Roughly one month ago, the second Bloom Workshop came to Rockford, Michigan. The morning was crisp and foggy, notebooks had carefully been placed a each seat, coffee was brewed and tiny details were hastily tweaked and arranged before the large barn doors of Hydrangea Blu creaked open to welcome girls that had come from near and far. This was it, Bloom was in full force!
There is something you should know, something I hope you already know without my having to say it (but I will say it anyway). Michaela and I pour SO much energy into creating these workshops; and while we have fallen in love with Bloom and everything it stands for that doesn't mean we have it all figured out all the time. The unique thing about Bloom is the meaningful and authentic community that it is creating; and we learn just as much from everyone who attends as we hope they learn from us. So that moment when the doors pull back, and the excited faces come into view is the BEST moment. It means that all the hours of vendor calls, confirmation emails, research, and set-up has been worth it.
This past September we wrapped the final Bloom workshop for Michigan in 2014 and it couldn't have ended any more perfectly. Our day began as it always does, with lots of caffeine and breakfast. Ashley & Malone provided the BEST mugs for us and we couldn't love the quote more: "Love what you do!" It is such an important reminder, and one of the driving forces behind Bloom. At the end of the day, we want everyone to be in love with their job, to find their passion and let their creative hearts bloom.
We have been so grateful to have befriended one of THE sweetest souls, and owner of the most gorgeous barn in the midwest-- Hydrangea Blu. This place has become home to Bloom and we are so thankful to have found this little slice of heaven.
Here are some amazing photos from our friend Jenn Annibel. Thank you Jenn for capturing the day so beautifully! Sources for almost everything are below!
Tomorrow I will be sharing images once the doors opened and the day began! So stop back by!