Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Graduation Ball


On Sunday evening I attended my graduation ball.  The biggest date in any final years university calendar, and it was defiantly one to remember.

10:30am I was woken to my flatmate WhatsApp-ing me to ask whether I had started getting ready. In wandered into the kitchen to find 7 girlies all being pampered to the nines, while I stood there in my PJ’s and bedraggled hair. 

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(I apologise for the grainy images, I'm not sure what I'd done to my camera that night)

However I had a secret weapon. I wanted my dress to be a showstopper, a once in the life time ‘wow’ piece. Yes, I did want to draw people’s eye, but who doesn’t want to be remembered eh?

I searched high and low the vast internet; however I just couldn’t find The One. But then I found Girl Meets Dress. It was by complete accident I stumbled across the site, but oh was it fate! They are a dress rental company, so I truly had my Cinderella moment, with my carefully wrapped package being delivered, but then sadly come Monday morning having to return the great beauty.

And here is The One.

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It is honestly the most stunning thing I have ever seen, I couldn’t stop staring at myself! How I am ever going to top this I will never know!

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As having a celebratory glass of wine, and taking a mountain of photos, we all piled into our carriage... or coach and we headed to Blackpool ball room.

On arrival we were treated to the Blackpool tower circus, which the acrobats were breathtaking, the flexibility, and strength were incredible. I defiantly might have to reconsider running away to the circus, I might do myself an injury.

Sadly, I didn’t get many photos as I got my camera banned, great DSLR is a little inconspicuous, but being the dedicated blogger, my friend let me nick a couple of photos which she sneakily took with her iPhone. Naughty. 

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After the show we moved into the ball room itself. Let me just say Wow! I’ve seen the ballroom on Strictly Come Dancing, but in real life it is just as breathtaking.

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We then danced till our feet hurt to Fleur (she sings the vocals on some of DJ Fresh’s songs) who by the way was fabulous; and Fenech Soleur, before heading up to the balcony for rest and recovery, e.g. seats and wine. 

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My beautiful friends Nessa, Becca, Mark and Heather.

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For the finally James Arthur took to the stage. Now I never watched X-Factor so wasn’t too familiar with his songs, but he was quite good.

We then danced some more until our feet gave out; we laughed, hugged and basked in the memories of 4 long but amazing years With all our fellow graduates until it was time to head home. 

I truly had an unforgettably night, and it was a fitting way to bow out of my university journey.

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46 comments

  1. you look ridiculously beautiful! what a stunning dress! sounds like an incredible night missus! x

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    1. Thanks Megan! :) It was such a night to remember- go out of uni with a bang! xx

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  2. You look so stunning. The dress is amazing on you :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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  3. Gorgeous, such elegance. Hope you had fun.
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  5. You look absolutely beautiful!
    & that dress is gorgeous!
    Thanks for the comment on my post babe

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    xx

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  6. Your dress is unbelievable!! I love your makeup as well!

    Sarah
    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

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    1. Thanks you. I tried to keep it simple. Just go for light purple eyes to match the dress xx

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  7. You look absolutely amazing, the dress is stunning on you!! How sad that you had to give it back but so good you could rent out something so amazing for a special event!
    Thank you for visiting my blog, I'm following you now through GFC& blog lovin
    xx

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    1. I know. I just didn't want to give it back! Was a truly cinderella moment. Monday it had to be packages back up :( But yeah I think renting is now my new way to go! xx

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  8. looks like such a nice night - massive congrats girly! xx

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  9. you look so glamorous in this sparkly sequin dress! love it! <3

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  10. That dress is stunning, great find! x

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  11. I love that dress! you look amazing!

    Bayberry Chic

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  12. You look absolutely amazing the dress is amazing. Lovely pics Hun

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    Carrieanne x

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  13. Wow you look stunning, that dress is amazing! I love your blog, I've just followed you on bloglovin and would love for you to follow back x

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    1. Thank you so much lovely :) Glad you like my little blog xx

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  14. that dress sure is a showstopper! you look amazing girl!
    hope you had fun
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  15. Your dress is amazing! Defo stood out from the crowd!

    And how amazing was your Grad Ball! Mine was nothing compared to yours!

    Michelle
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    1. Aw thanks Michelle! :) I am sure you had an amazing night to remember :) xx

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  16. That's so gorgeous!! You look beautiful and the ball looks amazing!

    Thank you for commenting on my blog hun, following on bloglovin'

    xxxx

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  17. your dress is absolutely gorgeous, you look so pretty wearing it!

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  18. OMG Laura you look stunning!!! That dress is amazing!!! Congrats again on your 2-1 lovely! x x

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    1. Thanks Rosy! :) And thankyou. I am so rediculusly happy! 4 years has been worth it :) xx

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  19. Hi, new reader here. Can I just say your dress is stunning and you are beautiful.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! Making my blush! xx

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  20. That dress is incredible on you! What an amazing venue for your ball, and you even got a couple of pop acts - I love James Arthur so I'm a little bit jealous! x

    Also, my blog has a £50 shopping voucher giveaway at the moment. To enter, click here!

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  21. What a stunning event! You look amazing, you really did find the one :)
    thanks for your lovely comment on my blog,
    Kate
    blog.victoriaswardrobe.com

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    1. I know, I'm not sure I'm ever going to be able to top this dress! It was literally the one for me :) xx

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  22. I love that dress it is amazing.


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  23. you look gorgeous, girl! amazing! xx

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  24. You are so pretty and I love your dress! thanks for commenting on my blog sweets!

    Im following you on bloglovin' !! :) xx

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  25. wow you're really pretty, and omg that DRESS! loving your blog, followed you on blog lovin, and gfc xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much hun! Making my blush now! xx

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  26. WOW!!! your dress is amazing! very good choice :-)

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  27. Wow that dress is stunning! You looked absolutely gorgeous :)!! x

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  28. You looked stunning and your dress was amazing! Hope you had a lovely time! :) x

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  29. You look amazing and the dress is definitely a show stopper! The photos have given me a few ideas of what I need to look for grad ball.Thanks for my comment! xx

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    1. Oh I am glad they have inspired you. Can't wait to see what you go for :) xx

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  30. Oh my I am in love with your dress!!!!!!!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

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  31. Wow you look so beautiful in these pictures! your dress is just amazing x

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  32. HOTTT Dress!!!

    Jacqueline
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  33. Looks like you had an amazing night, you looked stunning! The dress and heels were absolutely gorgeous!! Loving your blog, please check mine out - floralsandfreckles.blogspot.co.uk

    xxxx

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  34. That looks like one amazing graduation ball and your dress is incredible. You look stunning! (not that you don't normally but you get my drift!) x

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