May 02, 2018

Junior Prom


Emma's junior prom was the weekend after her birthday party. It was absolutely the perfect spring day in the Village. She chose a victorian style vintage wedding dress to wear to prom. A unique choice that I wasn't altogether sure of in the beginning but honestly it was the right one for her. It was just so uniquely her. I actually also wore a vintage prom dress to my senior prom. It was my mom's high school prom dress. It barely survived that evening, which is a shame because I'm sure she would have loved to wear it.


Em's favorite tree is this ancient magnolia tree in our favorite little park. I expected this spot to be crammed full of people taking prom pictures and was so relieved to find it empty. Our little hidden gem, although to be fair, the Village has an endless number of picturesque spots to take a photograph.


Honestly. How did we get here? This was her about 5 seconds ago. Right? You guys remember.


Now she's traipsing off to Europe without us, dreaming about going off to college and rarely is spotted at home or at the very least, outside of her room.


It's enough to send a momma spiraling. This spring has been a whirlwind and I'm just trying to catch my breath.


While she would have much preferred a ball and waltzing, I think in the long run she is glad she went.


I wish we could slow down time before she swan dives into her future. Next year is bound to pass even quicker than this year did.


17 comments:

  1. Just beautiful!!!! She is stunning and looks timlesst! I can't imagine all the feelings mama is feeling better hese days. Cherish every moment!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful!!

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  3. How beautiful she is! That dress is stunning. I only had sons, so rented tuxedos were all we had.

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  4. such a sweet serenity about your daughter ~ and you are correct, it does feel out of control, and next year will be similar but you are already in the right frame of mind knowing to savor each of these special, fleeting moments. My "baby" just graduated from college this past weekend and like you, I wondered, "how did we get to this moment so soon?"

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  5. Every one of these photos is absolutely beautiful. Emma, you are a stunner!

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  6. Emma is so gorgeous in this dress and these photos are stunning. I agree that time goes much too fast and that it's very bittersweet when our children grow up in the blink of an eye.

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  7. Oh! She is just beautiful! It is hard to see the go from "littles" to REAL PEOPLE, isn't it? I love that dress- It looks like a Gunne Sax to me--which is what I wore at my own wedding.
    Must be retro dress week. My daughter had a party and everyone wore their old prom dresses (hers was also a wedding dress). I did a blog post and it is the last picture on the post today...and her little girl wore her flower girl/pageant dress. Life is grand- xo Diana

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  8. Such a unique person! She has a style all her own. I hope she had fun. I fondly remember both my girls proms. A milestone. :) Kit

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  9. She looked beautiful & I love that she choose a truly unique dress that captures her personality. I'm still pretty gobsmacked that she is old enough to go to a junior prom.

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  10. She is simply gorgeous and the dress was the perfect choice.

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  11. Oh my word - she is absolutely stunning! The dress is so pretty and she looked beautiful!! Yes, time needs to definitely slow down!!

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  12. Beautiful photographs of a beautiful girl. Her dress looks truly stunning. I so remember the phase you are going through, it brings a lump in my throat.

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  13. She looks so gorgeous!!!! Isn't it amazing how quickly they grow up? My older daughter just turned 28 and I'm not sure how as I'm only 29!!!

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  14. Beautiful choice of dress... My not-so-little is getting ready for the awful sats tests next week, and the move to high school. How can it only be five minutes ago I was holding that warm, little, excited yet hesitant hand on the first day of school?

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  15. The gown is unique and perfect - its Emma! Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures and memories!

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