A few weeks ago, I had the great privilege of attending my first Relevant Workshop in Maine. I was in good company. This workshop was tailored to talented, motivated and dynamic wedding professionals. We gathered for a full day of listening to amazing speakers, learning relevant content and networking with wonderful individuals. I was quick to pull the trigger to register and was happy my decision was soon confirmed by a friend who attended last year. I arrived with high expectations and they were exceeded. It was a delicious day! My business, soul and belly all left nourished and satisfied.
The William Allen Farm in Pownall, Maine was the perfect home for this retreat. They host weddings, too. It was a great opportunity for me to experience it as a guests. The barn has been beautifully finished, I’d happily welcome an opportunity to refer this venue to a client and work here in the future.
The farm tables, complementing chairs and patterned runners from Savvy Event Rental created a warm and inviting atmosphere for us to get cozy in and absorb all the goodness that was bestowed upon us.
Brea McDonald and Meg Simone, our perfect hosts, did an amazing job planning, organizing and coordinating this day. They kept us engaged, on schedule and well fed all day long. This is no easy feat and they did it with sincere warmth, enthusiasm, gratitude and generosity!
We thank and love Maker’s Mug for caffeinating us early in the day. Their chai was delicious! Planning a sunrise ceremony or brunch wedding? Maker’s Mug would be an excellent accompaniment. The White Apron’s breakfast was delicious, too.
Nice interior glimpse into the barn as we all listen intently.
Meg and Brian are as smart as they are darling— I hope they don’t mind me using that adjective, but I loved being in their presence and felt like their message was directed to me. They are the brains behind Two Pines Creatives and I can’t wait to implement what I learned about SEO and more!
Lunch was made from this awesome ol’ truck. The folks of Fire & Co. Wood Fire Catering served an excellent salad and delicious pizzas!
After lunch we reconvened into small groups, the table talk I chose was hosted by Kate Martin of Beautiful Days. I loved the conversation she led and inspired with a great group of wedding planners, photographers, florists, bakers and more.
What is your why? I really appreciate how Nadra Edgerley got personal and shared her story that led to her why and how in inspired many, me included to consider and share our own whys. Why we do what we do, what motivates us and more.
Obviously Meg and Brea did not work alone, but their passion, effort and commitment to the quality of this event was undeniable! And what a team they partnered with! The speakers’ content was brilliant, menus’ delicious and productivity of the day was excellent. Thanks so much making our investment of time and resources worthwhile and thank you to the sponsors who made it a fun and decadent day!
Special thanks to Lisa my friend and neighbor and the gifted artist making beautiful wedding films at Next Level Films. I was so happy to share this road trip and experience with her!