Valdena done an excellent job planning a surprise party for her husband Russel. While planning this party, Valdena informed me to keep the information confidential to ensure that the party would be a great success. Once Russel entered his surprise party, I could tell he was full of emotion, excitement, and was very surprised.
The catering, and decor was done by Everyday Catering. The vases were very elegant, and sophisticated. The colors were gold, and black, and the tables were accented with beautiful dinning items. The team provided superb services to the guest by serving each guest, and ensuring that each attendee were pleased.
I truly enjoyed spending my night with Russel and his family. While attending Russel's retirement party, I've been able to learn a lot of Russel. His party was full of fun, enthusiasm, laughter, and tears. Russell retired from Santee Cooper after working 35 years. Russel's wife and family had wonderful comments about Russel's work ethic. Russel was described as a man that has worked diligently at Santee Cooper, and also at home. Russell ensured that he would teach his children good work ethic by providing them with the tools they needed to be successful. Photographing this Retirement Party gave me a chance to see how there are still great men, and Russel is indeed one of them. One thing that I've learned, is that regardless of what life brings, it's important to stick to your vision and dream as Russel did, and because he was and is so determined, he's able to retire.
One of the highlights of the night was seeing Russel dance. I could tell that he has a lot of spunk, and keeps up with modern day music. Seeing him enjoy himself at his party showed how one can always have fun! I wish Russel well, and I hope he has many more years to enjoy his family, and retirement.