Saturday, July 31, 2010

Brianna's Debutante Ball...

Brianna was presented at the Tenison Woods College Debutante Ball on Friday, July 30, 2010 and was partnered by her friend, Alex.
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We stayed at a lovely Bed & Breakfast called Colhurst House. Our host, Patty, generously let us have the run of the house for photographs. There are 6 rooms, each beautifully decorated and pristinely maintained. Olde world charm with modern appointments.
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Our breakfast this morning was home cooked and delicious. The fruit salad compote comprised finely diced and chopped watermelon, apple, banana, strawberries, honeydew melon, mandarin with fresh red currants, blue berries and mulberries, topped with vanilla yoghurt - heaven! Then I had 2 perfectly poached eggs on toast with bacon and a lovely strong plunger coffee to finish.
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This is the sitting room at Colhurst House.
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The front entrance to this majestic old building.
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Colhurst House was built in 1877
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Brianna's hair was styled by her cousin, Bianca.
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Our beautiful daughter, Brianna, all ready for the Ball.
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We had a professional photographer do lots of pictures of Brianna and her friend, Maddy.
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Don't they look like two Southern Belles, decending the staircase?
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Alex & Brianna - the partners all wore black tail coats with gold waist coats and cravats and white gloves.
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Kirby & Brianna
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Alex & Brianna with Maddy & Euan
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Maddy and Brianna have been best friends since Yr 8 in High School...
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Clowning around for the photographer...
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The stage theme for the evening was a flower shop - each debutante was presented with their bouquet by their partner who selected the flowers from the florist in the shop.
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Here Brianna is presented to the college Principal and Father Richard, the college/parish priest.
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Finally, the presentation is finished and they get ready for their dance, entitled the Lily of the Valley Waltz.
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After the official dance, the girl's fathers and the partner's mothers were asked to join them for an informal dance. Angus was very proud of Brianna.
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18 Debutantes
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Alex and Maddy (her bouquet was tulip buds with feathers)
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Alex gave Brianna an engraved bracelet and Bri gave Alex an engraved hip flask.
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Brianna and Michael (cute couple)...
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Angus & Julie (cuter couple) ...
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Shoes off, dirty hemline... time to go home!
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Tired and weary I am today.
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Cheers - Joolz

14 comments:

  1. Wow, thanks for showing all your beautiful photos with lovely music.

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  2. Oh Beautiful....Beautiful girls ,flowers B7b and dresses....alll just Beautiful!

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  3. Wow! Brianna looked beautiful and the photos turned out perfect..... the house was a beautiful backdrop.

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  4. Those photos were great! Didn't they all look beautiful?

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  5. lovely pics Joolz and wonderful memories :) Thanks for sharing them. Brianna looked beautiful.

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  6. Oh Joolz! Isn't she gorgeous!!! Truly lovely and looks like she had a wonderful time! I'm lovin that sprawled on the floor, shoes off photo!

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  7. Your daughter is just so beautiful. You must be very proud of her. I didn't know deb balls still happened!

    Kate

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  8. Looks as if everyone had a really good time. Your photos are lovely, especially the last ones, nice and casual.

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  9. GORGEOUS !! The girls the dresses,the hair and the house!
    My son partnered in 2 Deb Balls..I know how much time and energy it takes to make it all so perfect :0)
    Oh,but you just wait till the wedding,lol....

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  10. Just one word Joolz...

    "BEAUTIFUL"

    xTania

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  11. WOW!! What an awesome night for her!!!! Tell her she looked beautiful!!!! I bet that was tiring for all of you!!!!!

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  12. Wonderful photos and memories! Loved peeking in. :)

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  13. This was absolutely amazing and what a great FUN trip with you all! I LOVED the photos and Bri was absolutely lovely. I have never attended a debutante ball so this was all new and I enjoyed every frame. And I cracked up at your caption "cuter couple!" lol But, of course, you were RIGHT!

    And that HOUSE?! Oh.My.Gosh.

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  14. what an amazingly beautiful event! She is so beautiful! You should be crying! I think her dress was the prettiest of all! What in the world will her wedding gown look like? How can you top that off! What a wonderful memory and I bet she could even sleep when she got home. (sigh) oh to be young....hugs and smiles across the miles.

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