The Revel Sessions stationery and flat lay workshop was the very last project that I photographed before things really hit the fan with the COVID-19 pandemic. It was Wednesday, March 11th and things were just starting to get weird. I remember the days leading up to event date, thinking that we should probably refrain from shaking hands, hugging, etc and maybe establish some kind of other greeting. Ideas like placing your hands on your heart, or the elbow bump were floating around. Little did we know, that just five days later, we would be in full lockdown mode. Thankfully, everyone was mindful of what was going on and we were able to have an amazing day!
Laura of Laura Olsen Events and Krista of KJ & Co. launched The Revel Sessions as a series of practical and educational workshops that they saw were missing from the Canadian wedding industry. Their very first workshop focused on stationery planning and flat lay styling, featuring guest speakers Paper & Poste and Will Reid Photo.
Attendees spent the morning in the bright and beautiful atrium at Spencer’s At The Waterfront, learning from the guest speakers, and getting hands on with styling in the afternoon. Spencer’s, which is a Pearle Events venue, served up an incredible three-course lunch with wine pairing. My floral pal Quill + Oak rocked the flower bar, and my fave album company Dekora supplied some sweet styling boards! See below for a complete list of vendors.
The Revel Sessions has more incredible sounding workshops coming up, like Bubbly 101 (hello, sign me up!) with some dates TBD due to current gathering restrictions. Check out their workshop listings page to see what they have up their sleeves, and you can keep an eye on their Instagram to see when new ones are announced.
Hosts: The Revel Sessions, by KJ & Co. + Laura Olsen Events
Venue: Spencer’s at the Waterfront
Speakers: Paper & Poste and Will Reid Photo
Sponsors: Quill + Oak, Artisaire, Dekora, Simply Beautiful Decor, Stór by Margot, Locust Collection, Gather 33, The Dessert Room
Video: King of Hearts Media