The B-Cubed Lab Report 1.0

January 22, 2015

During the start of slow, rest season for us wedding professionals, Tidewater and Tulle hosted its first "lab" called The B-Cubed Lab, a workshop all about business blogging basics for wedding pros. To better serve our amazing clients, we have to stay present, modern, and up-to-date on ways to communicate who we are as business owners, but also as everyday people. Our business blogs are such a perfect platform to do this… and a great way to pump up SEO and give a voice to your specialty!

There is no way in all of the glass beakers in the world that I could have done this alone. My team of "mad scientists" seriously blew it out of the water and made me even prouder to be part of the Hampton Roads wedding community. These are the dream makers of wedded (and quirky Chelsea) bliss, friends!

With the new Virginia Beach venue Holly Ridge Manor as our setting, Sunkissed Events and Design, Distinctive Event Rentals, and Leslie Hartig Floral Design transformed their bridal suite into an intimate learning area with beakers, flowers (even my very own lab coat boutonniere! I'm taking science the classy route!), X-back chairs, and lab clipboards-- thankfully all captured by Leigh Skaggs Photography!

But while I personally love all the pretties, I'll always be a foodie and Southern hostess-to-the-max at heart, so no workshop I'm involved in is complete without the eats. We had a gourmet family-style lunch brimming with cheese platters, canapés, and sweets from Yummy Goodness Catering and an out-of-this-world Froyo Experiment Bar custom created by Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt in Suffolk as the pièce de résistance. Between those Periodic Table of Elements-inspired yogurt labels to the dry ice spewing out of those gorgeous colored glass vessels to the ah-ha moments from everyone in attendance, it certainly has me excited for 2.0 later this year!

Wanted to come to B-Cubed but couldn't? Head over to these amazing local pros' websites and see what they're doing with their respective business blogs! Get inspired by their passion! (Some are still building their blogs, so they may not be available just yet, but bookmark them for later!)

Jamie Leigh Events // T.Y. Photography // Makeup by Kim Porter // Caitlin Gerres Photography // A Signature Event // BayVue Estate // Antonia Christianson Events // Dhalia Edwards // Cherry Blossom Weddings // Maya Couture // Lindsay Collette // Palette of Petals

Photography: Leigh Skaggs Photography // Event Coordination: Sunkissed Events and Design // Venue: Holly Ridge Manor // Catering: Yummy Goodness Catering // Frozen Yogurt Bar: Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt // Florals: Leslie Hartig Floral Design // Event Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals