The kids wanted something special for their graduation party after enduring several awkward junior high dances over the years...they were secretly hoping this wasn't going to be a lame gathering. I think the parent hosted graduation dance was a beautiful evening and I think the kids would agree.
We rented The Barn by Two Brothers, and with the generosity of it's owner, Lisa Bobel Hearn and her kind husband, Tim, together with parents, a cute DJ and her dad, our ever dependable photograper, Karen Schwartz, and a little bit of magic... we created a perfect night for the class of 2016! Take a peek!
The excitement of the arrivals, the parents and photographers snapping pictures...
How did they turn into young adults so quickly?
except for these two...forever young!
Let the fun begin...we kept parents to a minimum and let them enjoy themselves...
Those shoes! 30 minutes later...my favorite picture of the evening!
And then we added a few more adults into the room and turned off the bright lights...they had a ball!
We set up the photo booth in the gazebo outside and it quickly became
a popular spot for the kids and parents!
Because the venue was so beautiful, I didn't need to do a whole lot...
We used these beautiful stairs as the backdrop for the arrival pictures
and just added a pennant banner.
Lanterns, more pennant banners and a chalkboard welcome sign make the entry festive.
Chunky moss wreaths were hung on the doors with mini pennant banners.
Festival lights and pennant banners were hung from the center of the room.
Bandana table cloths, log slices and small lanterns topped the tables and then moss balls, fresh flowers and votives completed the tablescape.
We kept it easy...they kids enjoyed a candy bar with bottled and canned drinks.
Pizza was brought in at 9:00pm