Bloom Bash Nashville Day 2 {Recap}

riverwood mansion

If you missed Day 1 of Bloom Bash Nashville recap, you can find it here. We're back today with photos from the talented Cassidy Carson Photography for the second day of our workshop recap! Day 2 is full of fun, hands-on learning, creativity, and soaking in tons of knowledge from lots of different industry professionals. 

First up, coffee and breakfast, of course! Breakfast usually includes mimosas, because they're fun and tasty :)

but first coffee mug
riverwood mansion

As the ladies arrived for Day 2 of Bloom Bash, we had these gorgeous poppy art prints sitting out for them at their spots, designed by Victoria Bilsborough. The ladies also received a spool of gorgeous silk Adorn Company ribbon to style with at our styled shoot later in the day.

victoria bilsborough
adorn company silk ribbon

We started the day with our opening session on Social Media and how you can use it best for your business. Here we remind our guests that it's not about the number of followers, but about capturing the RIGHT followers for YOUR BUSINESS. In each teaching session, we give ample time to work on what we're teaching right then and there. During this session, we teach you how to use your phone camera to the best of its ability to make your photos even stronger. When we're done giving the tips, we let our attendees practice them by pulling out their phones, styling some cute vignettes and then editing them with the new tools we've given them.

After our Social Media Session, we broke up for our Advanced Break Out Sessions. Guests could either learn about The Client Experience and how to best serve your photography clients or take a Flat Lay Styling Class to practice styling skills with paper goods and other details.

Here are some shots of our styling class:

bloom workshop styling class
bloom workshop

After another delicious lunch from Chef's Market, the ladies headed outside to enjoy soaking in all of Amy Osaba's flowering knowledge in our floral arranging class! This is one of the most loved parts of the workshop. Even if our guests aren't florists, playing with a new medium, learning about color and texture and design in this way and being inspired by those around you is SO valuable and one thing we think sets our workshop apart. We want to create well-rounded Creatives so you can run the best business possible!

amy osaba floral design workshop
amy osaba floral design

We are always AMAZED by how gorgeous our attendees' floral arrangements turn out! Aren't they lovely?! Amy is a wonderful teacher!

styled shoot workshop

While the girls were learning about flowers, we began setting up our styled shoot. This set up was a gorgeous lavender, blush, and gold romantic soiree, loaded with pretty and feminine details, and we loved how it turned out.

We split up our girls into 3 groups and they get to rotate around to our 3 stations of tablescape, invitation suite and cake, and working with models. Everyone gets a chance to practice photographing and styling the vignettes, as well as learning how to use their camera in the different situations. Even if you're not a photographer, learning to use your camera is a key asset you can bring to your business, so you don't have to rely on getting images from photographers. You can also then photograph your own blog posts and social media posts!

styled shoot workshop
bloom bash styled shoot workshop

We love seeing the ladies getting in there to work with the models on posing, styling everything and getting "the shot" :)

styled shoot workshop
styled shoot workshop

After the styled shoot, we grab dessert (this time we ate the styled shoot cake and WOW was it ever delicious! Thanks Copper Whisk Cakes :)) and then we settle in for our Q&A Panel. Throughout the workshop the ladies put their questions in a basket and then we use the last hour of our time together to get them answered by a panel of experts. This workshop we were delighted to have and learn from each one of these amazing women: 
- Alex of Prairie Letter Shop | @prairielettershop
- Cassidy of Cassidy Carson Photography | @cassidycarsonphoto
- Amber of Amber Housley | @amberhousley
- JoJamie of BBR Music Group | @jojamie
- Naomi of At First Blush & Co. Events | @atfirstblushandco
- Savannah of Kendra Scott | @kendrascott
- Michaela of Michaela Noelle Designs | @michaelanoelledesigns

If you sign up for our newsletter, you'll be getting a video of our Q&A panel time (it's over 50 minutes long!) so you, too, can soak up this knowledge!!

This group of ladies was SO incredible and we are so excited for the things they are doing in their businesses and lives!

Venue: Riverwood Mansion 
Florals: Amy Osaba Design 
Invitation Suite: Prairie Letter Shop 
Rentals: Please Be Seated
Cake: Copper Whisk Cakes
Hair & Makeup: Make Up by Katie-Laine
Table Runner: Adorn Company  
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Rings: Trumpet & Horn 
Ring Boxes: VoeuDuCoeur
Suit: The Black Tux 
Event Concept + Design: Michaela Noelle Designs & Ashley Slater Photography 

If you missed us in Nashville but want to attend a workshop this year, we're coming to Austin, TX in August and would love to have you.