As the summer comes to an end, I am reflecting back on all the fun we had this summer! I got to take an awesome long summer trip with my family. Did a few fun tropical and boho events, and a few lovely editorial shoots. Also we enjoyed another year at our EA Getaway!
What is an EA Getaway you ask? It is Ever After's way of celebrating friends, and enjoying time with other professionals in the industry that encourage and uplift one another! It is a time to swap business advice, make new friends, take a break, and cut loose! What better place to do that then ORLANDO! Each year I encourage a couple other professionals to join us and offer to teach us something new. Either fun, or professionally beneficial, we all learn something new and exciting. We share so many laughs! Another great thing is it is casual!
Last year at Macrame and Margaritas, we stayed at The Gaylord Palms in Orlando. We enjoyed lunch at Disney Springs, and then relaxed by the pool. In the evening I taught a macrame class pool side. We got to know one another, swapped fun stories, grabbed a bite to eat at the pool bar, and practiced macrame skills. Late into the evening we enjoyed the resort, and finished off with breakfast in the morning.
We all had so much fun we decided we must make it an annual getaway. So last month we all gathered at the Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando for a weekend of fun! This years theme was Lovely + Bubbly. When the girls arrived they were greeted with a light breakfast including blueberry muffins served in customized "good morning lovely" mugs that were gifts to each guest. Also served was a display of fresh fruit and mimosas. Then of course coffee!
As you walked in the room the table was set with tropical treasures and treats for each girl, like gourmet salted watermelon lollipops and handmade salted caramels. Also included were class supplies, and stationary designed perfectly for the weekend from The Weekend Creative. Floral arrangements with peonies and garden roses adored the tables, and above was the cutest balloon garland with florals created by Oh Hello Events.
The weekend included awesome beauty classes by Alex with Bella Ti Artistry and Stephanie with SMP Makeup Artistry. We had a blast learning braids, curls, how to add texture to your hair, and makeup tutorials for a day look, and then a day to night makeup demonstration. After we were all dolled up, Lucy with Lucyna Aleksandra Portraits took head shoots for the girls, then we toasted champagne and had a cheese and fruit display to snack on before dinner. We also enjoyed all the fun things the resort had to offer such as the pool, restaurants, and a night on the town at CityWalk. We can't wait until next years adventure!! If you are a creative professional that would like to try to make it next year, we celebrate the first weekend in August each year, so mark your calendars! In the meantime you can see more of our fun on instagram #eagetaway.
Special thanks to all the girls who helped me out! Jennifer, Jeanne, Stephanie, Juice, Alex, and special special thanks to Lucy for all your help, and for the awesome photos!