I am an introvert. I avoid any situation where I may have to chit chat with people.  The word ‘network’ gives me a hot flash. Are any of you like that?

So, I avoid workshops, classes, meet and greets as much as I can.  However, I came across this workshop that was to be held here in Nashville and it sounded ‘intriguing’. I had admired Sarah and her work for years. She is one of these floral gurus and is, in my book, famous.  I stepped out of my little comfort zone and signed up for the class a whole year in advance.


I’m so glad I did!  It was just a wonderful day. Meeting Sarah (who was a sweetheart and I felt like I had known her for years), listening to her teaching and encouraging us and gleaning from her expertise was just what I needed to give my creativity a little shot in the arm.

Here are a few pictures of our day. The images are just amazing and were captured by Clear Sky Images.


Host: Styled Shoots Across America (Instagram: @styledshootsacrossamerica)
Planning & Creative Direction: Heather Benge Events (Instagram: @heatherbengeevents)
Venue: Green Door Gourmet (Instagram: @greendoorgourmet)
Stationery: Gracefully Made Art (Instagram: @gracefullymadeart)
Hair & Makeup: Nashville Wedding Stylist (instagram: @nashvilleweddingstylist))
Bridal Accessories The Gilded Gown (Instagram: @thegildedgown)
Gowns: Christina Wu Bridal (Instagram: @Christina.wu.bridal)
Cake: A. Joy Cakes (Instagram: @ajoy.cakes)

Florals: Intrigue Designs (Instagram: @intrigueteaches @intrigue_designs)
Linens: Nuage Designs (Instagram: @nuagedesignsinc)
Tabletop Rentals: Tea & Old Roses (Instagram: @teaandoldroses)
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes (Instagram: @bellabelleshoes)
Mobile Bar: Bar Magnolia (Instagram: @barmagnolia)
Models: Nathalie & Morgan Cram (Instagram: @littonavenue)
Cassondra Marie (Instagram: @_cassondramarie_)