It has been a busy summer at Mint & Lovely. We’ve had the honor of working on some of our favorite invitation suites with some incredible couples and we can’t wait to show you all of the goodness in the coming months. In between shipping out orders and tackling long to do lists we were SO looking forward to our very first workshop in Madison. After successfully hosting over 100 creatives in Milwaukee, we just knew we needed to share the experience with our friends in Madison so in early July, we packed up our car, and a lot of snacks, and headed out on a road trip for our first summer sessions of Flourish: A Modern Calligraphy Workshop feat. Saffron Avenue.
Hosted at Revel, a new creative workshop and event space in downtown Madison, we instantly fell in love with the adorable space owner Sarah Van Dyke has put together. Not a detail is missed, from the Instagram worthy feature walls to a custom cocktail bar, this girl has thought of it all! Our good friend Stephanie of Booth Photographics was there to capture all of the fun details of the Sunday session and we couldn’t be more excited to share the images today!
For each workshop, we like to bring a completely different feel and experience for our guests. With it being the middle of the summer, a cheery and tropical vibe felt perfect for the day. Kirstie at KP Floral Designs based in Madison brought our vision to life with a jaw dropping palm frond installation that framed our larger than life chalkboard. She even found adorable tiny pineapples that were the highlight of the arrangements that graced the workshop tables. Custom drink stirrers adorned the blackberry cocktails guests sipped on while they chatted and connected with other like-minded creatives.
Beyond all of the beautiful details that came together on that weekend, we absolutely adored meeting so many amazing women. We chatted with small business owners who wanted to use the class as a way to personalize their client gifts and cards. There were moms and daughters there for a fun day out who wanted to learn this new artform to help address wedding invitations. We even met women who just love being creative and have been dreaming of taking that leap of faith into owning their own business. You ladies know who you are, and we hope that our workshop showed you just how great and rewarding it can be to own your own business.
The incredibly talented Angela once again wowed our guests with her bevy of knowledge and hands on approach to helping people learn the challenging but also rewarding art of calligraphy.
Our swag bags were packed with amazing items from well-known local Madison businesses. Being small business owners ourselves, we believe in the importance of shining the spotlight on local companies that deserve the attention of our guests and this workshop was no different. From chocolate to custom stamped spoons made especially for our Lovely Insiders!
We had such an amazing weekend in Madison! During our time not spent at the workshops we explored the city and found any excuse to go out to eat with some of our favorite people from the area. Thank you to all of our guests who made this event truly special, we can’t wait to come back to Madison!
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