(Christopher Michael Images pictures)
There are some things in life that you never see coming, and fly by before you can really take it all in. Last weekend I had the honor of producing 2 fashion shows during the Diamond Rings and Pretty Things bridal show.
Producing this fashion show pushed me in ways I had been hungry to experience, and threw curve balls that I did not expect. Some of the many moving parts involved in a fashion show like this one are getting vendors who want to show their dresses, locking down hair and makeup, and finding reliable models.
Luckily, I produced a similar show in August, so I had many of the vendor connections already. What was hardest part was finding models that were available Friday night, Saturday and Sunday, as well as having time to go to four different fittings. In the end, every model was nothing but amazing to work with and we all had a lot of fun together!
We had some bumps in the road along the way, but solving unexpected problems was all a part of the learning experience. The biggest struggle for me (and a great part at the same time) was hosting the whole show on Saturday, which prevented me from being behind the scenes with my hands in the rush of quick changes. Luckily they all lived without me, until Sunday when I was able to get back to rolling my sleeves up and diving into the work!
As much work as it was to prep for the weekend and make it through, I am sad that it is over, and that I will be in a different city before the next bridal show comes along.
Hopefully this was just the beginning of a full career of exciting opportunities like this!