You're Engaged, Congratulations!
After the confetti settles, wedding planning begins, and we’re here to teach you how to do it!
Wedding planning is not as easy as putting together a typical dinner party; it’s more like conducting an orchestra...coordinating layers and layers of elements that add up to one big, beautiful day. And let’s be honest, wedding planning comes with a lot of pressure, expense, and options. With a busy career and personal life, you may not have the time or resources to spend countless hours researching how to pull it all together - that's where Bride School come in to play!
Bride school is for the bride determined to plan her own wedding, the gal who’s going to do it herself but wants to know what to expect and how to streamline the process to help ensure the best day possible...all while maximizing the budget.
Bride school is a one day workshop where local experts give brides the cliff notes on planning so that you can create the wedding that you have been dreaming of on the budget that you have allotted. You will leave bride school with the confidence and ability to effectively plan that wedding you’ve been daydreaming of (and pinning about).
Can’t make the spring semester? Or still waiting for that ring? Have no fear. We will hold a Fall semester later in the year!
March 3rd 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm
9th Street Studios
920 9th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
No matter where you are in the planning process - whether you’re searching for trustworthy vendors, negotiating contracts or organizing timelines - our hope is that the Bride School workshop is for you! We hope that by investing of a small portion of your wedding budget into Bride School, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a starting place: decoration ideas, budget management, how to save time, and of course, reduced stress! Our goal is to make sure each bride-to-be will leave with the confidence and the ability to effectively plan the wedding, plus find a community of other brides. Come enjoy a day in Bride School!
Each ticket includes a full day of lessons from expert "professors," continental breakfast, a yummy catered lunch, a champagne reception to end the day, and a fabulous swag bag.
“The best thing people can do to make wedding planning easier AND save a lot of money is do a few hours of consulting with a planner up front. That often ranges from $70-$150 an hour, and I think it’s worth EVERY PENNY. If we’d done that, we probably would have paid $300, and I’d guess we would have saved about $5,000. Why? We didn’t know the local lay of the land, and we didn’t know what all our options were.”
– Meg Keene, Editor-and-Chief of A Practical Wedding
Bride School Workshop Ticket: $125
Tickets for two! $198
Enroll Now! Limited seats available.
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Meet the Professors of Bride School
Professor of Design
Hello! I’m Kiersten Frank. I’ve been in the Wedding Industry for about five years now and am so excited to be joining the Sharp Arrow team! I love meeting new couples and bringing their vision for their dream wedding to life! It’s always fun to hear what the bride has been dreaming of since she was a little girl and how that has morphed into the couple’s dream for their wedding. Design is my favorite part of planning a wedding and I’m so excited to get to share that with all of you at Bride School!!
Professor of Stationary
Congratulations on your engagement! I'm Charly Jackson of Pulp Paper Goods and I'm here to help you navigate the stationery portion of your wedding. I have been designing and printing wedding invitation suites and coordinating paper goods for over 8 years. I love learning about brides and their individual tastes, and can't wait to share some great tips with you. I hope by the end of Bride School, you will realize that your wedding invitations are not only one of the most practical aspects of planning, but one of the most fun. Let's find just the right way to express your style through all things paper!
Professor of Florals
Hello! I’m Lori Treybig Jameson with Jameson's Flowers Etc. We are located at 2710 grant street and are a full service floral shop including tuxedo and linen rentals. We have been here for almost 13 years. Our goal is to make your day whatever you envision it to be! We will walk you through the design aspect of your wedding and help you with everything from your bridal bouquet to decorations for the reception. I’m so excited to be a part of brides school and look forward to helping you make your wedding special!
Professor of Hair
Hey! My name is Chani Blay Briscoe.
Owner and operator at Tease.
I have been in the hair industry for 7 years now.
I’ve attended many continuing education classes for upstyling that’s helped me become a bridal expertise. Weddings are a passion of mine and i love being a part of such an amazing day.
A woman’s wedding is one of the most special days of her life. A woman wants to feel and look their best on this day and i am confident that i can create an image just for you. I am very laid-back and want you to feel at ease on such a fast paced day.
I can’t wait to meet you all at Bride School and hope you can leave feeling stress free about your hair!
Professor of Makeup
Hi! My name is Kayla Moser and I am a local freelance makeup artist. I've always had a passion for beauty products, which has led me to where I am today. What I love most about my job is that I'm able to help women look and feel more beautiful on their big day! My goal is to help you leave Bride School feeling confident that you can walk down the aisle with your best face forward! I'm excited to share with you all of the makeup tips and tricks I've learned over the years. I hope to see all of you lovely brides soon!
Professor of Photography
Hi! I am Savannah Wheeler, Jesus-follower, wife, teacher, dog-mom, and owner of Beautiful Things Photography! This year is all about chasing dreams for me as I pursue my business whole-heartedly. Teaching and photography are my two greatest passions, so when Jenny asked me to help with Bride School, it was an absolute no-brainer! I'm looking forward to sharing the ins and outs of the wedding photography process with you! See you March 3rd!
Professor of Cake
Hi! My name’s Alex Meek, and I design cakes. Since high school, my life has been about chasing my dreams. In 2012 I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, TX. I’ve worked at a variety of bakeries, including Walt Disney World, and my most recent job being a culinary assistant on the Food Network Show, Texas Cake House.
After 8 years of experience, I’m ready to start my own business and share my passion with others. I’m excited to meet everyone and teach you all the do's and don'ts of wedding cakes!
Professor of Videography
I was born and raised on king cake, Mardi Gras, and beignets in New Orleans, LA. I met my wife at LSU in Baton Rouge while I was pursuing my undergrad in Mass Communications/Advertising. We fell in love and grew to a full size family soon after that. Living in Wichita Falls has been an incredible experience for us. The slow paced, friendly, and safe community is exactly the kind of place we wanted to raise our children.
I currently work as a full-time College Pastor at FBC Wichita Falls and love influencing the lives of young adults. I have 6 years of video experience and started my own videography/cinematography business 2 years ago.
Photography and videography have always been a passion of mine thanks to my mothers affinity to document all family gatherings. Since moving to Wichita Falls, I have had the opportunity to record some of this cities most precious moments and I would truly love to fill you in on all the details you NEED to know to get the best videographer at the best price for the best result.
Professor of Lettering and Calligraphy
My passion for creating beautiful works of art in the letters I write to pen pals all over the world has led me to develop my own brush lettering style. In a technological world, this art is highly valued and I have been pleased to offer classes to assist others who want to learn brush calligraphy & about postage stamps. My goal for Bride School is to help you develop your own style of hand lettering & envelope addressing style so you will be confident enough to address your own envelopes for your special day.