Hello beautiful people!
I am so excited to finally start keeping up with a blog on my website so that you can follow along with me on this crazy journey of being a small business owner! As my first blog post I wanted to highlight an event I was just a featured vendor at, The Oak Cliff Wedding Market! If you have never been to a wedding market before its basically a big meet and greet between bride & groom combos and vendors! Vendors that attend can be anything from cake and florals, to calligraphy and photography like me! This time around I got to show off both and it was such an amazing event to be a part of! I first learned of the event through the amazing gals who planned it Megan & Caitlin from Celebrate Dallas! This bad ass pair of women are a Floral & Event Planning powerhouse, that just so happened to take care of my wedding as well! When the opportunity came about to do an event with them I had to take the chance and enter my very first wedding market and man did I make the right choice! .
The event happened Saturday, February 3rd at The Cliff House, Texas a beautiful new event venue in the Bishop Arts district in Dallas, TX. This amazing space just opened after being renovated from an old church... Talk about PRETTY! The space is filled with beautiful hardwood floors accomanied by gorgeous wood beams that highlight the the ceiling height opening up the space to beaming natural light! Even though we had a slightly gloomy Saturday, the space bounced every little bit of light it could capture off the walls and radiated a beauty that took you back in time but also yielded the inspiration and ideas of modern creatives, brides and grooms.
Along with myself there were oodles of vendors there to turn the day into a magical event! Vendors such as Christina Childress Photography who captured these amazing photos of the day, Kate Mcleoud Studio who's beautiful florals radiated at the booth behind me, Loft 22 cakes who brought the beauty through delicious tastings, and the gals from Celebrate Dallas who's florals and layout turned a beautiful table scape and event layout into an experience! Along with these amazing ladies there were so many other vendors that worked it out and together we all created an amazing day for all the new love birds!
For my booth I wanted to make sure that I was able to express every aspect of my business from calligraphy for envelopes to custom invitations, and photography! I featured some of my favorite samples along with a mini shopping station so you could take some of the magic home with you! My calligraphy & photography style stems from modern design and inspiration from nature. From florals to natures preserves, so much of my inspiration comes from the outdoors. I am a sucker for natures beauty and always do my best to pull it into my calligraphy & invitations as well as making the most out of it during my shoots.
When I meet with future clients I try to give them as much of me as possible, now that may sound a bit strange but its true! When I work with my couples I do my best to make everything as easy and painless as possible, and part of that for me is getting to know you and your other half! The better I know you, the better I will be able to create and capture your biggest moments. I can only hope that you end up wanting to get to know me too, because I love making friends with my couples!
Not only did I enjoy getting to know my couples but also their other vendors that are helping create the big day! One of my biggest tips to planning brides and grooms is that if you have a list of vendors, share their contact information with everyone! It is so nice and helpful to get to know and help other vendors create the most magical experience, and usually we can all use some help or information from those around us!
With that being said I was so excited and happy to meet some amazing guys and gals that I will hopefully be able to work and collaborate with in the future! You know you who you are.. hit me up!
Overall, this was an amazing event and I feel so lucky that I was able to be a part of the fun! If you are interested please enjoy more photos of the event courtesy of Christina Childress Photograph below and please look up and follow along with all of the amazing other vendors listed below!
CHRISTINA CHILDRESS PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography - Christina Childress Photography, Chelsea Kaye Photography, Rafael Badillo Photography, Monica Salazar Photography, Everything Smitten (me)
Celebrate Dallas, Kate Mcleod Studio, Jefferson Tower Events
Event Planning - Celebrate Dallas
Event Rentals -
AM Linen, Lawson Event Rentals, Beautiful Event Rentals, Father Of The Bride
DJ - Simply Music DFW
Photo Booth - A&K Photo Booth
Catering - Culinary Art Catering
Calligraphy - Everything Smitten (me), Ellie and Ace Calligraphy + Lettering
Event Space- The Cliff House Texas, also shown as vendor Jefferson Tower Events
Magazine and Sponsor - Brides of North Texas
Have an amazing day loves,
and check back soon for a personal post about transferring to working full time from home!
Love, The Smith behind the Smitten
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