I'm a huge advocate of continued education. Was I a huge fan of college? Nope! But, now that I'm in a career (actually, two!) that I love, I find it incredibly valuable to keep learning every day to help expand my knowledge of this industry. Things change ALL. THE. TIME.
Another Wedding Planner I know mentioned this workshop and it sparked my interest. I decided to sign up and I'm so happy that I did! The workshop was back in April at Loring Social and was organized by Jessica Wonders Events. The workshop was broken up into different sections based on your interests. There was a section for Wedding Planners, Florists and Photographers.
The morning of the workshop was the educational part. Gretchen Culver of Rocket Science Events was our Mentor for the day. It was great to get tips and advice for everything from running a business, to best practices to designing! Another great part was to meet a few other Wedding Planners in the business. It's not always what you know, it's who you know!
The second part of the day was the actual styled shoot. Each Planner had the opportunity to design their own tablescape based on a few key factors, just like it would be with real clients. We were able to pick the flowers we wanted (which were just designed by the floral group) and our work was photographed by the Photographers! This is always the fun part, making things pretty!
Below I have some of the incredible photos done by Jeannie Marie Photography.
Also, I'd like to give a shout out to all the amazing people who organized and also participated in this magical day!
Founder: Jessica Wonders // Jessica Wonders Events
Speaker/Teacher: Gretchen Culver // Rocket Science Events
Attendee: SunKissed Events, LLC, De Vasco's Daughters Design and Events, LLC,
Northern Nights Two Harbors, Lisa Halvorson
Speaker/Teacher: Jeannine Pohl // Jeannine Marie Photography
Attendee: Mahonen Photography, Lauren Baker Photography
Speaker/Teacher: Christi Poppler // Studio C Floral
Attendee: Flowers by Ranee, The Cutting Garden, One Precious Pearl Floral Design, LLC, Mi Mi Design
Cake: Ink Sweets
Venue + Catering: Loring Social // D'Amico Catering
Stationery: Champagne Press
Hair Styling: The Beauty Lounge Minneapolis
Makeup: WarPaint International
Rentals: Rudy's Event Rentals, Apres Event Decor and Tent Rental, The Festive Frog, Jessica Wonders Events
Models: Justina, Kayt