2019 schools

Go from hustling 24/7 to more time for your family, for traveling, and for yourself - without cutting your paycheck.

Feel confident in your ability to attract your dream clients so your calendar is never empty and never boring.

Create a business that can make money for you - even while you're off the clock.

Simplify your business so you're doing the work that makes you jump out of bed in the morning.

Strengthen your voice as a creator through mixed-medium, hands-on training.

Create a community of encouragers who genuinely care about you as a person and the success of your business.

Find the place where your gifts, passions, and revenue-producing opportunities meet.

what if it only took three days to... 

give yourself three days.

IT COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING.

community-focused

Carefully curated

With only 20 students at each workshop, we make it a point to know and care for each and every attendee personally. We also intentionally design the workshop to act as fertile soil for authentic friendships to grow. Our workshops aren't just a networking event. They are a place to share your honest struggles, scary big dreams, and learn without judgment.

Will your business change for the better because you attend? Absolutely. But if we crammed you full of info and never took care of YOU, would you feel ready to tackle the world? Nope.  Our time together is full, but not exhausting. We strive to create a refreshing, inspiring environment for you to learn and reset. And did we mention we love to spoil our students?! Because we do.

Build encouraging friendships.

Invest in your business...and yourself.

our workshops are...

Ready to strengthen your design eye and personal aesthetic? We offer a variety of hands-on sessions from floral design to flat lay styling, calligraphy to tabletop design, and more! By working in new and different mediums, you will have the opportunity to practice design principles in fresh ways that have the power to change the way you work and create.

Expand your portfolio.

hands-on

what's new for 2019

Hosted exclusively at the McAlister-Leftwich House

Three workshops, three different experiences

New payment plan options

greensboro, north carolina

The McAlister-Leftwich House is a beautiful Southern historic property in the heart of Greensboro. With massive windows, ample natural light, and tons of character, it is the perfect setting for The School of Styling.

Greensboro is in the heart of North Carolina, which makes it easy to travel to! If you're flying, you can fly into the Piedmont Triad International Airport. We provide enrolled students with a list of great, unique accommodations that we have relationships with to get you the best rate. We also have a fun packet of info with things to do and see while you're here!

the venue

Who is the school of styling for?

Female creative entrepreneurs looking to refine their business, grow in knowledge, and hone their design skills. This workshop is not exclusively for wedding pros, in fact roughly half of each workshop are women from other industries - bloggers, copywriters, real estate agents, jewelry designers, and more! The mix of our schools gives students a fresh perspective on their own work.

January 29-31, 2019

Jessica Peddicord

"Hands-On Session: Watercolor Calligraphy" 
& Breakout Session: "How To Organize Your Unique Client Workflow"

Shunta grant

"Maximize Your Time: Journey to the Other Side of Busy" & "The Importance of Building Your Loyal League: How to Create Customers Who Come Back Time and Time Again"

Davey & Krista JOnes

"Content for Conversions: How To Craft A Compelling Content Strategy" & "Building a Website that Books: How To Create A Website That Generates More Leads"

Andraya Northrup

"Hands-On Session: Centerpiece Design"

Michelle
bonham

"Hands-On Session: Tabletop Design"

kaitlin
holland

"Hands-On: The Fundamentals of Design Displayed Through Flat Lay Styling"

Erienne
jones

Holly Barton
& Amanda cox

Breakout Session: "Hands-On Floral Soak & Self Care"

Breakout Session: "How to Create Memorable Experiences: First Impressions Through Styling and Vignette Setups"

Ally & Bobby willix

Workshop Photographers

Kaitlin Holland is a believer in Jesus, stylist, creative business mentor, and the Co-Owner of the McAlister-Leftwich House. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Clay, daughter, Lucy, and baby boy on the way. Kaitlin created The School of Styling in 2014 as a way to provide creative entrepreneurs with the education and inspiration they need to create beautiful work and build smart businesses. She is a cultivator of community and has a passion for making others feel welcomed, which is evident in the relationships built amongst students, staff, and collaborators through The School of Styling!


Fancying herself well-versed in the art of entertaining, and a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to the world of events, Michelle has planned everything from large-scale nonprofit galas to intimate private estate celebrations, and everything in between. She focuses on designing moments that last a lifetime and finds immense joy in taking a single detail, like a family heirloom, and allowing that element to grow into something that transforms an entire space. Her event designs have been published in places like Style Me Pretty, Elizabeth Anne Designs, 100 Layer Cake, and The Knot, to name a few.

