep her house plants alive! She loves providing unique rental furniture collections for people who have great taste, but can’t figure out how to style a lounge area and really want a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere at their wedding.
Drew’s infectious positivity and kindness usually elicits a hug from a bride’s mom or an invitation to join the groomsmen for a beer. An honest-to-goodness jack of all trades, Drew does everything from tech support to being the muscle behind all of our deliveries. His ability to pack a rental truck has also garnered him the nickname of “Tetris King.” When he’s not doing odd-jobs for Collected, Drew works full-time, coaches soccer now that he’s ‘retired’ from playing semi-professionally and is currently training to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
A sassy little husky-golden retriever mix, Millie was born in Kentucky and adopted by her parents in Minneapolis. Bringing her southern hospitality with her, she’ll be the first to greet you at the door. She’s always up for a good cuddle session, and providing the office staff with regular work (potty) breaks. When she’s not sleeping on the job, Millie enjoys chasing tennis balls, swimming at the lake and being very vocal when no one is paying attention to her.