Before: 6 PM
After: 10:30 PM
If these pictures would be an advertisement for anything, it would be about the power of a shower (yes, that rhymed).
It was my friend's (the one in the boa and in the centre on the bottom pic) bachelorette party last weekend. I guess my duties toward her as a friend trumped my duties toward her as her dressmaker (I hate that word...), so I was allowed out of the sweatshop for the night.
Because we are tricky kids, we pretended to the bride that the bachelorette was very low priority and we were just going to meet at my house and then go out to some local establishment. We acted like we really didn't care... but we did! Everyone was in on the secret and we got one of the supervisors to pull the bride aside and give her the whole 'you want to tell me what you did wrong?' speech while we snuck behind, tied a pink boa around her face (cheesy...yup) and threw her into the back of the car and whisked her off to Niagara Falls for the night. We had everything packed her (ok, we forgot shoes... )... If I'm going to be honest, us pulling this whole trick off had more to do with the bride being gullible than us being sneaky; I'm a terrible liar and we couldn't get our stories straight. Doesn't matter, all that is important is that we completely surprised her.
We all work to some capacity in the landscape industry, hence it was important to get the before and after shot. We clean up ok, huh? And my over packing paid off this time; 3 of my dresses and 4 of my belts made it out that night... I wore a vintage Alfred Sung dress that I bought from The Last Hurrah clothing sale. It had some full crinoline action going on and I've decided that every girl needs a crinoline on a bad day because it was so fun to wear. Put your cookies away ladies and grab a full skirt!
We got into trouble and generally just had a great time. It was the best night of the summer so far, though also the biggest headache the following morning... totally worth it.