La Petite Bloom Grand Rapids Recap

A few weeks ago we kicked off our 2018 workshop year with our La Petite Bloom workshop, where we brought in two teachers in different creative industries and gathered at the Lofts at Luna in downtown Grand Rapids. Sweet Heather Anne taught our attendees how to watercolor on sugar cookies (and gave them her delicious recipe!) and Rhiannon Bosse taught the gals the art of floral arranging. It was such a special day together and I think I speak for everyone when I say we all left incredibly inspired!

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Bloom Bash Nashville Styled Shoot Vendors

We are firm believers that styled shoots are the perfect time to perfect old skills and practice new ones. At our workshops we spend months coming up with the cohesive vision to make each shoot unique and gorgeous. At Bloom Bash you will go through a styling breakout session and learn to use your cameras on day one! The Bloom Bash workshop's two day event culminates in an epic styled wedding shoot and Nashville's inspiration (above!) is everything our pastel dreams are made of! After learning your skills on day one we get to put that into practice on the second day. With lavender and blush as our starting point we decided to use gold accents, soft linen textures and springy greens to bring the romantic element to a maximum. Not only will you be able to work with styling and photo experts during the shoot to work on your own skills, you'll leave with beautiful images to use on your website or social media! 

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Bloom Bash Nashville Sponsors

It's no secret that Ashley and I LOVE spoiling our attendees! We spend a lot of time thinking about how our guests will feel when they walk through our doors. We not only want our workshop to be educational, but also a time for our attendees to feel filled-up with new friendships, sweet gifts, and good food. Curating our gift boxes for each workshop is something we absolutely love. As big believers in "the little things", we think these special gifts will make our attendees feel pampered and inspired, since they all come from small businesses we adore! 

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5 Steps to Business Efficiency with the Best Apps

The excitement of a new project fills us with renewed energy and optimism for the future.   Often we find ourselves stuck in moving from an idea into action.  If you’re a creative entrepreneur, you know this feeling all too well.  In order to build something yourself, whether it be a blog, Instagram page or something else, you must be incredibly dedicated, patient, and self-confident.  Nothing happens overnight.  In fact, the average overnight success is 7 years, so dedication is essential.  Crazy, right?!

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Key Factors & Elements Your Brand Needs Now

Sometimes branding can feel overwhelming. It can feel like a daunting task to brand your business and make it just right. Business owners often assume that branding is more than it has to be, but creating an intentional brand is all about keeping it simple. Doing too much and going over the top with your brand can actually hurt you in the long run.  Branding doesn't have to be complicated. Keep it simple. To help you keep it simple and straightforward, I am breaking down branding into a simplified definition of what it is and the key factors you need to build an intentional brand for your business.

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Bloom Bash Dallas | Day Two

Today we are sharing the second half of Bloom Bash that was held just outside of Dallas Texas. In case you missed yesterday's post, be sure to scroll down and check it out. Day one is always full of so much anticipation as attendees start to form friendships, and day two everyone arrives with a bond that has begun to form and are ready for the day! We work through a few more sessions, setup for the big styled shoot happening later in the day begins and our girls get to play in the flower bar and try their hand at floral arranging. In Dallas, Amy Osaba joined us to teach this session and we just love watching her work and learning from you. Keep scrolling to see the day as it unfolded!

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Bloom Bash Dallas Recap | Day One

Last October we landed in Dallas and headed to one of the prettiest venues we've had the pleasure of working with, The White Sparrow barn. Talk about stunning! White shiplap as far as the eye can see, big windows letting in the most beautiful Texas light and stunning details. We were smitten and our attendees loved being in this refreshing space just as much as we did. We can't thank Shalyn Nelson enough for capturing our event through these beautiful images and hope you enjoy looking through day one of #bloombashdallas below! 

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5 Great Ways to Use Instagram Story Highlights

While we were decking the halls and gearing up to celebrate the holidays, Instagram launched one of the biggest features of 2017: Instagram story highlights.

Businesses and brands are loving this feature, and we aren’t surprised! There is finally a way to save and highlight content that you don’t want disappearing after 24 hours. So whether you are a brand specialist who wants to showcase your latest projects, or a food blogger who would love to keep a step-by-step recipe showcased for more than a day, Instagram collections is a great way to stay organized and highlight what you’d like your followers to see!

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