Today is the day! We have been on pins and needles waiting to announce the amazing line up we have for the Bloom Bash in Seattle. Bloom Bash will be different than any workshop we have ever done before for a few reasons. First, this workshop will take place over the course of two days, instead of one. We have so many things we wanted to do, we couldn't have possibly packed it into a single day, so we've extended the fun this time around. Second, not only will attendees get amazing teaching sessions on blogging, social media, photography and design, but they also will get a second day of hands-on learning with calligraphy, florals and a styled photo shoot. Not to mention we are partnering with the amazing Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room who will be our keynote speaker and we will be celebrating the release of her second book at a cocktail party the first night of the workshop.
There is so much happening, and whether you own a business, you are involved in the wedding industry, you are a creative looking for some inspiration, or have yet to launch your own blog, we have something tangible for everyone to learn. No detail has gone overlooked and, well... we will let you read on yourself to see who we have coming and the who the artists are involved in our styled shoot!
Seats will open NEXT Wednesday, July 22nd at 12pm EST, so mark your calendars, clear your schedule and plan on meeting us this October 22nd in Seattle!
Ashley Beyer | Tinge Floral | Floral Breakout Session Teacher
Ashley grew up studying art and composition, both in formal education and on her own. She finds a love of imparting beauty to the world through the world of flowers. Color is her greatest inspiration. The slight color variations and combinations created by mother nature are what truly set her apart. Sophistication and simplicity are two elements she lives by in both the flower world and in her own life. This translates into the weddings and events she has the privilege to design for. Since flowers evoke emotion in so many life events, Ashley believes that the flowers should represent the couple, the venue, and the atmosphere they’d like their guests to experience. If Ashley isn’t designing weddings, she’s traveling, spending time with her husband, updating their first home, or watching Jimmy Fallon.
We have followed Ashley's company, Tinge Floral, on instagram and oohed and aahed over her gorgeous work. We are so excited to have her teach our floral session AND design the flowers for the styled shoot!
Jenny Sanders | Graceline Art | Calligraphy Breakout Session Teacher
Jenny is a calligrapher and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon who adores all things white, loves the beauty of simplicity, and intentional details. She loves getting to use her artwork to encourage and bring joy to others, either through creating pieces for them or teaching workshops. Foraged flowers, almond milk lattes, fluffy bunnies, and time with family are her favorite things and her heart belongs to her husband and her Creator.
Jenny will be teaching our attendees modern day calligraphy on day two of the Bloom Bash! She will also be providing a drop dead gorgeous invitation suite and signage for our styled shoot!
Lauren Hooker | Elle & Company | Featured Panelist & Guest Speaker
Lauren Hooker is the graphic designer and blogger behind Elle & Company, a business, blogging, and design resource for creative entrepreneurs. What started as a freelance design venture has now become a resource for creative entrepreneurs and bloggers through her blog, newsletter, e-courses, and design services. Lauren's seen firsthand how design can greatly impact the success of a business and loves teaching others about the fundamentals of great design and branding.
Lauren will be lending her expertise on branding, design and more during both days of the Bloom Bash!
Melissa Michaels | The Inspired Room | Keynote Speaker
Melissa is the creator of The Inspired Room, a decorating blog designed to help you love the home you have. She has been honored two years in a row, 2015 and 2014, as the Reader’s Favorite Decorating Blogger at Better Homes & Gardens magazine! She's budget conscious but also appreciate good design and a well-kept home and doesn't think you have to have one without the others! She recently added NY Times Bestseller author to her list of accolades with Love The Home You Have release March 2015 and her second book, The Inspired Room is due out November 1, 2015.
We are thrilled to have Melissa as our keynote speaker, sharing her knowledge on blogging, social media and all things design. We are also excited to celebrate the launch of her second book at a cocktail party and signing!
Jen | I Heart Organizing | Featured Panelist & Guest Speaker
Jennifer Jones, a small town Midwestern gal, has a great passion for creating a family, friendly and stylish homes. With a deep love for storage and organization, she enjoys finding inexpensive and simple solutions to help her family of five stay on track. You will typically find Jennifer and her husband knee deep in a home renovation, creating useful and pretty storage solutions, or selecting paints and fabrics, all in an effort to create a playful and functional home. Jennifer chronicles their home journey on her blog, IHeart Organizing. Jen has been seen on HGTV, BHG, The Nate Berkus Show and more.
Jen will be a guest speaker on our panel of experts and offer her insight on Pinterest in our social media session! We're over the moon excited to learn from this wildly talented and successful blogger.
Lora Grady | Lora Grady Photography | Breakout Session Teacher & Panelist
Lora Grady Photography is an international wedding & lifestyle photographer based in Seattle, WA. Her clean, light-filled images are both modern and romantic, and she loves working with her clients to create art together. The type of art you just want to hang on every wall of your house, where the simplest moment takes on a life of its own. From portrait to candid, each whimsical shot tells a beautiful story. Lora loves to paint, eat at new restaurants, travel, and she and her husband are expecting their first baby in November 2015.
We are thrilled to have Lora speaking in-depth on photography and the client experience during breakout sessions on day two with Ashley! Lora will also be taking photos of the workshop and offering guidance during the styled photo shoot portion of the day!
Introducing Our Styled Wedding Shoot Artists
BHLDN will not only be dressing our bride & bridesmaid models for our styled wedding shoot on day two of the Bloom Bash, but will also be prettying up the decor for the shoot. We couldn't be more excited and humbled to partner with such an amazing brand. Guests will be able to photograph all of our gorgeous models (there will be multiple to help ensure everyone has ample time to practice!) for their personal portfolios.
Our venue for both the workshop and styled shoot is the stunning Rainier Chapter House and we couldn't be more smitten! The Rainier Chapter House is a replica of George Washington's Mount Vernon home and owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution. We have chosen thoughtful and venue-appropriate touches to bring this classic, romantic venue to life during our styled wedding shoot. We can't wait for attendees to see the inside of this incredible space, and cozy up as we spend two days having a blast learning together.
Vintage Ambiance is a rental company based in Seattle with an incredibly wide range of furniture, decor and structural pieces. Design is all in the little details, so Vintage Ambiance's key pieces of decor will bring our styled shoot to life!
Our styled shoot is also sponsored by the following artists and brands: