Who wants to meet me in NYC? I am beyond happy to announce that the Chapel Designers will gather again in NYC next March 2012. This year we will meet with the always entertaining and truly remarkable event designer Tara Guérard. The arrival date is set for March 11th, we will be gathering at the Hilton New York Fashion District and a limited amount of discounted group rate rooms are available here. The hotel is situated a few walking blocks away from the flower market and the offices of Martha Stewart. We will be gathering until the 14th of March. I have included a link in this post where you can purchase your tickets. The ticket includes your involvement in the conference with Tara on Monday March 12th, we also have designated conference room time scheduled for open discussions with me Holly Heider Chapple, Jennifer Ederer of Modern Day Floral, Alicia Schwede owner of Bellafiori Events and editor of the Flirty Fleurs Blog and author of Bella Bouquets,  We will also attend the NYC flower market together on a scheduled tour, so keep posted as the activities and offerings will continue to change. I am also hoping and praying we can add in a little David Beahm. David was our coach and mentor last year and this trip would not be the same without him. This fee does not include your hotel stay, transportation or food. We hope to be adding some additional classes as well and as those opportunities develop we will post them and add them to the offerings. If you would like to read about our trip last year or follow the adventures of the Chapel Designers you can find these posts on my sidebar under the tag Chapel Designers. You can also follow the Chapel Designers on Twitter. This gathering of designers in NYC began by a simple little question on Twitter ” Who wants to meet me in New York?” The trip resulted in amazing relationships and resources for all that attended. I am certain this year will be as rewarding and amazing!!!

Here is the bio of Tara:

Tara Guérard
Founder and President, Tara Guérard Soirée
Recognized as one of the nation’s leading tastemakers, Tara Guérard has earned a widespread reputation for her exceptional ability to create spectacular settings celebrating life’s most anticipated occasions.
For over a decade, clients across the United States – from “bright young things” to celebrity hostesses and CEOs – have turned to Tara for her southern-cum-contemporary affairs and impeccably executed events. With a core business in event design, Tara has expanded her brand to include commercial and residential interior design as well as custom invitation suites and printed pieces. In response to the growing demand for Tara Guérard Soirée services, a New York studio opened in the spring of 2009 to bring Tara’s unique vision to clients from the northeast and beyond.
A noted style expert, Tara has been featured in Food & Wine, InStyle, Southern Accents, Southern Living, the Style Network, Fine Living, Town & Country Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings and on The Martha Stewart Show, among other media outlets. Additionally, Tara is a regular on the “blog” circuit, dispensing tips and advice on a number of design related topics.
Tara’s debut book, Southern Weddings: New Looks from the Old South (Gibbs-Smith) was published to rave reviews in 2007, and her second volume, Weddings by Tara Guérard (Gibbs-Smith) premiered in early 2010, further establishing her as an authority on gracious entertaining.
Tara lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Russell, their sons, Aiken and Myers and Springer Spaniel, Georgia. Please visit www.taraguerardsoiree.com to experience Tara’s work first hand.

A sweet baby girl was also born to Tara just last week.

I look forward to seeing you all in New York!!


Chapel Designers School NYC 2012

  • Sara Brown Says: (09.30.2011 | 06:52)

    I am so excited that you are doing this again. I would really love to join you this time!

  • Amanda Mae Says: (09.30.2011 | 07:46)

    I have been waiting for this post =) How exciting!

  • Southern Traditions Says: (10.02.2011 | 09:24)

    I’m ready! Sign me up!

  • Flirty fleurs » A bit of housekeeping.. Says: (10.03.2011 | 12:02)

    […] nibbles will be served. Second, the NYC trip with the Chapel Designers has been announced on Holly’s blog! I’m so excited, is it March yet??? Holly says: Who wants to meet me in NYC? I am beyond […]

  • Jean Marks Says: (10.06.2011 | 04:38)

    Holly, I am so happy for you and all the lucky designers joining you, Tara and hopefully David in NYC! You have taken the vision Jubilee and I had to the next level and I am thrilled. I will keep following the news and reports; your blog exudes the warmth and enthusiasm which connected first us about 3 years ago. Please greet all of the folks I know with a huge hug and pat on the back; I wish I could see you in NYC, but my weddings are keeping me local for now. Jean

  • Dani | Studio Fleurette Says: (10.20.2011 | 01:48)

    I wish I could come in March! My then 6 month old will probably keep me at home — make sure you have it the following year! 2013! I have never been to New York City and I really want to go!

  • Bella Bouquets & Flirty Fleurs | | Holly Chapple Holly Chapple Bella Bouquets & Flirty Fleurs - Holly Chapple | The Full Bouquet Blog Says: (10.26.2011 | 10:53)

    […] to face at an event for wedding industry designers in San Francisco. Last year we met again at the Chapel Designers Event in NYC. Alica’s book and blog are a must for brides looking for inspiration, and for designers […]

  • janet Says: (10.29.2011 | 05:14)

    Are there still openings? I think I may be able to convince my parents along to babysit…

    • Holly Chapple Says: (10.29.2011 | 12:14)

      Yes, we have openings as I have not started fully shouting out about this. One blog post and the students are coming in regularly. We are really excited about this year!!!

  • Megan Says: (11.13.2011 | 06:48)

    We are in!!!

  • Corinne Sisti Says: (11.23.2011 | 12:52)

    This sounds amazing. I’m definitely interested in any other information you can give!

  • janet Says: (11.28.2011 | 05:29)

    I’m so excited!!! Can’t wait to meet you in NYC!!!

  • Corinne Sisti Says: (11.29.2011 | 06:15)

    I’m signing up tonight! I’m so excited!

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