Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Newport Part 5: Ragtime Dinner and Ball at Glen Manor

Glen Manor is a special event, because we have a formal dinner and reception in the house before the dancing begins.  The food was yummy and the gardens were lovely, and while usually I don't like this event much it turned out to be pretty lovely.  We didn't do a lot of dancing though (too full!), so I'll let the pictures say the rest.

outside during the reception

posing in the garden

being statues! dramatic poses!
 We took a whole series with flowers that matched our dresses...we are a set!

Antonia with black-eyed susans

Quinn with cosmos

Julia with....hydrangeas?

me with a GIANT hibiscus
then we went on an adventure to the water!

moon over West Egg
Later we read stories, and did some more stair posing...

We even did a little dancing...in fact, I had one really fabulous tango with our resident police officer!  For Glen Manor we are required to hire a police detail, and several years ago this particular officer got the gig, and liked us so much he got a period uniform, and he wears it when he works our Glen Manor event.  Isn't that fabulous?  He also has great potential as a dancer, and suffered gracefully through my poor back-leading.

people dancing

tangoing with the policeman

All in all, it was a delightful evening.  TNG for the win!

Glen Manor at night

1 comment:

  1. That looks splendid! I love everyone's portraits with the flowers, but I must say Antonia's ensemble is particularly smashing.

    I've been enjoying all your Newport posts. Make me wish I had time and gowns enough.