Getting published as a writer whether online or in print delights me immensely, and it's an achievement I always look forward to. However, as a project manager, getting published is not a priority. Honestly, it's not something I think about or desire. It did not occur to me to get a project or event published until it happened.
At the end of May, the first project I managed in 2018, a bridal styled shoot for Grace + Ivory, was featured in 100 Layer Cake.
My reaction to the news was tamed. Don't get me wrong, I was happy, but I was not bubbling over with joy like I do when I see my byline in a magazine. After much thought, I am realizing that for me as a project manager, the successful execution of a project and event is the cake, and getting the project published is the icing. The joy I feel when I write and the words tumble off my mind and fingers onto the page is the same joy I feel when I'm planning, vetting vendors, finding venues, and creating timelines. However, the over the top joy I feel when I see my words published is the same over the top joy I feel when a project and event is successfully executed and closed out. I was the last person to leave the venue for the Grace + Ivory shoot, and I remember floating on air knowing all the planning came to a good end.
I get different feels from the two different work I do and that is okay. I can live with that, because either way, God wins! .
So with that being said, take a look at the spring inspired shoot I coordinated and managed for Grace + Ivory. The focus was on gold accents, pops of spring hues, and fresh and bright blooms. I LOVE the bouquet and the flowers suspended in tubes. Below are a few more images, and you best believe #adeolamanagedit.
Here are the amazing vendors that worked on the shoot with me:
Photography: Lauren Louise Photo | Venue: Ajax DC | Planning: AdeOla Fadumiye | Styling & Floral: Rocking Bird Flower Co. | Hair: Tress Hair Co. | Makeup: Valerie Hammer Makeup Artistry | Invitations: Kelly McTamney Harms of Staccato Invites | Cake: Fleur and Flour | Furniture: Something Vintage Rentals |Dress: Grace + Ivory |Bridal Hairpiece & Earrings: Little Things Borrowed | Menswear: Ezra Paul Clothing | Rings: Mallory Shelter Jewelry |Bride: Anna Henry |Groom: Erich Morse