Our Venue | Just outside of Dallas, The White Sparrow is a beautiful, vintage white barn venue located in Union Valley, Texas. It is nestled in an open field surrounded by huge oak trees. The grounds have a rustic, country charm that host flower gardens, a grove, an old feed shed and even a swing. With all the perfect rustic details, The White Sparrow Barn is the perfect location to inspire us for our two day workshop together.

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Details | Directions, Accommodations & More

 White Sparrow Barn: 7950 Co Rd 2412, Quinlan, TX 75474

We have a room block at The Hampton Inn in Rockwall, TX. Just call (469-698-9494) and mention The Bloom Workshop to get your group rate of $116 / night. If you are looking for a roommate, please email us and we will try to connect those who want to room share. bloomtheworkshop@gmail.com

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We don't want the fun to end! On October 12th, we will be heading to Magnolia Market in Waco, TX for a field trip. We'd love for our attendees to join us for a day of shopping, talking, eating lunch, grabbing a delicious cupcake, and checking out all the Silobration has to offer!

Ticket Inclusions 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. Bonus pre-workshop networking mixer included.
  • Day One Sessions include: The Why's and How's of Blogging, Calligraphy, Branding, Photography, Styling & Design.
  • Day Two Sessions include: Floral Arranging class, Social Media, and your choice of three breakout sessions (Photography & The Client Experience, Flat Lay Styling, OR Floral Bouquet Demo). Attendees will take home their floral arrangement and vessel as well as their full calligraphy kit including pen, nib, ink and instructional materials.
  • A fully styled wedding photo shoot at the end of day two, including tablescapes, florals, bride + groom models, and a styling station with endless paper goods. Refine and develop your photography and styling skills in a relaxed environment where no one will compete to "get the shot". This is hands-on and attendees will be actively shooting and styling. Photos may be used for personal portfolios. We will also be sharing how to dream up and execute styled shoots of your own!
  • Daily insight from a panel of hand-selected experts. We use this time at the end of each day to open the floor to questions of all kinds, nothing is off limits. Our speakers and panelists all have a passion for sharing their knowledge on their craft. You'll find this time very comfortable, casual, and informative as we are open to discussing things as serious as contracts, to as personal as how to balance work and home life. 
  • 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. Dessert and delicious sips are also provided.
  • 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 website or blog.  
  • A sweet bag 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! 

Cost | Early Bird tickets start at $1099.

Teacher & Guests | We are delighted to have a team of artists, bloggers, photographers, designers and more coming to Bloom Bash to teach our guests for our two day retreat. Learn about each one below!

AMY OSABA, AMY OSABA DESIGNS A self-taught designer, you could say that flowers found Amy rather than the other way around. After a successful career as a professional ballet dancer, Amy's innate sense of movement, grace and grand vision translated seamlessly to the magical world of florals and design. At first glance, her signature work evokes a sense of loose, wild abandon, while her keen eye and desire for precision have cemented her reputation as one of the south's most south-after event designers.  We can't wait to have Amy teaching our floral arranging class for the 2nd time at Bloom Bash! You'll love her playful, yet knowledgable session as you learn how to arrange blooms like a pro.                                                website | instagram

AMY OSABA, AMY OSABA DESIGNS
A self-taught designer, you could say that flowers found Amy rather than the other way around. After a successful career as a professional ballet dancer, Amy's innate sense of movement, grace and grand vision translated seamlessly to the magical world of florals and design. At first glance, her signature work evokes a sense of loose, wild abandon, while her keen eye and desire for precision have cemented her reputation as one of the south's most south-after event designers. 

We can't wait to have Amy teaching our floral arranging class for the 2nd time at Bloom Bash! You'll love her playful, yet knowledgable session as you learn how to arrange blooms like a pro. 

                                              website | instagram

ANNIE MERTLICH, WILDFIELD PAPER CO. Annie is the calligrapher behind Wildfield Paper Co., where she creates custom wedding invitation suites, gorgeous prints and artwork for the home, and a multitude of holiday cards and variety of other paper goods for Minted. Her love for calligraphy, hand lettering and whimsical illustration is what sets her work a part from the rest. We're thrilled to have Annie back for a second time, teaching pointed pen calligraphy at Bloom Bash Texas. You'll walk away with the supplies and knowledge to dabble even further into the art of calligraphy!                                               website | instagram

ANNIE MERTLICH, WILDFIELD PAPER CO.
Annie is the calligrapher behind Wildfield Paper Co., where she creates custom wedding invitation suites, gorgeous prints and artwork for the home, and a multitude of holiday cards and variety of other paper goods for Minted. Her love for calligraphy, hand lettering and whimsical illustration is what sets her work a part from the rest.

