2019 Blogger Xchange Xpo-Kick Off Party

We expanded the 2019 Blogger Xchange XPO to 4 days to include a Thursday Night VIP Mixer. Read all about it here to follow the weekend in order also get some background on our beginnings. Before the kick-off party, the Friday fun began. We had a group go on an xclusive Photowalk Tour of the Gulch with Christy and Abbey.  They’re the #! Nashville AirBnb Experience. Attendees got photos at some of Nashville’s most popular murals and then ended the afternoon at Winky Lux where they sipped champagne and made flower crowns. Have you been to the Nashville Winky Lux? It’s like walking into a dream, be sure to stop in their Gulch location.

My Friday night outfit was sponsored by Red Dress.

Friday night was the official kick-off party with all attendees and our sponsors. We held it at Ainsworth Nashville. It’s one of our favorite Nashville venues because it has a great front room with 2 amazing backdrops. See the amazing pictures our photographer, Moments by Mama Bear Photography captured. Little known fact, we went to high school together and it’s always fun shooting with her.

For the kick-off party, attendees enjoyed cocktails and wine from Ainsworth. They also put out a very yummy and impressive spread for us.  TIFF’S Treats came through too with the warm goodness that just makes any night perfect. Once again, we decided to switch things up this year and add a Friday night speaker(s). We had the founders and owners of Slim & Husky’s do a Q&A panel. They also provided the food for our VIP Mixer on Thursday. They talked about entrepreneurship, social media, competition and more. They def dropped some gems and left everyone motivated.

After the panel, we did a few giveaways from Beautiac that provided 2 of their VIP kits, Cracker Barrel gave 2 packed baskets of goodies and Native in Nashville provided 2 “Girl Gang” t-shirts. Attendees stayed to mingle, eat, dance and take pictures. We had a great night. Kay and I had to run out around 10:30PM as we had another early morning for the main XPO classes on Saturday. It’s a delicate balance of enjoying yourself at your own event and making sure everything runs smoothly. We have limited help so we are often running and doing things during the event, not fully enjoying. But I love it just the same.

Want to know more about the XPO weekend? Check out my Saturday and Sunday posts. Don’t worry, you can join next year. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @BloggerXchange and visit our website. See the full list of 2019 XPO sponsors below.

love,

Leigh

2019 XPO Sponsors: 

LEAD

  • Macy’s Green Hills Nashville
  • LaMarvelous Balloons

VENUES

  • The Lab Nashville
  • Ainsworth Nashville
  • Nossi College of Art
  • redpepper

FOOD & DRINKS 

  • Birdie’s Frozen Drinks
  • Boxed Water
  • Chef Batts
  • Custom Creations by Chanel
  • Deep Bay Spirits
  • Jackson Morgan Cream
  • Muddy Boot Wine
  • Rush Bowls
  • Services by Michael
  • Slim & Husky’s Pizza & Beeria
  • Taziki’s Nashville
  • Tiff’s Treats
  • Uncle Nearest Whiskey

GIFT BAGS & GIVEAWAYS

  • AILA
  • Aviate Brand
  • Bar Method
  • Bumble BFF
  • Cracker Barrel
  • First Aid Beauty
  • Gold & Ivy
  • Homesick
  • J.Crew
  • Local Coasters
  • Lyft
  • Meet Plain Jane
  • Nash Girl Skin
  • Native in Nashville
  • Ode to Self Skincare
  • Pink Lily Boutique
  • Share Love Everywhere
  • White Bison Coffee
  • Winky Lux

VENDORS

  • Esthetics By P. Brown
  • HelloWellCo
  • Shop India Marie
  • NashTN
  • Knine Sixx Strut Couture
  • Xiss & Makeup
  • Beautiac
  • Omni Massage & Beauty Bar
  • Triluna Wellness + Events
  • Her Signature Events
  • iKnead Massage Therapy

DJ, DESIGN, PHOTO & VIDEO 

  • Cassie K
  • C Roy Lens
  • Focus Outward
  • Moments by Mama Bear Photography
  • Vibe Gawds
  • Black Business Boom
  • Photowalk Tour

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