If you live in any city, you have probably already seen the student posters advertising one monumental event: prom. The one magical night in a person's high school career where the transition from childhood to adult happens (or so, we are made to believe). The time has come where young girls start preparing for such a night by going out and purchasing the latest issue of Prom Magazine and Teen Vogue. Celebrity Instagram accounts become sources of inspiration for the perfect dress and makeup tutorials become even more searched online. And questions such as, "smokey eye with a long dress, or simple winged liner with a short dress," "what shoes would go best with either outfit? Do I even worry about the shoes if the dress is long," start to take precedence over remembering what the quadratic formula is.
Prom is just one of those memories that seems to linger around in your head indefinitely. It's a night filled with all sorts of magic. From dancing to your favorite song with friends, or slow dancing with your date, even keeping an eye out for chaperones so that your best friends' scheme to crash prom goes on without a glitch. We are told by countless movies that prom is the climax of our teenage years, but so many things happen before the evening starts that count also. Sometimes it's not even the actual prom that we remember, but rather all the little memories that happen before. Like, getting ready; listening to Drake's Fancy as you curl your hair, or going out to dinner with friends and taking the most selfies possible. It's an evening of playing dress up with friends, and as Keith Habersberger from The Try Guys says, "it's nice to experience a little bit of fancy now and then." We couldn't agree more!
"It's nice to experience a little bit of fancy now and then."
As the days lead up to the big day we understand how stressful it can be to pick the perfect dress, match the heels and prepare to glam up accordingly. Last year we had the incredible privilege to take on the work that leads up to the event and coordinate a Pre-Prom Soiree for a very special diva. Forget a small dinner with friends, we put together a whole event for young Morgan, her date and their friends. She had everything from her own celebrity glam squad, to a Rolls Royce as her personal carriage. No detail was too small.
Whether you're going stag with friends, or with a date, prom is a special event in a teenager's life, and we hope everyone's prom day is as radiant as the young women and men who go are dressed!
It seems the warm weather has eluded us again. Then again, we are still technically in winter, so the sun has just been teasing us with its rays. Oh, spring, how we await your arrival. Blossoms of all sorts have already made an appearance on some trees, and they are adorned by bees buzzing around and hummingbirds flying close by. Spring, or "Pre-Summer" as we like to call it, brings so many of our favorite things. Here are our top five reasons why we love spring!
1. Out With the Old, In With the New
They don't call it "spring cleaning" for nothing. It's time to store away, give away or sell away your winter clothing and bring back short sleeves and floral dresses. Just remember to keep a light sweater on hand, just in case.
2. Spring is Berry Delicious
Just before we thought spring couldn't get any better, we realized it's almost berry season! We can already taste the small mountain loads of blueberries, and don't get us started on raspberries. Placing those sweet little crowns on our finger tips is a small kind of happiness. Add tiny color hues to your next event by incorporating all the delicious spring berries!
3. Floral Season
Driving around the mountainside, we came around a cherry farm and we were in awe by the beautiful cherry blossoms being born from their trees. Voluminous amounts of pinks surrounding the cherry farm, made us appreciate these little wonders after having been in winter's embrace for so long. Add a floral charm to your next outfit by incorporating a flower crown. You can never go wrong with a flower crown.
4. Outdoor Festivities!
Winter may have made us resort to staying inside, but spring is finally allowing us to strut out of our indoor confines, and seek some fresh air. Just put up some twinkling lights outside, and enjoy some rooftop drinks with friends and family, or venture to the beach or lake. Hooray for warm weather at last!
5. New Season, New You
If you didn't participate in the "New Year, New Me" fandom, maybe you'll decide to take on the "New Season, New Me" ideology. Whether you prefer long layered locks, or the whimsy of a pixie cut, spring brings with it an opportunity to try something new. Regardless, running your fingers through your freshly cut hair is another small kind of happiness.
LaShawn Denise Witt, Founder of DDE
La Shawn is Founder, Head Diva and Coordinator Extraordinaire of events and weddings at DDE. Stay linked to all that fresh and luxe in the bridal industry by following DDE's blog.