November 04, 2007

We went to the Fancy Dress Ball.

As I had mentioned I was inducted in the ONW Co on October 13th. Last night they had their tenth annual Colonial Ball. I've never gone before... because I wasn't a member. I Know Ktreva was psyched out about this. We'd been invited years past as guests, but I never felt comfortable going since I wasn't a member. I'm glad we went last night.

We ate a nice formal dinner, we danced, and we conversed with good friends and good people. Yes, I danced. I actually know some ballroom dancing. You'd be surprised what I know. Okay, I'm not good at it, but I know how. Some of the dances they did I didn't know, but they had an instructor there to teach us period dancing. It was a lot of fun and Ktreva looked spectacular.

ONW Ball.jpg

Okay, so I wasn't exactly dressed too fancy. I did wear my great kilt, and was the only one there wearing a historically accurate kilt for the time period. Actually there were to guys there wearing skirts trying to pass them off as kilts. I groused about that a lot last night so I'm going to let it drop. I don't really own anything fancy for the time period we do, mainly because I don't portray anyone that would have fancy clothes. I did have to make a concession to Ktreva since I wouldn't buy fancy clothes to wear once, she got to wash my waistcoat. I've owned that waistcoat for 4 years and the last time I let her wash it was 3 years ago. I was trying for a period correct dirtiness to it. She washed it three times to get the smell out, but some of the dirt is still ground in.

We had a great time, in fact everyone did. As one of our table companions stated during the formal dinner, "This is like Prom, for re-enactors." That's true, except I enjoyed this and I liked the people I was with.

Posted by Contagion in Re-enacting life. at November 4, 2007 09:04 AM | TrackBack

Wow! Y'all look great!

Posted by: Mrs. Who at November 4, 2007 04:25 PM

You two look great!!!! The ONW Ball is so much fun! Wish i could have gone.

Posted by: Sari at November 4, 2007 07:46 PM

Ktreva does look fabulous. But then again, so do you......

I'm so glad y'all went and had a good time. See...gettin' all spiffed up can be fun! ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at November 4, 2007 07:55 PM

Very cool! You both look great!

Posted by: vw bug at November 5, 2007 05:38 AM

Love the kilt and the whole outfit!

Posted by: Ben at November 5, 2007 11:28 AM

And that's what Marg Helgenberger would look like if she was HOT.

Posted by: og at November 7, 2007 05:01 PM

You do realize you married way up, don't you? ;)

Just kidding.
You make a great looking couple.

And as a guy that married way up, I'm allowed to poke fun...

Posted by: jimmyb at November 7, 2007 06:41 PM