A couple months back, a group of us were all at a local Wedding Professional event and realized the only time we see each other is when it is ‘work related’. Some of my closest friends are in the industry, but unless we work together on any given weekend, it is rare that we get to hang out. Well, the night of the White Magnolia Re-Grand Opening was the night we all had an epiphany. Let’s have a sleepover! It was super spontaneous and after everyone was on board, the planning for our sleepover just kind of happened!
Miraculously we all found a random weekday night that worked for us all, we decided to make it a potluck to keep it easy and casual. And, because we are all Wedding Pros and can’t help ourselves, we had to make it pretty! That was probably my favorite part, too. We all pitched in and contributed our talents to make one absolutely gorgeous, intimate, dinner party.
The sweet folks at The Hotel Palm welcomed us into the courtyard, but we had also rented rooms so we could have the ‘sleepover’ part of our styled sleepover. We set up the tables and chairs, draped the tables with the most beautiful linens, customized the place settings with sweet little memento note from Heather O’Brien that also acted as our place card.
The best was seeing us all work together and then getting to sit around, drink wine, and actually enjoy the event we designed and set up! When does that happen. Also, we didn’t talk shop. It wasn’t a ‘educational gathering’. In truth, we got a little tipsy and played the ‘x-rated’ version of Heads Up until we were told to quiet down…because we all stayed up way past our bedtimes.
The truth is, while this wasn’t a super, well thought out event, where we sent out invites, etc. It was exactly what we needed. Time away to recharge those creative juices. We still talk about how much fun we had! That makes me excited to plan for the next one and who knows what this could turn into.
A Styled Sleepover.
The Board Primadonna created the amazing cheese board that we literally munched on well into the night. It was the PERFECT contribution to our little drunkie antics.
To all the amazing ladies who lended their talents. The photos were contributed by:
Ashley Steeby Photography
Brooke Images Photography
Heather O’Brien Design provided the paper goods
Shea Hopely Flowers provided the dining table centerpieces
Let Destiny Design created the amazing mantle piece
Bonnie Melin of Ruby Red’s Floral adorned the Bar and Bar cart
Linens were from Nuage Design
Rentals were all provided by EventWorks Rental
and best of all, we were hosted by The Hotel Palms. Many thanks goes to these folks.