Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bloom The Workshop | Michigan 2014


This is such an exciting day! For years, I've known in my heart I wanted to inspire women and young girls and hopefully teach them one day on a grander scale. While I was in school, and even in the last year while graduated and starting my own business, my platform for doing so has been this blog. I love, love, love this little blog because it means I get to take all of my passion God has given me for design, the home, people, style, entertaining and hosting, community and more, and bottle it up in little posts here for others to see and hopefully enjoy. 

A few years ago, I met a my friend Ashley, who I had known for years through blogging, but had yet to meet in person. Since the day we met, we quickly became the best of friends.  I flew out and visited her and her new baby boy last summer in Michigan. While there, I styled/designed this apple orchard photo shoot that Ashley photographed and we then had featured on 100 Layer Cake. Did I mention she's a rockstar wedding and portrait photographer? Cause she is.  Anything I know about photography has come straight from her. I pinch myself often as I'm reminded of what a talented best friend I have.


That shoot was the first time we had the chance to blend our creative talents together to create something beautiful and since then, it's been our heart's desire to find a grander way to do that. Both Ashley and I have a passion for people pursuing what they are passionate about in the creative field. In order to help spur other's on, encourage, inspire and help other's navigate this creative industry we are both apart of in different ways, we've created a hands on workshop that will do all of the above.




Want to know what Ashley and I have spent nearly the last 4 months planning, executing and praying for?! Here is our heart and soul…

Bloom will take place at the beautiful Hydrangea Blu Barn in Michigan on Friday, June 13th, 2014. We will be together from 9am-5pm and you will get a catered breakfast and an amazingly delicious lunch and dessert from our favorite caterer here in  West Michigan. Here's a bit about the workshop experience and our mission as a team:

Bloom | A Creative Workshop is for creative women who want to learn about blogging, photography, interior design and styling.
Our goal is to share our knowledge on how all of the above work together, inspire and ultimately bring us joy each day. Our mission is to help fuel women’s creative passions while helping them feel confident about their small business or blog, giving them tips and tricks we’ve learned along our journey, and provide a day of networking with like-minded creatives.
For the morning coffee drinker who is obsessed with reading blogs, but has yet to click "publish" on her own blog, this is for you. For the girl who wants to take her blog to the next level and learn the ins and outs of social media, Bloom was created for you. For the photography-loving girls who want to learn how to take and edit beautiful photos, or the girls who grew up playing house and now desires to really dive into decorating her own place, for the gal who loves weddings and wants to break into the world of styling, or for the new girl in town who just wants to meet other creative and passionate friends, Bloom was created with you in mind. We promise you'll leave inspired, fueled and ready to create the life you long to live.


Appropriately named, our hope is that those who attend this workshop will do just that and BLOOM in their creative talents, hone their skills in photography, blogging and interior design & styling. Ashley and I will both teach on blogging and aspects of blogging as a business, Ashley will teach on photography, and I will teach on interior design and styling. I will then have a styled shoot, much like this apple orchard photo shoot I designed, set up outside the barn venue for all the guest's to practice styling and photographing. This is a great way to put into practice what you've just learned in the workshop. We will help show you how to style and take beautiful shots for your portfolio, clients and blogs. Ashley will also be taking each guest's headshot for them to use on their website, blog, etc. We hope this hands-on experience will be extremely valuable to each guest! And bonus? You get to come make like-minded friends and meet us. And we really like people. Especially creative people. So, let's have a bunch of fun together on June 13th, okay?! :)

We are so thrilled to announce the launch of our WORKSHOP WEBSITE today, complete with all the details and our amazing sponsors {seriously, the goodie bags that guest's will leave with are off the hook!! Yep, I really just said that. But they are valued at $450…so if that's not incentive enough to come, I'm not sure what is! ;) } 



Registration will be opening in ONE week exactly and the early bird special is $300, so look over your budgets, chat with your spouse or family and seriously consider if this workshop would be a great fit for you.  Because at the end of the day, that is what it is all about: it's for you to bloom and be inspired! You can like Bloom on Facebook to get updates and be the first to know when registration is open. Spots will be limited so we can be sure to give the attendee's our best attention. Feel free to share this workshop with your friends, family and anyone you think would benefit from it. 

So, who do we get to meet in June?! I'm bursting at the seams here, friends! 
Happy day!
xoxo
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25 comments:

  1. I can't wait! I'm thrilled for both of you!

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  2. I will be there! I am looking forward to meeting you and Ashley!

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  3. Congrats to you both!! Only wish we were going to be visiting up north then, but Katie will be in summer school.

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  4. so proud of you girls!!! Its going to be fantastic!

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  5. What an exciting opportunity! I am definitely going to fit this in to my summer schedule. Will there be a cap on the number of people who are able to attend?

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    1. Yes! The spots are limited, so get ready to register next Thursday 3/27 if you're interested!

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  6. Congrats! I'm totally bummed because June doesn't work for me but FINALLY something closer to the East! Good luck! I love so many of these ideas. I mean come on, head shots!?! Wow, you two thought of it all.

    Best Wishes!
    Sara
    Littlebitshomemade.com

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  7. I've been following your blog for a while now-and although you are in Cali, your style would fit right in here in Charleston, SC! I'm hoping to attend this workshop and bring a bit of Cali and Michigan back to SC-)

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  8. This sounds SO fun! I will seriously consider going! I just recently got back into blogging and would love to hear what advice you and Ashley have to offer! (Speaking of, I'd LOVE it if you could check out my new blog at http://wondermadefully.blogspot.com/). :-)

    I so hope I can go! I do not want to miss this!

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  9. I'm so excited for you girls! If I lived in the US, I would love to have attended! This is going to be a huge success for you ladies I just know it!

    xoxo
    Stacey
    Five Minute Style

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  10. So proud of you, friend! I just love watching you chase your dreams. Your talents are sure to inspire many! Congrats again and wish I could be there!

    xoxo,
    Hannah
    sweetsandcelebrations.com

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  11. I ADORE this idea! And I would SO be in but I've already got plans for that week. Do you think this will be something you guys will do again? Having the wisdom from the two of you would be amazing.

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  12. Love, love, love this!! I'm sure it'll be a huge success.

    xoxo

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  13. Congratulations to the both of you! How exciting! It's so fun to see you following your heart and your passions Michaela. This is a workshop I would so love to attend. I'm one of those who is loving reading blogs but have yet to publish my own. I feel I could learn so much from your workshop. I'm not sure I could make the journey back to the east coast then but it would be fun to try.

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  14. This is so exciting, Michaela! I'm sure this as been a ton of work for you, and is sure to be a smashing success :)

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  15. This is amazing. I love the meaning behind the workshop and so wish I could be there with all you talented like-minded ladies!

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  16. Sounds like such a fun event! If only I lived in Michigan :(

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  18. Congratulations Michaela! This is so exciting! So happy for you!

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  19. Hi I was just wondering...I'd love to come and be a part of this workshop...I don't have a blog but I'm itching to go in this direction! I will be going into interior design and have a passion for creating and talking about all things beautiful. I have would love to know way more and follow my dreams of being a designer and blogger. I love your blog and follow you on Instagram- I love getting on my news feed and seeing the little pretties Michaela has posted for the day. :)



    -Cassandra

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    1. Thank you so much, Cassandra!! We'd LOVE to have you at the workshop! I actually went to school and got my Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, so this will be a great opportunity for you to learn more about that and blogging! Hope to meet you in June :)

      xo
      Michaela

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