Who We Are We are honored that you're considering sharing your special day with us, so we thought we'd share what some of our previous clients have had to say about our work and character. About Bryce... Bryce Stromstad has a B.S. in Social Work from the University of North Dakota, as well as an Associate’s Degree from North Dakota State College of Science in Auto Body Repair. He owns Stromstad Autobody & Glass of Frazee, MN and most recently has worked as a Territory Sales Rep for DakotaLand Auto Glass in Fargo, ND, as well as a farm laborer. Bryce brings an EXTREMELY strong work ethic to the business. His main areas of focus are: · Yard work · Maintenance of machinery · Maintenance of buildings and systems · Event set up and tear down · Building and maintaining structures What People Say About Bryce... Tracy J. I have known Bryce for 15 years, and in that time I have seen him show amazing work ethic and fortitude. He is concerned with details and ensures individuals he provides services to are completely satisfied. He is extremely hard working and dedicated to getting the work done. I have seen this in several aspects of his work- from detailing a car, repairing an engine, building a deck, to delivering goods and services. Whatever he endeavors to do, he does well and thoroughly. I highly recommend Bryce, because whatever you need done, he can accomplish. Darrick & Carmin C. We have known Bryce for more than 15 years. He is all good things you could say about a true friend: caring, compassionate, empathetic, loyal. His work ethic is in an outstanding class of its own, and he would be the first guy to offer you the shirt off of his back if you were in need. He is somebody you can always count on and a great guy to have in your circle of friends. Hal T. Bryce Stromstad is a very approachable man, easy to talk to, and has a great sense of humor. What I really admire is his work ethic. Don't ask him where the time clock is, because I don't think he's ever used one. I have had the opportunity to work with him on various projects, and when I'm ready to throw in the towel is about the time he gets his second wind. About Stacy... Stacy L.S. Christianson has a B.A. in Elementary Education with minor in Norwegian from Concordia in Moorhead, MN. Her work history includes teaching, as well as Retreat Coordinator/Program Director at Shetek Lutheran Ministries, Christian Education Director at Hope Lutheran in Walker, MN and Lutheran Church of the Cross in West Fargo. She has worked in the wedding industry since 2000, owning her own company; Simply Stacy Wedding, Events, and Florals. She is well known for her keen attention to detail, ability to forge positive work relationships, and sense of style in décor. Her focus areas are: · Marketing, Booking, and Contracts · Details and Coordination · Décor · Florals · Staffing and Vendors What People Say About Stacy.... Nancy B. I would highly recommend Stacy for any upcoming event. Stacy is easy to work with. She is unbelievably creative, coming up with ideas that I could never dream up. She makes Pinterest pins come to life. She is flexible, goes the extra mile, positive, reliable and has unlimited energy. We had two high school graduation parties two consecutive years at our house. Each party was unique in it's own way, appropriate for the tastes and personality of each individual. Not a thing was similar between the two parties. One great thing about going with Stacy is her large inventory of items she has on hand to use, candle holders, vases, lighting options. Stacy is thrifty, good about recycling and finding outlets for items to be used again. I already have Stacy reserved for both my daughter's weddings. I have connected her with friends and relatives for their special occasions and continue to recommend her. When we have an upcoming event we will definitely be using Simply Stacy. She is passionate about what she does and she is doing what she is meant to do. Jessica & David Stacy was the fifth person I called (following our family members) after my husband proposed. I knew that I wanted Stacy to help coordinate one of the most important days of my life. It has been my experience that she listens to the desires of her clients and strives to bring them to fruition.We had an eight month time frame and plenty of road bumps along the way. My husband was diagnosed cancer two months into the time line, Stacy had her third child and we decided to do an outdoor wedding. Stacy was invaluable not only in planning the event and coordinating the day, but also provided us with support and a sense of calm that we needed. We worked together to create a theme, design invitations and programs, work with the natural beauty of the riverbank while planning an alternative site in case of bad weather and enjoy the process of planning. Stacy went above and beyond my expectations when she would take projects home to work out the details, e-mail ideas, help find resources and frequently checked in to see how things were coming together. For example, we were thinking about making topiaries for our centerpieces. Stacy put together a sample for us and we knew with one look that the topiary idea didn’t match the rest of our theme. We could have easily purchased all of the materials and gotten halfway through the project without Stacy’s guidance! We were impressed with Stacy’s planning and creativity. She took this to the next level on the day of our wedding. Stacy came to the site prior to our wedding day to help prep the site, walk through details of the event, put together last minute decorations and create a plan for the next day. On Saturday we were able to relax comfortably knowing that Stacy was at the site taking care of the details. Stacy coordinated our friends and family to turn the riverbank and park into the most amazing wedding site the people of our hometown has ever seen. Many of the local community members were amazed by the transformation. I frequently heard “I never imagined this area could look this beautiful” or “It looks like a fairy tale.” Stacy worked incredibly hard and skillfully to make our day amazing. She infused the natural beauty of our setting into every aspect of the day. The ceremony itself was held under a willow branch arch with a unity symbol of river rocks. The decorations for the reception included river rocks, tree stump shelves and willow branches. Finally, the dance was held under the stars! Stacy definitely took care of the details for the day—she even took our dog for a walk during the dance so we wouldn’t have to worry. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to truly enjoy the day with each other knowing that our friends and family were experiencing a wonderful day as well. Monica & Ben Stacy helped us plan our dream wedding! With only 3 months to plan and a long distance bride, she didn’t miss a detail. And speaking of details, there were many! We had a full weekend of events and over 100 out of town guests requiring transportation arrangements and additional entertainment information. Stacy helped us find vendors that fit our vision and created what many guests have said was the most personal wedding they have ever attended. She even helped us save money along the way! We were so pleased with Stacy’s work that we again asked her to plan my sister surprise 40th birthday. Again long distance, Stacy helped us craft a vision for a theme and create a STUNNING party. The décor was perfect and flawlessly executed. We again used the caterer Stacy recommended for our wedding and couldn’t be more pleased with the food as well. I will definitely be calling Stacy for our next event! Kristin & Jeremy My husband and I were married spring of 2014 and I am still hearing from guests how beautiful it was ...Stacy was such a professional, honoring our specific wishes, handling every detail from the flowers, all rentals, coordinating with the chef and organizing post event obligations and more. We could not have been more pleased with our day- and we will never forget how magical it was, nor how effortless she made it all seem. In fact, we have hired her for my upcoming birthday bash in March 2016. So excited to see her talents and elegant hand at work again !! Sam & Lee I got married in the fall of 2014 at Joy Ranch outside of Watertown SD. Stacy was phenomenal. Her and I had talked about what I was envisioning for what was to be the best day of my life. Stacy was able to help me achieve this. She came with anything and everything that a person could think of. She was there for me and my family every step of the way. When it was time to go to rehearsal Stacy insisted that we not worry about decorating as she would take care of it. Upon returning from rehearsal we were prepared to help continue decorating. Stacy again insisted that she had this handled and we were to not worry about anything. It was finally time for our big day, whenever anything was misplaced or needed Stacy was right there with the answer. I could not have asked for a better more reliable person. Stacy was able to listen to my ideas and ask all the right questions to really bring all of what I had in mind to life. She really went above and beyond what I had anticipated and I am forever grateful for the memories that she helped make. Kendall & Kyle We got married over 2 years ago at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN. Stacy and her team were our wedding decorators, planners, coordinators, and so much more. She was there with us every step of the way. We could not have dreamed of a more beautiful wedding. It was everything we had hoped for and more. I would use Stacy and her team again and again.