It’s been just over five months since I got to go to an incredible workshop, The Sketchbook Series, run by Mary Phan of Very Mary Inspired and it was am-ahhhhh-zing. It was a good excuse to take a middle of the week trip to one of my favorite east coast cities, our country’s capital, and do some sightseeing while the hubs was away on his own business trip. Not only did I get to refine my sketching skills and learn new techniques, I got to meet and work alongside some other amazing creative professionals from all across the wedding industry.
The Sketchbook Series workshop was two days and we worked HARD both days! My hand started aching quickly, I haven’t drawn or written so much since college!! Thankfully there were scheduled breaks where we could give our hands (and brains!) a rest to devour absolutely delicious goodies and cocktails. We were also treated to a tote bag filled with excellent sketching tools to use during the workshop but I definitely went home and got even more.
This workshop was so applicable because as part of our design services, we include sketches for the major components in order to help clients better visualize how they will materialize. They are also wonderful keepsakes for after the event to complement the photographs or even be framed and hung! We also love doing commissioned custom sketches, just get in touch and we can discuss all the details. More posts of sample sketches coming soon.
For even more lovely images, head to the Sketchbook Series workshop DC edition, here.
Design & Planning: Karson Butler Events
Venue & Catering: Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC
Photography: Lisa Ziesing for Abby Jiu Photography
Florals: Nature of Design Events
Cake Design & Treats: Buttercream Bakeshop
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Event Rentals: Select Event Group
Vintage Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Geometric Placecard Holders: Esselle SF
National Sponsors: Aisle Planner & Imagination International