Oh! The School of Styling ….such an amazing experience to unplug for 3 days at The Cordell in Nashville  with my friends Kristin & Chelsey of By Emily B….we were able to create centerpieces and design tabletops {old hat for Kristin & Chelsey, but a fun challenge for me}, brush calligraphy with Simply Jessica Marie, new headshots with Shalyn Nelson, beautiful food  {look at the cookies by Southern Sugar Bakery!} & a delicious and beautifully styled farewell dinner {styled by Stephanie Scholl }….I really only took my camera out on the day we did floral arranging and tabletop….here is my bouquet…which I can see has room for improvement…but it’s pretty cute.


Beyond all the fun & pretty styling, we were challenged to look deep into our hearts and look at our WHY. The lessons I learned from the insanely insightful and funny Jess Connolly & then Shanna Skidmore got us thinking about our dreams & time & money in ways we hadn’t before-  and how as entrepreneurs we can plan for the future….so much inspiration and wisdom floating around in my brain!


The incredibly sweet and talented Melissa Broadwell of Vintage Florals was a fabulous instructor. rodeoandcophoto2014_0919

Next up, Veronica Rogers of Type A Society  taught all things table top design…I never realized how much art was involved: color theory, composition, balance, texture….a total eye opener for me

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The blue toile tablescape is my design…..Henry’s obsessed with blue & I was drawn to this tablecloth from Nuage Designs

another attendee commented on how New England it looked, which I didn’t realize when I was putting it together!


The lovely Rebecca of Details By Rebecca had the other half of my table & she gave me lots of pointers :0)


I LOVED this bright tablecloth that Lisa of Mona Lisa Nashville used as her starting point!

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This soft, modern & yellow design was by Niki of  Seventh Bixel  {ummmm…go check out check out this AMAZING

pink vintage camper desert shoot she just had featured on 100 Layer Cake : HERE }


                                                            and these antique forks… effortlessly and perfectly styled by the one & only Veronica Rogers of Type A Societyrodeoandcophoto2014_0928

Last up, this romantic design by Laura Kilts of Magnolias Floralrodeoandcophoto2014_0929 rodeoandcophoto2014_0930

Vendor Love:

Calligraphy: Simply Jessica Marie

Linens: Nuage Linens

Specialty Rentals: 12th Table  and Southern Events

Chargers, plates, flatware, cups, and glasses  Two Monkeys Vintage

  1. Gary Storts says:

    Hi Rodeoandco!!! Absolutely love the photographs . I am Gary with Two Monkeys Vintage, and we would love to use your photographs on our website. Do you have watermarked copies or is a citation enough recognition ? Any chance you could give us access to all of your shots? Would love to give you credit

    We would also appreciate a little love on the citation of these photographs as all of the Chargers, plates, flatware, cups, and glasses came from Two Monkeys Vintage.

  2. Hannah says:

    Love this! Beautiful pictures, and I love the soft feel of them. I always think it’s so impressive when pictures feel soft, but are sharp as a tack at the same time. Excellent job!

  3. Kaylina says:

    Gorgeous! Love the photographs and cannot get over all of those table cloths – they’re BEAUTIFUL! Looks like a really fun conference!!

  4. Emily says:

    This looks like a ton of fun and like you learned a lot! 🙂 I wish there was a workshop happening closer to me, because I would totally attend it!

  5. Jess says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Loving all your photos and now you have got me excited to enroll myself into the course myself! Kudos!

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