the Three-Day Workshop Experience

march 10-12, 2020

And instead ...

Fill up your creative well, cultivate out-of-the-box ideas, put them to use and grow your business during an intimate, interactive group experience, with a ton of time for live training with industry heavy-hitters.

TSOS is designed so you can step away from the grind, give your creative juices the kind of surge that only comes from working in a new medium, and fall back in love with what you set out to do each day.

All you need to do?

Finally ditch the daily grind of squeezing your creative juices down to the pulp to come up with ONE MORE *brilliant idea* for your clients and your business.

What if it only took three days to... 

Fight for the space to be creative.

Give yourself three days.

It could change

EVERYTHING.

… you’ll have the skills and confidence to break out of the rut you’ve been stuck in, expanding your reach with new client service offerings, workshops,  and ideas that you would have NEVER thought of if you didn’t work with those flowers, study that element of design, get that centerpiece shot (that YOU designed) for your website, or hear that break out session.

… you’ll have the skills and confidence to get back on track chasing your dream—the kind of “a-ha” moments that you only get when you escape the vacuum of the daily grind.

… you’ll have the skills and confidence to put the pieces in place for that next big “thing” you know you need to do, and capitalize on the refreshment and energy that turns big dreams into action plans that actually work.

As newly minted or even been-at-it-a-while business owner, this means:

The end result?

"a life-changing week."

- Jess, alumna

is the school of styling for me?

The School of Styling is for any female creative entrepreneur 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. Whether you've been in business for 10 minutes or 10 years, you have a place here! But don't just take our word for it...

Read industry-specific testimonials

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

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+ Three inspiring days in a beautifully designed classroom
+ Floral product for centerpiece design and installation work
+ Ingredients for cocktail styling class
+ A surprise mailed to your home
+ Styling props to use for the flat lay session
+ Unique rentals to use for tabletop styling
+ Portfolio images of your flat lay, centerpiece and tabletop captured by a film photographer
+ Hair and makeup services
+ Professional film headshot images

+ Carefully curated gifts
+ TSOS custom notebook
+ Your choice of breakout sessions (including materials)
+ Full access to all speakers
+ Cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres
+ Breakfast on Wednesday & Thursday
+ Lunch on Wednesday & Thursday
+ Mimosa Bar
+ Final Dinner Celebration on Thursday
+ Mastermind groups
+ An encouraging community!

So, what all is included?

"The School of Styling is a wonderful hands-on learning experience. I feel like I learned from the best in the field! I kept having one "A-HA" moment after the other. I started applying what I learned as soon as I came back home. It is the best course I have taken and would love to do it again."

- Anamaria Durón, Honduras

"One "A-HA" moment
after the other."

"It was truly the best 3 days I could have asked for. TSOS is unique in that it is not limited to only creatives in the wedding industry (I attended primarily as a retail creative) and has the perfect blend of creative segments as well as business/practical workshops. I was initially hesitant as the workshop plus travel/lodging was an investment, but it was the best one I could have poured into myself. I have no regrets and would do it all over again!"
- Tiffee Lee, California

"My goal was to come to TSOS to learn how to elevate my styling and my brand. I left TSOS feeling energized and setup for success with the new tools I've learned. My experience was so inspiring and positive and I truly believe this was the best investment I could have made for myself and my business." 
- Renee Sabo, Massachusetts

"My experience was truly unbelievable! The School of Styling challenges your mind, your creative eye, and your heart. I don't even have a business yet, but I left with so many things I wanted to implement once my journey begins. Also, it was just pure fun and joy - all of the women and lifting each other up and boy do we need more of that today."
- Kristen Southard, North Carolina

"My experience filled me with overwhelming joy. To freely sit in a lovely, detailed, carefully crafted space for three days and just soak in wise content was incredible. And then to be able to listen and encourage other women or vise versa with no pressure to be anyone but myself was so refreshing. I felt lavished upon by those who put on the workshop, and I felt truly cherished by the other attendees who were there, even though we had all just met."
- Hannah Jones, Tennessee

timeline

wednesday

thursday

9:00 Check-In & Breakfast
9:30 "Hands-On Centerpiece Design" with Rhiannon Bosse
11:30 "Positioning Your Pitch" with Lauren Carnes
12:30 Lunch
1:00 "Hands-On Tabletop Styling" with Becca Atchison
2:30 Breakout Session #1: "Artful Cupcakes" with Randi Smith or "Vignette Styling" with Holly Barton & Amanda Cox
3:30 Break
4:00 Breakout Session #2: "Abstract Painting" with Kelly Hovis or "Self-Care Floral Soak" with Erienne Jones
5:00 Dismissed

