We are almost at the end of Week One of school holidays. There have been play-dates and movies and a little sleeping-in during the morning hours as well! It is nice recovering from a hectic week that was… but what I am busting to share with you is the experience of being a proud mum at my son’s Debutante Ball.
But first of all, let me introduce you to my sixteen year old son, Aaron, and his gorgeous girlfriend of two years, Bianca. Don’t they make a cute couple?!
These beautiful photos were taken by Bianca’s step-mum, Sharon, she’s an amazing photographer! In fact, she’s pretty amazing at whatever she puts her hand to – cooking, baking, hair-up-doos… you name it. But the photography? Wow!
I may be biased, but I think she has very good subjects (wink)!
Thank you for fixing up his dickie-bow Bianca, and to both of you for looking out for each other as you do! x
Aaron and Bianca were the first of 31 couples to walk out of the curtains, down the stairs, and present themselves to the Federal Member of Deakin, Mr Michael Sukkar.
After the couples had all graced the floor, the girls in their amazing dresses and stunning hair-styles, and the boys all looking so debonair in their ‘tails’, the formal dancing began…
And this mum lost it… I was so overcome by how grown up they all look, how graceful they moved, and how these two kids look in to each other’s eyes…
And I cried… in happiness and love bursting in my heart… because I love them so dearly.
I wish I could share more of the photos but I don’t like to share without permission from the other Deb couples in the pics.
The boys all did a dance, which was fantastic! Then the girls followed suit with a dance of their own… and the finale was the couples dancing to two more songs, with beautiful choreographed moves. Aaron and Bianca were chosen to give a speech on behalf of the other Debutantes and partners, and they did a great job!
Then, a very special and poignant moment for me – the first dance with my son as a young adult… and his childhood flashed before my eyes as it dawned on me just how quick it all goes. I love the sensitive funny young boy that he was, and I love the kind and intelligent young man he has become.
I’m so proud of you Aaron! You are the perfect son for me!! And Bianca, you are a sweetheart and everything I could hope for in the choice of Aaron’s heart! Love you, kids!!
When I was at school in England, we never had anything like this. I was surprised that Debutante Balls were a big thing in Australia because I had always thought of them as being American. I think it’s so special that these young people learn how to dance and present themselves so gracefully – what an amazing – and confidence-boosting opportunity! Have you had any experience with such occasions?
Okay… best go dry my eyes…
I hope you all have an amazing weekend! I’m off to the Australian Quilt Convention tomorrow and I’ll take my camera!
Much love, Vikki xo