Bloom Bash Carmel: Day Two Recap

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If you missed Day One's recap of Bloom Bash Carmel Valley, click here to read it. Can you believe that this was our venue for our creative workshop?! I still can't. It's drop dead gorgeous, as seen from the photo above (and the many below) by talented photographers, Ragi & Amanda.

Day Two is all about getting our hands dirty and playing with new things; putting all of our new (or old, yet refined) skills into action!

The day starts with what we call "Table Talk". The gals huddle up in their table groups and answer specific questions we give them. This really helps them get to know each other, but also voice their goals, get inspired from others and motivate themselves in their business.

Next, we dive into the world of social media and how you can use each form of the major social media players to not only grow, but sustain and capture your ideal clients!

After another delicious lunch catered by Holman Ranch Tavern (SO good, if you ever get the chance to go!) we headed outside for our floral arranging class with Katie of Ponderosa & Thyme. A super talented, heartfelt teacher, Katie had the girls up out of the seats having fun in no time! After she demonstrated an arrangement (to music, might we add...it was very therapeutic!) the guests got to choose their own flowers for their arrangement from the flower bar.

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flower bar
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We always love seeing this in action AND seeing how amazing and unique everyone's arrangements are!

Next up we have our specialized break out sessions. The first is for photographers who want to further learn and chat with Ashley about how to serve their client's well in the client experience. The second was with Katie, our amazing florist, where florists could watch her make a bridal bouquet and adorn the desserts with florals. And finally, the third was a hands-on flat lay styling class with Michaela and Lauren + tons of paper goods and other items to style with.

One of the most anticipated times of our workshop is the styled inspiration shoot. We set up a gorgeous shoot, complete with bride and groom models, beautiful tablescapes, a dessert table, invitation suite details and so many other hidden treasures. You can read more about our upcoming shoot for Bloom Bash Chicago here!

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Here's just a quick peek at some of the styled shoot photos from the workshop, as we will be sharing Ashley's images very soon in an upcoming feature!

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styled shoot workshop

We close our workshop, just like the first day, with a Q&A panel of more experts from the area. We get a lot of feedback from attendees that say this is their favorite part of the day!

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Look at all of us! We say this a lot, but it's a true honor to spend 2 days with these women at Bloom Bash. We feel really close to them and very invested in their businesses by the end of the workshop!

Photos: Ragi & Amanda

Many thanks to our Q&A Panel Speakers for Day Two:
- Jenny of Graceline
- Katie of Ponderosa & Thyme
- Allison of Engaged & Inspired
- Laura & Rachel of Laura + Rachel Photography 
- Ragi & Amanda of Ragi & Amanda
- Michaela of Michaela Noelle Designs

All of our talented artists who made our styled shoot possible:
Venue: Holman Ranch / @holmanranch
Florals: Ponderosa & Thyme / @ponderosa_and_thyme
Invitation Suite & Signage: Graceline / @jenny_Sanders_
Wedding Dress: Kinsley James Couture Bridal / @kinsleyjamescouturebridal
Rings: Susie Saltzman / @susiesaltzman
Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals / otlvintage
Cake: Just Bakecause / @justbakecause
Hair & Makeup: The Hair + Makeup Company / @thehairandmakeupco
Event Concept + Design: Michaela Noelle Designs & Ashley Slater Photography / @michaelanoelledesigns @ashleyslaterphotography of @bloomtheworkshop

If you missed out on our creative workshop for photographers, designers, stylists, and small business owners in California, then don't you worry! We have two more just like it coming up in Chicago and Dallas! Hurry, tickets are almost gone :)