(Photo Credit | Priceline.com)
About two weeks ago I received a special invitation from Harmony Walton of Bridal Bar to attend a masquerade ball on November 17th! I was so giddy that I could barely stand it! I have always wanted to attend such an event and now here was my chance.
I procrastinated on getting my mask. (I know, what type of person is excited and doesn't run out and get a mask? Me, that's who). I admit, I only put it off because I thought finding a mask would be super easy, but I quickly learned that is not the case. After appropriately kicking myself a few times for not getting a fab mask online, I ended up picking up a few supplies at JoAnn's Fabrics. Those supplies, my old and discarded choker and a crafty eye, helped me put my mask together at the last minute. Here it is along with the shoes & necklace I chose for this occasion. (Why do I post my shoes? Because they are fantastic, of course! Plus they were a birthday gift from Tianna, my wonderful oldest daughter).
(taken with my iPhone)
The ball was held at Petit Ermitage in the fabulous West Hollywood district. Everything about this little hotel is fabulous. It is historic, filled with all kinds of unique details and the perfect place for a masquerade.
Upon arrival Tuesday night, I had my photo snapped in good old Hollywood red carpet style (wondering how I can get a copy of that pic) and then I was ushered up to the fourth floor. Petit Ermitage boasts a four-level event space complete with gardens, fireplace, a butterfly bar and pool!
I had the pleasure of hanging out with masked wedding peeps and having a good old time. The night was topped off by a sychronized swim performed by the talented and beautiful Aqua Lilies!
(Taken with my iPhone)
It was a fantastic evening filled with color, sounds and good times! Take a look for yourself at these great photos taken by Cakes & Kisses Photography (whom I might add is pretty rad!)
(Photo credit for all below | Cakes and Kisses Photography)