WHEN: Thursday, May 10th, 2018


WHERE: Garden Valley Ranch


11:00am-12:00pm — Reception and Networking in the Secret Garden

12:00pm-1:00pm — Presentation by Shelley Golden, A Style Experience in the Carriage House

1:00pm-2:30pm – Lunch al fresco in the Carriage House Courtyard


About Our Program

“The Secret to an Awesome First Impression”

Does the way you look communicate your personality, intelligence competence and capability? First impressions help build a lasting trust with the person you are meeting.  It’s a combination of clothing, personal grooming, body language, etiquette as well as verbal communication. With greater confidence in how you look, you can walk into a room and have people to say…Wow!  You look amazing! You will learn: – How to accent the best features for your body type – Best fits for your body – How to make it look expensive when it’s not – Enhances others’ perception of you – Rock that first impression – Gain confidence to help you do… what you do


About Our Speaker

Shelley Golden, Personal Stylist & Image Consultant, A Style Experience

Shelley Golden is the owner of A Style Experience and has been a Fashion Stylist and Personal Branding Image Consultant for professional men and women and corporations for over 20 years.She fuses her knowledge and skills as a tailor, seamstress, costume designer, costume historian and deep passion and in-depth knowledge of textiles to help people look and feel amazing through their clothing and overall image. Shelley presented some of the original “Dress for Success” workshops when it first came out to multinational companies and educational institutions.She takes pride in really getting to know her clients on a personal level to bring out each individual’s style based on their interests, body shape, coloring, and overall way of life in a fun and non-judgemental way. Shelley incorporates her influences and experience of living in Europe and the Middle East for 15 years into a Californian style with a European flair! … and always aims for the “Wow! You look. Shelley earned a B.S. degree in Textiles and Business from Arizona State University.



About our Venue

Garden Valley Ranch is a five-acre working rose farm and rose nursery. Originally built by Harrison Mecham as a daughter’s wedding present in the 1880s, the ranch was also once part of a cattle ranch, a dairy farm and then a rose farm. In 2017, the Yau family, headed by siblings Jessica and Justin, became stewards of this unique flower farm. Along with their team, they have been working tirelessly to curate beauty at the ranch and implementing natural, sustainable and pollinator-friendly practices. Our roses are grown outdoors without chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Working with nature produces the best, most beautiful outcomes. They hope to share this hidden gem with neighbors and visitors of beautiful Sonoma County!


Thank you to our Incredible Vendors!

Venue: Garden Valley Ranch Photography: Holly D Photography  Rentals: Big 4 Party Rentals  & Wildflower Linen   Caterer: Carrie Dove Catering

Dessert: Supreme Sweets Bakery Entertainment: Schultz Entertainment Experience  Florals: Pollen Floral   Photo Booth: Blooming Photo Booth