Photoshoots and DIYs

Working for a wedding and event planner AND floral designer makes every day an adventure.

This week: RSVP Photo shoot.

RSVP magazine wanted to do some wedding inspiration and Evan was asked to be a part of it.  After changing his mind over and over, he finally settled on a Gatsby theme, and man was it beautiful!

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It wasn’t the typical neutral color pallet.  “Marsala” was the color of choice with gold and so many chandeliers! Literally had my heart thumping, partially from all the gold chivari chairs I hauled into the venue.  We set up the mock ceremony and reception at the Warehouse at Alley Station (pretty much the best new venue in Downtown Montgomery), Brendle rentals provided literally everything, Special Event Lighting, Paper Blues designed the precious invitations and menus, and cake made by Simply Sugared 🙂

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The sweetest couple came and acted as models for the shoot and brought one of their even SWEETER babies! I am pretty sure that the best part of my job is all the people that I get to meet.  Every personality is different and every second of it is a phenomenal blessing.

This group of people were a blast to be around Wednesday.  Sweetest couple award to JW and KC Godwin, and thank you for having easy names to remember. Melissa (simply sugared) was one gem to meet, so kind, generous, and an absolute God send of help that day!  Colorbox photographers (AKA perfect golden haired beauty) came and shot the whole set up and created a whole new realm of joy with her sweet personality.

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Let me tell y’all, my whole life I thought that this would be one of the easiest jobs.  You get to play with flowers, glitter, fancy photographers and be famous.

NO!

I am pretty sure that day was full of sweat, hard work, and hangry workers (hangry=angry and hungry.)

There was no time for a lunch break or even a break at all.  It’s been freezing cold for weeks now, but the day of that shoot, it was warm and rainy. The show must go on. Regardless of rain, shine, or snow, that photo shoot had to happen, and EGC rocked it.

It was lovely, classic with elegance, and it amazes me still that he can turn nothing into beauty.

The next day was a later start at the office, with less chores, so a little DIY happened.

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YEP, Evan just decided to make a random flower arrangement, for literally no reason, and it was perfect. I watched in amazement.  It literally took him 10 minutes to make.  Working for Evan, flower names have been a struggle for me to learn and memorize, or even pronounce correctly, so here it goes:

Greenery: Bay Leaf (which I thought was only for cooking, but apparently not.), Seeded Eucalyptus, leather leaf, and jasmine.

Flowers: Ivory Roses, Anemones, Ranunculus, and Protea.

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EGC even gave me some camera tips and I hashtagged him in that moment #kimboxevan.

He always says Kim Box made him everything he is today, and honestly, I believe him! So props to you Kim Box Photography, y’all know what’s up.  When Evan is being followed by the paparazzi one day (he already pretends that he is and where sunglasses inside), he will always give y’all the credit!

I never imagined myself doing what I do, but I am thankful for the knowledge I have gained, the people I have met, and the way God orchestrated it all.

5 thoughts on “Photoshoots and DIYs

  1. Evan posted to go read your blog today and when I did, I couldn’t stop. It was like reading a novel that you can’t put down! Read every one of them and enjoyed each one more than the last!
    I have know EGC since he was 3 and so proud of who he has become and the talent he has. It is evident in your blogs that you both have big hearts with “lots of LOVE” to share!!
    Keep sharing your love and encouraging others with your blog. My favorite thing is the singing videos you and Evan have shared. Need to see another soon!

  2. Laura Jean you have such an amazing way with words. You paint such a beautiful picture with each one of your posts. You truly have a gift…Can’t wait to pick that book up in the bookstore and smile because I knew you when.

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