Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase

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Swooning over here! The incredible Rachel from Blue Barn Photography snapped these gorgeous images from my tablescape design at the 21st annual Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase that was held this past Sunday! I’m excited to share the design of my table with you, and I’m so pleased with how it came together. I feel like it’s a perfect representation of Stephanie Scholl Events and my style, and I just love how it turned out!

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This was my very first bridal show in any capacity, and I had the best time! It was a true joy meeting so many sweet & excited brides, grooms, and family members, as well as other wonderful wedding industry vendors. It was a long day – but in the best way possible! I absolutely loved getting to talk with everyone, to share my heart and my business, and to make so many great connections. The Carolina Inn has long been one of my very favorite wedding venues (my sister was even married there!), and it was a definite pinch-me moment to be a hard of this amazing bridal showcase.

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Of course, I didn’t do this all on my own! I am so very grateful to some dear friends in the wedding industry who helped bring this vision to life. The amazingly talented Alana from Serendipity Designs worked with me on this gorgeous, organic centerpiece that incorporated many of my favorite flowers (Juliet garden roses, ranunculus, jasmine, double tulips, Queen Anne’s lace, and blue thistle). She is a true floral genius, and I had a blast learning from her. And my good friend Alexa from Sage Paper Co. contributed these perfect watercolor place cards and menu for my tabletop! She did exactly what I envisioned, and more, and they were the perfect addition to this design. On the day of the bridal showcase, my two dear friends, Ally from Ally King Photography and Rachel from Blue Barn Photography, graciously volunteered to be onsite and help represent Stephanie Scholl Events throughout the day. I am so, so very thankful for all of these wonderful friends (and fellow wedding industry pros) who helped me out so much!!

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Brides, I still have a few open slots for 2016 and am now booking for 2017! You can learn more about Stephanie Scholl Events on my website, and you can contact me at stephanie@stephaniescholl.com! I would love to hear from you!!

And another thank you to Blue Barn for all of these swoon-worthy images!

February 2016 Goals

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photo by Sarah Morrel Photography from our recent shoot

Happy February, friends! January seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye, for sure. It was a full month for me, and I’ve decided there’s never really an off-season when you run your own business! My sister & brother in law came down from NYC for a really fun weekend, I spent lots of time with friends, went on about 25 coffee dates/meetings, I officially added a few new services (styling, brand styling/shoots, and coaching) to Stephanie Scholl Events, I pulled off two big styled shoots (one a sunrise anniversary celebration in the snow & one a Valentine’s inspired bridal shower soiree!), and I was invited to participate in the Carolina Inn Bridal Showcase!  It was a busy January, especially in regards to business things, but I also managed to enjoy the month… especially when Raleigh was snowed in for two days!

I’m excited about the arrival of February and what this month has in store… I have a beach trip planned with my Making Things Happen power group, and I’m also thinking about a trip up north, too! And can we talk about the Panthers + the Super Bowl for a second?! So excited!! I have a couple styled shoots coming up this month, will hopefully confirm a few more brides for 2016 AND 2017, and want to fine-tune and streamline some aspects of my business, too!

February 2016 Goals

  1. Start volunteering (at my church’s nursery & in a local school) – this is SO important to me, and I put off beginning for way too many months after moving here
  2. Pull of a couple exciting styled shoots
  3. Work on taxes with my accountant (dreading this)
  4. Say no to some things so I can say yes to better things!
  5. Play tennis and run often (and put these things on my calendar)
  6. Become a North Carolinian (I’ve also put this off for too long!)
  7. Enjoy a trip to Emerald Isle and possibly NYC and/or DC!
  8. Continue using my prayer journal regularly
  9. Read for fun!
  10. Confirm at least three more brides for 2016 + 2017
  11. Think of a selfless or giving way to celebrate my birthday
  12. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6

What about you?! I would love to hear what you’re focusing on this month and how I can encourage you, too!