Last week, my friend Amanda and I kicked off the Fall season by hosting our first workshop together - Basic Girls Night Out: A Pumpkin Lettering Workshop. The event took place at the Bradford, one of our absolute favorite wedding venues located in New Hill, North Carolina (just outside of Raleigh). Amanda and I combined our expertise – her planning & styling and my calligraphy & hand-lettering – to create a chic workshop event that celebrated all things Fall. And we did just that!
Amanda of Amanda Blair by Design is a wedding planner and stylist (with impeccable taste might I add!) and she set the tone for the night with her gorgeous Fall design. The workshop started off with mingling over PSL's, a s'mores bar, mini pumpkin pies, other yummy Fall snacks and of course, wine – all of which were perfectly styled by Amanda! She even created the most beautiful pumpkin floral arrangements. This girl is so talented!
Once all of our 16 attendees arrived with their pumpkins, I taught them the basics of hand-lettering and how to develop their own lettering style. After they nailed down the hand-lettering techniques, I taught them how to apply hand-lettering to their pumpkins. It was so much fun to see what each girl chose to write on her pumpkin. One attendee was newly pregnant and planned to use her pumpkin as part of her pregnancy announcement. How sweet is that?! I was so impressed with everyone's pumpkins – they turned out so adorable!! Amanda helped each attendee complete their pumpkin with mix and match ribbons. They were so beautiful!
Our event was photographed by Arika of Arika Jordan Photography. She definitely captured the joy in our hearts that night. I couldn’t have asked for a better event and this was definitely my favorite workshop yet! Thank you Arika for taking these amazing photos and joining in our basic Girls Night fun!!!
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