Last November (2011) we were honored that Pocketbook Magazine asked us to style a little party for their focus group. The party was to be called Holiday Glam. Needless to say, we were really excited about it! I remember this party so well because we were getting ready for Adventures in Paradise, which was a major destination undertaking for our company. Although this was a small party, we still wanted to add subtle touches that exhibited grand style. I mean after all, it was to be glamorous, right? So, of course we planned, toiled and executed. We received great feedback from Pocketbook and guests. I mean, I was proud. I was even more proud that I was able to produce a design scheme that was out of my comfort zone (in terms of color...I have never fancied red...its a childhood thing :-). But really, it was a nice, intimate gathering with fabulous details. So you're thinking, there should be no problem, right? Wrong.
Planners, have you ever been a position where you worked SO hard and then you see the photos from the event and you're like "uhhhh...this is so does not tell the whole story!" What do you do? Do you hide your pictures from the world, or do you show them off anyway? Do you think it reflects poorly on you as the designer, or do you simply suck it up and say...things happen?
Don't get me wrong...the photographer did a great job, but there were details that were not captured. It wasn't really anyone's fault, just lack of communication. At every event our resident photoghager is on hand (my lovely hubby) to take pictures to chronicle our work. And we did the same this time. BUT unfortunately the pictures never made it to my online server and puff...gone.
The photos never ran in the publication because the publisher felt the same way I did, and I made the decision not to share them. But then I got to thinking, why not share them? It was my work, the client was pleased and the photos may not show the whole picture, but the attendees experienced it and that is what matters. So with that said I present Holiday Glam :-). I am proud of EVERYTHING we do...so I hope you enjoy.
Like I said the photographer Danica Spears took LOVELY photos and I appreciate her!