After a busy summer, Camp Wed was a welcome chance for some rest + relaxation with wedding industry peers! It was the first annual (with hopefully many more to come) retreat hosted by the one and only Cherry Blossom Events. At a revamped summer camp called Camp Wandawega, over 30 of us packed into tents, teepees and cabins for some real-life camp enjoyment and SO much more. It was the perfect venue for creatives from all areas of the wedding industry to come together to learn, work on ourselves + our businesses, and connect with each other all at once.
When it comes to owning your own business, you wear SO many hats. When they were organizing the event, it’s like Andrea + Sarah read our minds and provided specific breakout sessions + activites to cover as much as possible to help us grow. The speakers and professionals covered everything from finances to life balance to breaking into new areas + markets, and it was an intense 3 days of soaking in information (and craft cocktails + out-of-this-world local food). I couldn’t have asked to meet nicer people and be surrounded by industry friends + people I respect so highly as individuals as well as business owners. The kind of people I could get coffee with and end up talking for hours. These are the types of people that inspire me to always have goals + big dreams, but to also tell myself “I am enough” at the present moment.
Special thanks to all the sponsors who provided everything we enjoyed!
Coordination + Planning: Cherry Blossom Events // Location: Camp Wandawega // Event styling: Mint & Lovely // Florals: KP Designs, Flora by Jamae // Catering + food: Underground Food Collective, Chef Scotty Wagner, Bloom Bake Shop, Batch Bakehouse, Bluephies, Fromagination // Cocktails: Quince + Apple, Gibs Bar // Paper goods, menus + calligraphy: Love Letter Calligraphy, Grace and Lace Designs, Flying Rabbit Press, Grain Deep // Rentals: Lakes Area Rentals, Event Essentials // Tent + wooden bar: Sperry Tents Great Lakes // DJ + uplighting: Sound by Design // Yoga instruction: Christi Andringa
(film – Portra 400 + Portra 800 :: camera – Pentax 645N :: lens – 75mm 2.8)