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Present a Tuscan Editorial retreat
nestled in the rolling hills of chianti

Nestled in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, our exclusive retreat offers wedding professionals from all industries an unparalleled escape to recharge and rejuvenate. This getaway is designed to blend relaxation with inspiration, providing a serene backdrop of rolling hills, picturesque vineyards, and charming villas. Attendees will indulge in classic Italian experiences, including gourmet dining featuring local delicacies, hands on painting session of the Tuscan Countryside,  local wine tour, and conversations led by industry experts. Whether wandering through historic towns, shooting our curated editorial alongside KT,  or simply unwinding by the pool, this retreat promises to elevate the mind and spirit, leaving you refreshed and ready to infuse your wedding business with renewed passion and creativity.

September 1-5, 2024

Tuscany Retreat

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8 Seats Remaining

For more than a decade, Amberly has had the privilege of creating beautiful events in destinations around the world at the helm of Wrennwood Events and guiding others in the wedding industry to new places looking to expand their businesses to new markets.

Working seamlessly with our team, we are looking forward to inviting you on this Italian Editorial Retreat where we are combining your love for luxury with the opportunity to explore new destinations and capture beautiful content.

DESTINATION EVENT PLANNER

Amberly odom

FOUNDER AND HOST

KT Merry has traversed the globe shooting exclusive destination weddings as well as wedding and fashion editorials. She has been named a Top Wedding Photographer by Harper's Bazaar, Martha Stewart Weddings, and The Knot, and a Rising Star by Photo District News Magazine.

KT is known for her impactful education and leading hundreds of students to uplevel their businesses  through The Abundance Plan. 

PHOTOGRAPHER AND EDUCATOR

KT MERRY

EDUCATOR AND EDITORIAL HOST

As a destination wedding photographer, copywriter, and educator, Jenna combines a trained art director's eye with a decade of industry experience and a background in English education. Specializing in capturing authentic moments and crafting compelling narratives for couples and creatives, Jenna helps couples, wedding professionals and brands discover their unique voice and aesthetic. With a passion for storytelling and a commitment to personalization, Jenna ensures that every client's journey is reflected authentically. 

photographer and copywriter

Jenna Wren

EDUCATOR

Registration now open •  payment plans available •  limited seats

Here is what our attendees are saying

The Editorial Experiences has been a wonderful experience and shifted my mindset to new heights and cannot recommend them enough: You meet incredible people , vendors and mentors from around the world and also wonderful to break into destination weddings.

Laura Perez

 I loved every second of The Editorial Experiences. The educators that you hand selected were very knowledgeable and equally inspiring. I learned so much. I literally took 32 pages of notes to try to capture every word. I have been following the work of many of them for years. I loved working with KT Merry! I have been following her work for 8 years. She is like a celebrity to me, so to have the opportunity to work side by side with her was a pinch myself moment. Your work at Vizcaya was jaw-dropping. Every single inch of Vizcaya was beautifully designed from the textiles to the models, everything was so stunning. 

Chelsey Black

This has been beyond what I expected, better than what I could’ve possibly expect. I had a point in the editorial that as a filmmaker, I just have so much creative juices. The technical knowledge working with models working with other vendors and it’s just really been eye-opening I just want to thank the airport experience for putting this together and how I merely part of this awesome, awesome, a few days here.

Michael Flack

  • The full retreat takes place September 1, 2024 with check-in and welcome at 5pm and ends on September 5, 2024 with check-out at 10am. 

  • The editorial workshop takes place on September 4, 2024 at Villa di Geggiano. Exact timing to be determined. 

dates

DATES

  • 5 days, 4 nights accomodations at the gorgeous Casalta di Pesa in Chianti.
  • Single (limited availability) and Double Occupancy Rooms available
  • 10 max attendees
  • All meals included
  • Exploration of local village including San Gimignano and Castellina in Chianti
  • Guided Watercolor Painting Session of the Chianti Hillside
  • Wine Tour and Tasting at local vineyard
  • Tuscan Cooking Class
  • Leisure time available to explore or rest
  • New Headshots 
  • Access to shooting a curated wedding editorial at the immaculate Villa di Geggiano in SIena Italy alongside KT Merry

Note: Airfare & ground transportation to/from villa before & after retreat is not included.  

retreat

INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT

peek inside what it's all about

This insider peek is from our large group workshops. While this retreat is not the exact format, we are bringing back all of the key elements plus all of the relaxing and adventures of the retreat alongside our A-List team.

