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We began day two of TSOS Nashville with surprises, of course! That’s our specialty! Breakfast was a beautifully displayed parfait bar, filled with Harvest Granola, lots of fruit, and even chocolate. Hannah Krueger from Twenty-Four Wildwood gave each lady a cute coffee mug to keep. We thought it would be a fun idea to eat our parfaits from these adorable mugs! 

After the delicious breakfast, they ladies wandered to their seats, this time, marked by a woven tote by Greige Designs. Each tote consisted of a tag with their name in calligraphy, tied on by delicate silk ribbon from Adorn. Day two is a busy day, so the ladies took their seat, and we go started. They had 4 sessions this day! First up was Shanna Skidmore and then Jess Connolly, who both brought much wisdom and encouragement to everyone to know the “why” behind their business. We then transitioned to a hands-on centerpiece design session with Melissa Broadwell of Vintage Florals. Each lady got to create their very own centerpiece, and let me tell you, they did a beautiful job! Being a florist is hard work, but usually all we see is the beautiful, final outcome of a well-designed display of flowers. 

After they finished with their centerpieces, it was lunch time! Flavor Caters, once again, prepared a delicious meal for everyone. Once our bellies were filled, everyone made their way to a breakout session to learn from a leader in a small group setting. These breakout sessions focused on everything from photography and wedding specific to social media and branding. Each attendee chose their breakout session before they arrived to Nashville. After the sessions, we surprised the ladies with a donut bar! We figured they needed a mid-day sugar rush. Jessica Clinch of Simply Jessica Marie, once again did her magic and transformed our donut bar with a beautiful watercolor runner!

The last part of the day was led by Veronica Rogers of Type A Society. She led a hands-on table-top styling session. She demonstrated the principles of styling with her own design, then challenged each attendee to do their own. The ladies had many linens from Nuage Designs to choose from, as well as, an assortment of vintage china from Two Monkey’s Vintage Rental. After they finished their designs, Shalyn Nelson captured their work on film, and then they were free to explore Nashville for dinner on their own!

Day two was so busy but so much fun! Stay tuned for day three tomorrow! 

Photography by: Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons




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