Elizabeth Messina is kind of the IT girl of all things beautiful. Her photographs are loved by bloggers, by magazine editors, by celebrities, by brides. She has an innate sense of style and design and always manages to capture photographs that could grace the walls of any home, that could make any bride turn pink with pure joy.

But the best part about Elizabeth is that she spreads the love. From her perfect blog to her more recent adventure, A Lovely Workshop, she isn’t afraid to teach people what she knows, to encourage photographers to find the beauty in every detail. Thus, we are beyond thrilled to share the images from her first edition of A Lovely Workshop…

elizabeth messina a lovely workshop

Held in Napa Valley, Elizabeth partnered with some beloved SMP vendors and unbelievably talented designers to create a wedding workshop for photographers…allowing up and comers to hone their craft and shmooze with some of the best in the biz.

elizabeth messina a lovely workshop

The FABULOUS Viola at Chewing the Cud designed all of the paper products for the event. From the invitations to the menus, every little paper detail was dreamt up by Viola. She even had little canvas bags that had Elizabeth’s The Kissing Tree logo mounted on the front with note pads and pencils tucked inside. The colors for the designs were all inspired by Kiss the Groom. As Elizabeth recently said…Viola is amazing, in every way. We have lots more paper photographs coming up!

The event design, which was FLAWLESS by the way, was all designed by Eden of End Design. Everything from the perfect florals, to the vintage chic styling was crafted in such a way that would give any creative person the butterflies. From the delicate bird’s nest detailing to the handmade 16 foot farm table (you’ll see in a bit), each and every element was perfection!

We have SO much more to come from this amazing event!