• The Workshop Experience


people come into your life and are such a HUGE blessing… and you didn’t even know you were in need of a blessing!! This late winter and early spring has been an interesting one for Michael and I …. and in the midst of crazy schedules I decided to host a workshop! …. with a styled shoot! Umm… that’s a lot of work. At lunch one day with my friend Janie, she mentioned that I shouldn’t try to do this all on my own… I should get some help from a stylist friend of hers. She connected me with the fabulous Dana Fitzgerald and I felt immediate relief! I’m a control freak… I’m VERY particular about decor and what I like… and so handing over the reigns for the styling of the

shoot was a big deal! …. But SUCH a smart decision. I can’t express how GRATEFUL I am that Dana jumped on board and made this happen. I told her the concept we were going for. The models, my friend Emily Hudspeth and her husband Jeff, were married in March 2011 in New Orleans. So to celebrate their anniversary, they were going to model and we were styling the shoot around their wedding theme! She drew up an inspiration board and Dana’s Masquerade Themed Wedding was such a hit! The bright colors and gorgeous details were a photographer’s dream! I was so excited to show the workshop attendees! Janie’s florals were beautiful and the model’s hair and makeup was perfect thanks to Emily! I’m so thankful for EVERYONE that helped out with this whole production! And I call it a production because if you saw the amount of STUFF it took to make this shoot happen…. you would agree that that title is fitting! At the bottom of the post, you can view the FULL list of vendors that helped make this possible!! Special thanks to Party Perfect and Home Goods!!!! And another MASSIVE thanks to the wonderful ladies over at! They featured the workshop on Tuesday and you can view there here! 

Bridal Gown and Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna August available at Bella Bridesmaid Richmond
Mini Birdcage Veil: Tigerlilly Jewelry
Bride’s Shoes: Nine West from an assortment at DSW
Bridemaids’ Shoes: Lulu Townsend
Shoe Clips: Maira Eaton of Chuletin Design
Purse adornment: Dana FitzGerald
Wedding Cake: Kristine Bender of K Rose Cakes
Ribbon: Midori Ribbon
Wedding Invitation: Bella Figura 
Upholstered Screen: World Market
Chairs with Nailheads: World Market
Pillows: World Market
Nesting Tables: World Market
Stemware: World Market
Napkins: World Market
Flower Vessels: Michaels
Feathers: Michaels
Gold Chairs, Chair Cushions, Round and Six Foot Table and Tablecloths: Perfect Party
Lantern: Homegoods
Dinner Plates: Anchor Hocking at Target
*All other props not mentioned stylist’s own.
Photographer: Katelyn James
Creative Director and Stylist: Dana FitzGerald
Floral Design: Janie Medley of The Bride’s Cafe
Floral Wholesaler: Florabundance
Makeup Artist and Hair Design: Emily Hudspeth
Calligraphy: Moya Minns of MM Ink
Model: Emily Hudspeth (Bride)
Model: TK (Groom)
Model: Blair Roberts Wyatt (Bridesmaid)
Model: Kelly Gony Jessup (Bridesmaid)
*Special thank you to: Ruby Press and Janie Medley of The Bride’s Cafe
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