Last week I was so excited to attend the Intrigued Experience Conference in Maryland. I got to fulfill a flower dream of mine by working closely with Katie from Ponderosa and Thyme. Let me tell you this lady knows her stuff..we flowered and danced the afternoon away!

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Florals by Stacie Shea Events, Workshop: @intriguedexperience, MUA: @Kevan D'Damery, Model: @Lindsey Weller, Hair: @shearsocietystudio, Gown: @Enaura Bridal, Venue: @chesapeakebaybeachclub, Photography: @Manda Weaver Photography

reverie gallery launch party

This past November Erica was had the opportunity to put together some floral fun for the Reverie Gallery Launch Party along side of the incredible Erica Powell of Ambiance Luxe Designs and Amy from Amy Champagne Events.  Reverie Gallery is a luxury wedding blog "for the savvy & stylish soon to be wed". It is a new up and coming blog that we are proud to say we were a part of their opening event and cannot wait to see what it has in store!  Amy and Erica's design vision was a literal take on the Reverie Gallery site and boy did they do a perfect job. The night of the event was perfectly orchestrated with the cozy lounge set-ups, signature cocktails,  and a room adorned in white and gold. A special thank you to Jacklyn Greenberg & Jeremy Rich of JAG Studios for sharing these beautiful images!

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a recap of the trouvaille workshop

It’s not too often people get to follow their dreams and live so closely to their inspirations. This past April I was lucky enough to do both at the Trouvaille Workshop led by the ever so talented Rhiannon Bosse of Hey Gorgeous Events. The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI hosted 30 lovely ladies for a three-day workshop experience unlike any other. Bradley James Photography

Over the course of three short days I made new friends, gained valuable knowledge from industry professionals and was inspired by Rhi’s outstanding sense of design. So many smart, savvy, and talented professionals had the opportunity to speak and teach what they know best. Amongst many other things we learned about vendor relationships, putting an appropriate price on what we do and how to market our businesses for growth. My shiny gold notebook (one of many fabulous swag items) was filled from cover to cover by the end of the three days!

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Alongside Rhi, Alicia from Bows and Arrows sparked my slow growing passion for floral design and kicked it into high gear! I have always had a sweet spot for florals. Mostly cooing over the beauty in arrangements and bouquets. But Trouvaille gave me the opportunity to get my hands on some stems to snip and style in my own way! We were taught floral conditioning and “finding your style” and then were let loose in what seemed to be a sea of beautiful blooms to create our very own centerpieces.

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I must say I was pretty darn proud of myself.

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A big, big, BIG, thank you goes out to Rhiannon for hosting such an incredible and inspirational three days. Because of you, Rhi, I can also warmly say ‘thank you’ to the girls I met along the way. There is so much truth in saying that you get most of your passion and ideas from those that you work alongside of.

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And lastly, I couldn’t be more grateful to work with such an incredible lady who made my trip to Grand Rapids a reality in the first place. Thank you Stacie for pushing me to grow and for giving me opportunities I could only dream of having.

How about these photos? Brad and Sam, I appreciate you catching all of these incredible moments throughout our time at Trouvaille. I will certainly treasure all you have captured.

xoxo Erica

Photographs by Bradley James Photography

Trouvaille Workshop - Hey Gorgeous Events

Bradley James Photography As a planner and designer I find it so incredibly important that we continue to stay on top of the current wedding trends, and always continue learning. Not just about how to put on a seamless and perfect event but also learning from other amazing individuals in the wedding community. Since I was traveling home from M + S's wedding week in Maui I thought it was so perfect that Erica attend the Trouvaille Workshop with none other than the FAB Rhiannon from Hey Gorgeous Events.

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Erica came home from this 3 day workshop in Grand Rapids inspired beyond words. I can hardly contain myself with all the fun things we have coming our way at Stacie Shea Events. All I can say is that we are gearing up for a crazy rest of 2014 and an even more incredible 2015! Stay tuned for all our upcoming changes and get ready for a recap from Erica next week on the blog about this great workshop.

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PS - For all those planners, designers, and possible newbies in the industry I cannot say enough great things about Rhi and her passion. This my friends is the gal to learn from! So make sure you sign up for her upcoming October workshop!

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Check out Erica's beautiful floral design above!