Tuesday, May 12, 2009

THREE OR MORE TUESDAY: PRETTY, PRETTY DRESSES!!

May 2nd was Abigail's Senior Prom and I thought I would share all the pictures I took for Three Or More Tuesday, under the guise that you will be seeing three or more pictures of dresses, of Abby, of her friends... you know what I mean. It's fitting! Visit Tam at The Gypys's Corner to see more of Three Or More Tuesday posts. Give Tam a hug while you are there for hosting today's event!
Are these not the prettiest girls and dresses? Abby is the 3rd from the right in yellow. This was her first formal dance. She has been one of those lucky girls that has been to all the dances since junior high, but this was the big event, no mini~dresses in sight! These girls were loving there formal gowns and later you will see the guys trying to get comfortable in tuxes! I really love all the different colors and styles. It must say a lot about the girl's personality; why one would pick a full skirt over slim, taffeta over silk...

Abby posed at home before her date arrived. We had a beautiful sunny day in the seventies! Yeah, Chicago!!
The back of her dress just floored me. She actually found the dress by herself, one day out after she and I had unsuccessfully looked together. When she came home and tried it on I nearly cried, she looked so beautiful. Can you make out all of the beading and sparkles on the straps and bodice? And of course, her biggest accessory~her Jamaican tan (our graduation present to her!).



This is her boyfriend, Dylan. They have been going out over three years. He is just the sweetest guy.



As you can see, our little French girl gets her very French looks from her very French father! Someday when you meet Emily, you will see where she gets her fair, German features!




We went to the home where all the kid's were meeting to take pictures together before they took a bus downtown to the dance (at the Marriot~Chicago). We were late for group shots but I got a few of Abby and her friends. BFF: Meg, Shannon, Abby. Wow, look at the different shades of yellow, all fabulous!





BBBFF: Lauren & Abby





As pretty going as they are coming!







Isn't this dress stunning? Look at Anne's teeny waist!! She is going to be Abby's college roommate this Fall.








This is a picture of Abby with all of her grammar schoolmates that were at this home.









And one last one.
After the dinner they all went to a chalet in Indiana on Lake Michigan. It was warm and they had a bonfire on the beach and stayed up all night... oh, to be young again! Before she left, Papa came over for pictures. He hugged her and said "Now listen up, young lady! This is the time of your life!" I truly hope she was listening. ;-D
xoxo
Jane










27 comments:

Lisa said...

Such beautiful girls in beautiful dresses!

I agree, to be young again. :)

Thanks for sharing your girls with us - it seems like 100 years ago I was that young.

Lisa

Happy To Be said...

Just breath taking my friend...WOW!! oh to be young and pretty again sighs...Your Daughter is a real Beauty my friend...I enlarged each pic and I just loved the back of her dress..did you know if you click on each picture it will enlarge them for you...that's why I tell peeps to to notice my dust bunnies at my house..ha ha!! May you have a Great Tuesday my friend and thanks for sharing these awesome pictures with us...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tootsie said...

girl!!!! she is a total knock out!!! she is just so beautiful!
Your family is too....I am now remembering my days in beautiful gowns...all young and ready to strike out in life...if I had only known what I know now....the changes I would have made! lol
thanks for stopping in with such a sweet comment today...

Hey HayHay said...

Just stumbled to your blog via vintagegirlatheart. What beautiful dresses! I love the bouquets instead of wrist or pin on corsages.. ahh how the times change!

April said...

Janie~
Your daughter is absolutely stunning...love her dress! That color looks so pretty against her tan skin! Oh, and the back of it is the icing on the cake! All of the girls looked like princesses. Great pictures...so happy you shared them with all of us!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

They all look absolutely stunning! Just stunning! Thank you so much for sharing. I had hoped my dd would have gone to her senior prom but alas she did not. It's so unorganized this year so she's going to buy her deluxe Disneyland Annual pass instead :0)

Alyssa said...

Oh my Goodness!!! The girls all look so beautiful! Love all the yellow dresses! You daughter looks stunning is her sparkly yellow dress! Love the bouquets, we don't do that her. Just corsages.

When my older girls were in high school, Prom was always long dresses. Now, my youngest daughter is looking for a short dress! why, why, why! Once again California is taking the formal out of an important event.

