Once upon a time long ago, a little girl loved princesses. Her favorite was Princess Aurora in her beautiful pink ball gown. The little girl would play with her princess dolls for hours, and even entice her brother and sister to play with her. With creativity, she would create elaborate princess costumes for herself, her sisters, and even for our queen, Portia.
As the little girl grew older she read historical stories about princesses, recounting the historical details with surprising accuracy.
She still loves things that sparkle with style. She loves her manicures. She loves good mascara.
We affectionately refer to her as "our" princess.
So when our princess needed another dress for Prom II, we went shopping again.
After browsing the endless dress selection online, we headed out early on a Saturday morning to the formal store. Our early arrival allowed her to browse the options, and soon she was in the dressing room with an arm load of options. As she took the stage in each dress, the ball gowns quickly became favorites. And I smiled because I remember that little girl enamored with ball gowns and princesses.
Stunning ball gown.
Exquisitely appliqued and embroidered.
The prince and princess.
Moving the princess
Practicing for the ball.
Princess and the court jester with his matching red shoes.
Dancing with Daddy.
The princess and the queen.
Hydration is important with all that fabric.
A fairy tale evening to be remembered.