Friday, May 22, 2009
A Lovely Workshop
all image source: elizabeth messina
ctc is extremely honored and delighted to be on the roster of amazing talent that created A Lovely Workshop—a one-day photography workshop by beloved photographer, Elizabeth Messina, hosted by Kenwood Inn and Spa in Sonoma.
Over the past few months, I had the opportunity to work closely with Elizabeth, who is the sweetest and most generous soul ever. We dreamt up ideas of presenting the invitations, menus, favors, giveaway bags, and vignette designs...(more to come in a follow-up post.) Using Elizabeth's blog: Kiss the Groom as inspiration, we had such fun tossing around ideas and possibilities that, in the most fluid and seamless manner came together at the workshop. It was Elizabeth's innate warmth and elegant style that set the tone from inception to execution and brought the collaboration to life.
I had such a blast working with the rest of the team (full list here), especially Eden of End-Design, Rosemary of Rosemary Special Events and Xandra of XYZ ink. I cannot even begin to describe the creative prowess of Eden. My first brainstorming session with her left me in awe (and I'll admit, slightly intimidated); she immediately shot to the top of my list of "Out-of-the-world designers." Rosemary is one of my favourite planners in the Bay Area. Take a look at her portfolio and you'll see why. Work aside, she has such a warm and fun personality, it makes me smile whenever I hear her voice. It was through Rosemary that I met calligrapher extraordinaire Xandra of XYZ ink. My oh my... I drooled when I saw her work and could not pick up the phone fast enough to get her onboard asap! By the time the workshop ended, we were already cooking up ideas for future collaborations.
There was so much talent that came together to create the workshop. Too much for one post, so I'll leave you to these links: here, here, here, here and here, so you can enjoy the full splendor of the event!
More to come soon with the behind-the-scenes inspiration for the designs.
Blow a thousand kisses to the ones you love....