My birthday is right at the end of September and this year was a milestone/slightly depressing one (though I’m really not that fussed about it, thankfully). My actual birthday was a little over-shadowed by the wedding of very good friends in Toronto (my husband was best man and I made the wedding dress – yes, there will be a post about that in the near future *winky face*). So, I decided to throw myself a big birthday party down here in DC a couple of weeks later; and to make it even bigger and better I made it a Big Bustle Birthday Bash! The main idea was Victorian bustle dresses but I also allowed late 18th century ones so as not to be *too* restrictive.
The party was set in 2 locations. First, we had a picnic together at the National Arboretum; then cake and champagne/cocktails at my house on Capitol Hill.
It was a pretty big undertaking but it was such a blast! I highly recommend costumed birthday parties if you can get the people together for it!
So now, without further ado, I’m just going to post a whole pile of pictures of the day!
All the ladies in blue:
All the ladies in plaid:
Obligatory butt/bustle shot!
Sarah and Katy looked straight out of a fashion plate together!
My dress (dedicated blog post coming soon):
This one below may be just about my favourite photo from the whole day, lol!
Mine and Leia’s colours co-ordinate so nicely – but perhaps not so surprisingly since she was borrowing one of my outfits! It appears I definitely gravitate towards certain palettes!
The company assembled at my house:
Combination stairway/obligatory bustle shot:
Have you ever thrown yourself a costumed birthday party or attended one? Did you love it? I think this might just become and annual thing for me from now on!