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Most Epic Blogger Brunch at The Barn at Springhouse

the barn at springhouse

A few weeks ago, seventeen bloggers from Lexington, Kentucky got together for the most epic Pinterest-esque, bohemian inspired, blogger brunch ever! We all joked about how ‘extra’ it was going to be, and it turned out even better than we all imagined. We planned it for weeks and even hired a professional photographer and everything! The brunch was held on Sunday, July 16 at The Barn at Springhouse, which is in Nicholasville, Kentucky (it’s only a few minutes from Lexington). We all worked together and contributed something different for the brunch, whether it was a recipe, DIY, outfit post, or something else!

Just wait until you see our vision that came to life…

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

the barn at springhouse

At the brunch, there was a flower crown making station, a mimosa bar, and not to mention a huge spread of delicious food, which was all provided by us and the local businesses that cared to collaborate with us. Isn’t this location and decor gorgeous? (P.S. The venue is available to book for your event!). We each brought a dish to the brunch (I baked cake cookies with sprinkles). Some bloggers even dedicated a post to the dish that they brought to the brunch (Everyone’s post went live today, and I’ve linked them below for you to check out!). 

We all believe in community over competition, and it is something that we strive for. Life is much happier and fulfilling that way. We are all in this together. We are all actual friends in real life. Lots of us talk with one another on a daily basis, as well as planning several “blogger meetups” throughout each month, so we can get together and hang out (Over the weekend, many of us Lexington bloggers went to Louisville to 8up to meet up with some Louisville bloggers. Also, before that, us bloggers were treated by the Anthony Vince Nail Spa for manicures or pedicures). If you follow us on instagram, you’ll see us together on instagram stories quite often!

springhouse gardens

What is Springhouse Gardens?

Springhouse Gardens has been owned by fellow blogger, Kayla’s (Kayla Weber Art) family for 22 years. Since 1995, Springhouse Gardens has a great reputation for creating beautiful gardens. They have a design and installation team, so each design will be tailored to your style, tastes, and lifestyle. There is also a portion of Springhouse Gardens devoted to retail – nearly 2 acres worth, which was previously a tobacco field! They have a wide variety of plants that you can take home with you for your garden!

the barn at springhouse

What is The Barn at Springhouse?

“The Barn at Springhouse Gardens is available for your once in a lifetime event. Just minutes from Lexington, our historic tobacco barn is now a breathtaking venue capturing the charm of days gone by, preserving the best of Kentucky’s traditional barn architecture and blending it with modern elegance. The new enhancements to The Barn feature a rustic loft, dazzling chandeliers and wall to wall custom flooring with the look of natural stone. Many vintage accents include bourbon barrels, a repurposed barnwood bar, carriage lanterns, a customizable chalkboard, antique cabinets, a stunning wall of mirrors and more. The attached former tobacco stripping room is perfect for use by caterers and florists. An outdoor sitting wall, patio and winding sidewalk connect The Barn to a charming gazebo and large lawn area which can accommodate a tent in case of rain. The entire venue is nestled amongst mature trees and is surrounded by lush gardens beautifully lit and accented for evening ambiance. The nearby original farmhouse can be rented for an additional charge as well as the adjacent Garden Center with its covered pergolas and pavilions.” -via Springhouse Gardens

the barn at springhouse

Where is Springhouse Gardens located?

Springhouse Gardens is located at 185 Catnip Hill Rd, Nicholasville, KY 40356 (just a few minutes away from Lexington!)  It’s 4 miles south of Lexington’s Man O War Boulevard on Harrodsburg Road / US 68. It would be perfect for those located in Central Kentucky looking for a venue for their event or wedding!

the barn at springhouse

Check out all of the bloggers that attended and their posts about the brunch (bottom left to right, top left to right):

Stephanie Hargis | This Lexington Life

Courtney Hastings | Kentucky Girl Ramblings

Leela Foley | Lex Eats

Bronwyn Butler | Basically Bronwyn

Sarah Caton | Space, Place & Southern Grace

Katie Mullen & Anna Towle | Hartley Social

Amanda Zopp | Salt & Life Blog

Lisa Coe | Candor and Rose

Ella Rutledge | Girl Meets Lex

Kelsey Bauer | KabKitchen

Taylor Camacho | The Stylish Tales of Tay

Emily Ho | Authentically Emmie

Kayla Nord | Kayla Weber Art

Francis Lee Baker | Lee’s Lookbook

Emily Riddle | Miss Molly Vintage

Tif Fannin | Bright on a Budget

…and me, of course!! (Whitney | Fabulous in Fayette)

Special thanks to all the vendors who contributed to our special goodie bags:

Shop Local KY, Miss Molly VintageAJ ApothecaryShop TwentyMorton JamesSpringhouse GardensWhole Foods Lexington, and Kentucky Yarnbirds. Our brunch was held at The Barn at Springhouse in Nicholasville, Kentucky. All photos taken by Kirstie Dunston Photography unless noted otherwise.

the barn at springhouse

 

Tell me: Do you have a group of local bloggers that you hang out with? Do you like to plan events?

