We valet parked and headed up the stairway to partake in the delicious cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and silent auction.
My first opportunity to take a quick photo, I warned Mr. Parks to be prepared throughout the evening, he was definitely IPhone ready! This dress I found at the very last minute, it fit me just perfectly, and I was complimented the entire night.. "I *love* your dress!" "Well Thank You very much, I love it too!" How much did I pay for this dress on a last minute purchase? What's your best guess, remember I was *desperate* and had practically no time to shop..
Here I am entering into the cocktail area, evening clutch & program in hand..I look so serious!
I think I was on my second cocktail at this point, the night was still young
We sat down and took a load off our feet and enjoyed delicious spinach and feta & beef wellington hors d'oeuvres.
Another opportunity for a photo Mr. Parks, the lighting is great!
The shoes..They are hard to see with this carpeting, but I had the most lovely black suede platforms on, they went perfectly with my dress.
This was our table setting, it looked like a centerpiece from David Tutera's My Fair Wedding shown HERE. We enjoyed a mouthwatering fillet, seasoned shrimp, wild rice,fresh asparagus, and the most delightful dessert of chocolate raspberry torte. Merlot and Chardonnay were also served during dinner.
The room was buzzing with doctors, botox and plastic surgery, Oh My! There were some really amazing dresses I spotted throughout the evening.
These gentlemen were fantastic and really took pride in being fashionistos, what's not to love about men in custom plaid kilts?
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So much schmoozing to do, and so little time.
This is the Wittnauer Diamond & Ceramic watch Mr. Parks was gifted on the Tyra Banks show when we got engaged. He has only worn it twice, for this black tie event, and another a few years ago. It's pricey and he doesn't want to ruin it, I completely understand the preservation of meaningful fashion pieces.
*Have a lovely start to your week and as always...Shop *WISELY* my friends!