i've mentioned before that ryan and i both work as stagehands for the international alliance of theatrical stage employees union. in addition to being a member of the union, i am also the chair of the education committee for our union. since i am the new chair this year, i was offered the chance to attend the gala to represent our union which works for the broadway theatre league.
it was a black-tie affair complete with a red carpet. i found out pretty last minute that i was going, so i pieced together an ensemble in just a few days (a total cinderella moment). i borrowed my neighbor's prom dress, borrowed my mom's matching diamond ring and earrings, re-wore my wedding heels, and did my own hair and makeup.
i had fun getting ready for the event and a lot of fun at the gala. ryan was not able to go, but i was excited to be there with several people who i know well. i mingled, ate, and danced on the dance floor in front of the band playing until the last song at the end of the night. it felt like a combination of an adult prom and my wedding reception!
i really wasn't able to get many photos at all, but here are a few . . .