Relevant Workshop 2017 Recap
Maine based wedding photographer Brea McDonald and I have been friends and colleagues since a serendipitous meet up during an inspiration shoot in 2009. Since that time we have traveled coast to coast attending workshops and retreats to better our respective businesses and fuel our passion for lifelong learning. Although there are great workshops in each industry, we wanted something to connect, inspire and educate our larger regional wedding community as a whole. After many, “We should host an educational event!” proclamations, the stars aligned for April 2016 and this year we did it again at the William Allen Farm in Pownal, Maine!
Relevant Workshop was a day of inspiration, education, and engagement that took place on April 27th with the goal to elevate our wedding industry and strive to keep us relevant in our craft. Mission accomplished! One attendee noted, “This was the BEST workshop experience I have ever had. What a great day and so perfect to kick of a busy season. THANK YOU!! xoxoxox!!”
We had generous support from Meagan Gilpatrick of Maine Seasons Events, DJ Jon of Event Mix DJ, SAVVY Event Rentals, Makers Mug fueled us with coffee, chai and tea, networking breakfast from The White Apron a beautiful lunch buffet pizza party thanks to Fire and Co!! Sofi & Luca’s cookies for our afternoon snack, and we ended with beer and wine from The Old ’37, a restored beer truck! Did I mention Beth from MaggPress created our own Relevant “APP” which was banana cakes! It provided a full list of attendee names and websites so people can easily connect long after the event has passed.
A full day of education with: Maria Northcott of The Maine Wedding Network on Abundant Business … Amy Northard CPA, Accountant For Creatives, Getting Financially Organized: Personally and Professionally … Meg and Brian Tetrault from Two Pines Creative, 10 ways to improve your digital reach … Courtney Wetzel of Blush Bridal, The Experience Based Business Model … and Nadra Edgerley of Nadra Photography on Why Should I Hire You? Your Unique Selling Proposition and How To Use It.
Table Talks with Kate Martin of Beautiful Days, Jay Curcio from The White Apron, Maria Northcott of The Maine Wedding Network, and Meg & Brian of Two Pines Creative with special support from Photo Flash Drive.
“I am still feeling so empowerd and rejuvenated to have spent the day with such a diverse, smart savvy group of people from our industry, The love, warmth and professionalism the two of you put out to the world is what gathered all the great creative minds together for the day. Thank you for all the time energy and effort you put into Relevant! The speakers and their content was insightful and interesting.”