Accommodations

Beautiful stone Tuscan hamlet dating back to the 16th century comprising 9 double occupancy rooms spread amongst 4 apartments allowing for privacy. Each apartment is full of natural light and comes equipped with a fully furnished kitchen, shared living room area perfect for cozy conversations. There are 3 private rooms available for an additional $1000.

This property still shows the blazon of the astronomer Galileo Galilei who stayed in this hamlet many years and drew inspiration from the beauties of the surrounding landscape. 


stay

CURATED experiences

experiences

Exploration of local village including San Gimignano 

Wine Tour and Tasting at local vineyard

Tuscan Cooking Class

Guided Watercolor Painting Session of the Chianti Hillside

Channel your inner Da Vinci, live out your dreams of becoming a sommelier or earn your Michelin star from a local Nonna through our curated and authentic Italian experiences.

Day One

Welcome at Casalta di Pesa at 5pm
Get settled into your rooms
Dinner at 7pm

Day Two

Morning Yoga or Group Walks (or rest)
Afternoon Pasta Making Culinary Class
Village Exploration and Small Group free time in San Gimignano
Dinner in San Gimignano

Day Three

Guided discussions and small group time
Watercolor Painting Class
Afternoon Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting
Dinner

Day Four

Editorial Day with KT Merry at Villa di Geggiano
Farewell Dinner

Day Five

Breakfast and Depart


schedule

SCHEDULE

"Experience the magic of Italy with us and transform your wedding business into an artistic force to be reckoned with."

Join Us!

Editorial

editorial

Immerse yourself in an unparalleled experience at the stunning Villa di Geggiano, where renowned photographer KT Merry leads a curated wedding editorial designed to elevate your portfolio and inspire your creative vision. This exclusive event offers wedding professionals the opportunity to collaborate with top-tier vendors in a picturesque Tuscan setting, creating breathtaking imagery that captures the essence of luxury and romance.



















HIGHLIGHTS

- **GUIDED PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS**: LEARN DIRECTLY FROM KT MERRY AS SHE SHARES HER EXPERT TECHNIQUES AND ARTISTIC APPROACH IN HANDS-ON PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS. CAPTURE THE MAGIC OF VILLA DI GEGGIANO’S EXQUISITE ARCHITECTURE AND LUSH GARDENS, CREATING TIMELESS IMAGES THAT WILL ENHANCE YOUR PORTFOLIO.

- **STYLED SETUPS**: EXPERIENCE BEAUTIFULLY CURATED SETUPS FEATURING HIGH-END FLORAL DESIGNS, COUTURE BRIDAL FASHION, AND BESPOKE DECOR ELEMENTS. EACH SCENE IS METICULOUSLY DESIGNED TO REFLECT THE LATEST TRENDS IN LUXURY WEDDINGS, PROVIDING YOU WITH STUNNING BACKDROPS FOR YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY.

- **COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT**: NETWORK AND COLLABORATE WITH A SELECT GROUP OF WEDDING PROFESSIONALS, INCLUDING PLANNERS, FLORISTS, AND DESIGNERS. EXCHANGE IDEAS, GAIN NEW INSIGHTS, AND BUILD LASTING CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE INDUSTRY.

