We're finally getting a bit of rain here in the wonderful city of San Francisco, our lovely Bay Area definitely needs it so the rain falling in is making us incredibly happy! Speaking of San Francisco, we were so thrilled in the beginning of the year to kick off our 2016 tour in our beloved city. On January 11th and 12th we had our first 2 day sketching class at the amazing Blueprint Studios - it was the perfect place to get inspired!
We had so much anticipation going in since it was our first pair of classes of the year and were introducing our new level 2 class and 2 day option. Just days leading up to our first class we launched our new website and we were taping our e-course so lots of hard work and excitement were definitely brewing! Those who attends our class are the most amazing wedding planners, designers, set designers, bakers, architects, and any creative that is looking to learn a tool to help them conceptualize their ideas into a sketch. We feel really fortunate that creatives around the world come to our classes; many far as Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Australia, China, and many more!
The class was designed by the talented Raquel of Roque Events who seamlessly pulled an incredible creative team together. We started off the day practicing some simple techniques and went into sketching a gorgeous cake made by Jolene of The Batterup Cakery. Jolene is a rockstar to say the least, and her attention to detail was impeccable. Jolene seriously nailed the cake design, it was wonderful seeing all the sketches from our attendees interpret her design and we dream of eating the cake, even today! Caitlin O'Reilly Photography was our incredible photographer for the two days, her images blew us away! After receiving the images 3 days after the event we oohed and ahhed over every photo; they were so beautiful!
After our cake lesson we dug into our floral lesson and sketched florals put together by Blueprint Studios. All the bright colors and peonies in January made it feel less like Winter and more like Spring, which is always refreshing to see! Our lovely stationery designer, Laura Lambrix completely turned us giddy with the cutest of details. From potted name cards to foiled artwork she made every attendee feel special. For lunch, we had Stephanie Graham Events, cater our event. She treated us with the most delicious and healthy lunch boxes, which impressed us so much that its not a surprise she specializes in small intimate dinner parties and is a private chef!
We just adored all our sponsors and team that made this event possible! Thank you to all our attendees who came from near and far! The Sketchbook Series is headed to several cities this year, so please check out our class tour and sign up as we have limited seating per class.
Sketching Class: The Sketchbook Series @thesketchbookseries /
Artist/Founder: Very Mary Inspired @verymaryinspired
Venue/Rentals/Florals : Blueprint Studios - @blueprintstudiosevents
Design + coordination : Roque Events - @roqueevents
Cake : Batter Up Cakery - @batterupcakery
Stationery : Laura Labrix Designs - @lauralambrixdesigns
Caterer: Stephanie Graham Events - @stephaniegrahamevents