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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Alphabe-Thursday: E is for Elegant

Saturday was a very busy and emotional day. My nephew, Joel and my great-niece, Lauren attended their first Junior-Senior prom at different schools.

As has become the norm here in Ohio, the weather forecast called for showers all day. Both Joel and Lauren made plans for outdoor pictures; Joel was scheduled at 3:00 in the garden of his Dad’s girlfriend’s house and Lauren was scheduled at 5:00 at the historical home of President Harding.

Just before 2:30, the skies opened up and produced a downpour of epic proportion. Thankfully, the rain stopped by 3:00 and all the couples were able to get their pictures done without destroying their hair, formalwear, or makeup…you know how boys are about their makeup.

I snapped more than 300 photos of these two precious couples and their friends. Relax; I’m only going to show you 200 or so.
Joel is a junior this year. Typically, Joel is seen in ball uniforms and ball caps. Saturday, however, he brandished a black tux with a silver tie and vest. His girlfriend, Tracy was stunning in a floor length black gown with silver sequins.
Beautiful!
Little brothers, Austin and Haiden, help Joel get ready for his big date.


Lauren is a freshman, but her Aunt La still thinks of her as a little girl. 
In Aunt La's eyes.
Boy, was I floored when I saw that she has grown into a beautiful young woman.  Where does the time go?

Lauren is very modest and opted for classic elegance. She chose a sparkling tone on tone gray floor length gown. Her boyfriend, Lance, sported a black tux with a gray tie and vest.
Gorgeous!

Saturday was also Lauren and Lance's first anniversary and Lance gave her a beautiful green necklace, which she proudly wore.
Don't they look adorable?  I know I'm a bit biased...
Big sister with brothers Braden, Jace, and KC.
A special moment on Daddy's lap.

E is for Elegance.

 Please go here to enjoy more posts dedicated to the Letter E.  Thank you for indulging this very proud aunt.

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!

22 comments:

  1. I think the guys enjoy getting dressed up too! They all look so happy and excited. Gorgeous dresses.

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  2. They clean up nice:@) Seriously, they all look great La, such a happy time! Love the pic of your niece with your brother.

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  3. Everybody looked so nice and I loved the big smiles. Wonderful young people and they really make me feel old...lol....

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  4. Oh they look so nice! Thank you for sharing :-)I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs!

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  5. I love those pictures, they all look so pretty/handsome. Makes me want to go to prom again!

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  6. Gorgeous photos!!! I would love to go to prom again!

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  7. I love the little brothers and how excited they look too. Such great pics. Yay for prom pics. I love them!

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  8. Exquisite elegant enchanting loved it x

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  9. So lovely...!
    Great pictures!

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  10. Very adorable. And elegant!

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  11. Great ‘E’ post! They are ALL so truly elegant!

    Have a great weekend ahead & look forward to *seeing* you again next time,

    LOLA:)

    Btw Alphabe-Thursday

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  12. All I can think is how young they look!!! YIKKES I don't remember every having such a fus for prom, I think it was just Mom and her Kodak LOL! They are all so cute!

    Carol

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  13. These pictures were so much fun to see! And both your niece and your nephew (as well as their dates) looked wonderful!!

    =)

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  14. You really have a lovely family! The prom photos brought back memories of my own kids' graduation.

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  15. what fun! I didn't go to my prom - we weren't into it when I was in senior high. So fun to see, and what attractive couples! {:-Deb

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  16. Oh so elegant indeed. The guys and gals really looked fabulous!

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  17. I hope they had a grand time!

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  18. All smiles, all elegance and fun. Lovely. Hope their evening was wonderful.

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  19. Elegance is right, they are beautiful.

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  20. Aww, they do look elegant! Unlike some kids I've seen going to prom! Hope they all had a great time!

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  21. Beautiful! Elegant is certainly the correct word for their choice in formal wear. Very nice.

    Teresa

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  22. No bias here at all, La! What beautiful, beautiful pictures of a beautiful, beautiful family!

    Such class and understated elegance...for certain.

    Thanks for sharing this excellent post with us...oh it seems forever since I've known anyone going to prom!

    A+

    And a big hug!

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