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The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop

The Sketchbook Series for creative professionals is a workshop taught by Mary Phan, Creative Director of Very Mary Inspired. Mary, a former Interior Designer, uses her experience to teach the art of sketching with a goal to help other wedding artists as it pertains to event design and planning.

In The Sketchbook Series, you learn the basics of sketching that are invaluable to any creative business­­! Skills that have become necessary for today's top event designers, event planners, cake bakers, florists, or any creative individual needing visually communicate ideas.

Fun, fresh, and oh-so inspiring, we're so thrilled to give you a colorful peek into all of beauty that was dreamt up at this wonderfully creative workshop with coordinating by Thomas Bui Lifestyle and florals by Isari Flower Studio. Thanks so much to Cavin Elizabeth Photography for capturing this day!

 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop   The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
"Mary Phan has always been drawn to the arts! After beginning her career as an interior designer, dabbling in fashion and staging model homes...."
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 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
"...Mary's love of creating an atmosphere and a feeling in the spaces she entered inspired her to launch Very Merry Events in 2008."
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"In addition to creating memorable experiences, Mary sent her clients home with physical mementos in the form of custom illustrations that became an indispensable part of her design process."
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
"In 2013, Mary took that love of illustration to the next level, launching The Sketchbook Series..."
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
"...with a goal to help other event planners and designers learn a skill that had become a key way that she communicated with her clients."
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
"Very Merry Events became ​Very Mary Inspired​, and although Mary no longer plans and designs events..."
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
"... she provides gorgeous hand­ illustrations and sketches for other designers ­­when she's not traveling from coast to coast for The Sketchbook Series classes, of course."
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
"Aside from traveling and teaching, Mary shares her adventurous days with her husband and two little boys located in the San Francisco, Bay Area."
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
This particular workshop took place in San Diego at Isari Flower Studio and was planned with the help of Thomas Bui Lifestyle.
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
For over a decade, Thomas Bui Lifestyle has designed distinctive weddings, social and corporate events throughout the United States.
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop   The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
"Revered as much for their beauty as for their originality, the works of Thomas B​ui Lifestyle have been featured in various publications..."
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
"...and are known for their eye for design and thoughtful attention to detail."
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
The Isari Flower Studio + Event Design is a San Diego florist with a boutique studio located in the coastal community of Solana Beach, California. 
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 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
And what a perfectly beautiful space it was to host this workshop!
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
We're loving the white walls, the open space and the chandeliers!
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
Plus can we just pause for a second to swoon over these gorgeous, gorgeous florals?
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
"Whether you are looking to style a complete event or simply pick up a surprise arrangement for your loved one..."
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
"...the artists at Isari will thoughtfully create modern, colorful and unexpected designs that beautifully complement any home, event, business or bride."
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop   The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
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Cake and desserts by ​Hey There Cupcake were both exquisite and inspiring!
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
...workshop attendees actually sketched the cakes, and even the floral arrangements as a part of their learning exercise.
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
So many stunning renderings and what a beautiful job everyone did!
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 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
Drawings were made of the tablescapes and even the dessert table!
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
...and how great are these hanging macrame planters?
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
Our boho loving heart just skipped a beat!
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop   The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
So sit back, relax, and prepare to be inspired!
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop   The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
Because this workshop is filled to the brim with inspiration!
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
Oh, and did we mention color? Yes, there was plenty of color to be found around each and every corner!
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 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop   The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop   The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
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 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
This cake though? Wow! We're so in love!
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop   The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
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 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop   The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
 The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop
We told you that this workshop was fun and fabulous! So thrilled to see all of the creativity that was expressed on this day!

Photography:​ ​Cavin Elizabeth Photography // Workshop: The Sketchbook Series // Event Coordinating: ​Thomas Bui Lifestyle // Venue & Florals: ​Isari Flower Studio // Rentals:​ ​Classic Party Rentals // Cake & Desserts: ​Hey There Cupcake // Linens​: ​Wildflower Linen // Glassware & China​: ​Hostess Haven // National Sponsor​: ​Aisle Planner // National Sponsor​: ​Copic Marker // PR + Marketing​: ​Rayce PR

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Chrissy Arpie Ott

Chrissy Arpie Ott is the founder of The Perfect Palette. Since its launch in 2008, The Perfect Palette has been the go-to color resource for couples who dream of a unique, creative and colorful wedding day.

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4 Comments " The Sketchbook Series ­| A San Diego Workshop "

Kallie January 18, 2017

Great pics and tips!

Lisha Riabinina January 18, 2017

This event looks so cool! I need to try something like that, I am bad in drawing but always had a passion for it! And pictures are beautiful! Very inspiring!

National Jewel Creations January 18, 2017

Great article with ideas and inspiration!

Cavin Elizabeth January 18, 2017

Thank you so much for the feature!

   
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