Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, guests get an exceptional taste of the city at the Downtown Market. We are certainly smitten with the large greenhouse space which will be the location for several of our breakout sessions and styled photo shoot! The market is only 15 minutes from the airport, houses several restaurants and shops on its lower level and is within walking distance to hotels, eateries and nightlife. We are so excited to host in this stunning, light-filled space this November!
Directions, Accommodations & More
435 Ionia Ave SW, grand rapids, mi 49503
Hotel block information coming soon. In the meantime, here are some nearby hotels: the market is located downtown Grand Rapids so there is no shortage of hotels nearby. We recommend City Flats Hotel, JW Marriott or if you're in the mood to splurge try the Amway Grand Plaza.
What exactly does your ticket include? Find out here.
- Two full days of education and learning. Time-tested strategies from industry leaders, practices you can put into action in your business and blog now, and hands-on training.
Branding & Business Class: you will work on developing a mission statement, ideal client, and words to use to describe your business with your fellow attendees. We circle the room to help brainstorm and be your sounding boards!
Blogging 101 Session: why should you be doing it? And -- holy wow -- HOW do you possibly do it?
Social Media Strategy Class: we get down to the nitty gritty of how to use Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and more for your business. It’s not always about the number of followers. You’ll learn how to engage the followers you DO have and gain their loyalty!
Photography 101 Class: you’re going to leave knowing how to use that camera of yours! Whether you’re a photographer or have a different creative job, we believe upping your skill set is always a way to make you more desirable to clients.
Design and Styling Lab: don’t just watch someone do it-- you’ll get design principles, then feel empowered to practice styling vignettes like a pro.
Calligraphy Class: take a break from your everyday tasks, put pen to paper and learn a new skill. Maybe you’ll be a natural and start writing hand-written notes to your clients!
Floral Arranging Session: creating with your hands in a medium you may not work with everyday is a sure-fire way to garner inspiration and pick up new skills along the way.
Styled Photo Shoot: we pull out all the stops by producing a gorgeous inspiration shoot, complete with models, tablescapes, florals, invitation suites, and stunning rings. This is the culmination of everything you learned at Bloom, as all of your skills will come together, helping you photograph and style the pretty details for your portfolio. With experts to help you along the way, this is a safe place to practice and continue learning.
Q&A Panel: after our two days together, we’re sure you’ll have some questions, so we set aside ample time to get those burning questions answered from our expert panelists, who you’ll have access to all workshop long.
- Networking opportunities. Bloom takes pride in featuring speakers and guests who love to share their hearts and success. You will love the warm environment that sets the stage for developing new lasting friendships, mentors, business partnerships, and collaborations.
- Catered breakfast and lunches on both days of the workshop.
- Professional headshots of yourself or your team. Ashley Slater Photography will be providing an opportunity for you to have your photos taken for your business or blog.
- A sweet box of swag and other thoughtful gifts, sprinkled over the two day workshop.
- Support after the workshop comes to an end. We love to continue working with you even after the workshop is over. Our Facebook page provides a space for attendees to bounce ideas off one another and share success!
- Believe it or not, even more surprises than those listed above are in store for our guests!
We are delighted to have a team of artists, bloggers, photographers, designers and more coming to Bloom Bash to teach our guest for our two day retreat.
Teachers & speakers coming soon!
Welcome & Introductions
Session A: Blogging & Branding
Session B: Calligraphy
Session C: Photography & Design Principles
Session D: Breakout Session 1
A. Photography with Ashley Slater Photography
B. Design & Styling with Michaela Noelle Designs
Session E: Group Critiques of branding & websites
Breakfast + Q&A Panel of Experts
Session F: Social Media
Session G: Advanced Breakout Sessions
A. Client Experience for Photographers with Ashley Slater Photography
B. Elements of Design & Flat Lay Styling with Michaela Noelle Designs
C. Bridal Bouquet
Session H: Editorial Styled Photo Shoot
Session I: How to Get Published
Session J: Floral Arranging
Closing & Reflections
Styled Shoot Sponsors & Inspiration
Inspiration + Artists COMING SOON!
Just to give you a taste of what we create, here's a peek at our last workshop's styled shoot:
Hear what past attendees have to say about their time at Bloom Bash.
"We started out being nervous & feeling like we weren't sure why we were even there, and left feeling like we had new inspiration & direction, with a lot to think about!
There was SO much helpful information from all the workshop sessions- particularly the ones about social media! But even more helpful were the Q &A sessions with panelists & the discussions with fellow participants! Every was so open & willing to talk about things they had learned through trial & error and what was helpful to them. That was invaluable for us being at the front end of starting a business! I would encourage anyone who is thinking of attending to step out & sign up for a bloom bash event - you will be glad you did!" -- Kristal Aden, Blush & Boxwood.
"Hands down BEST WORKSHOP I've attended to date!
I knew I could learn a thing or two about running a successful business myself. The workshop was jam packed with over the top talent and topics that I was beyond excited to explore. From blogging to floral arranging and everything in between. And lastly, meeting so many like minded women who respect community over competition was a key component. It's safe to say my business will grow and I certainly thank Bloom in part for that. If you're on the fence - don't be. Attend this workshop!" -- Lauren Watson, The Lion House.
Questions? Want to say hello or be a part of this workshop?
Please contact us here.