Gosh, I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since I’ve written a blog post! As creatives, we tend to juggle so many projects along with life and I had to step back from the blog for a bit. First off, work has been kicking my butt, no complaints there. Booked and blessed okurrrrr! Secondly, I had to focus on my event planning side for a bit, more on that later.
I am grateful for every chance that I get to be creative. Whether that’s styling someone for a photo shoot, writing, and giving input at work, it fuels me. So while on this hiatus, I was able to be the Creative Director for a 40th Birthday Photo Shoot. Even though it was for a family member, I still got to be hands-on with the project, I’ll share a couple of images below.
These images led up to an amazing dinner cruise on the Hudson via the Cloud 9 IV yacht charter. We have been planning this party since February and if I do say so myself, it was a HUGE success. I have planned events before, remember this? But this cruise was my biggest production, to date. I say to date because I am so inspired to explore this more and add it to my services. Here are a few images from the party:
It means a lot when my family and friends trust me with some of the big events in their life. This event was a huge milestone and I hope the memories created will last a lifetime. It wouldn’t have my stamp of approval if I didn’t support Women as much as possible even in event production. I would like to take this time to shout out a few of the amazing Women vendors we used:
- Shanta Covington Photography for capturing over 1,000 images from the evening!
- K & T Party Designs for bringing the decor vision to life.
- Marry Me Magazines for creating the most beautiful programs for the event.
- Crown Candle Co. for the diligent effort on the personalized candle favors.
- Cakes By Violet for the Chanel Inspired Cake.
School is out, so the boys are home. You know we don’t do camp, remember this post? But I have come to realize, next Summer may require something to keep them on track as they are getting older. This year with my hectic work schedule, I couldn’t find one to accommodate us in my price range. These kids are expensive y’all!!!
All in all, I am blessed. Summer brings a different kind of energy and I love it! What have you all been up to? Let’s catch up in the comments! What do you guys have planned for Summer? And before I let you go, the budget shopping hasn’t stopped. This dress was $14 from Primark! They do not have a shoppable e-commerce site, but I’ve linked a similar one here and here. Thank you so much for sticking around and your continued support!