BlogFete 2012 Recap

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!! Just getting back into the swing of things after coming back from BlogFete 2012. It was such an amazing experience. Connecting with creative & motivating people was my absolutely favorite part! I really enjoyed listening to the speakers as they shared their experiences and knowledge and meeting the incredible group of attendees.

I just want to take a second to thank Melissa {Truly Chic Inspirations}, Carmen {The Flair Exchange} and Michele {Intrigue Design Studio}. All the hard work that these three ladies put into BlogFete was noticed. Every detail was covered – from the adorable logo cups to the afternoon cupcakes, tirimisu & box of chocolate covered oreos! You know the way to my heart is coffee + sweets. I was in heaven! But seriously, it was incredible. Thank you for creating such a warm and welcoming environment. {Note: Remembering my experience at BlogFete brings a big smile to my face}.

The speakers were beyond incredible. Each one brought a unique perspective and “dropped some knowledge on me”. Lauren Grove {Every Last Details} inspired me to “find my voice” when blogging. Bonnie Upright {Upright Public Relations} inspired me to think deep about my brand and the emotional connection that one would feel about it. Michele Pentecost {Intrigue Design Studio} shared amazing tips on blog design. Alex & Joey {The Yum Yum Truck} shared their experiences on running a local business + their delicious cupcakes! Carrie Sellman {Halfed Baked – The Cake Blog} shared what works and what doesn’t when it comes to getting featured. Kori Clark {Paper & Pigtails} shared the importance of connecting and did it through beautiful visual quotes. My favorite quote: “Connect with the Like-Minded Driven Creative Focused Stylish Fun Positive”.  Last but certainly not least the wonderful emcee, Theresa Edwards-Capen {Lauren Mckinsey}. Here’s a peek at the presenters doing there thing and one of Melissa smiling:

Here’s a peek at my pictures from BlogFete 2012. Thank you again Melissa, Carmen, Michele and all the presenters & attendees.  It was a phenomenal experience and can’t wait for the next one.

I’m very motivated to share what Deliciously Darling Events is all about via this blog. I will be giving you behind-the-scene peeks into what I’m working on, my fun experiences as an event planner & event designer & stylist, what motivates and inspires me and finally how to do some of the crafty things that I do! xoxo – Dina

PS: Thank you, Thank you Melissa who took the time to take me to Harry Potter’s Wizarding World on Sunday! I had an absolute blast with her and of course I had to take a few pics :). If you are ever in Orlando and love Harry Potter, this is so the place for you!


  1. Awe, thanks for all the love! It was an amazing weekend and I can’t wait to see you again. You are such a talented ,driven, and crafty gal.

    • http://Dina says

      Thank YOU for letting me join in the BlogFete fun. It was amazing! Thanks again for HP world, you are the bestest. Wishing you the very best. xoxo

  2. you already know how i feel about you! great recap and photos. i realized we didn’t even get a picture together, so now you have to come back next year!

    • http://Dina says

      <3!!! I know. I just realized we didn't post for a pic too. Awh, thanks for keeping in touch sweetie. You are amazing and I'm so thrilled we had a chance to connect. xoxo

  3. So glad we got to meet! : )

  4. Love to you my sweet friend! It was such a pleasure to meet you and share in all the inspiration and fun at Blog Fete. Looking forward to keeping in touch!
    Fabulous post! xoxo

    • http://Dina says

      MARY!!! It was amazing meeting you and bonding. You are a wonderful & sweet lady. Hope we meet again soon.

  5. You’re too cute! Love all of your photos — they truly capture just how amazing the weekend was! 🙂

    • http://Dina says

      <3 Awh. I feel the same way about you. You are just so sweet and huge Congrats on the new site - ps, I'll be emailing about those cookies soon ;).

  6. Dina, you are even more fabulous in person! Such a pleasure meeting you!! What a great recap, it was truly a great event and I’m also taking home a great learning experience…thanks for sharing!

  7. Love all of the photos! Thanks so much for joining it was great getting to meet you.

  8. Had such an amazing time with everyone…amazing recap Dina! xoxo

  9. Awesome post!!! So great meeting you! Blog Fete rocked! : )

  10. OH Dina, this is fantastic!! You are such a warm, bubbly, creative, and driven person and I feel so lucky I had the chance to meet you! I can’t wait to see how your business grows and I can’t wait to see you again! xoxo

    • http://Dina says

      Thanks SO much Kori!!! I feel the same exact way about you. You are so wonderful + inspiring. So glad we had a chance to connect.

  11. Your post “looks” great! 😉 Thanks for such sweet sentiments. Great recap! I’m so glad we were finally able to meet and I look forward to the next one!

    • http://Dina says

      Thanks so much Michele 😉 White space is my friend. It was so wonderful meeting you and hope I get to see you again soon. xoxo

  12. http://Gretchen%20@%20Three%20Little%20Monkeys%20Studio says

    I love this post, the picture and that I got to meet someone as awesome as you. I am so excited to follow you as you grow this awesome business. You have so much talent, my friend! XOXOX

    P.S. I hate having my picture taken, and I’ve got to say that is first picture I’ve like in years! So funny!

    • http://Dina says

      You are beautiful sweetie! 🙂 So wonderful to meet you in person. You are amazing. xoxo

  13. I’m so bummed I couldn’t go! Looks like it was an amazing event. Your recap shows just how awesome Melissa is and what a great group she was able to put together to pull off an amazing event! I hope she brings it West Coast!


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