The Ember Circle certainly made a name for itself this year with it's inaugural retreat in Leiper's Fork, a quaint little town just south of Nashville. The purpose behind The Ember Circle is to spark inspiration and stoke creative flames within female business owners in various industries across the U.S. It was a time to step away from the normal routine of everyday life, meet new people in new industries and learn new skills. Hand lettering, taught by Rosemary Radford of Garden Key Co., foraging and floral arrangement making led by Jessica Davis, co-founder of The Ember Circle and owner of SOULflowers, and styling tips and tricks for Instagram taught by the ever-lovely Elizibeth Urich, whom is also the co-founder of The Ember Circle and owner of Stockroom Vintage, are amongst some of the things we delved into during our stay.
One of my favorite parts of the retreat though was opening up to one another and talking about life and business candidly over coffee or one of the delicious meals prepared by Mindful Meals. Seriously some of the best food and conversation I have ever had. I will always cherish the ladies that attended and the time spent during our few short days together.
I could go on and on, but I will let the photos speak for themselves.
Below is a list of everyone that participated or contributed in some way to make The Ember Circle happen. I am already looking forward to next year!
Sponsor: HoneyBook @honeybook
Food: Mindful Meals
Drinks: HC Clark Distillery @hclarkdistillery | Jackalope Brewing Co. @jackalopebrew
Calligraphy: Garden Key Co @gardenkeyco
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals @classicparty
Plates, Serving Pieces, Vases: Handmade Studio TN @handmadestudiotn
Weavings/Wall Hangings (for chandelier at dinner): Wild Columbine @wild_columbine
Flowers: SOULflowers @soulflowerstn
Styling: Elizabeth Ulrich Design @stockroomtn
Vintage Rentals: Stockroom Vintage @stockroomtn
Cuff Bracelets: Simon & Ruby @simonandruby
Leather Key Chains: Cold Gold @shopcoldgold
Magazine: Catalyst Wedding Co. @catalystwedco
Hand Lettering/Design for Button Flair Pack: Joanna Dee Studio @thejoannadee
Matchbook Notebooks: Kitty Cat Stevens @kittycatstevens
Honey: Bee & Bee Honey Factory @bbhoneyfactory