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  • Chandni Patel

    Wow! everything looks so good from the food to the barn… must of been a amazing brunch! Some very good pictures here 🙂

    • It was such a great time!! And the barn just became a venue about two years ago. It had been used as storage before 🙂

  • Maya Maceka

    Now that is one epic brunch! I can only imagine how many Instagram pics were taken here… Seriously, the design is gorgeous. I might have to fly out to Kentucky and join the next one!

    P.S. Your outfit is killer!

    • We were so happy to see our vision come to life. We took a few pictures and did a couple of stories on instagram, but we mostly left it to our photographer. The girl’s family (Kayla at Kayla Weber Art) is an artist and she painted the photo that was used as the setting at our table 🙂

  • Samantha O’Brian Summers

    That turned out amazing! Between the venue, decor, and company, I bet you had a wonderful time!

    • Thanks so much!! It was such a great day!

  • Everything looks so beautiful! I love that white and pink letter board!

    logancan.com

    • I love that too! I have a white one but I think the pink one was so cool!

  • This looks amazing! How fun it must have been to just relax and enjoy some Pinterest worthy times while chatting with some great people!

    • It was such a wonderful time and so great we were able to get so many involved!

  • kathy

    What a beautiful location and wonderful event. I wish I could have come:-)

    • Thanks so much 🙂 You would have loved it!

  • Kaitlyn Fickle Killebrew

    Oh my goodness these photos! I wish I could’ve attended myself because it all looks absolutely beautiful!

  • This looks like such a beautiful and amazing experience. I love blogger meet-ups, especially if they involve food and crafts! – Katy

    • I love meetups that have to do with food too!! We usually plan a few throughout the month, so we all can get together!

  • Atlanta has a thriving blogger scene… Except I live super-north of Atlanta, in Cumming. So I’ve only made it out for one blogger event in the city.

    These photos are absolutely stunning. What wonderful collaboration!

    • Is it too far to drive? I’m not sure how close those cities are to each other. Lots of us recently drove to Louisville, which is about an hour away to meet up with those bloggers. Maybe you can host an event in Cumming?

      Thanks so much!!

      • It’s too far to drive most of the time. It’s about an hour drive during non-rush hour just to northern parts of Atlanta. More central or southern takes even more time. Add in rush hour (3:30-6:30), and the drive can be two hours. The vast majority of events I’ve been invited to, or I’ve seen in the Atlanta Bloggers FB group, are weeknights. I did attend one several years ago, when we lived in Duluth, that was on a Sunday night. It was still an hour and a half drive, and my husband convinced me to just get a hotel for Sunday night so I wasn’t driving home around 11pm.

        I would love to host something in Cumming, but we honestly just moved here and know next to nothing about the area. We are so rural that our property line backs up against a field where we sometimes see a tractor riding through.

  • Krystin

    Ahh, this looks like the cutest lunch! I can’t handle all of the details, so good!

    Krystin

    http://www.girlinbetsey.com

    • Thanks so much!! It was such a perfect day!

  • Wow! Everything looked amazing! I think it’s so cool that you all got to meet-up in such a beautiful place. I love the mimosa station and build-you-own flower crowns…so fun!

    • I love those touches too. I had to have help with my flower crown, because I’m not really a crafty person like that hahah!

  • Jenna Urben

    Oh my gosh, I love this!! I hope I get a chance to attend a blogger meetup here in Dallas

    • Thanks so much!! I’ve heard that Dallas has a huge blogging scene! It’s definitely such a great thing to hang out and meet other bloggers and collab with one another!

  • Amanda

    Ummmm this looks SO fun! What a lovely location, and everything looks beautiful! Building your own flower crown is just about the coolest thing ever!

    • I love flower crowns and the bohemian vibes that it gives. Whole Foods was nice enough to donate the flowers to us 🙂

  • Leela

    The venue was so incredibly perfect! And I didn’t realize you made those cookies, they were tasty!

    • It’s so beautiful there! We need a round two this fall haha!! Thanks so much girl!

  • OMG how gorgeous is this!!! I love all the details and work into creating this brunch! This is something I’d imagine hosting myself but I just moved to Edmonton so I’m still trying to get familiar with the city! <3

    • You totally should!! That would be so cool!

