Sunday, May 12, 2013

Tylissa's Senior Prom

We found Tylissa's prom dress early because we knew it would take time to find a dress that would be modest and, let's be honest, it would need shortened.  Granny helped with the modifications - thanks Granny!  The only thing left was to get a date which was a team effort but a great young man took Tylissa and they had a great evening.  Aunt Sherylee sent some beautiful jewelry that worked perfectly.  Granny picked out the hairpiece. 

The week before prom Tylissa an I did a Twilight movie marathon (don't judge) and we played with her hair using ideas we found on pinterest.  They were cute and if Tylissa was living in Texas in the 80s she would have fit right in.  Her hair boufed up so big Maggie would have gotten lost in there.  So we decided nice and simple would be great.

So here is the final hair.  Rather than wearing the headband as a headband we angled it slightly and braided it in place.  Tylissa added a little bit of mascara and she was ready to get dressed. 

It was a very low key day and Tylissa wasn't really ready when Preston arrived.  But she wasn't far behind.  Preston and Tylissa talked a lot about what she wanted her prom to be.  Funny or serious.  His example of funny was dinner at Taco Bell in their prom clothes.  Tylissa preferred a little more serious.  While Tylissa was finishing up Preston's dad asked where the fridge was to put the "real" corsage in.  Tylissa pinned on his boutonniere on the first shot. 

 Here is the corsage that Preston first present to Tylissa and she wasn't really sure what to think.  He finally let her in on the joke and yes your eyes are not deceiving you those are some lovely fake roses tied to a bath scrubby with tulle - what you don't see is the hair tie that fits on her wrist.

 Putting on the real flowers. 
Holding Prom in March in Montana is never great weatherly speaking.  We were able to get a few pictures before it really started to rain but it was better than snow . . . 

I love her dress.  It was modest, it fit (Granny did have to take about 14 inches off the bottom), and she loved it.  
 The rain really started to come down so Preston and Tylissa headed off to dinner at Scottibellies.  Preston's dad acted as chauffeur.  After dinner they took some more pictures. 

 I like the no pictures please - hiding from the paparazzi.  They had a great evening and Preston really made it a great night for Tylissa's prom.  Preston is the kind of kid that when you go to a dance, you dance so it was really fun.  

When she got home I finally got a picture of the back of her dress and her corsage. 

Tylissa will have great memories of her senior prom. 


Kartchner Family said...

So glad you had a good time...can't believe you're graduating!

Ken Doig Family said...

What a pretty young lady! Hope you had a great time Tylissa. Here's to even more fun in Missoula for next year!