|It's a bit blurry, but how could I not include this picture |
of me and my Momma? We were being ladies who lunch!
But, before this year there was one Cherry Blossom tradition I'd never experienced...the annual fashion show. Emceed by local celeb/crafting guru Mark Ballard, this year's theme was Beauty Blossoming: A Spring Fashion Journey. Dedicated in memory of Neva Langley Fickling, one of the creators of the Cherry Blossom Festival and Georgia's only Miss America, this year's show was extra special! Six of her chic couture gowns were on display--including a cherry blossom embroidered day dress from her 1953 reign.
Modeling Maconites strutted their stuff in stylish ensembles, while the audience sipped pink champagne. The catered brunch by Edgar's Bistro featured tea sandwiches, two types of salad and the most delicious sweet potato muffin I've ever had! Of course, all the recipes were from the tastemaker's newest cookbook, Delicious.
Momma and I were right by the stage, so I took a few photos to capture the spirit behind this posh annual favorite. Enjoy!
|The beadwork on Neva's gown was absolutely gorgeous. And her waistline, it was only 19 inches!|
|Donning an extra sparkling pink suit, the festival's founder, Mrs. Carolyn Crayton, even made a special appearance.|
Always exuding elegance, she gave quite the welcome!
|So many ladies loving the fashionable affair!|
|Look at these fabulous centerpieces made by Mark Ballard! Cutely crafted from pink paper, here's the link so you can make your own.|