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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Bloom Bash Workshop

Thank you so so much for the kind words about our Back-to-School Style post! The kids and I had so much working on it together, and I'm still pinching myself that I was able to work with one of my very favorite brands. They read all your sweet comments last night, and both had a little extra pep in their steps this morning.

This blogging journey has brought me some amazing opportunities, with precious friendships being one of the best. A few months ago, my darling friend Jen (we met online!) and I were invited to speak at the Bloom Bash Workshop, which was created by our gorgeous friends Michaela and Ashley (whom I also met online...a concept my mom still doesn't understand!). ;)

I gave a session on decorating tips, specifically how to style consoles, and Jen spoke on the power of Pinterest. Then we participated in a no-holds-barred Q & A session on all things design and blogging. The two-day workshop was so beautifully styled and planned, it was like living in an issue of Martha Stewart Living.




The workshop was held at the picturesque Lange Farms, a Southern-style plantation with wrap-around porch, rustic barn, and towering oak trees. Sessions included design, photography, flower arranging, calligraphy, and small-business tips, then we had hands-on instruction for styling and shooting a mock wedding. There was even a horse!


Color-block Dress (on sale!)Nude Wedges | Pom Pom Clutch (only $25!))



Color-block Dress | Nude Wedges | Pom Pom Clutch (Mine is the neon pink)






















Color-block Dress | Nude Wedges | Pom Pom Clutch (Mine is the neon pink)


I was honored to be included amongst these talented ladies, and left the workshop so creatively inspired! You can see more pics from this gorgeous two-day event here, and find details on the next Bloom Workshop in San Clemente here.

Don't you feel like spending the day on that porch with a big glass of sweet tea?!


Photography: Jennifer Blair Photography / Venue: The Lange Farms  
Calligraphy Teacher: Wildfield Paper Co. / Florals: Bows + Arrows Flowers 
  Panel Speakers: Candice, Annie, Sarah, Ashley, Michaela, Jennifer, Jen, Cassie 

16 comments:

  1. Looks like it was an amazing weekend! Gorgeous shots! And you IN THAT DRESS! LOVE!

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  2. Can you please share a link or brand for the wedding dress?

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    1. Hi Susie!! I asked Michaela about it, and she's going to respond with info shortly! xo

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    2. Hi Susie! It's Elizabeth Dye. We actually own it and are going to be selling it. If you're interested, please email me! hello@michaelanoelledesigns.com

      xoxo
      Michaela

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  3. What a stunningly beautiful place! xx

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  4. What a beautiful place! You and Jen are so cute!

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  5. you and Jen...separated at birth.

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    1. LOL...what a huge compliment!! I think she's about as cute as they come!! xo

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  6. So dreamy! Just stop it with that horse! Oh my goodness....

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  7. Wow! It looks so beautiful and elegant! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. You and Jen could be sisters, you both have the same zest for combining outfits and you both look great in bright pink lipstick. What a fun event. I'd love to learn how to put together flowers like that.

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  9. I seriously want that skirt! In all 3 colors. And I am NOT a skirt/dress girl, so that tells you how much I love it!! I think I'll start with the charcoal one and can wear it this fall! LOVE!!!

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  10. Cassie, you are seriously adorable and I have gotten much inspiration from you to mix and match things I already own...and make some new purchases. I am in love with Jen's striped shirt and floral skirt, do you have any idea where she got them or where I could find similar items this season? Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much!! Funny you say that, Jen was wearing my shirt! :) It's from Old Navy several years ago, and her skirt is an old J.Crew Factory...but I know you can find similar of both at J.Crew Factory now!! xo

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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