Rhiannon Bosse & Venue3Two

Last weekend I had the pleasure of representing my business at a bridal show hosted by Venue3Two. I don’t usually participate in bridal shows as the RBC business model is pretty unique and we take on so few weddings each calendar year. But this venue is pretty special and right in line with our aesthetic so I jumped at the chance to join!

I were graciously given the creative control to display our set up however I pleased, so being one to maximize efforts and investment, I went with a 6-foot table set up editorial-style, small lounge vignette, and cocktail table for Betsi and me to stand by as we greeted and spoke with the couples and their families that attended.

My vision board for the event (because I always make a vision or an inspiration board!) was rich in texture and saturated with lots of black and elegant touches. But that darkness was juxtaposed with soft spring tones and of course, the prettiest dusty rose to make it feel feminine and romantic. I’m a big advocate for including black in the many designs we create, my love going back as far as our own wedding when I tied black lace around my wedding bouquet. We received many compliments on how unique our set up was but also how classically lovely it was.

Thank you to the very kind and professional staff at Venue3Two who put on an excellent event and not only took extreme care of their guests but of us professionals too; from ample set up and tear down time, catered lunch the day of the show, and a celebratory pizza and beer party (which I was sad to miss but alas I had to head home to prep for a week ahead with my boys), it was a great weekend! We look forward to working with you again soon.

Enjoy these beautiful photographs Samantha James Photography snapped for us before the show!

I’d like to also publicly thank some talented vendors who helped make our set up complete! Ciarra Claire for her calligraphy talents, Events by I Candy for the beautiful lounge furniture, Special Occasions West for the stunning linens, and Event Theory Grand Rapids for the one of a kind placesettings. If anything, Betsi and I felt like our time at the show really got us excited for the wedding season that’s to unfold before us! It’s going to be a beautiful 2019.

For any business professionals, are you an advocate for bridal shows and do you feel they help your business? I’d love to blog a post about bridal show tips and how to maximize your investment. For blog readers, I’d love to know what you think about this color palette! Does it feel like the perfect transition from a long winter into a sweet spring? The longer days have been a such a blessing so far to us here in Michigan!

March 2019 Goals

I’ve been holding off on sharing this post because my January and February goals stayed only within the pages of my PowerSheets. The perfectionist in me hates not having a full year streak of goals, one of the reasons I’ve never really stuck with consistent goal posts here. But, and this is a big honest but, I’m working on being messy and doing things even if they aren’t perfect or consistent. I’m also learning that even the smallest amount of accountability is REALLY motivating for me so I know sharing here will be powerful.

Here are some things I accomplished in February (the month that felt only 5 minutes long):

• Celebrated 10 years of blogging with a giveaway and special post (done)
• Hosted a pop up shop at Rowster Coffee with Betsi and her business (done)
• Executed a successful floral mock up with Elizabeth and Luke (done)
• Sent my favorite soap bars to Jamie at Marigold & Grey (done)
• Cleaned out our guest room and Everett’s nursery closet(s) (done!)
• Loved my boys well as we sweetly celebrated Valentine’s Day (done)
• Invested in myself with a manicure, pedicure, and hair cut (done)
• Returned to the chiropractor to manage back and neck pain (done)

And you’ll find my March goals below. A few of them have been completed already but I am including them here to be thorough (and to give myself a virtual pat on the back, if we’re being honest with one another). Looking at what I accomplished in February, I am hopeful about the rest of March and the goodness to come as we inch closer and closer to longer days, milder weather, and focused time in the studio as Ev transitions to school part time.

• Email Melanie about potential new dates for marital counselling
• Have a successful showing at the Venue3Two Bridal Bazaar (done)
• Have a successful transition to school for both Ev and myself (done)
• Blog at least one post a week with intentionality and heart!
• Make necessary updates to Lachlan and Ev’s baby books
• Secure my Shopify account and have call with Maghon
• Host an IG flash sale with any clothing that no longer fits
• Mail Merry March cards and trust they brighten spirits! (done)
• Go on two kid-free midday lunch dates with my husband
• Enjoy and savor the IF:Gathering weekend at a friend’s church
• Take the remainder of the month completely off of Instagram

Here are my weekly goals for March:

1. Enjoy at least two efficient workouts at the YMCA
2. Have focused Tuesdays and Fridays with the boys
3. Dedicate one morning or evening to soap-making
4. Manage our grocery bill and meal plan intentionally

If you blog about your goals share them below! I’d love to encourage you.

Happy March! We are almost there, Michigan friends. Xo

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