YOU GUYS! I can't begin to describe to you how fortunate I have been to attend The Linden Clover Workshop's for the last two years. This year, however, was going to be more epic than ever! After a looong fall photo season (and one wildfire scare) Miss Ashley (Ashley Furtado Photography) and I packed our bags and ventured off to Alta Colina Winery to meet up with 8 other amazing boss babes for 3 fun-filled days of photography, inspiration and ofcourse- WINE! You could just feel the excitement running through everyone's veins as we gathered in the tasting room together and began the introductions. Sure, some of us had some sense of who we all were- but little did we know that within those 3 days- we would soon become a TRIBE!
We began a short drive through Alta Colina's beautiful property to be met with a vision that felt like something out of a dream. Surrounding a beautiful pond were 5 adorable trailers courtesy of Tinker Tin Trailer Company that we would be calling home for the remainder of the workshop! Our eyes filled with hearts as we unpacked our bags and dove into our most generous swag bags courtesy of Sarah and Lindsey with extra help from Salt and Stag Creative. We soon gathered around the most swoon worthy table created by If You Give a Girl a Saw, adorned with florals by Noonan's Wine Country Designs and beautiful accents from Scout Rental Co. But nothing would prepare us for the taste bud explosion we would have the pleasure of indulging in by dining on meals prepared by Flora and Fauna Fine Food! And what better way to cap off day one than with the most relaxing foot massages we were spoiled with by Vino Therapy. Could you die yet?
Day two started bright and early at 6:30am for sunrise yoga in the vines with Kait from Wildeheart Boutique.. however, the weather decided it would make for a more memorable experience if we all did rain soaked yoga instead! Sure- we may have frozen our little toesies off- but it made for one of many hilarious memories along the way. <3 After we all thawed out a bit we gathered back around "Moira" (our epic dinner table) and had the immense pleasure of listening to Mary Weber, Author- discuss what it means to be a true boss babe followed by our fearless leaders Sarah and Lindsey bare their soul to us all regarding their photography businesses.
As if all of this amazing-ness wasn't enough- we were just getting started with our styled shoots! Amanda Olson worked her hair and makeup magic on our three models for the day, while Noonan's Wine Country Designs created the most insane floral headpieces, flower necklaces and cascading bouquets that would blow your mind! MoonDance Bridal provided the most beautifully elegant gowns for the evening while Len Collective provided the gorgeous finishing touches for jewelry.
As we walked back to our trailer pond after a momentous afternoon of photography we came upon our beloved "Moira" which had been ever so designed by Vino Therapy and Salt & Stag Creative with dishware from Scout Rental Co. and All about Events. We would soon find out that we were about to have a final dinner with every. single. vendor that helped contribute to this once in a lifetime workshop! PINCH ME! As we all sat around with the super moon above us we ate, drank ALL of the wines and had ALL of the conversations. Every vendor involved was so unbelievable and none of it would have been the same without the help of each and every one of them.
I can't thank Lindsey and Sarah enough for putting this incredible workshop together. I not only had the time of my life- but I created bonds with ladies that I might never have the opportunity to meet! If ever a word were more perfect to explain the three days that we spent together.. Tribe would most definitely be it.