Wednesday night after the formal tea was the 1860s ball at Ochre Court, a truly beautiful mansion which now belongs to Salve Regina University. This was my favorite ball of the week, and also the only ball at which I desperately wanted a bodice cam, because dancing through multiple rooms during a single dance is truly magical and movie-like.
|the grand ballroom from the staircase|
|dancers through the terrace window|
|dancing in the oak room, off the ballroom|
|observing from the balcony|
However, it was not all chaos and hilarity. We did spend a lot of time taking lovely, calm pictures in our fabulous dresses. If we look a little winded, though, now you know why!
|In the white room|
|new trim! black velvet-edged bow and cameo|
|pretty girls and Adrian|
|as usual, also a little silly...scarlet tartan drawers!|
|young people on the stairs!|
|laughing on the stairs!|
|a bit blurry, but you can see my bow and my bling|
|and a fabulous portrait|