My designer Christina put together a beautifully branded (again, in keeping with the theme of our workshop) packet of information for our workshop participants.
I started things off chatting about branding and how to create a successful brand.
Brett Carneiro of Emersonmade introduces himself to the group.
Swapping business cards reminded me of an elementary school Valentine exchange. Here, wedding planner Diana Ma, center, and Scot Aubinoe of One Life One Legacy in Maryland, right (my friend and former realtor from when I lived in DC!).
Patricia Takacs of Maine's PT Snap Photography.
Amber Small of Sweetest Thing Weddings in Maine.
Next, my design idol Angela Adams shared an inside peek about her brand, what works and how she's come so far since starting her company 11 years ago.
L to R: Kelli Parker of à deux paper in Boston and Lisa Green from Anderson Green Events in New York City.
Hubby J of liveBooks spoke about the importance of having an effective website.
Boston wedding photographer Ned Jackson.
New England make-up artist Annette Sousa (small world: she used to live in Hollis, New Hampshire, where I grew up- on my very same street!).
Amber, left, and Kate Parker of national wedding planning website My Kate Parker Wedding.
Liene Stevens of Splendid Communications from Phoenix spent the afternoon educating us all on how to blog.
Boston photographer Mark Davidson.
And, of course, we ended with cupcakes. :) Thank you, Kitchen Chicks!
This was the first time I hosted a workshop at my studio and plans are in the works for more! If there is something specific you would like to learn about, please let me know! And to those who attended today, thank you so very much for coming, for investing in your business and sharing your experiences. It was a wonderfully warm, open environment- exactly as I had hoped it would be!
Back to learning for now, but we'll be at Local 188 for dinner and drinks tonight if anyone wants to join us!