Interview Coverage by Britt Lynch

As you know, we gained exclusive first looks into the NotWedding Styled Shoot for the 2014 Athens event and have given you (our awesome readers) some insight into everything that goes on behind the scenes in preparing for a NotWedding event.

Below are more of our interviews with the fabulous ladies that brought their creative vision, exceptional talents, positive energy, and love of what they do to the 3rd Athens NotWedding Styled Shoot! In addition to seeing their work, we got to meet them and talk with them about the NotWedding, what they do, and what makes their work more than worth it:

Amanda Knight – Owner and Creator of The Creative Porcupine

Photo by Chloe Giancola Photography

Photo by Chloe Giancola Photography

Why did you decide to work with the NotWedding? Have you worked with the NotWedding before?

I decided to work with the NotWedding because I believe in everything they stand for. They attract a great group of vendors all over the US who participate in their events and I wanted to be a part of something like that. I have not worked specifically with the NotWedding before, I have attended two of them and am excited to be on the other side of the event with my own business.

View More: http://chloegiancolaphotography.pass.us/thecreativeporcupine

Paper goods by The Creative Porcupine, Photo by Chloe Giancola Photography

What was your favorite part of the StyledShoot?

My favorite part of any styled shoot is the people involved in them. Those are my people. When creatives get together, something magical and inspiring always tends to happen. I loved this particular shoot because it took place at Canvas Studio which happens to be a place I hold near and dear to my heart.

Do you enjoy working with other vendors for events like this?

Yes, the relationships are by far the best part about this industry. The friends I have made see my battles, my triumphs, hold me accountable, support and encourage me on a daily basis. Without them, none of this would be near as worth it. They make life full.

View More: http://chloegiancolaphotography.pass.us/thecreativeporcupine

Paper goods by The Creative Porcupine, Photo by Chloe Giancola Photography

What are you looking forward to most for the 3rd Athens NotWedding event?

I am looking forward to the whole thing, but probably the mini dance party at the end for all the vendors involved. I like dance parties.

 

Amanda Olive – Owner and Creator of Dearest Olive

Paper Goods by Dearest Olive (8), Photo by Poppy LaRue Photography

Paper goods by Dearest Olive, Photo by Poppy La’Rue Photography

Why did you decide to work with the NotWedding? Have you worked with the NotWedding before? Do you remember that one time that Athens got snowed in earlier this year?

Well, I was lucky enough to have someone from the Not Wedding team break the snow white silence and ask me to be a part of what they were doing in Athens this year!  Based on a personal recommendation from another maker who was a vendor for the previous NotWedding, I signed on for both of the 2014 Athens NotWeddings.  So, yes!  I’ve worked with the NotWedding once before – earlier this year – for the second event held in Athens.

Paper Goods by Dearest Olive (7)

Paper Goods by Dearest Olive

Paper Goods by Dearest Olive (6), photo by JBLT Photography

Paper Goods by Dearest Olive, Photo by JBLT Photography

What was your favorite part of the StyledShoot? 

Hands down: the community, the laughs and the high fives!  You always meet folks you’ve never worked with before or you work with vendor friends in different ways than before.  This time, I had to do some last-minute adjusting for my work to really fit in seamlessly with the rest of the shoot.  I’d planned a super feminine, very pastel-based holder for my papercut placecards and one of the other vendors helped me brainstorm a solution and it couldn’t have turned out better!  Everyone’s work was beautiful and all of the vendors worked really well together – that feels SO good!

Paper Goods by Dearest Olive (1), Photo by Poppy LaRue Photography

Paper Goods by Dearest Olive, Photo by Poppy La’Rue Photography

Do you enjoy working with other vendors for events like this?

I really do enjoy working with others so much!  Most of us are in creative fields where we tend to work alone.  I have to be really intentional about getting outside of the studio and working with other people so you don’t hole-up or keep my work to myself.  My work and my ideas are always 110% better when I’m working with other vendors.  It also really elevates the work that we do, I think.  When you’re creating for or with someone else, you really want it to be tip-top.

Paper Goods by Dearest Olive (9), Photo by Poppy LaRue Photography

Paper Goods by Dearest Olive, Photo by Poppy La’Rue Photography

What are you looking forward to most for the 3rd Athens NotWedding event?

All of the vendors work off of the same moodboard but we don’t really see what the others are creating so the maker in me just can’t wait to see what other people did based on the moodboard to make the event look great.  But the people-loving part of me just can’t wait to meet the other vendors and build relationships with the guests at the event.  The people are definitely the best part of the NotWedding.

 

We lots more coming up on the blog next week… We’ve got TONS to share on the 3rd Athens NotWedding event! You won’t want to miss any of it. Stay connected with us for more on the NotWedding Athens event and everything wedding related in the Classic City!

 

This interview was done by Brittany Lynch. “Britt” is a junior at the University of Georgia, majoring in Public Relations. She loves writing, enjoying Southern food, and is all about investing in new experiences. And, of course, she loves weddings. You can check out her personal blog here.

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