Our very first (of many) Gather + Bliss events was SUCH a success — filled with beautiful women who all came together to connect over honest conversation, yummy food (charcuterie by @easyylivin + a parfait bar by @nutritiouslydelicious_ ), a hair braid bar by @hairbywhitneyy , wine from @speakwines , and each guest went home with a fresh floral bouquet from @floraflowercart , a personalized journal with their names on it from @scribble.and.script , little motivational note painted by @elowyn.makes.art , AND everyone got to go home with a new pretty headshot by yours truly!! :)))
Not to mention…. The AMAZING babes who came together to make the experience a completely Pinterest-worthy space through the boho rentals by @stockroom_picks , macrame by @theturqoisegem , and extra little greenery plant friends by @foliage.clovis !! :)))
We tried to make this event inclusive for ALL women in the community who maybe haven’t yet been apart of our creative group of gals who usually come together to support each other… we wanted to intentionally open the group up so more women feel welcomed/encouraged/excited to come to this event, as well as other future events (Tuesdays Togethers, Art Hop, the next G+B ;))) etc)!!
We started off by having each girl get their hair done (feelin’ beYOUtiful!!!), munchin’ on the healthy/yum food, and introducing them to each other. Once they all had a chance to get their new headshot, and a fresh bouquet of flowers…. Then we all sat around the table and went over our “rose” and “thorn” of the week!
Basically we wanted to open up the space so each lady felt comfortable sharing something that’s been on their heart. The conversations varied from motherhood to business to friendships and more… and tears, laughter, and support were allllll very much shared!!
It was honestly so beautiful as one of the 3 hosts of this event (the other 2 being my bffs @nutritiouslydelicious_ and @easyylivin ) to sit back and watch all of these new friendships bloom. Most of these ladies didn’t even know each other before coming… but now they were allowed a chance to speak their heart (which I feel like doesn’t happen enough, might I add) and they were able to leave the gathering having exchanged insta info and making new friends to take with them back into the real world!
We ended off the night by playing Rachel Hollis’s (my motivational QUEEN) movie “Made for More” on the projector screen, chillin on the boho poofs/rugs, and munchin’ on some glitter popcorn lol! (PS. If you haven’t seen that documentary yet, ladies — stop what you’re doing and go watch it RIGHT NOW. It’s free with amazon prime… no excuses)!!!
Honestly left G+B feeling sooo so overwhelmed with love for our community. We have so many beautiful women doing SUCH incredible things!!
Whether you’re a momma, small business owner, or just a cool ass friend with a good heart & open mind…. I want YOU to know that you’re welcome at our events. We’re ALL about supporting other women, making new friends, and helping you GROW. Much love, babes!! Xoxox
Check back here @gatherandbliss for updates on the next event!!
Host/Grazing Table: @easyylivin
Host/Parfait Bar: @nutritiouslydelicious_
Decor Florals: @picked_floristry
Braid Bar: @hairbywhitneyy
Bouquets/Flower Cart: @floraflowercart
Inspo Cards: @elowyn.makes.art