CAMP MAMAMAMA

Summer is flying by and I have been holding on to the seat of my pants as I have been navigating this first real wedding season with a baby.  Then I have this “brilliant” idea to add something else to my plate. “Why don’t I create an event completely separate than weddings and during already a very busy season?”  (This is where my husband rolls his eyes.)  Yet I found that the answer was a no brainer and this idea was still very much about what I love to do.  Even though CAMP MAMAMAMA is different that what I do day in and day out, my mission  is simple and that is to bring JOY.  I had this idea to bring moms and their kids together as summer is winding down, because I want to create connections and bring some joy into a very busy season of life. CAMP MAMAMAMA was born in my brain and the ladies at the Herbary at Bear Creek were kind and creative enough to see the same magic in this morning.   There is so much swirling around in my head about this day that I just had to put it here in writing so you hope can see the value in coming to camp and get excited for the 28th.

See the itinerary below as well as the amazing partners that will make this a morning to remember:

9:00 am: Arrive to the glorious Herbary at Bear Creek for “registration”

Mix & Mingle while enjoying the amazing treats and drinks from Talula’s

Craft stations such as peace wreath, firefly jar making, tie dying, bubble fun, lawn games, scavenger hunt and more will be set up for you and your kids to explore.

Essential Oils “Mama Nature to help Mama Nuture” with Maie from Noon Designs + DoTerra

Braid Bar with Boho Hair Salon

First styled photo mini-sessions begin with Ashley Mac Photography with floral crowns and bouts from Flower Child Floral

 

 

9:30 am -10:00 am Morning Meditation and Stretch with Firefly Yogis

10:00 am

Mix & Mingle while enjoying the amazing treats and drinks from Talula’s

Craft stations such as peace wreath, firefly jar making, painting. bubble fun, lawn games, scavenger hunt and more will be set up for you and your kids to explore.

Braid Bar with Boho Hair Salon

Second styled photo mini-sessions begin with Ashley Mac Photography with floral crowns and bouts from Flower Child Floral

Essential Oils “Mama Nature to help Mama Nuture” with Maie from Noon Designs + DoTerra

 

10:30 am- 11:00 am  Gather round for music class with Music Together Coastal Melodies

Sing, dance, feel the rhythm  &  play instruments with your child led by owner, Miss Amanda

11:00 am

Mix & Mingle while enjoying the amazing treats and drinks from Talula’s

Craft stations such as peace wreath, firefly jar making, painting. bubble fun, lawn games, scavenger hunt and more will be set up for you and your kids to explore.

Natural tie dying stations re-open because what is camp without something tie dye!

Braid Bar with Boho Hair Salon

Third styled photo mini-sessions begin with Ashley Mac Photography with floral crowns and bouts from Flower Child Floral

VW Booth Bus arrives for photo booth fun for more camp memories!

Essential Oils “Mama Nature to help Mama Nuture” with Maie from Noon Designs + DoTerra

Throughout the day, there will be giveaways from amazing sponsors such as Faherty Brand, Boxed Water, Freshly Picked (yes the moccasins!), Cassie Bees Studio. That’s Darlin’ Gifting, A Lovely Universe, The Herbary, and more.  The kids will also leave with a sack full of swag!

You also know this wouldn’t be a Gilded Lily Event without some seriously pretty details! Suburban Camping Co. will be providing gorgeous canvas camping tents for your kids to explore and I have some fun details up my sleeves to be sure your can Instagram your heart out! Dana of Between Sleep & Awake and the ladies at Love & Light Photographs will be on hand to capture this incredible day.

I hope you will join us in creating JOY, making MEMORIES, and indulging in some PRETTY quality time with your little cubs. Mamas- you deserve it! See you August 28th! I am so excited to meet you all and give you a big hug for doing all that you do!

To register for tickets to CAMP MAMAMAMA- visit Eventbrite here.

 

LOOKING FOR SUMMER & FALL WEDDING PLANNING INTERN

Gilded Lily Events is seeking an intern for our summer and fall wedding season!  I started my wedding design and planning business in 2010 (-ish) and I have learned through experience and hard work.  I would love to give someone the opportunity to have on-the-job training and share the knowledge that I have gained through my years as a creative business owner.  I know how difficult it can be to break into this industry. Not to mention, this would be a good opportunity to see if this is something you would actually like to pursue since it is not always as glamorous as Instagram makes it out to be!

The hours for this internship will be one to two days a week for 3-4 hours and weekend event days from July through October.  There may also be a need for hours outside of our regularly scheduled time if the project allows.  This is an unpaid internship, but college credit will be provided if applicable.

Role and Responsibilities (to name a few)

  • creating inspiration boards
  • wedding day details production
  • researching vendors
  • event execution shadowing
  • dreaming up and writing blog posts
  • creative community outreach
  • budget creation
  • editorial shoot “know how” and research

About You

  • flexible
  • detail-oriented
  • strong work ethic
  • organized
  • loves weddings & all things weddings
  • positive
  • professional
  • inquisitive
  • responsible
  • self-starter
  • team player
  • social media savvy
  • has an eye for styling & design
  • local to Red Bank, NJ
  • photographer skills a plus!

How to apply

  1. Please send a copy of your resume and/or portfolio of relevant experience to Paige at hello@gildedlilyevents
  2. Share photos, a link to your blog, link to your Instagram account
  3. In 500 words or less, let me know what you are excited about and what interests you about this internship
  4. Include your weekday availability, your school/major and requirements for receiving credit and the email of a personal or professional reference

I am looking forward to hearing from you! Deadline for application is Friday, July 6th. Phone or in-person interviews will be held on July 9th.

photography credit: Love & Light Photographs