Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Graduation Ball


I'm so excited to share some of the photos from the Graduation Ball.  It was definitely one of the highlights of the week! 


It was a black tie event and originally I was planning on making a gown, but I decided to wear one of the gowns I'd already made!  David helped me choose between the two gowns (this one--a 1934 pattern from Wearing History and my 'Serenity' gown) and the Wearing History gown was the clear winner.


This one has really neat art deco detailing on the back.  What's that in the background, you ask?

Why, it's a giant ice sculpture of one of the university buildings....


It's not just any ice sculpture, but one that has a long straw inside.  You can pour your drink in the top and then catch it in your mouth at the bottom (eeeewwww....)  As you can imagine, the ice sculpture had its own guard (teehee).

While we didn't put our mouths anywhere near the ice scuplture, we did partake of another cool treat--ice cream!  There was also live music, free champagne and lots of socializing!


And of course, fun photos! Hats off to all the grads!!

36 comments:

  1. Wonderful, wonderful photos!!! You both look gorgeous and I'm very jealous of that ice cream!!!

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  2. House Of PinheiroJune 28, 2012 11:05 PM

    you both look so great ! that ice cream photo is killing me.. i love ice cream 

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  3. y'all are one big piece of happy.

    kudos to the committee to make the ball awesome. ice cream?! YEAH!

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  4. Congratulations David! You too look utterly adroable! Love the last picture with the hats ;) x

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  5. You both look gorgeously stunning! Love the crimson on you :)

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  6. Thank you - it's all due to Debi's effort and talent.

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  7. Thank you - I love the way Debi looks in that gown.   I'm hoping she'll make it again in blue.  I think it would look amazing on her.

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  8. Thank you!
    The photos were Debi's idea and I'm very glad she suggested it.  The photographers were very nice, and had lots of fun props.  Debi chose the hats.  I'd opted out of the formal graduation photos but these were fun and natural. 

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  9. Ha ha ha.  Yes, we are. 
    St Andrews knows how to throw a good shindig.  Ice Cream is always made available from our local parlour, Janetta's, and it's usually a welcome treat at just the right point in the evening.
    The bar area was insane, so it was nice to sneak off together and just watch the slot car races, have some 'scream, take photos, and have a few dances before we got together with the big group.

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  10. Thank you!
    Seems there are more than a few ice cream fans.   We'll have to include a trip to either Janetta's or a parlour in Edinburgh for the next sew meet-up!

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  11. Jessica CangianoJune 29, 2012 6:33 AM

    You both look so elegantly chic! I adore the rich, regal hue of your ruby gown. 

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  12. you both look lovely and your dress is beautiful Debi, the colour really suits you.

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  13. You both look gorgeous! David, your outfit turned out great, I'm really impressed by your dedication and your sewing skills! Debi, you're lovely as always. The dress fits you so well, and the colour is perfect for you. I'm sure the pair of you quite stole the show! ; )

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  14. AUGH!  What a fabby night!  You guys look so great!

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  15. you both look positively spiffing ;-)  Really smart.  Congrats to the graduates too!

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  16. You look so lovely!

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  17. You look great - that dress is gorgeous!  Just looking at the pictures, I can totally 'feel' how luxurious it is to wear!

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  18. Great photos. You guys look radiant! 

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  19. Love the gown!! Simply beautiful. :)

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  20. Debi, you look beautiful, that gown was the perfect choice. David, you looks so handsome! I have to just say, I followed your progress on the Bonnie Prince Charlie jacket with real interest, it turned out perfectly and I'm sure your graduation was extra special because it was all such a team effort! Congratulations. x

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  21. I want a week where this is one of the highlights heehee! It is all deserved - you two have worked so hard, not just on your gorgeous clothes but on getting the degree in the first place. You have earned the icecream, glamour and fun. Congratulations to you both xo

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  22.  Thank you, MrsC!

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  23. Thank you, Jane!
    Yes, Debi looked absolutely stunning, and I felt very proud to have her on my arm at such a grand event.   The outfit did turn out perfectly, and I'm still receiving compliments on it.

    Graduation was indeed extra special because of it.

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  24. Thank you, Sue.
    Yes, she looked amazing in it.   I'm hoping she'll sew another version in blue.   Dark blue with powder/light blue highlights.  

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  25. Thank you, Seersucker Sally!

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  26. Thank you, To Boldly Sew (the Trekkie in me salutes you)!

    The dress is one of my all time favourites of Debi's projects.   I'm hoping she'll make another sometime in the near future.

    Of course, that means, I'll have to find another event for her to wear it to...

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  27. Thank you, Sarah.

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  28. She does, doesn't she?

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  29. Thank you, Kristen.
    Yes, it was a great night - one I will never forget!

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  30. Thank you, Erika.   I honestly do not have any skills - Debi did the hardest parts, and her attention to detail and true skill was evident in every stitch.  I sewed on buttons, hand-stitched the bowtie, and ironed the lapels into submission.   Debi did all the hard work.

    Debi does look amazing in that dress  - it's truly one of my top favourites in her collection.   I really want her to make it in blue as well.   I love it when she wears blue.   That said, she sizzles in red, and I hope to find another occasion for her to wear this outfit.

    I really enjoyed overhearing the comments from other women at the ball - St Andrews is a very "posh" fashion-conscious crowd; her gown really stood out, and the fashionistas took notice.

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  31. Thank you, Your Majesty!

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  32. Thank you, Jessica!

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  33. ConstantlyAliceJuly 03, 2012 4:29 PM

    You look gorgeous :)

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  34. What great photos of the two of you!  You both look fantastic :)

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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