9:00 Breakfast, Hair/Makeup and Headshots
11:00 "Sales for Creative Businesses" with Becca Atchison
12:00 Lunch
12:30 "Hands-On: Elevate Your Brand Through Floral Installations" with Hafsa Lewis
3:00 "Creating Your Simplified Business Strategy" with Kaitlin Holland
3:45 Mastermind Groups
4:30 Dismissed
7:00 Cocktail Party & Final Dinner

1:00 Check-In
1:30 Introductions
1:45 "Cultivate an Inspiring Vision" with Kaitlin Holland
2:30 "Curating Consistency" with Lauren Carnes
3:30 "Hands-On Flat Lay Styling" with TBA
5:00 Critique Groups
5:30 "Hands-On Creating & Styling Cocktails" with Ellen Moore/Cocktail Hour
6:45 Speed Dating
7:30 Dismissed

tuesday

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March 10-12, 2020

Lauren
Carnes

Positioning Your Pitch: Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for Pitching Success and an Easy "Yes" & Curating Consistency: How to Curate a Consistent Content Strategy That Sells

Becca Atchison

Sales for Creative Businesses & 
Hands-On Tabletop Styling

Kaitlin Holland

Cultivate an Inspiring Vision: Giving Yourself Permission to Dream and Rewrite the Narrative & Creating Your Simplified Business Strategy

Hafsa Lewis

Hands-On Elevate Your Brand Through Floral Installations

Kelly Hovis

Breakout Session: Hands-On Challenging the Creative Eye Through Fine Art Abstract Painting

Ellen moore

Hands-On Creating & Styling Cocktails for Editorial

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

Randi smith

Breakout Session: Hands-On Artful Cupcake Design

Rhiannon bosse

Hands-On Centerpiece Design

Shay Cochrane

Hands-On Flat Lay Styling

Kelly is a wife, mother, and pursuer of Jesus who recently moved to Tampa, Florida to plant a new church. When she's not painting, she loves to spend time with her family and friends, go for a run, read a good novel, and drink a big ol' cup of coffee. Her home is her haven and loves to spend a Friday night with her husband, watching Jimmy Fallon coupled with a big bowl of Bluebell’s, Cookie Two Step. Kelly’s art is a creative expression that goes further than just colors on a canvas. She incorporates the fundamentals of design and especially loves to focus on textures, lines, and tone. More intimately, she desires for each piece to remind the admirer of God’s promises and character, which is represented in the story behind the intentional process of the creation. 


Hafsa Lewis trained for 10+ years in Undergraduate and Graduate studies to become a Clinical Psychologist. Several years ago, she became overwhelmed with the demands of the corporate world so she left it behind to pursue her dreams. 

Hafsa and Co. uses flowers to help businesses stand out by offering custom floral installations, workshops and pop-ups. It's this unique business model that has allowed Hafsa to truly hone her craft and focus on the parts of floral design she enjoys the most.

Hafsa and Co. has worked with reputable brands like Nantucket Wine Festival, Whispering Angel and Wildbird to many small businesses all over the world. Like her career in healthcare, she cares deeply about her clients and infuses her passion into everything she does.

Hafsa currently lives in Nantucket, MA an island 30 miles out to sea off the coast of Massachusetts with her two dogs, Amber and Dutch. Outside of her deep seated love for flowers she loves surfing, traveling the world, a good glass of vino and spending time with her family and friends every chance she gets.

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, and children Lucy & James. 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!


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 creative and food-based businesses on aligning communications, marketing, & imagery. Now, as a Communications Strategist and Photographer she has the opportunity to pursue two elements of storytelling in business. When she's not in the office, she can be found cooking, hosting friends or exploring new cities with her husband, Chip, her son, Oliver, and their fur-baby, Sophie.