- **EXCLUSIVE ACCESS**: ENJOY EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE HISTORIC VILLA DI GEGGIANO, A VENUE RENOWNED FOR ITS ELEGANCE AND CHARM. CAPTURE THE BEAUTY OF ITS INTERIORS AND GROUNDS, PROVIDING A PERFECT SETTING FOR YOUR EDITORIAL WORK.

editorial location

The Italian-Style Garden, surrounded by a high wall crowned with terracotta vases and statues, was also designed in 1768. The Piazzone, laid out parallel to the front of the Villa, is composed of lawns edged with low box hedges and ending at its southern side with the Teatro di Verzura. This raised open-air theatre is surrounded by tall laurel hedges and consists of a proscenium made up of twin arches, surmounted by pediments holding the crests of the Bianchi Bandinelli and Chigi Zondadari families.

villa di geggiano

We’re less focused on perfectly taught courses with exact steps to accomplish your goals and more on coming together as a mastermind of industry creatives to dialogue, discuss and learn from each other

how to leverage a curated editorial for growth in your portfolio

The language of luxury: infusing luxury in your brand

create a business for the long game approach

how to develop an abundance mindset as you move into a luxury market

an authentic approach to building lasting relationships

topics

Our luxury retreat in Italy is the perfect setting to enhance your wedding business. With world-class mentors and stunning surroundings, you’ll leave inspired and equipped for greater success.

Ready to breathe life into your career?

I'm So Excited To See You Thrive.

The world needs your artistry, your voice, your perspective.  Embark on a five day adventure that sparks creativity, connections you to your soul, and brings your brand to life.

Payment Plans Available
up to 18 months

Editorial Workshop Only

$7800

Investment

$1000 deposit

remaining payment due by August 1st.

Multiple Payment Options to Support You & WHere You're At

Payment Options

Payment plans are available at checkout and can be extended for up to 18 months. 

If you choose a payment plan, you can apply that to your deposit, remaining balance or the full retreat ticket. 

private rooms

We have 4 private rooms available for an additional $1000. These are not listed on the website to purchase, however, if you want to check availability, please email us at hello@theeditorialexperiences.com. 

if you would like to room with a specific attendee, please make sure to list them on the form at checkout. Otherwise, we will be assigning roomates 15 days prior to the retreat.

Michael Flack

Pam, Culture Theory

Alexis Lunsford

Madison Dennis

The workshop was so incredibly & thoughtfully curated, from the welcome dinner, to the educational sessions, to the shoot day itself. All of the other attendees were just lovely, and the educators & mentors were extremely knowledgeable. Networking with them was a delight and an added bonus to the overall workshop experience. It was a joy to be able to be a part of such a momentous event!

"The education part was one of my favorites, just because we had to sit down with everyone, and really kind of glean from their knowledge in their expertise on how to be in this market as a newer photographer in this luxury realm"

"This is one of the best editorials I have ever experienced and I would do it again in a heartbeat!"

This has been better than anything I could have ever expected. I have gained to much technical knowledge, this has been 

Frequently asked questions

IS THE WORKSHOP FOR ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS?

The editorial experiences are for those who have a business - whether new or established - and are confident in their basic skills, but are looking to truly uplevel their business, dive deeper, raise their prices, reach big goals, and gain a fresh perspective.

FAQ

Is this workshop only for photographers and filmmakers?

No. While all of The editorial experiences have an editorial component, this retreat is designed to create a gathering of like minded, wedding industry creatives, of multiple backgrounds, looking to discover new inspiration, grow in their passions.

what will the editorial day entail?

KT Merry will be leading our editorial day at Villa di Geggiano where she recently created the stunning monique lhuillier bridal campaign. We are working hand-in-hand to curate a spectacular editorial day that will be filled with multiple looks featuring couture gowns, lush florals, and spectacular details. Our attendees will get to photograph inside and outside of the Villa as well as a ceremony set for 50 guests, reception tables, and complete details.

She will be instructing throughout the day and give you an insite to her process and help you flourish in your own creativity.

Is this workshop only for photographers and filmmakers?

While all of The editorial experiences have an editorial component, this retreat is designed to create a gathering of like minded, wedding industry creatives, of multiple backgrounds, looking to discover new inspiration, grow in their passions.

If I'm not a photographer, Why should I attend?

Have you ever heard the saying, "Get in the room"? true connections and real human interaction with those you work alongside and admire in our industry are the best way to excel and lift each other up. Our goal is to facilitate meaningful conversations and connect you as you level up.

If you have any other questions, please reach out to us directly at hello@theeditorialexperiences.com

if you would like to here from other's experiences at our workshop, we are happy to connect you with others.