Monday, March 9, 2015

The Dairing Bride Academy 2015 Orlando | Part 1

When I woke up this morning, I seriously was still pinching myself. It was just two weeks ago that the second Dairing Bride Academy kicked off, and this time, we brought the Bridal fun to Orlando, Fl! Over the course of this week I will be sharing the stories and pictures from that Weekend taken by Krista, of Kristen Weaver Photography! 

Today, I wanted to make sure to highlight all the important people who helped me make it all happen! From the amazing Speakers who made up the Expert Vendor Panel, to the Sponsors and giveaway vendors! These folks took their time, talent, and products to make sure that every Bride who attended left with so much more than what they arrived with; both in knowledge and some serious swag. 

So, let's start with Sunday morning! 

The Brides were treated to a little wake-up yoga sesh with Full Circle Yoga - Winter Park! It got the blood pumpin' and the creative juices flowin'! 

While some Brides chose to get their day started with Yoga, others came a little later and enjoyed Breakfast provided by our Venue sponsor, The Alfond Inn! 

While the girls were getting freshened up from Yoga and finishing up nomming on Breakfast, we were finalizing all the amazing details in the "Classroom"! So, WELCOME! Here is what our attendees got to experience that day! 

Inside these sweet little boxes was a special surprise from Company Forty Two

All day, the attendees got to enjoy Onli Beverages to stay refreshed and focused! 

What's a Classroom without a "Blackboard" backdrop and a bookcase? Thank you so much Kim, of Chalk Shop Events, for creating this amazing photobooth backdrop for our attendees to snap a selfie in front of! I'm glad we got a chance to take part, too! 

Here is Kim & Lana, owner of Fairbanks Florist, getting in on the fun! 

And Chic! Rentals for the modern white bookcase!

Then the day began! Up first, ME! I shared some important details about the day, which included our Instagram contest -- check out all the posts from the attendees #DairingBrideAcademy2015!

and then we talked about "What is a Dairing Bride?" with my top 3 tips to all Brides! 

Our next session was with Lauren Grove, editor of The Every Last Detail blog! She broke down all the do's and don'ts when it comes to "Building YOUR Wedding Budget". Lauren even brought each attendee a handy-dandy worksheet to help them create their own alongside the experts! 

The third session of the day was with Emily, owner of Emily Grace Designs & Oh Deer Creative! 
She shared with the Brides a how-to when it comes to integrating Social Media into the Planning Process.

Illumination Films captured the day on video! Can't wait to see their finished product! Thank you, Jay! 

Finally, it was time for Lunch! I really was inspired by exsisting lemon trees in the garden off the ballroom and adapted a very "Tuscan" feel with Lana, of Fairbanks Florist, to create the perfect tablescapes. From fresh lemons on every table to topiaries of Rosemary! It smelled lovely! One perk of the luncheon, was that each of the Speakers were seated at different tables with the attendees to ask their "hot topic" questions that they may not have asked during their session!

Thank you Emily, of Emily Grace Design, who created our inspiration tablescape with her handmade farm table, curated vintage glassware, and lemons at each place setting! 

Ten23 Designs created these table numbers that fit perfectly down into each of the centerpieces! 

Here is the full list of all the amazing Places, People, and Products listed in this post! 

Floral & Decor: Fairbanks Florist

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