We're thrilled to have Annie back for a second time, teaching pointed pen calligraphy at Bloom Bash Texas. You'll walk away with the supplies and knowledge to dabble even further into the art of calligraphy!



                                              website | instagram

ASHLEY SLATER, ASHLEY SLATER PHOTOGRAPHY Ashley has been a storyteller from a young age.  When she discovered photography, she discovered how to tell stories in an incredibly stunning way and was hooked. Based in the midwest, Ashley is primarily a wedding and portrait photographer and loves shooting with her film camera as much as possible. When she is not photographing weddings or running the Bloom Workshop which she co-founded, you can find her at home with her husband and two small boys. She is a wine and food enthusiast and enjoys traveling, cooking, eating and exploring new cities. Since teaching at The Bloom Workshop, Ashley has found a new passion in passing on knowledge and empowering women in the business and photography skills. She thrills at the fact that every lady leaving can successfully navigate their camera settings and feel confident in taking great photos!   Ashley's work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, The Knot, and a number of other wedding blogs and print magazines.                                website | instagram

ASHLEY SLATER, ASHLEY SLATER PHOTOGRAPHY
Ashley has been a storyteller from a young age.  When she discovered photography, she discovered how to tell stories in an incredibly stunning way and was hooked. Based in the midwest, Ashley is primarily a wedding and portrait photographer and loves shooting with her film camera as much as possible. When she is not photographing weddings or running the Bloom Workshop which she co-founded, you can find her at home with her husband and two small boys. She is a wine and food enthusiast and enjoys traveling, cooking, eating and exploring new cities.

Since teaching at The Bloom Workshop, Ashley has found a new passion in passing on knowledge and empowering women in the business and photography skills. She thrills at the fact that every lady leaving can successfully navigate their camera settings and feel confident in taking great photos!  

Ashley's work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, The Knot, and a number of other wedding blogs and print magazines.

                               website | instagram

MICHAELA BEEL, MICHAELA NOELLE DESIGNS Michaela has always had a passion for interior design, as she grew up building floor plans out of jenga blocks, spanning the entire width of her bedroom.Her passion for design has always been a part of her life, so with a love for houses and design, Michaela graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in interior design from Seattle Pacific University and an AA degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She has been authoring her design and lifestyle blog since 2010 and launched her own interior design business upon graduating, where she enjoys serving people and families by creating homes they love. Michaela is a California girl at heart, but currently lives in Michigan with her new husband. They got married at Holman Ranch in September 2016, which is why this particular Bloom Bash is extra special to her! As the co-founder of Bloom, Michaela has a passion for teaching women about blogging, social media, styling and design. Michaela's design work has been featured on RueMag, Style Me Pretty, Glitter Guide, Martha Stewart, 100 Layer Cake and more!                                 website | instagram

MICHAELA BEEL, MICHAELA NOELLE DESIGNS
Michaela has always had a passion for interior design, as she grew up building floor plans out of jenga blocks, spanning the entire width of her bedroom.Her passion for design has always been a part of her life, so with a love for houses and design, Michaela graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in interior design from Seattle Pacific University and an AA degree in interior design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She has been authoring her design and lifestyle blog since 2010 and launched her own interior design business upon graduating, where she enjoys serving people and families by creating homes they love. Michaela is a California girl at heart, but currently lives in Michigan with her new husband. They got married at Holman Ranch in September 2016, which is why this particular Bloom Bash is extra special to her!

As the co-founder of Bloom, Michaela has a passion for teaching women about blogging, social media, styling and design. Michaela's design work has been featured on RueMag, Style Me Pretty, Glitter Guide, Martha Stewart, 100 Layer Cake and more! 

                               website | instagram

MEGAN ARDOIN, HONEY WE'RE HOME I’m Megan, a former lawyer turned stay-at-home mama to baby girl, Jordan, and 2nd grader, James. I’m a coffee-obsessed lover of fitness, fashion and home decor. I’ve been blogging for 7 years at Honey We’re Home, sharing my petite-style everyday outfits, crazy life with two kiddos, and how we attempt to keep things organized and beautiful at home (always a work in progress)!   Megan is joining us for our Q&A panel at Bloom Bash Texas. We're excited to learn from her, as she has extensive knowledge on blogging, social media, design and actively engaging with her readers and followers!                                               website | instagram 

MEGAN ARDOIN, HONEY WE'RE HOME
I’m Megan, a former lawyer turned stay-at-home mama to baby girl, Jordan, and 2nd grader, James. I’m a coffee-obsessed lover of fitness, fashion and home decor. I’ve been blogging for 7 years at Honey We’re Home, sharing my petite-style everyday outfits, crazy life with two kiddos, and how we attempt to keep things organized and beautiful at home (always a work in progress)!  

