Prom was perfect! Picture heavy post ahead, #sorrynotsorry because I loved the night and loved the people so much that I have to share it all. Everyone looked amazing and the whole getting ready, arriving, the evening itself (and of course the after-party 😀 ) was so much fun. Thank you everyone who made the night so special! For one night, prom gets a hell of a lot of hype, but it definitely lived up to expectations. I wanna do the whole thing over and over!
More on my ‘dress’ later… my earrings and arm cuff were both from Topshop.
These girls in particular made the night such fun! Left to right – me, Saskia, Beth, Hanna, Bella, Katie and Georgie. We’ve become so close over the past few years and I honestly couldn’t ask for a better group of friends. They’ve made school the best it could be and I’ll miss our lunchtimes together everyday so much. We’re pretty much splitting our group in half going to different colleges in September but I’m sure we’ll still stay close forever. I think our outfits all go together quite nicely too 😉
Georgie’s a familiar face on here by now. Her dress was so cute and fairylike and was actually made by her sister. That girl’s got sewing skills for sure!
So shock horror… my Alfred Angelo prom ‘dress’ wasn’t a dress! You could barely tell it was a jumpsuit until I hoiked it up to walk up stairs (not easy with a drink and bag in hand I tell you… that wasn’t graceful), but I loved that it was just a little bit different. Definitely fun to swoosh about in! I wrote about my prom dress shopping experience at Dan Kerr back here and said that my face lit up when I tried a particular outfit on – the fact that this one had trousers definitely had something to do with why!
Bit of a high neck theme for Saskia, Hanna and me…
Can’t believe I’m not gonna see this adorable face every day anymore! We’ll still see each other at dancing every week (ballet buddies since 2003) but it’ll not be quite the same. Love you lots Hanna you beaut!
I decided to do all my hair and makeup myself rather than going to a salon or counter. Was definitely taking a risk given my fringe has a mind of its own but I think I did an alright job, if I do say so myself! Might do a prom hair/makeup post sometime.
Of course the boys all looked fabulous in their suits too! Ben’s my adopted cousin because his gran lives next door and has adopted me as an extra grandchild so that totally makes sense.
My favourites again, minus Georgie because she was too busy faffing about with something or other. I honestly loved everyone’s dresses (and my jumpsuit hehe) and think everyone’s outfit was absolutely perfect for them.
Bella looked amazing in her sparkly mini!
Unfortunately the only picture with our cars is one I had to nab from Facebook, but we were the luckiest ever with transport. Bella’s dad and his friends kindly offered to take us in their Austin Healeys and MGA, so a big thank you to Michael, John, Francis and Andrew for taking us there in style!
Only Holly could pull off floor length silver sequins! We’ve been through nursery, primary and high school together so going our separate ways now is a little sad. Prom was the first time we’ve all had a night together as a year group and also probably the last. Talk about bittersweet!
Cutest history teacher ever, I love Miss Klunder to bits.
BALDRY <3 Ich liebe dich Frau Baldry. Es hat so viel Spaß gemacht und ich konnte du bestimmt nie vergesse!
Credit for me being able to string a half decent sentence together goes to Mrs Allen; best English teacher going.
Couldn’t let this post go without a mention to my headteacher Mr Morris. Quoting him from my report this year ‘I appreciate Lily’s timely advice on how to run the school’. You know what sir, you haven’t heard half of it yet, must nip back sometime!
Thank you so much to all my teachers, you’ve all been great! Sorry I couldn’t get pictures of everyone. Mr Brady especially, who’s been by far the funniest head of year there ever could be.
Thank you Mammy for being photographer for the night! I could go on posting a bajillion pictures but I’d probably best stop now. Major overuse of exclamation marks too, I know, but my face was hurting from smiling all night and I think they convey that pretty well.
Until this week I’d been willing exams to be over, but of course their end also brings the end of my time at high school. Thanks everyone for making it such a great time!