The Blush Creative: Toronto Wedding Workshop
Have your ever had one of those moments in life where you look back and say “THANK THE STARS I said yes to this”??? Launching The Blush Creative, a Toronto wedding workshop, was one of those moments for me. My love of weddings, design, business and connecting with people face to face lead me to this new and exciting venture and has changed the trajectory of my career and life.I had a few (or daily) panic attacks about running this workshop. What was I thinking? How can I do this? Why will anyone care? These were just a few of the daily battles with my inner monologue. But my desire to help wedding entrepreneurs and connect with some wicked lady bosses was enough to drown the tireless moans of my mind. And my fear of launching the workshop actual became material to include in my sessions, in that you just have to FREAKING DO IT! Am I right? Just stop thinking/talking/planning and just do what excites you. So I did. And the result? Well it was the best weekend of my life since getting married.
I was blown away by the talent, drive, and dedication of all of our attendees. As the 2 days workshop came to a close, I felt like I had just made a dozen new lasting friendships and connections. This workshop would also not have happened without 3 beautiful and talented humans: Scarlet O'Neill, Tellie Hunt, and Paige Boersma. Not only did we create something pretty magical together, but we grew close while planning this crazy/wonderful weekend together.
You may ask, what was my why in starting this workshop? Well I truly believe Toronto needs this workshop. I see a lot of wedding planners out there, some thriving but many struggling with focus, branding, and having a clear story and voice. I wanted to build a safe, supportive place for wedding entrepreneurs to not just figure out what it is they are doing but WHY! And how they can actually find a distinct style and approach to their business that will bring incredible value to their clients and a deep sense of meaning to their lives.
We had almost 20 hours of non-stop sessions, hands on styling, and connecting in the busy weekend. And I am so thankful to say that I feel like we really made a difference in the lives and businesses of those who attended. I am so excited to share these photos by Scarlet O'Neill, but first . . .
Here are just a few snippets of the wonderful things our Blush Creative attendees had to say:
“THE BEST workshop I have ever attended. Hands down. Material was so relevant, helpful and inspirational. It also gave me the opportunity to connect with others with similar aspirations in the wedding/event industry.”
“ I’m SUPER grateful for this past weekend. THANK YOU!! I’m so glad to have gotten to know everyone and be reminded again and again that we need to be in a community rather than competition.”
“ You all have inspired me to really get my company up and moving”
“It was a phenomenal weekend that for sure changed the course of my career!”
“I really appreciated working with a few top designers. The passion they portrayed and the time spent mentoring us really allowed us to connect”
TABLETOP DECOR FOR OUR STYLING SESSIONS CAME FROM PLATE OCCASIONS
A VAST ARRAY OF LINENS WERE SUPPLIED BY THE LINEN CLOSET
THIS PRETTY LOUNGE SETUP FEATURED PIECES FROM WAREHOUSE 84
MARBLE SIGNAGE WAS CRAFTED FROM BLUSH + BOWTIES OWN JESSY LALANCETTE
THE TEMPERED ROOM SO KINDLY SUPPLIED US WITH A WEEKEND OF BREW
OUR ATTENDEES WERE KEPT NOURISHED BY GREENHOUSE JUICE CO.
WEDDING BELLS WAS THE IDEAL READING MATERIAL FOR THE WEEKEND
SUGI TREE STUDIO TREATED OUR GUESTS TO A SCENTED CANDLE
THE PERFECT JAM FAVOUR IDEA FROM KITTEN AND THE BEAR
HEAVENLY CREAM TEA FROM THE ONE AND ONLY SLOANE TEA
YUM! CHECK OUT THESE HAND PAINTED COOKIES FROM LE DOLCI
THE GREAT HALL'S CONVERSATION ROOM COULD NOT HAVE BEEN A MORE LOVELY SETTING
TIME TO ROCK THE LAY FLATS WITH PAIGE FROM STUDIO BICYCLETTE
FLOWER MAGIC WITH TELLIE FROM HUNT AND GATHER
OUR TABLE TOP STYLING SESSION BEGINS
THESE SUPER UNIQUE PLACE CARDS WERE PROVIDED FROM AFFINE DECOR
NOW IT'S THE CLASSES TURN TO GET HANDS ON
HERE IS SOME BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE WORK FROM OUR ATTENDEES!
PROVISIONSTO WHIPPED UP SOME DELECTABLE CANAPES FOR OUR CLOSING MINGLE
STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT TORONTO WEDDING WORKSHOP - THE BLUSH CREATIVE WILL BE BACK!