What a day we had at The LondonHouse Chicago for The Knot Chicago Workshop! Seeing so many of you there connecting, learning and cocktail-ing is what our workshops are all about. None of it would have been possible without the help from our dear dear friends at SQN Events and Méldeen. The two dreamed up a 50 shades of blue theme and brought it to life through fabulous paper and decor elements. One of our favorite details? The Soul Cycle-inspired stage backdrop produced by the team at HMR Designs. See a few of the highlights from the day — shot by the talented Rebecca Ickes of Rebecca Marie Photography & Design — below!
The details from the day were show-stopping! All-white, textural centerpieces from Divine Designs & Events were the perfect touch and added a fresh look. Rentals like pretty patterned table runners and a unique rug on stage from Nuage Designs and chairs from Hall’s Rentals tied in the hues of blue. And not to be missed? We especially loved all of the yummy desserts LondonHouse Chicago served up!
Beyond all the amazing details, we got the chance to showcase some pretty awesome people in our industry. Local pros from Chicago including Rishi Patel from HMR Designs, Ali Phillips of Engaging Events by Ali, Hope Weis of Hope Weis Consulting and Desireé Dent from Dejanae Events provided helpful tips for the taking. We also got to hear from the inspiring Marcy Blum of Marcy Blum Associates on lessons learned and how to build a lasting business.
During breaks attendees were able to chat one-on-one with our strategy specialists, social media consultants and real weddings photo experts. This was the first time we offered social media consultations and portfolio reviews with our real weddings photo experts. Some really great conversations took place and attendees were able to walk away with the right pro tips to improve their business.
Of course, we left in some time for networking and catching up with friends over cocktails!
Want to go to one? We’re planning to canvas the country this year with our workshops so be on the lookout for The Knot Workshop invites and announcements. Follow us on Instagram @TheKnotPro to keep up and check out more photos here!
A very special shout-out to our talented event sponsors and partners:
Venue & Catering: LondonHouse Chicago | Planner: SQN Events | Event Photography: Rebecca Marie Photography & Design | Headshot Photographer: Gold Grid Studios | Videographer: Poetic Productions | Floral Design: Divine Designs & Events | Rentals- Linens: Nuage Designs | Rentals-Stage Furniture: Atmosphere Events Group | Rentals-Chairs: Hall’s Rental | Favors: Elysia Root Cakes, Garrett Popcorn | Entertainment: Okyne Medialab, Inc. | AV: LondonHouse Chicago (hotel) | Beauty: Nika Vaughan, Bridal Artists | Photo Booth: Snap Booth Chicago | Stationery: Méldeen | Snapchat Filter: PIXEL by Méldeen | Stage Backdrop: HMR Designs | Gift/Promotion Materials: Logomotion Group | Transportation: Chicagoland Transportation Solutions