Tap. tap, tap. anyone there? I know it has been awhile but for those of you who are still with me. #1. Wow! You sure are loyal and #2. Good thing you are because I am officially turning over a new leaf. I mean it, watch out – blogging, here I come. I’m not gonna lie – up until now, blogging and I have not been BFFs but, last night I attended a NACE event (Richmond chapter) where Katelyn James of Katelyn James Photography spoke on Blogging: A small business’s secret weapon. Katelyn (master blogger/photographer/educator) gave some truly interesting insight that inspired me to give this another try. Soooo here we go…I hereby promise to provide content that will be beautiful, inspiring and useful to you – every Tuesday and Thursday, or least, more often than I have (baby steps, guys).

To kick things off, I am sharing images from last night’s event. Thanks to the ladies at Tart Event Co. for asking me to design the paper goods (see signage and mini notebooks in images below). The palm springs theme was an amazing way to kick off summer and since, in the wedding industry, we rarely (as in never) get a chance to use neon colors, pink flamingos or golden pineapples – it was a refreshing change of pace. I am a little proud of the mini notebooks I made for everyone. Not sure if I love them more because they are teeny tiny or because of the “blah, blah, blog” pattern. What I do know for sure, is that I do not love them more than the mini strawberry pop tarts made by Sweet Fix. They were D-lish! But back to the notebooks for a sec – I hope everyone used them to jot down all the tips Katelyn shared with us, because I think there were a lot of little jewels in her presentation. If you ever have the chance to hear her speak, I highly recommend it. She is funny, thoughtful, smart and so willing to share her wealth of information. Many thanks to NACE – Richmond Chapter for organizing the event, Kim Stockwell Photography for her images in this post and to all the other sponsors listed below.

VENUE | Virginia Center for Architecture EATS | Groovin’ Gourmets PAPER | Design Corral PLANNING & DESIGN | Tart Event Co. TREATS | Sweet Fix RVA RENTALS | Paisley & Jade BAR | I.K. Catering- “Catering with Class

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