THE KNOT NEW ORLEANS WORKSHOP 2017— RECAP AND PHOTOS!

Our third full-day workshop of the year was in New Orleans at the luxurious and iconic Windsor Court Hotel (just a short walk from the historic French Quarter). The focus of the day was around dreaming, creating and inspiring (and the inspiration was contagious!).

We worked closely with our dear friend and planner Danielle from NOLA BASH  to create an experience with one-of-a-kind decor, food and fun — and let’s not forget the delicious lunch served with a side of champagne. Kaleigh, the talented Austin-based design guru of Méldeen, came up with the stationery design elements, creating an old-New Orleans look. We loved it all- from the stage decor (by See-Hear Productions + NOLA BASH +  Méldeen) to the lunch table decor (by Yur Event Rental + Luminous Events of New Orleans + Event Rental-NOLA + Poppy and Mint Floral). Check out more of the dreamy and mysterious details captured by the talented Paul Morse Photography below!!

The Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul Morse

The Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul Morse

The Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorsePM483321 (1).jpgThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul Morse

Stephanie Cain moderated a fun conversation with New Orleans-area engaged and newly married couples about their planning process!

The Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul Morse

The Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul Morse

We are so happy to reward the 2017 Best of Wedding winners (wedding pros who have received rave reviews on The Knot from their past clients, that is) attending the workshop with some VIP treatment! Check out the mini champagne bottles the winners received.

The Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul Morse

The tablescapes at lunch were elegantly dressed with antique gold accents and beautiful floral decor topped with white feathers by Poppy and Mint Floral. The unique place settings were from Luminous Events of New Orleans, and Event Rental-NOLA provided the lunch chairs. The food at the Windsor Court Hotel was the tastiest, and guests enjoyed music from the talented Kinfolk Brass Band during the sit-down lunch.

The Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul Morse

We were so inspired by the content from the day! Local pros including Cierra Johnson Hicks of Southern Amore’ Studios, Emily Sullivan of Emily Sullivan Events, Greer Gattuso of Greer Gattuso Photography and Melissa Samuels of Melissa’s Fine Pastries dished out some amazing tips. We also got to hear from Carly Cylinder of Flour LA & author of The Flower Chef  (Power of Networking) , LA-based Jana Williams of Jana Williams Photography (Branding Your Business), and New Orleans-based David Villarrubia of Degas House.

The Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul Morse

The excitement continued during the cocktail party thanks to Groovy 7! A few more of our favorite details from the day included: The venetian revelers and face painting by Carl Mack Presents, the photo booth by Deep Fried Photo and the opportunity to network and connect with so many talented pros.

The Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul Morse

The Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul MorseThe Knot New Orleans Workshop on May 15, 2017. Photo by Paul Morse

Interested in attending one of our workshops? Yeah you are! We’re planning to canvas the country this year with our educational workshops- so be on the lookout for invites and announcements of our upcoming events. Follow us on Instagram @TheKnotPro to keep up and check out more photos from the day!

A VERY special thank you to all our amazingly talented friends who made this day happen!

Venue + Catering: Windsor Court Hotel | Planner: NOLA BASH  | Event Photography: Paul Morse Photography  | Headshot Photography: Drunk In Love | Videography: Studio Vieux Carre  | Rentals- Backdrop + Lighting: See-Hear Productions | Rentals- Bars, Linens, + Chairs: Yur Event Rental | Rentals- Specialty Decor: Luminous Events of New Orleans  | Rentals- Seminar Chairs: Just Ask Rental  | Rentals- Lunch Chairs + Seminar Linens: Event Rental-NOLA | Floral Design: Poppy & Mint Floral Company  | Entertainment: Kinfolk Brass Band (Lunch Band) + Groovy 7 (Cocktail Hour Band) | AV: PSAV | Beauty: Just Face it Beauty | Stationery: Méldeen| Snapchat Filter: PIXEL by Méldeen | Gift + Promotional Materials: Logomotion | Transportation: Alert Transportation  Photobooth: Deep Fried Photo | Talent- Venetian Revelers + Face Painting: Carl Mack Presents 

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