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the  creative minds

Owner, Lead/Certified Planner & Decorator here at Creations,
and I'm SO EXCITED you are here!


I am truly honored that you chose to check us out for your upcoming event, and would love to chat with you about how you would benefit from having Creations on your vendor team!! 

I was born and raised in farm country, Minnesota, and remain a 'Sota girl through and through! Growing up, I never knew I would want to be an event planner/decorator, but I have always had a niche for the industry.

I live just outside of Alexandria with my husband, two boys, and our fur baby. Outside of working events, you will most likely find me snuggled under a blanket at home, at the rink cheering on my boys, or spending quality time with my family/friends. Black is my favorite color. Spaghetti is my favorite food. I prefer beer over wine. I don't drink coffee. And warm weather is my jam. 


I can't wait to connect with you and work toward planning the wedding/event of your dreams!



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The Creations Story

Keith & Lois Schmdigall opened "Creations, an Event Studio" in January 2012. As an AIFD and AAF inductee, Lois and her design team have been stage designers for Say Yes to the Dress' Randy Fenoli and Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta - David Tutera Designs. She was also the floral designer for the 2004 Presidential Inauguration! SO COOL! 


In 2020, "Creations, an Event Studio" teamed up with Karla and the "'Sota Weddings & Events" team, to expand the client experience by offering event planning and decor setup/teardown.


In 2022, "Creations, an Event Studio" and "'Sota Weddings & Events" merged/rebranded to become the business you know today as

Creations by 'Sota Weddings & Events


Amanda "Rosie" Hufford
Director of Floral/Designer

Any and all things floral related are Rosie's jam. She especially loves designing and curating bridal bouquets, meeting with brides, and seeing wedding day visions come to life. 

Outside of being a floral guru, Rosie loves spending time at the farm with their cows, especially when there are babies!


Serena Zirpel
Assistant Planner/Coordinator

Serena + organization = LOVE!

Serena is about as neat, sweet, and organized as they come. Working with couples on the planning/coordinating of their event fills her cup to the brim!

Outside of work and events, you will likely find her with her hubby and two sweet and sassy little girls.


Holly Wallerich
Director of Operations

Holly is a jack of all trades at the Creations studio. You will find her prep'ing for events, sending client welcome packs, answering phones, greeting clients, signing us up for all the vendor things, as well as offsite where she loves to wave her magic wand and make all things beautiful! 


In her spare time, you will likely find her with her girls, as a production assistant at the theatre, or on the lake.

With caring ways, a heart of goal and always going above and beyond to help others. Let Karla’s radiant inspirations, attention to detail and going the extra mile bring your wedding or any occasion to life.She will be right beside you from start to finish!! You will absolutely love her!
- Lynn

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