  • I saw so many gorgeous views of this on IG Stories! Such a gorgeous brunch and so many lovely ladies! Wishing I was a full time Lexington blogger ;P

    Mariah
    http://www.likehoneyblog.com

    • Thanks so much!! Lots of us aren’t full-time bloggers. We have our regular jobs too! 🙂

      • Oh, sorry no, I meant because I’m in Lexington so much! I wish I lived there full time!

  • Victoria

    This sounds like a blast! Was a beautiful location. I wish I could’ve been there- food looks yummy too

    • The food was so good and it was such a beautiful day!!

  • shootingstarsmag

    I wish I knew more bloggers near me. I’m only two hours from Lexington, but I’m closer to Cincinnati. I’m sure there are a lot of bloggers but I don’t really know any of them. What a fun event!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

    • I bet Cincinnati has a big blogging scene! I’d look up bloggers on IG and then reach out to them and schedule a meet up 🙂

  • I’m so excited to read everyone’s posts! This turned out beautifully!

    • I can’t believe how great it turned out!

      P.S. It was nice to finally meet you at 8up!

  • What a cool event! It looks so fun and the food looks amazing.

    • The food was so good, and it was neat that everyone pitched in and brought something!

  • WOW this looks so gorgeous and fun! I’m a new blogger and had no idea that there are events like this! I can’t wait to attend one myself!

    • We all worked together and planned the brunch out ourselves. We even got local stores and vendors involved 🙂 We plan several blogger meetups throughout the month, but it isn’t as elaborate as this one though! We also get invited to events at restaurants and stores and we get perks and free stuff from them (but we share it on social media as part of the deal) 🙂

  • Nicole Condit

    This looks like so much fun! All the details are breathtaking. Great job capturing the event. Kentucky is truly a beautiful state

  • Jessi Smith

    This looks amazing! I love that there was a flower crown making station. I’m totally steeling this for my next brunch.

    • I thought that was such a cool part of the brunch! I need practice though hahah!

  • Wow! I need to find some bloggers near me to have fabulous breakfasts with!

    • You should! I would just start searching local hashtags on IG and reach out to someone that you find 🙂

  • That looks like a fabulous brunch. The food and activities are gorgeous but what I really, truly love is the seating arrangement.

    • The painting on the seating arrangement was done by Kayla Weber. She’s such an amazing artist!

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    I love the flower crown station. I would have so much fun with that. Its my fave part.

  • I love a good brunch date, especially with blogger girls and this event looks incredible! Love all of the details!

    Emmie
    http://www.carpediememmie.co.uk x

    • Having a get together with friends is always such a good time 🙂

  • Trisha White

    What an incredible place! This is something I would love to do! I’m about 3 hrs away from Lexington, in Charleston WV, and was in Lexington a couple months ago for the first time. I fell in love with Lexington and can not wait to go back. My family and I actually stayed in a hotel right on Man o War Blvd. Looks like all you gals and guy had a wonderful time!! ♥

    • That’s so awesome! I love Lexington! I think it’s one of the greatest cities there is! Where did you go? Whenever you come back, I can give you recommendations on where to eat and what to do!

      • Trisha White

        We started out in Louisville for my son’s Archery Tournament and then stayed in Lexington with friends of my husband. They took us to a place called BD’s Mongolian Grill and it was awesome! The food was so great!! We would like to go back soon for a weekend getaway so if you know of any great places to eat that would help out tremendously. Thank you!!

  • Wow! That’s quite a spread. What a fabulous venue. Love the decor and details.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    • I love the venue!! I think it would be perfect for a wedding!

  • karyl henry

    What an amazing idea!! Im sure there are bloggers near me, but the only one I know for sure is my DIY blogger friend. But I bet if we put our heads togethee we could come up with a list. And what a stunning venue! Beautiful

    • You should!! I bet you could come up with something! You should find some other bloggers via IG and start having meetups and collab with one another 🙂

  • Shannon @ Lady’s Little Loves

    My goodness, what a FUN event! And you took such lovely photos. Love it all!

  • This looks like such a blast! I wish I could plan something like this near me, but there aren’t really any bloggers near me! One day!

    • I bet there are some bloggers nearby! Maybe check on instagram or google 🙂

  • Wow I am SO jealous! I want to do something like this now haha. I love how well y’all pulled of the boho theme… That flower crown station sounds like a BLAST!

    • That’s exactly the look we were going for! I loved the flower crown station the best 🙂

  • Sam Temsah-Deniskin

    Oh my goodness! This looks like an absolutely dreamy place to throw a brunch!