Davey and Krista are brand strategists and designers who specialize in helping businesses create brands and websites that are beautiful, compelling, and encourage action. After building a successful photography business and launching the Rising Tide Society, one of the largest communities for creatives in the world, Davey and Krista decided to make helping creatives run better businesses their full time gig. They believe in chasing hard after an intentional life—one that includes fulfilling work, palm trees and blue skies, time with the pup, and—of course—wine and pizza.

Jessica Peddicord of Simply Jessica Marie is an artist for sweethearts, and an educator for fellow watercolor artists. She has a heart for both creating thoughtful, keepsake-worthy custom paintings (custom crests and watercolor maps are her love language!) that her clients will cherish for years to come, and for teaching budding watercolor artists to build creative confidence and excitedly grow their own flourishing artistic businesses. When she's not painting, you can find Jessica sipping a frozen margarita with her hubby Zack and their adorable puppy Oscar at their favorite local dog park in Dallas, Texas.



January 29-31, 2019

jessica Peddicord

"Hands-On Session: Watercolor Calligraphy"
& Breakout Session: "How To Organize Your Unique Client Workflow

Shunta is the creator and owner of Because of Zoe Design, host of the Business, Life & Joy podcast and business educator teaching women entrepreneurs how to maximize their most limited resource, time, and then how to use that time most effectively to grow an impactful business.

She believes that your business and life were meant for more than “busy.”

 It takes intention, a plan, and someone who will show you how to get to the joy on the other side of busy. That’s where Shunta comes in!

shunta grant

"Maximize Your Time: Journey to the Other Side of Busy" & "The Importance of Building Your Loyal League: How to Create Customers Who Come Back Time and Time Again"

After a four-year tenure in the visual arts, with a specialty in sculpture, Andraya wondered how to best put her keen eye for color and love for 3-dimentional creating to use. While working in wedding editorial, planning, and design worlds of the Charleston, she participated in the renowned Team Flower Workshop, where her skill was fully realized. Following an apprenticeship with a renowned florist in St. Louis, FLORA was born in January of 2016. Based in Greenboro, NC, Andraya books weddings in Charleston, SC, and across the southeast. 


andraya northrup

"Hands-On Session: Centerpiece Design"

michelle bonham

"Hands-On Session: Tabletop Design"

davey & Krista jones

"Content for Conversions: How To Craft A Compelling Content Strategy" & "Building a Website that Books: How To Create A Website That Generates More Leads"

Kaitlin holland

The Greenhouse Picker Sisters, Holly and Amanda, are fifth generation pickers with a love for all things vintage and unique. Greenhouse Lane is their family’s street name and hosts some of their dearest memories: ones of love and southern tradition. Their love for genuine and classic finds led to the start of their specialty rental company. 

When they are not on the hunt for the next amazing find, Holly & Amanda are spending time with their wonderful husbands and five awesome kiddos.

Erienne jones

Breakout Session: "Hands-On Floral Soak & Self Care"

Holly barton & Amanda cox

Breakout Session: "How to Create Memorable Experiences: First Impressions Through Styling and Vignette Setups"

Ally & Bobby Willix

Workshop Photographers

"Hands-On Session: Tabletop Design"

Back to the calendar

"Hands-On: The Fundamentals of Design Displayed Through Flat Lay Styling"

Erienne Jones is owner of Some Call Me Crunchy Essential Oil Creations where she creates all natural face and body care products. Through her products and blog she encourages women in self-care and provides practical tips for incorporating more natural, good-for-your-body products in your daily routine. As a former librarian turned stay-at-home mom/business owner, she thoroughly enjoys working from home in her yoga pants. When she’s not creating new products or chasing after her two kiddos, you can find her reading a good book, binging something on Netflix, or practicing yoga.

Ally and Bobby are fine art wedding photographers based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are a husband and wife team who are passionate about marriage and traveling. We are so excited to have them join us to capture the workshop as it unfolds, as well as capture the student work in film. 

