Friday, 18 June 2010

Heathers Prom!

Thank you so much to everyone who left the kind comments on my previous post. I am feeling much better now but I couldn;t have gotten sick at a worse time. Being sick meant I wasn;t able to collect Heathers dress for her Prom until Saturday and as if we didn;t have enough to do we decided to paint and decorate our dining-room over the week-end. We don;t have a very large room but it seemed to take forever to do. We didn't get to bed until 2.00am Monday and Tuesday night, so by Wednesday morning, the day of Heathers prom I was running around like a headless chicken.
Heather is not a girly-girl, make-up and fashion aren;t really her thing, so it was a real treat for us to see her all grown-up in her dress. Our baby girl has turned into a beautiful young woman. The Prom was held in the Crutherland Hotel in the town of East Kilbride about twenty minutes drive from our home. Sadly the kids had left it too late to book a Limo so they had to hire a coach. It was quite a site seeing some of the girls trying to get onto a bus in their dresses. Heather said the three course meal they had was lovely and everyone enjoyed the ceiladh/disco. I hope I don;t  bore anyone too much but Proms are still a relatively new idea here in Scotland and  I just have to share all the lovely photographs I took. My blog will be back to normal in the next post , when I will have some stitching up-dates. Hope everyone has a good week-end. Hugs!













James



Corsage from James




Grand-parents

Aunt Liz & Uncle Robert

Best Friend Kirsty

Gemma,Natalie,Kirsty, Heather











33 comments:

natalie said...

Your daughter's dress turned out beautifully! I love that color. She is lovely. :) And can I just say that those boys in their kilts are fantastic hot stuff? Wow! Very handsome.

Annie said...

Your daughter looks like a movie star! All the girls look beautiful. I had no idea the guys would wear traditional kilts. That is so cool.

Mylene said...

Your daughter looks gorgeous! And looks like everyone had fun. Great pictures, thanks for sharing them all.

Robin said...

Your daughter looks beautiful. What a lovely group of young men and women. I hope they all had a great time and made great memories.....The kilts took me aback a minute but I think they are awesome. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Catherine said...

Beautiful photos!! Your daughter makes her dress look fantastic! I love the young men wearing their kilts.

Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Cole said...

Great pictures!! Your daughter looks beautiful! And I love the kilts, they look so sharp!

Glad you're feeling better :)

Sharlotte said...

These pictures are so so lovely. Heather is so beautiful as well as are all of the girls. It's so nice to see that there are those that still dress nice . These days there are so many girls that dress so inappropriately for things like this. These girls really have style. And those boys!! Wow! It's so nice to see young men in kilts. We've been looking into getting one for my husband as he has Scotch heritage and would be under the Martin Clan. They do get expensive don't they?! My part time boss has a kilt and his sporn (wee beastie as some may call them) is made of reindeer.

Missy aka Birdy said...

Your daughter looks so beautiful. That dress will be one when she looks back at the picture 20 years from now, will still be in fashion. It's timeless!!!!

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Blu said...

Heather looks gorgeous! All the girls look very elegant and stylish.
And wow! Those guys in kilts! That's really cool that they'd wear them.

Erna said...

Stunning......
Hugs
Er

Pike said...

You have such a beautiful daughter! And the boys look handsome, especially in their kilts!

When I was at school, we dressed in old clothes for "The oldest's day" but nowadays it is more like a ball in Finland too. With all the lovely dances. I include a link to see something:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanhojen_tanssit

Pirjo from Finland

Lesleyanne said...

Thanks for sharing the photos - they are lovely. Your daughter looks gorgeous.

Annette said...

Wow what do you have such a beautifull daughter... lovely pictures. Look like there are going to have a lot of fun

Melanie said...

She looks so beautiful and her dress is stunning. Perfect!

Maggie said...

Your daughter is beautiful and looks every inch the lady in her prom dress! The guys looks great too in their kilts!
Hope they all had a wonderful time, thanks for sharing:-)

Lynn said...

What fun for your daughter and friends! I remember going through the "prom" process twice with my daughters. Lots of special times as they grow up. Hope they had a safe and fun time!
Thanks for visiting my blog too! I'll be a newbie follower to your blog.

Ingrid said...

ooohhh My ....What a beautiful daughter you have, it comes just stepped out of a movie! Beautiful pictures! The men are very handsome ....

Bette said...

Your daughter is gorgeous! And the young men in their kilts... Wow! Very handsome!

Carol said...

A very handsome/beautiful looking group :)
We have two proms done with two to go.

shutterbug said...

Beautiful dress and an even more beautiful girl! She looked lovely! I love how she has her hair done also. :) But where are the pics with her mom & dad?????

Siobhan said...

Heather is such a beautiful girl!! What a fantastic dress. I love the guys being in kilts, too. My cousin married a MacKinnon whose grandfather was from Scotland, and the MacKinnons are all HUGE into their Scottish heritage. The groomsmen all wore kilts and the women had tartan plaid in their bouquets at their wedding.

Debs and grads are the popular thing in Ireland. I didn't realize that the neighbors came out to see the girls go off till a few days after my daughter's grad, when people asked when they'd get to see her leave! LOL Interesting how different--yet similar--the traditions all are!

Michelle said...

Heather looked absolutely stunning - what a gorgeous and elegant dress!

cuori e perline said...

Very lovely photos, and you daugther is a beautiful girl!
Annamaria from italy

Meari said...

Beautiful prom photos :)

Michelle said...

Stunning stunning photos - they all look so handsome. Michelle x

Daffycat said...

Goodness, Heather is gorgeous and that dress is smashing on her!

***sigh*** Lads in kilts...

Justflo said...

Wow what a beautiful daughter you have. Her dress looks terrific. Quite a handsome young man as well. Be ta good time was had by all.

Lillie said...

Your DD is gorgeous and he's handsome. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos .

Lois said...

What lovely pictures! Your daughter Heather (that's my daughter's name too!) looks gorgeous, her dress is just beautiful. Got to love those boys in kilts, they all look so handsome. I'm so glad everything went well on the night, she'll have lovely memories of it.

Dee said...

This is my first visit to your blog. What a lovely daughter and the boys all look so handsome in their tartans.

The girls look like princesses. I hope they had a wonderful time.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! Your daughter looked gorgeous! I love that the guys were in kilts!

Sally said...

Beautiful photos Elaine! Heather looks gorgeous.

♥ Nia said...

Your daughter is so pretty!!
She looks beautiful with that dress :D
Congratulations to both of you :D