As many of you have seen on my Instagram and Twitter, this last weekend was a BIG one for me and Cathy of Poor Little It Girl. Over a year ago we sat down to create a new, groundbreaking community for bloggers. A place to network, provide opportunities and build traffic to the bloggers websites. On January 7th we launched Southern Blog Society and had no clue what to expect. Would people want to join, would people find the value in the small membership fee and so on.
The response has been beyond incredible. People are coming up to us telling Cathy and I how they’ve met new people in their towns, getting new traffic and receiving emails from brands. This is EXACTLY what we wanted. But what we really wanted, was that face to face interaction with our community. And on Sunday, we did just that. We hosted our first ever annual Southern Blog Society brunch. Keeping things small, we had just fifteen members who were selected by a raffle for a ticket (sort of felt like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with the golden ticket). We spent months planning this event and building the now coveted swag bags. It was so nice to see these bloggers in the flesh and get to meet and mingle with them.
We started off with drinks and mingling when they arrived, of course snapping outfit photos as they entered Cook Hall in the W Hotel. Then after a few drinks, we were ready to chow down on amazing food from smoked salmon Benedicts, french toast with sauteed cinnamon apples and garlic potatoes that me and Julie Leah couldn’t get enough of. I hope no one saw, but Cathy and I definitely did a high five at some point. We couldn’t believe what we pulled off and were beyond ecstatic knowing others were enjoying themselves.
Here are just a few photos of the event. Stay tuned for a full Outfit du Jour post of what I wore. And be sure to head on over to Poor Little It Girl for even more photos!
The girl behind all these fabulous photos, as well as all my other ones on this blog. Beka of Rebekah Carson Photography. Can’t thank her enough for doing such an amazing job capturing this day!
Two of my favorite gals here in Atlanta. Tia of The Fashion Lush and Mandy from Waiting on Martha. Both rocking their new Flower Crowns.
Never had eggs benedict before today, these were to die for!
All photos by Rebekah Carson Photography
A huge thank you to some of the people that made this happen.
Alice + Kenn Flowers
Rebekah Carson Photography
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