founder of The School of styling
Kaitlin Holland is a believer in Jesus, stylist, and creative business mentor who lives in North Carolina with her husband and two pups, Sophie and Scout, and baby girl on the way! She is on a mission to extravagantly love and serve those who are put in her path. Kaitlin created The School of Styling to provide creative entrepreneurs with the education and inspiration they need to create beautiful work and build smart businesses. She is a cultivator of community, which is evident in the relationships built amongst students, staff, and collaborators through The School of Styling!
Perry is a free spirit, spontaneous adventurer, fine art photographer, Grace giver, animal snuggler and enthusiastic wife and mother. She's a former professional Historian; a profession that impacts the way she photographs each wedding - as a piece of History.
Perry grew up and still live in rural North Carolina, but travel frequently and extensively for work and life. She would choose an open field, a mountain top, or a beautiful view over city-living - any day of the week & twice on Sundays.
FOUNDER OF Creme Brands
Kathryn Duckett is brand designer and strategist for creative professionals. While she loves playing with great typefaces and creating timeless logos, what she’s really passionate about is helping artists grow confident and heartfelt businesses that are profitable and purposeful. She’s been delighted to work with clients of all sizes in her career as a graphic designer — from award-winning creatives to New York Times bestselling authors. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband Thomas where they are renovating their first home.
business strategist & Financial coach
Shanna Skidmore is a business strategist and financial coach. Nicknamed the “dream-releaser” by her clients, she helps entrepreneurs make money doing what they love by building profitable & sustainable businesses. For the past 10 years she has been immersed in the world of small business development and finance. By studying patterns of success, she now coaches and consults with creative entrepreneurs on business principles she found to be key indicators of success. Her background in finance, psychology and art, have allowed her to marry the world of business and creativity. Her greatest joy is watching others transform their stories and build businesses & lives they love!
Shanna resides in the southeast with her husband, Kyle, and Siberian husky pup, Sadie.
Executive producer of camille styles
Chanel Dror is a maker, writer, singer, and all-around creative who approaches every aspect of life with energy. As the Executive Producer of Camille Styles, Chanel has spent the last 6 years overseeing production and styling of the award-winning lifestyle site -- from DIY projects, to fashion stories, to fully-produced video shoots -- and has developed a keen eye for all things editorial. No stranger to a tool set, Chanel loves expressing her creativity through the constant redecoration of her home, her daily outfitting, adventurous travel, and entertaining friends.
FLORIST & Founder of Bristol Lane
Meredith Speer is the owner of Bristol Lane. With a background in business and art, she brings a fresh perspective to the wedding world. Her eye for color, use of texture, and business acumen has helped Bristol Lane become one of the fastest growing and most sought after studios in Austin and the surrounding areas. Meredith is warm and wise, hard-working, and fast on her feet. She now leads a team of talented ladies and works to inspire and love her employees well as they create incomparable work for their clients.
Meredith is a big believer in celebrating as often as possible, mixing patterns, the Gospel, and eating dinner outside with her husband.
Sage paper co.
Alexa Behar is the Founder and Creative Director of Sage Paper Co., an online paper goods design boutique specializing watercolor and brush calligraphy for weddings, homes, and branding. Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and raised on a farm outside Nashville, Tennessee, nothing speaks to her heart quite like southern hospitality. With this hospitality comes deep love, intentionality and grace. She is a firm believer that the proper combination of these three things—both in her lifestyle and her designs—enriches the soul and fosters joy. Her hope is that you use her designs to live more intentionally, love more fearlessly and extend grace in all circumstances.
Founder of katie kime, llc
Katie Kime is the founder and creative director of Katie Kime, LLC and the Bright Living blog. At age seven she was making clay pots and has been creating in some form or fashion ever since. She is the designer and driver behind the company's 10+ lines of home and fashion, including furniture, fabric, lucite, accessories and apparel, among others. Beyond design, Katie is passionate about entrepreneurship and travel and merging the two whenever the opportunity presents itself. A native of North Carolina, Katie now resides in Austin, Texas but boards a plane as often as possible.
FOUNDER & CEO OF MAY DESIGNS
Mica May is the Founder and CEO of May Designs. May Designs is a lifestyle brand selling beautiful, customizable things that make every day a little more lovely. The heart behind each product is allowing customers to create something that makes every day moments more beautiful. May Designs has now been featured by Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple and was named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. Mica is excited to see May Designs grow and expand into new product lines and markets, while always striving to find the perfect balance between running a business, and being a wife to her husband and mother of her three young kids. The May Designs studio is proud to call Austin, TX it’s home.
Ally and Bobby are fine art wedding photographers based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ally will be joining us in Hutto to capture the workshop as it unfolds!
Tuesday, March 7th
Mid-Afternoon Check In + Introductions
"The Creative Life: The Journey" with Perry Vaile
"Fundamentals of Design Demonstrated Through Flat Styling" with Kaitlin Holland
Cocktail Hour + "Speed Dating"
Wednesday, March 8th
Morning Check-In + Coffee with Light Breakfast
"Authentic Branding: Ditch Comparison & Cultivate a Compelling Brand" with Kathryn Duckett
"Money Mindsets" with Shanna Skidmore
"Centerpiece Design: Honing Your Design Eye Through Flowers" with Meredith Harper
Lunch + Small Groups
"What Makes an Image Great" with Perry Vaile
Choice of Two Breakout Sessions (Topics TBD by attendees)
"Creative Tabletop Styling" with Chanel Dror
*Optional Group Outing to Magnolia Market
Thursday, March 9th
Morning Check-In + Coffee with Light Breakfast
Hair/Makeup and Head Shots
"Opt-Ins, Newsletters, and Converting Clients" with Kaitlin Holland
Lunch + Small Groups
"How to Create a Vibe for Your Tribe" with Kathryn Duckett
"Brush Lettering" with Alexa Behar
"By Design, Not Default" with Shanna Skidmore
Final Dinner at One Eleven East
$2750 OR 4 INSTALLMENTS OF $740
*TEAM DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
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