TSOS CHARLESTON RECAP: DAY ONE

 

The Charleston school was unlike anything we have ever done before. While our other workshops are open to any creative business woman, this course was specifically designed with wedding professionals in mind.

Our classroom space was designed to reflect the historic essence of Middleton Place. The team of Gathering Events filled the room with fresh blooms and a stunning greenery + Spanish moss backdrop. Ooh Events! provided beautiful rentals. I could have curled up on that navy velvet sofa all day!

Marigold + Grey killed it again by curating the most perfect welcome baskets for our attendees. Lydia Robins Hendrix and Paper Birch Designs partnered up to create the handwritten elements, including one of my favorites, the custom velvet engraved welcome notebooks. I love how Lacy of Paper Birch Designs hunted down the Middleton family crest to incorporate in various elements of the welcome box.

Other welcome box sponsors included Poppy + Scooter (gold foil welcome tags + personalized kraft moleskins), Charleston Tea Plantation (tea tins), Waxing Kara (honey lollipops), Paper + Honey (prints), and Oatmeal Lace (aprons). 

We had so many creative and talented women from around the world join us this past August at Middleton Place. The energy was high and everyone was excited to get started! 

(Before you keep going, check out this AMAZING video Handspun Cinema created of the first day!)

We started the workshop off like we do every workshop, with introductions! This is a great way to start to ease nerves and get to know one another. It's important to the TSOS staff that every attendee feels known + loved!

After introductions, we started off the day chatting about consistent + powerful branding, finding and attracting your ideal client, and the key things you need to have in your tool bag.

It was really important to us that our attendees had a chance to explore the grounds of Middleton, especially since their bridal sessions were going to take place here! I'm always most inspired by my surroundings, so understanding a bit of the history inspired me greatly. 

Sometimes we get used to viewing the world in one way: through our iPhone. I wanted to challenge the attendees to think outside the box and look at their surroundings in a new way! We handed out cute disposal cameras for our attendees to fill up during our private garden tour. We had them developed overnight and handed out the prints the next day!

Once our private garden tour concluded, the ladies had the rest of the afternoon to continue exploring the grounds, grab a cocktail, or freshen up for the rest of the evening.

We all met back at the Pavilion for the cocktail party! This is always one of my favorite parts of the workshops because everyone begins to feel truly comfortable and walls start to come down.

La Tavola provided the most beautiful linens for the workshop, as you can see from the photos of the cocktail party! 

Twirl, an organic cotton candy cart, came to bring sweet treats for us! The cart was adorable and the cotton candy was even better. I tried a bit of it all, but my favorite was definitely the salted caramel! 

Come back tomorrow to read all about Day Two of #TSOSCharleston!

Photography by Rustic White Photography