Meet the speakers

lauren carnes

Positioning Your Pitch: Practical Ways to Set Yourself Up for Pitching Success and an Easy "Yes" & Curating Consistency: How to Curate a Consistent Content Strategy That Sells

Becca Atchison is the founder and creative director at nationally recognized boutique destination event planning, design, and production firm, Rebecca Rose Events. With over sixteen 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. When not designing weddings and bespoke social events, arranging flowers, or styling editorial content, she can be found reveling in the beauty and joy of motherhood, and soaking up every spare minute with her daughters, Piper and Riley, as well as her husband Jarrod.

becca atchison

Sales for Creative Businesses &
Hands-On Tabletop Styling

Hafsa Lewis

Hands-On Elevate Your Brand Through Floral Installations

kaitlin holland

Cultivate an Inspiring Vision: Giving Yourself Permission to Dream and Rewrite the Narrative & Creating Your Simplified Business Strategy: Identifying and Taking the Next Right Step

Kelly hovis

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.

Shay cochrane

Hands-On Flat Lay Styling

Holly barton & Amanda cox

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

ellen moore 

Hands-On Creating & Styling Cocktails for Editorial

Breakout Session: Hands-On Challenging the Creative Eye Through Fine Art Abstract Painting

Shay Cochrane is a product stylist, a wife, a mom, and a teacher. She loves being a business owner and as such she loves helping other business owners create stunning brands around gorgeous imagery. Her former commercial clients include fabulous female owned brands like Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner, luxury candy boutique Sugarfina, international spa brand Pure Fiji, and covetable bag line Truffle.

I apply this same styling experience to the stock images that I create for the SC Stockshop and Social Squares.

Ellen Moore, the On Location Beverage and Events Manager, is a peripatetic soul who made it to Greensboro by way of Miami, Alaska, Slovakia and the Florida Keys. She arrived in the Gate City in 2013 and has been a part of the 1618 family since 2015. She has had every job in the restaurant business but has found a passion for handcrafting signature cocktails and working in special events. She finds that cocktails are an intimate detail at an event that can reflect personality, seasons, and themes and working with clients on finding their perfect drink is the favorite part of her job! When she's not experimenting with beverages, you can often find her still in the kitchen trying her hand at baking pies, cookies, and other homemade goods.

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. 

Randi Smith

Breakout Session: Hands-On 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. 

ALly & Bobby Willix

Fine Art Film Photographers

Rhiannon Bosse is a multifaceted wedding designer and florist with nearly a decade of experience in the luxury and destination planning sphere. With an effortless style that focuses on the intentionality behind her client's desires, her diverse work has been recognized by the likes of BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Vogue Magazine. Professional accolades aside, and perhaps her most favorite accomplishments of all, is being a wife to her college sweetheart, mother to two little boys, and a passionate advocate for a healthy body, mind, and spirit. 

Rhiannon Bosse

Hands-On Centerpiece Design

Erienne jones

Breakout Session: Hands-On Floral Soak & Self Care

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.

investment

$475

6 Monthly Installments

One-time payment

$2750

early bird

$510

6 Monthly Installments

One-time payment

$2950

regular

Regular enrollment ends august 31st

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greensboro,NC

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

"My goal was to come to TSOS to learn how to elevate my styling and my brand. I left TSOS feeling energized and setup for success with the new tools I've learned. My experience was so inspiring and positive and I truly believe this was the best investment I could have made for myself and my business." 

- Renee Sabo, Massachusetts

"I left feeling energized and setup for success."

"My experience was truly unbelievable! The School of Styling challenges your mind, your creative eye, and your heart. I don't even have a business yet, but I left with so many things I wanted to implement once my journey begins. Also, it was just pure fun and joy - all of the women and lifting each other up and boy do we need more of that today."
- Kristen Southard, North Carolina

"My experience filled me with overwhelming joy. To freely sit in a lovely, detailed, carefully crafted space for three days and just soak in wise content was incredible. And then to be able to listen and encourage other women or vise versa with no pressure to be anyone but myself was so refreshing. I felt lavished upon by those who put on the workshop, and I felt truly cherished by the other attendees who were there, even though we had all just met."
- Hannah Jones, Tennessee

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