Domestic Designer said...

What beautiful pictures! You have a lovely daughter.

marty39 said...

All of the girls and their dresses are just gorgeous. This was such a sweet and memorable time for you and her. Precious memories. Hugs, Marty

Cindy said...

I just love these pics!!! Your daughter is so beautiful, just like her mom! The dresses are gorgeous, it sounds like an awesome night. I just love prom pics, the guys look nice too, but lets face it, its the girls night to shine. Hugs, Cindy

Mama said...

The girls look so beautiful Jane, what lovely colours those gorgeous dresses are and I think the lads look very handsome too. I love to see all the kids dressed up for the prom, we don't have this in the UK. you daughter is so pretty and has a fantastic tan, lucky girl to have a trip to Jamacia bet she loved it there. you must be so proud. Kathy.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your daughter is stunningly beautiful! And you are quite beautiful yourself!

Lori E said...

I am so glad you came by my site because I looked at your post today at the Senior's Center where I teach computers and wanted to comment on the dresses but it wouldn't let me. Then of course I promptly forgot that I was going to do that when I got home.
They look like beautiful flavors of ice cream or delicious candies. I have boys so grad was a little lacking in colors other than the youngest lime green shirt which actually looked really good.

susan said...

Janie--I'm so glad I got to see this! Your daughter is beautiful and the dress..I enlarged it and saw how gorgeous the back is! Yellow is making a big comeback this year..lots of bridesmaids dresses that color. That's my area of expertise these days :) Thanks for sharing this happy occasion!

mbkatc230 said...

Janie, she is gorgeous! And she looks like such a happy young lady. And what a beautiful dress, the back really is stunning. They look like they had such fun, and I just laughed when I read about going to Lake Michigan after prom, we did that after our Senior prom and I will NEVER forget how cold that water was when we dipped our toes in it. Thanks for sharing this special event with us, I know how proud you are of her, and rightfully so! Hugs, Kathy

Michelle said...

Beautiful girls (yours especially), beautiful dresses, and colors! Looks like a lot of fun!

Barb said...

They are all gorgeous.

A great thing to share today.

blessings,
barbara jean

Janie's World said...

Hi Janie,

I don't know what happened, but the comment from Alyssa is from me - Janie. I guess my daughter signed in and didn't sign out.

Libby Murphy said...

So glad that you had such a lovely group who all obviously made their mama's proud. Proms are milestones in our lives and days and dresses that we will long remember.
Happy Twirls

Dana and Daisy said...

Beautiful! Abby's dress is spectacular, I can't believe she found that all by herself, it looks great on her! The girl int he blue dress is also stunning. All of them are really, but like you I am surprised at all the taffeta. It must be the in thing this year?? The tiny wasted girl in yellow looks great in hers though. well, they all do, but yes, her waist is so tiny, the dress really shows off her figure that way.

I can hear all the swishing just looking at them all! hee hee!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Me again! Yup! Those trees are palms. Queen Palms to be exact. If you click on the pics you can see that I have begun the planting of the flowers and you are so right...while it's still hard work, it is the fun part.
I hope you have a great day!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Absolutely stunning! Loved seeing the pics. Hope it was the time of her life!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Joyce said...

What fun and they are all such pretty girls and the dresses are so beautiful. I remember my Prom from a million years ago but I feel young again just looking at these photos. Thanks for sharing and also for visiting my blog today.
Joyce

RobinfromCA said...

Beautiful girls and such a lovely rainbow of dresses. I was intrigued by the bouquets of flowers instead of corsages!

Robin

Fifi Flowers said...

THey all looks soooo pretty... ooooh the memories!

carolinajewel said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and inviting me to see this! Your daughter and her friends are all so beautiful! My daughter said that yellow was a big color this year also! It is stunning with your daughter's coloring!!!!
I love the bouquets - I have never seen that for a prom! Glad both our Seniors had a wonderful (and safe) prom! :D Jewel

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love the photos...your daughter is GORGEOUS...and I love that they all wore fancy, full length, age appropriate gowns (I sound like my grandmother! :-) They will look back on these photos in 20-30-40 plus years and be thrilled by how lovely they look.