Megan is joining us for our Q&A panel at Bloom Bash Texas. We're excited to learn from her, as she has extensive knowledge on blogging, social media, design and actively engaging with her readers and followers!


                                              website | instagram 

CASSIE FREEMAN, HI SUGARPLUM I’m Cassie, a style & decor-obsessed Texas girl, and lover of travel, fashion, sarcasm and Mexican food. I blog at  Hi Sugarplum! about colorful room makeovers, inspiration for stretching your wardrobe, travel adventures…and life as it comes. Our home is a joyful one, and while our lives aren’t perfect, I choose happiness everyday. As a successful lifestyle blogger, Cassie will be on our expert Q&A panel at Bloom Bash Texas, sharing her knowledge and experiences on blogging, making genuine connections with readers, and using social media to propel your blog. We are excited to learn from her, yet again!                                               website | instagram

CASSIE FREEMAN, HI SUGARPLUM
I’m Cassie, a style & decor-obsessed Texas girl, and lover of travel, fashion, sarcasm and Mexican food. I blog at  Hi Sugarplum! about colorful room makeovers, inspiration for stretching your wardrobe, travel adventures…and life as it comes. Our home is a joyful one, and while our lives aren’t perfect, I choose happiness everyday.

As a successful lifestyle blogger, Cassie will be on our expert Q&A panel at Bloom Bash Texas, sharing her knowledge and experiences on blogging, making genuine connections with readers, and using social media to propel your blog. We are excited to learn from her, yet again!


                                              website | instagram

Come learn from this incredible group of talent and register for your seat today! 

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The Schedule | Here's a glimpse at our exciting two days. 

Day One:
9:15am-5:15pm
Strolling Breakfast
Welcome & Introductions
Session A: Blogging & Branding
Lunch
Session B: Calligraphy with Wildfield Paper Co.
Session C: Photography with Ashley Slater Photography
Session D: Design & Styling with Michaela Noelle Designs
Q&A Panel on Social Media & Blogging
Headshots

 

Day Two:
9:30am-5:30pm
Strolling Breakfast
Session E: Social Media
Session F: Floral Arranging
Breakout sessions (choose one):
1. Photography & Client Experience with Ashley Slater
2. Elements & Principles of Design + Flat Lay Hands-On Styling with Michaela Warner & Cassie Freeman
Session G: How to Get Published
Session H: Editorial Styled Shoot
Q&A Panel & Dessert
Farewell

Styled Shoot Partners & Inspiration | Inspiration Board and full list of vendors coming soon!

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Testimonials | Hear what past attendees have to say about their time at Bloom Bash.

"The styled shoot was so amazing. Ashley and Michaela put so much thought into the details. I've never been apart of a styled shoot before, but I've wanted to host my own style shoot and Bloom's set a really high standard. I loved the flowers! I think everything from the vintage table to invitations was very fitting for the venue.

The organization of the workshop was amazing. I am a high energy / anxious person and I never felt bored or like I was waiting for the next thing. The time flew by, the speakers were great, slide show and the booklet was extremely helpful. I've referenced it more than once since the workshop. I can't tell you how much I've talked about it and used that experience in my daily business." -- Kathryn Hager, little h creative.

"Attending Bloom was easily one of the best decisions I've ever made for myself, both personally and for my new business. I gained so much from this workshop and it easily exceeded all of my expectations. I learned how to make my business better from the inside out, received so much practical advice and implementation tips from Michaela and Ashley and met so many other likeminded women in creative fields from my area.

This workshop gave me the confidence and reassurance that I made the right decision in starting a business, and that I'm fully capable of running a business. Michaela and Ashley are so wonderful to talk to, so easy to connect with and so supportive- they have so much useful knowledge and business know-how; there is so much to gain by attending this workshop and it has truly been life-changing, especially in the relationships I've emerged with. I could not recommend Bloom enough to anyone looking to learn a little more about the creative industry, connect with other individuals who know your struggle, deepen your understanding of your business and anyone looking for an amazing day filled with tons of encouragement and education." -- Morgan Miller, Spreading Lovely.

Experience | Take a peek inside our past recap video to hear what our attendees are saying:

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Photo Credit: Top Photo: June Bug Company, Ashley Slater Photography, Bowtie & Bloom, Jennifer Blair Photo, Video by Katie Grace Photography,