Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fluttering About and Braving the Storm!

Photos Top to Bottom:
The Butterflies and L&Jay Productions at our Open House, The bar at the Germantown Bridal Show, The "Ice" table design before the storm in the polar bear exhibit at the Zoo

The Butterflies have been very busy over the past few weeks! In addition to transforming the events of our existing clients (LOVE!) we have been having fun doing extra event design and promotion for the company. Lately we have designed tables at the Zoo to be featured in Southern Bride Magazine, hosted an open house to celebrate our new showroom design, and participated in a bridal show in Germantown. Not to mention we have had a blast going to other open houses and social gatherings, including the NACE Gala at the Peabody! We love our fellow event industry people here in the Mid-South and have had a wonderful Fall so far.

Not only have our flutters about town been fun, but they continue to provide us with interesting and unique scenarios that we gain experience from. By this time, you should know from reading this blog that no matter how prepared you are, no matter how hard you plan and plot to execute a perfect look... there are certain things that can go wrong that you have no control over. For instance, the weather. With the years of event planning under the SB belt, we are obviously aware of this. We have come to realize that as long as there is a "Plan B" thought out, you will not need it. However, for the Southern Bride shoot there was not really an available "Plan B" as the tables were shot outside at Teton Trek and in the Polar Bear Exhibit at the Zoo (and there were no guests to consider for tent purposes). After hours of meticulous table design, set up, tweaking, moving wine bucket birds nests "a little to the left" and making sure every votive was lit- BOOM. Thunder pealed across the sky and the downpour hit faster than we could get the camera equipment under cover. This is when we have to put mind over matter and be troopers. We got soaked to the bone shielding the soup shots with our torsos and hands and realizing that barefoot was the only way to stomp through the puddles. Donny the photographer pushed through the storm, put his equipment at risk, and still managed to get the perfect shots. We were able to shoot the rest of the Ice Table looks inside the frigid Polar Bear underwater viewing area and shivered as we arranged white orchids around blue ice martinis. When it was all said and done, the shoot was a success. Just another day at the office, sacrificing whatever necessary to pull off a fab look!

So, when push comes to shove, we are your gals to brave the storm and make sure, that whatever the circumstances, your event is one to remember!

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