Tuesday, December 9, 2014

birmingham bloggers workshop brunch

over a month ago, rachel approached beth and i with the idea to host a workshop brunch for birmingham bloggers. of course, we jumped on the thought. bloggers love brunch. everyone loves brunch. win win. this past saturday, december 6th, was the day we'd been waiting for - brunch time!

naturally, we chose the nest in avondale for our event space. kristen is incredible and so easy to work with! the nest is bright, open, airy, just the right vibe for an upbeat brunch on a saturday morning.

since founding birmingham bloggers in april, i've gradually begun to experiment with event planning, and the scale is only getting larger. i'm an ad girl at heart, so pr is a new venture for me, but it's so, so much fun. beth, rachel and i worked so hard developing the menu and decor, meticulously obsessing over details, practicing scones at 5am (that's beth's story to tell) and trying to figure out which flowers were "too much" or "just enough".

thanks to rachel's culinary genius, we were able to provide a delicious menu (um lemon zest homefries, hello) right after the workshop portion of the event, which detailed instagram tips & tricks as well as general photography knowledge. i did get to enjoy a mimosa, but the rest of the brunch was spent on my feet cooking & plating, hence my lack of food photos.

here are some shots from birmingham bloggers members that i'm currently obsessing over. gorgeous!

A photo posted by Javacia Harris Bowser (@writeousbabe) on

A photo posted by Rachel Tindall (@tohellinahandbag) on

A photo posted by Chandler MacWilliam (@shotgunsandseashells) on

A photo posted by @southernscripted on

A photo posted by Anna Watkins (@annawithaplan) on

i'm so proud of this event. i still have a lot to learn, but this brunch gave me a solid place to start. 2015 will bring more events for birmingham bloggers, and i can only hope to continue to provide everyone with fun, informative and uplifting ways to get involved in the local blogging community here in birmingham.

thank you so much to kristen of the nest (soon to be baking bandits shop... so excited!), rachel, beth, nancy of magic city macarons for some beautiful & scrumptous party favors, & all the fabulous & talented members of the birmingham blogging community.

special thanks to

bloggers in attendance

parker of fast foodie us
brittany of brittany ray
katrina of gump style
alexandria of my guide to bham
lizzy of lizzy is dizzy
libby of pink flamingos


  1. I'm so sad I couldn't make it on Saturday. It looks like an absolute blast! Oh, and that food - YUM!

  2. This looks like an incredible event! Hate I had to work. Looking forward to more opportunities!

  3. Those scones, man. I'm SO glad we did this. Such a blast and definitely a learning experience! Super pumped for 2015!

  4. Wow everything is so pretty! Looks like a lovely brunch!


  5. what a great idea! looks gorgeous. we need one in texas!

  6. Everything looked very beautiful, great job!!! :)

  7. Looks like it was so much fun and beautiful. And true story...everyone loves Brunch!

  8. This looks like so much fun! What a great idea!


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