Since 2011, Randi has had the pleasure of taking people to their happy place through beautiful and delicious desserts. She loves creating unorthodox flavors combinations, tweaking family recipes, and designing elaborate cakes and dessert bars. She started Sugar Euphoria by specializing in cupcakes, and now the menu includes everything from traditional treats, to desserts inspired by her homeland, The Bahamas. Born and raised in Nassau, she now lives in Clayton, with her husband, Jeffery, and her daughters, Finley and Emrie. She is also a disciple of Jesus, a lover of sweet tea, and an aspiring yogi. 


Caitlin is the owner and designer of Happy Tines, a calligraphy and stationery design business based in Apex, NC. Happy Tines' mission is to inspire a big smile through a little bit of happy. It is Caitlin's passion to live out this mission by combining modern calligraphy and whimsical line illustrations to create wedding stationery and happy paper goods. 
With a professional background in graphic design and over 5 years of modern calligraphy experience, Caitlin now teaches in-person calligraphy workshops.

Caitlin is a mama, a wife, and a dog mom.

Jessica is a full-service wedding stylist capturing the stories of brides in the Southeast. Planning a wedding is a lot of work, and Jessica is committed to doing the heavy lifting for her clients so that they can focus on joyfully preparing for the most important part of their wedding day--their marriage.

Also, as an educator in the wedding planning and styling space for the past twelve years, she weaves together her experience and knowledge to teach other women how to start their own wedding planning businesses, too.

With a background in public relations and social media marketing, Lauren has always been a lover of telling great stories. For 6 years she worked alongside international brands including Nike, Airstream, the John Maxwell Company, and Chick-fil-A in defining unique elements of their stories and serving as their brand voice through digital, print, and in-person engagements. After launching a photography business in May 2014, Lauren began focusing on merging photography with brand messaging strategy by coaching businesses on aligning communications, marketing, & imagery​. When she's not in the office, she can be found cooking, hosting friends or exploring new cities with her husband, Chip.

march 5-7, 2019

lauren carnes

"Curating Consistency for Your Message: Tangible Takeaways for Curating a Consistent Content Strategy That Sells" & "Positioning for the Pitch: Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for Pitching Success & an Easy "Yes'"

Over the last 21 years, Jeannie Sullivan has consulted in a variety of industries including financial services, software development, and healthcare. Her passion for innovation led to the first mobile learning initiative within Wachovia Corporation. In 2010, Jeannie stepped away her corner office to work with creative entrepreneurs and industry-disrupting small businesses to develop additional revenue streams and cultivate positive organizational culture. Her primary focus is leveraging learning as a strategic asset to grow her clients’ businesses.

She lives in Columbia, SC with her two teenage sons where she enjoys writing, paddle boarding, and occasionally working with power tools.  

Jeannie Sullivan

"Lucrative Learning, Part I: Identifying Alternative Revenue Streams" & "Lucrative Learning, Part 2: Create & Launch Your Program in 90 Days"

Kaitlin Holland is a believer in Jesus, stylist, creative business mentor, and the Co-Owner of the McAlister-Leftwich House. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Clay, daughter, Lucy, and baby boy on the way. Kaitlin created The School of Styling in 2014 as a way to provide creative entrepreneurs with the education and inspiration they need to create beautiful work and build smart businesses. She is a cultivator of community and has a passion for making others feel welcomed, which is evident in the relationships built amongst students, staff, and collaborators through The School of Styling!

kaitlin holland

"Hands-On: Fundamentals of Design Displayed Through Flat Lay Styling" & Breakout Session: "Simplifying Your Business for Growth"

caitlin baumberger

"Hands-On Session: Modern Calligraphy"

Jessica Rourke

"Hands-On: Tabletop Styling" & Breakout Session: "Identifying and Booking Your Ideal Client"

Randi Smith

Breakout Session: "Artful Cupcake Design"

Ally and Bobby are fine art wedding photographers based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are a husband and wife team who are passionate about marriage and traveling. We are so excited to have them join us to capture the workshop as it unfolds, as well as capture the student work in film. 

Anna Passarelli & Brian Nyland

"Hands-On Session: Creating Centerpieces"

Ally & Bobby Willix

Workshop Photographers

Back to the calendar

Anna and Brian are a husband and wife team and owners of Meristem Floral, a floral and event design studio based in North Carolina. Their business adventure began in 2012 when they designed their own wedding flowers. Anna realized her life passion was sharing the beauty of horticulture through floral design. After building a career as a litigation attorney while also producing weddings on the weekends, Brian joined the Meristem Floral team full-time at the beginning of 2016. They have recently expanded their business to a 13 acre farm with the purpose of growing their own flowers and foliage for event work.

