Im home from a dreamy, creative, and festive whirlwind of a weekend!
The lovely and gracious Cassandra VanCuren hosted her first art workshop event
and I must say it exceeded my expectations.
She did a brilliant and amazing job and honestly you would never know this was her first event ever hosting.
The whole weekend was like a Marie fairytale!!!
(I would like to note that majority of the photos were taken by Tiffany Kirchner-Dixon and she has graciously allowed me to use them)
Tampa's weather was a perfect sunny mid 80's. The resort was breathtaking and you truly felt like you were on a tropical vacation. Miss Tiffany and I managed on the first day to squeeze in a few hours of sunning by the pool. It was restful and the perfect way to start the festive weekend.
We started of the weekend with vendor night and the make and takes.
Our lovely hostess greeting everyone.
Can you believe Cassandra made these dresses? Stunning!
Look at all those dreamy ruffles!
Tables were set beautifully with lighted candelabra's, sponsor goodies, and welcome packet.
(As you an tell… I accidentally picked up the wrong mask. ;)
The vendors had the most beautiful treasures for purchase.
What I love most about attending these events is the opportunity to spend time with my old friends and the incredible opportunity to make new friends.
Roomie and dear friend Tiffany.
Sherry aka sweet Mamma!
It was such a pleasure to finally meet Lulu Kellogg.
She is genuine and a sweet as pie!
The adorable Zoe.
Cassandra had a shoe contest for most fanciful altered Marie shoe.
The ladies took turns showing off their prized shoes!
Bryanna and Heidi both taught fun make and take projects.
Saturday the girls hit downtown Planet City for a tea luncheon Cassandra hosted and afterward antique shopping at the local charming shops.
Saturday night was the Grand Ball which was held outside the gorgeous outdoors. It was a perfect night for laughing and dancing under the stars!
Boy….did we laugh!!!!
Cassandra and party girl Julie Ann
Joanna and Bryanna
Hot Marie Momma Sherry
How cute are they!
Michelle, Karen, and Marion
Loved these girls!
I kinda felt like I should be in a Juicy Couture ad campaign. lol!
These fabulous shots were taken by Tiffany Kirchner-Dixon
We had a Marie fashion show and Tiffany was the fashion mic announcer.
We all voted and Sophie won best costume!
Adorable Marion showing off her Marie bump.
Becky looking vibrant in purple!
Heidi beautiful in blue.
It's not a party until someone jumps in the fountain.
Michelle Duke definitely had a ball!
Shall we dance?
After a night a fun celebrating we woke early Sunday for our big day of workshop classes.
Cassandra did a gorgeous job setting the room beautifully for our classes.
I know several of reading this really wanted to attend and couldn't wait to see photos.
So because of that I would like to share several fabulous photos that were taken by Tiffany throughout the day.
As you can tell from the photos it was an unforgettable weekend!
Thank you SO much Cassandra for inviting me! You were the most gracious hostess and went above and beyond to make this event unique and memorable!
Im sure Marie would be PROUD!!!!