11 November 2013

The Ball

On Friday night I went to the ball. I also took a lot of photos.
These are the stories behind them that I want to remember.....


His tractor cufflinks. A little bit of humour and a little bit of love. His family roots are in the countryside.


Posing for group photos in the post room because the light was better and we needed somewhere to store our coats. We are nothing if not practical!


Dancing with the boy to jazz, to pop and everything in between. Held close or cracking out the "dad dance" moves.


Magical lights. The ball was willy wonka themed so imagine chocolate fountains, candy floss, red and white striped material and a checkered dance floor.


These girls. Housemates. Getting ready in each others bedrooms. Straighteners and curling tongs held aloft, mascara and hair pins littering the landing. Doing each others hair on the stairs and rummaging through drawers to find the spare pair of tights to lend.


This man. This look. Sitting in front of him with google opened in front of us trying to tie his bow tie. Me telling him how easy it was and then being proved categorically wrong by my several failed attempts. His ability to laugh at this, at us.


Spending the evening with a camera and my new lens and capturing the memories.


A moment captured. There was a lot of happiness that evening.

A ball definitely brings out the best: the smiles, the drinks, the dancing and the dressing up. What a treat!


17 comments:

Miriam said...

You look fabulous, I love the colour and the detail on your dress. My favourite pictures are the B&W, just gorgeous! How I wish I had been memory keeping when I was your age.

scrappyjacky said...

And what wonderful photos to capture all those magical memories.
It's true then.....Google really can do everything!!!!

Barbara Eads said...

This is the stuff of which memories are made!! So glad you documented it here. Should you decide to scrapbook it, the journaling is all done!

Sian said...

You look beautiful! I'm glad you have lots of pictures, because I just know these are ones you will want to come back to. Every one of the girls I shared with married the partner they took to our last Historical Society Ball and we are all still in touch, so TSO loves to look at the picture of all her "aunts" and "uncles" all dressed up and posing outside the student house!

Karen said...

What fun! You look stunning, and the last photo of you and The Boy is wonderful!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

You look lovely Abi. I bet you had a wonderful night with The Boy and all your house mates. I have fond memories of Uni and Navy balls. Happy times x

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

So fun, Abi! I was hoping you'd be sharing some photos. Oh my gosh, you looked beautiful, and I love the photo of you and the boy together at the end. Lovely post!!!

debs14 said...

What wonderful photos, so many happy memories captured. You'll have no trouble doing your project life this week!

Kirsty.A said...

Lovely pics. You look beautiful

Sandra said...

What a glamour bunch you all made, oh it looks like you had a fabulous evening

Sinead said...

Oh Abi, you looked so beautiful! Your dress is fab and I love all the memories you have captured in these photos. The happiness and joy of the night really comes through :) LOVE the idea that the ball was Willy Wonka themed, and the little stories about the bow tie and getting ready with your housemates. Magic :D xxx

alexa said...

And how stunning you all look! You and The Boy are such a handsome couple ...

Amy said...

Oh lovely, lovely, lovely!

Louise said...

these are so lovely Abi and you all look beautiful! Magically memories x

Rhona said...

I'm starting to catch up with blog reading and I loved this post - the thing that showed most for me was the happiness. You look glowing and all the ladies look beautiful 😃. Glad you had a wonderful time!

Beverly said...

Love the detail of the cuff links you caught and the color and fabric of your dress is fabulous. I am so glad you capture these moments, I wish I had way back in the day. You will always treasure them.

Gail said...

You all look gorgeous and I love your dress. Like your young man's cufflinks - nothing like having something that reminds you of your home.