Ally and Bobby are fine art wedding photographers based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are a husband and wife team who are passionate about marriage and traveling. We are so excited to have them join us to capture the workshop as it unfolds, as well as capture the student work in film. 

march 5-7, 2019

lauren carnes

"Curating Consistency for Your Message: Tangible Takeaways for Curating a Consistent Content Strategy That Sells" & "Positioning for the Pitch: Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for Pitching Success & an Easy "Yes'"

jeannie
sullivan

"Lucrative Learning, Part I: Identifying Alternative Revenue Streams" & "Lucrative Learning, Part 2: Create & Launch Your Program in 90 Days"

jessica rourke

"Hands-On: Tabletop Styling" & Breakout Session: "Identifying and Booking Your Ideal Client"

KAITLIN
HOLLAND

"Hands-On: Fundamentals of Design Displayed Through Flat Lay Styling" & Breakout Session: "Simplifying Your Business for Growth"

CAITLIN BAUMBERGER

"Hands-On Session: Modern Calligraphy"

RANDI SMITH

Breakout Session: "Artful Cupcake Design"

ANNA PASSARELLI & BRIAN NYLAND

"Hands-On Session: Creating Centerpieces"

Ally & Bobby
willix

Workshop Photographers

july 23-25, 2019

RHIANNON BOSSE

"Hands-On: Centerpiece Design" 
& "Hands-On: Tabletop Design"

VERONICA ROGERS

"Hands-On: Flat Lay Styling" & Break-Out Session: "How to Curate & Design Imagery Around Your Brand Identity"

LAURA
HOOPER

"Hands-On: Modern Pointed-Pen Workshop" & "Cultivating Longevity & Growth in a Constantly Evolving Industry"

KAITLIN
HOLLAND

“Creative Business Strategy, Part 1: Streamline and Simplify” & “Creative Business Strategy, Part 2: Intentional Growth”

ALYSSA LAW

"Hands-On: Modern Pointed-Pen Workshop" & "Cultivating Longevity & Growth in a Constantly Evolving Industry"

WHITNEY HAWKINS

"Three Steps to Simplified Branding"

BECCA ATCHISON

Breakout Session: "Sales for Creative Businesses"

Ally & Bobby
willix

Workshop Photographers

After working part-time for Laura Hooper Calligraphy for nearly five years, while simultaneously enjoying a “day-job” in event management for over 10 years, Alyssa joined Laura Hooper Calligraphy full-time in January 2014. In addition to corresponding with potential and current clients, Alyssa manages collaborations with creative colleagues in both the wedding and lifestyle industries as well as the social media and email marketing for Laura Hooper Calligraphy. Most recently, Alyssa used her background in event planning to launch the Laura Hooper Calligraphy workshops which have taught the art of pointed-pen to over 4,000 students in person around the US & Europe.

Whitney is the Art Director for Emily Ley Paper, a boutique lifestyle brand that embodies simple design, classic style, fresh colors, and playful details. She has been immersed in the ever-changing world of graphic design for the last five years. From the digital world of website and brand design to tangible product design, she has a passion for meaningful details that tell a story. 

When she isn’t sorting through color swatches or staring at Adobe Illustrator, Whitney spends her time with her husband working on their ‘fixer upper’ in North Carolina and snuggling their baby boy, Rob.

Kaitlin Holland is a believer in Jesus, stylist, creative business mentor, and the Co-Owner of the McAlister-Leftwich House. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Clay, daughter, Lucy, and baby boy on the way. Kaitlin created The School of Styling in 2014 as a way to provide creative entrepreneurs with the education and inspiration they need to create beautiful work and build smart businesses. She is a cultivator of community and has a passion for making others feel welcomed, which is evident in the relationships built amongst students, staff, and collaborators through The School of Styling!

Rhiannon is the owner and creative director of Rhiannon Bosse Celebrations, which is a small but mighty wedding planning, floral design, and styling company. Rhiannon and her team have been helping couples plan and design meaningful and beautiful weddings since 2010. They work hard and love harder.

She also blogs at Rhiannon Bosse, a space dedicated to celebrations, motherhood, business, and life at home. 

