I was a fairy this weekend. My dream come true. Truly. I know that many people wish that they were mermaids or mermen or merpeeps. But not me. I am fairy material. And this past weekend I got to put on my wings and fairy out! And not just any kind of wings. I had firebird, feather, fairy wings. Yup. My fairy mojo was complete.
I got to be a fairy - or should I say my true fairy colors were finally able to come forth, because my fairy daughter was gifted two tickets to this amazing event called the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball. And being the amazing fairy daughter that she is, she invited me to be her plus one. And so we picked our pretty dresses and picked out our wings and on Friday night we fairy'd over to the Biltmore Hotel where our minds proceeded to be blown.
This was not just a dust off your wings and come party kind of ball. Oh no, this was an all out masked and costumed extravaganza! With ball gowns and plated armor, head pieces adorned with flowers and jewels and fully painted faces in deep reds and stark white. There was lavish performances and sweet singers, too. All masked and dressed and fully embracing this wondrous experience created to mirror the ball in the David Bowie movie Labyrinth.
I never saw that movie but plan to watch it now.
Despite our toned down compared to most everyone around us attire, fairy daughter and fairy mom had an amazing time. We sang to Queen in the main ballroom, we tried on the beautiful head pieces, we sat outside in the warm, night air and where we were gifted two, absolutely and much needed, oatmeal cookies by another not quite fairy creature. We listened to a lovely band called Windows to Sky. And we took lots and lots of photographs to try and capture these moments of wonder. Here are just a few that I love of my fairy daughter. And a formal, on the fairy throne one of she and me.
Mother, Wife, Friend, Sister, Daughter, Dancer, Rower, Runner, Dog and Cat lover.