    • It was such a beautiful location with all the flowers and plants 🙂

  • Megan Johnson

    Oh my gosh I am so jealous! How beautiful was this! Do you all plan to do it again next year? If so count me in! My Mom lives in KY so I would love to go!

    • Hey there!! I’m not sure if we will or not. We plan get togethers a few times a month, but nothing this elaborate hehehe. Where does your mom live in KY? Do you live in KY too?

  • That is truly the most epic blogger brunch I think I’ve ever seen! You guys did it RIGHT. 🙂 Awesome location, beautiful setup, and you all look beautiful in your flower crowns. Did the venue provide those gold-ish colored bowls with the blue interior…or do you know where they’re from? I would love to own a few of those!

    • One of the bloggers brought them 🙂 She bought them from Marshall’s!

  • Chanel van Reenen

    Oh my goodness. That sofa, those flower crowns, the food, the table … everything looks like a wedding! What a great blogger brunch to attend!

    • I think it’s such a great venue for a wedding!

  • Melissa Nelson

    Wow that’s absolutely beautiful!!! That venue is amazing!! I love how bohemian everything looks. Sooo extra! lol

    • Extra was what we were going for hahaha!

  • This was SO much fun!! What a gorgeous location and setup! Can we just do this every weekend? That sounds like the life. 😉

  • Jennifer Seislove

    This is just so amazing! I am totally inspired to host a get-together with some of your great ideas! Where did the gold bowls with the blue/white floral on the inside come from!?

    • One of the bloggers bought them at Marshall’s 🙂

  • This looks like so much fun and your outfit is so cute! I lovelovelove it!

    • Thanks so much!! I bought it at Meijer 🙂

  • Kristen Jones

    Okay I seriously wish that I lived closer to you because this is STUNNING! You are making me want to throw a blogger party soon!

    • You should!! It was so much fun to plan and have everything come together!

  • This looks like the most fun thing ever. What a beautiful place. I love how hard out you guys went…it’s almost as good as a wedding!

    • Thanks so much!! We had a great time together and bringing our vision come to life 🙂

  • Michelle Elenee

    Ohh my goodness!!! This blogger brunch that you and the other bloggers arranged turned out so good. Love the effort you put into planning this event. Also, love the pictures and wish I lived closer to be part of it.😀

    Michelle
    http://www.twenty7bymichelle.com

  • Rachel Ritlop

    Wow all of the decor looks exquisite! So beautiful !

  • This looks like such a fun event! What a gorgeous space and it’s beautifully decorated!

  • What a super cool idea!! I used to do these in the wedding industry, but never thought about doing them for bloggers in general!

    • We all planned it ourselves and wanted to showcase lots of local businesses and be able to promote each other 🙂

  • Omg I just cant get over how beautiful everything looks. I’d love to recreate something similar with those built your own mimosa bar and the crown one too.

    • I love the mimosa too! I should put one of those in my house hahah!

  • jillconyers

    The perks of being a blogger. I love the palette table. Looks like beautiful place to dine.

    • We planned it ourselves and invited other bloggers to attend with us 🙂 I love pallets!

  • This seriously does look fabulous! And your photos are so amazing!

    • Thanks so much! The photos were taken by a photographer that we hired 🙂

  • This is such a cool idea! You have inspired me to try to plan something similar here in Michigan!!

    • You should!! That would be so much fun!

  • What a beyond fabulous idea! I think I may need to look into planning something like this for my area.

    This was so so so pretty <3

    xxox
    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

    • You should! I think it would such a cool idea to do that!

  • Allison Ellzey

    OMG I obsessed! I want to live in Kentucky now!

  • this looks like a fabulous brunch indeed, and i love your dress!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

    • Thanks so much!! I got it from Meijer!

  • brittany

    As I was scrolling through the pictures, I was like “yep, Mhmm… yes… love it…” Then I saw the table setup… And I literally died. You all killed it. Come host one of these in Louisiana, please!! 😉

    • I love all the pallets that were used! Awww I wished we could heheh 🙂

  • Pam Dollesin

    Lovely idea of a perfect bloggers brunch date event! Such a perfect venue as well, it’s good to have a place like that here in Sacramento, I’m sure everyone has enjoyed!

    Pammy – joyfulsource.com

  • That looks amazing! Like a real life fairy tale! I love it!

  • steph parrell

    Hi there! I am having a blog party next weekend! I would love if you could come and share some of your awesome blog post with my community 🙂 http://scaleitsimple.com/2017/10/20/your-invite-fall-feelings-blog-party/

    Hope to see you there! xo