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Michelle Butler, creator of Trendy Bride, launched the inaugural issue of her magazine in January 2014 after years of running the successful blog. Continuing its foundation for exposing brides to real world concepts and invigorating ideas, Trendy Bride Magazine features real weddings that span the globe, wedding gown designer highlights and look books, styled shoots with creative appeal and ingenious anniversary and engagement shoots that celebrate all stages of wedding excitement.

Michelle Butler
Trendy Bride

Shanna Skidmore is a business development consultant, known by creative entrepreuners as the “dream releaser”. Her passion is to help others define their calling and turn those dreams into a successful, sustainable, life-giving business! She spends her days coaching creatives to live their best adventure and design a business worth loving. Her custom designed business strategies have excelled her clients into higher profit margins, 6-figure salaries, envy-worthy lifestyles, and working with dream clients. She has a knack for problem-solving and a way of digging out the best in every person.

Shanna Skidmore
Shanna Skidmore Consulting

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Stephen Wood is currently a film photography evangelist and computer automation and network engineer at PhotoVision, a professional film processing lab located in Salem, Oregon. He is a third generation photographic lab operator and has spent the majority of his 30-year life in and around the world of professional photography. When not coaching photographers or designing automation systems, Stephen enjoys pursuing the perfect cup of coffee, kiteboarding, and backpacking through the Pacific Northwest with his wife Rachel.

Rebecca (Becca) Rose Atchison is a creative director, designer and stylist who founded and co-owns Rebecca Rose Events and Rebecca Rose Creative. Her event design and editorial work has been featured by numerous print and online media outlets, including Martha Stewart Weddings, Bridal Guide Magazine, Southern Weddings Magazine, The Knot Carolinas Magazine, Trendy Bride Magazine, The Knot New York Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Magnolia Rouge, Grey Likes Weddings, Snippet & Ink, Cottage Hill and others. Becca lives in North Carolina with her husband, Jarrod, and their two pugs, Muggsy and Pickles.

Perry is a fine art film photographer and her work has been featured in top national and international wedding publications, including most recently in Brides Magazine for the 80th anniversary edition featuring supermodel Lindsay Ellingson’s wedding, as well as in Vogue Russia & Vogue Japan, the cover of Trendy Bride Magazine, the Carolina Bride Book, Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings, Cottage Hill, Pacific Weddings, Magnolia Rouge, Belle Lumiere, Wedding Sparrow, and the School of Styling among others. Perry lives in rural North Carolina with her sweet husband, Shawn, and beautiful baby Ireland.

Perry Vaile,
Perry Vaile Photography

Stephen Wood

Becca Atchison
Rebecca Rose Events

Hosted during one of the most beautiful seasons in North Carolina, the Lively Workshop will be held at the stunning Graylyn Estate in Winston-Salem, NC. From the stone buildings, picturesque bridges, towering trees to the southern hospitality in the historic rooms and delicious catered meals, the experience of staying at Graylyn is only the beginning. Along with rooms and meals, attendees will enjoy classroom time on topics such as technique, styling, marketing, growth, and the creative journey. Two beautifully styled shoots will be set up following each day's classroom time to allow participants to shoot, learn and build their portfolio. The final day will include one-on-one sessions with both Perry Vaile and Rebecca Rose Events, as well as an optional film-intensive add-on session.