Rhiannon lives in West Michigan with her husband, son, and rescue pup. 

july 23-25, 2019

rhiannon bosse

"Hands-On: Centerpiece Design" 
& "Hands-On: Tabletop Design"

With a deep understanding of people and their motivations, Veronica takes a holistic approach to design and connects brands to their customers by elevating their imagery in new and unexpected ways. She designed covers for magazines, created editorials for lifestyle clientele, and helped brands grow their audience by conceptualizing and creating their visual stories. Combining her stylist's eye and creative director's intuition, Veronica is adept in spotting weaknesses and filling in the gaps where needed. With a graduate degree in Social Work and her thoughtful creativity - Veronica's ability to get to the heart of a brand is unparalleled.

veronica rogers

"Hands-On: Flat Lay Styling" & Break-Out Session: "How to Curate & Design Imagery Around Your Brand Identity"

Laura has been practicing the art of calligraphy for over 20 years, with her graceful scripts highly sought after in the wedding industry. She has worked with countless couples, with several high profile celebrities and companies for their personal and corporate events, and has been published in numerous magazines, including Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Inside Weddings and Town & Country Weddings, amongst others. In addition, she sells a starter kit for beginners looking to learn the art of pointed-pen and has taught over 4,000 students in person and over 3,000 online.

Laura hooper

"Hands-On: Modern Pointed-Pen Workshop" & "Cultivating Longevity & Growth in a Constantly Evolving Industry"

Whitney Hawkins

"Three Steps to Simplified Branding"

Kaitlin holland

“Creative Business Strategy, Part 1: Streamline and Simplify” & “Creative Business Strategy, Part 2: Intentional Growth”

alyssa law

"Hands-On: Modern Pointed-Pen Workshop" & "Cultivating Longevity & Growth in a Constantly Evolving Industry"

BECCA ATCHISON

Breakout Session: "Sales for Creative Businesses"

Back to the calendar

Ally & Bobby willix

Workshop Photographers

Ally and Bobby are fine art wedding photographers based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are a husband and wife team who are passionate about marriage and traveling. We are so excited to have them join us to capture the workshop as it unfolds, as well as capture the student work in film. 

With over fourteen years of experience in the special events industry and seven years as a business owner, she is passionate about the intersection of fine art and entrepreneurship. Her editorial styling and event design work has been published in numerous print and online outlets such as Style Me Pretty, Charleston Weddings Magazine, The Knot New York Magazine, Southern Weddings Magazine, Magnolia Rouge, Brides.com, Southern Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, SMP Living, and many more.


timeline

*Each workshop will vary, but this gives you an idea of what to expect!

wednesday

thursday

Check-In & Breakfast
Session #1: Hands-On Centerpiece Design
Session #2
Lunch
Session #3
Breakout Session #1
Breakout Session #2
Break
Session #4: Hands-On Tabletop Design
Dismissed

Breakfast, Hair/Makeup and Headshots
Session #1
Lunch
Session #2
Session #3: Hands-On Calligraphy
Session #4
Dismissed
Final Dinner

Early-Afternoon Check-In
Introductions
Session #1
Session #2 Hands-On Flat Lay Styling
Critique Groups
Cocktail Party
Speed Dating
Dismissed

tuesday

investment

$550

$285

5 Monthly Installments

10 Monthly Installments
*Available for July 2019 only

One-time payment

$2550

early bird

$590

$305

5 Monthly Installments

10 Monthly Installments
*Available for July 2019 only

One-time payment

$2750

regular

Enrollment ends 10/3

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

+ THREE DAYS IN A BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED CLASSROOM + TUESDAY'S COCKTAIL PARTY + WEDNESDAY'S BREAKFAST, LUNCH & SNACKS + THURSDAY'S BREAKFAST, LUNCH, SNACKS & DINNER + FLORAL PRODUCT + STYLING MATERIALS + CALLIGRAPHY MATERIALS + BREAKOUT SESSIONS +  ENGAGING & INFORMATIVE SESSIONS + TSOS NOTEBOOK  + FULL ACCESS TO ALL SPEAKERS AND STAFF + CAREFULLY CURATED GIFTS + PROFESSIONAL FILM IMAGES OF STUDENT'S CENTERPIECES & TABLETOP DESIGNS + HAIR & MAKEUP SERVICES + PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS + AN ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY

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