I signed up to attend a two-day workshop called Bloom the Workshop #bloombashseattle. The goal of this workshop is to bring women in creative industries together and give attendees "strategies for growing your business, develop a cohesive brand, engage more followers and community on social media, and hone your creative eye." It felt right being there at this moment in my life. I have started my own floral design business and am working to build my business. One of the most valuable presentations was given by Lauren of Elle and Co. She is a graphic designer, brand strategist and blogger for creative entrepreneurs. Her presentation was so informative and thought-provoking, got me thinking about my brand and who I want to be in this business. I highly recommend her blog.
Styled shoot @bloomtheworkshop. I love the way this caramel colored rose looks against blue-grey linens. There were other beautiful things I should have been taking pictures of during the style shoot, but I couldn't move beyond (perseverated on) this single rose.
One of the highlights of this workshop was an Impromptu bridal bouquet tutorial taught by Ashley of Tinge Floral. She is the reason I was at this workshop in the first place. I really admire Ashley's floral aesthetic and am in awe of the business she has created in a mere three years. It wasn't on the schedule, but she graciously took the four us in attendance who were floral designers into the kitchen at Rainier Chapter House and let us loose on the most beautiful roses in shades of mocha, pale pink, ivory and vintage yellow- and peonies too. Peonies in October, decadent! We learned how she puts together these beautifully wild bridal bouquets. Her color palette is always spot on and the natural design is masterfully executed with the best product available.
The other equally amazing thing about these two days were my table mates. Smart, talented, driven, kind, and generous. I hope we continue to cross paths as we pursue our dreams.
This workshop brought together women in creative fields from across the country to the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. And I was lucky enough to walk the mile distance from my house. After two days at Bloom, I wanted to skip all the way home.