Oct 24, 2013

Air Force Ball 2013


Since so many of you left super sweet comments on the Air Force Ball instagrams I posted last weekend, I figured I'd share some more photos from our night out dancing and celebrating the good 'ol Air Force. Before moving to Germany, I'd never been to real true Air Force Ball. D was in ROTC all through high school and college, so I attended "mock" military balls with him on numerous occasions. In the spring last year, we attended our very first official Air Force ball while stationed here in Germany. Come to find out, these "mock" balls are actually identical to the real thing. This year's ball was no exception. Thanks for all the years of practice, D! 

As I mentioned in a previous post, I really hate the whole hair and makeup song and dance that goes along with these shindigs. Especially here in Germany where I can't find a single hairstylist I'd trust turning my hair into an up-do. By the grace of the hair gods, I somehow managed my own up-do and got complimented on my hard work all night long (BIG thank you to Kate of The Small Things blog for this tutorial! I have WAY more hair than she does, but I think I nailed it!). I also have to say thank you to America and their plethora of formal dress options during my visit home. NOT!!!! I had THE HARDEST TIME finding a formal dress for this ball back in the states. Every store I went to had slim (to no) pickings. I was shocked. Apparently no one in North Carolina goes to any formal functions other than prom...and if it's not prom season, no dresses for you! I did, however, find my beautiful lace sheath dress at Belk in the way back corner of the women's section hiding behind a ladder and a few neon hootchie dresses. Story of my life. While it wasn't exactly what I was wanting in ball dress, it turned out to be pretty darn comfy and fabulous. And as always, D was looking mighty handsome in his mess dress. I can't resist a good man in uniform! Needless to say, while the hype and dress-up was a bit of a hassle, a great night was had by all. :)


34 comments:

  1. While I am super proud my husband is pursuing his passion of nursing I really wish there was such a thing as nursing balls because I would love to get dressed up like this!

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  2. OMG you two are so freakin' cute! Glad you had a great night and I don't know why you were stressing, your hair (and make-up) look fabulous xx

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  3. Looking so so gorgeous my friend! The dress is perfect... as is the up-do! You definitely nailed it :)

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  4. Aww you look amazing...I just love that dress! What a fun time! We went to one ball during my husband's years in the USAF in Hawaii and had such a great time. Your pictures make me want to go back through and look at them again. Glad you had a blast!

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  5. You guys both look great and that dress is amazing!

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  6. gorgeous, lady! your hair looks amazing! well done.

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  7. You're getting me all excited for the Marine Corps ball coming up in just two weeks!! and i'm with you, i hate the whole hair/makeup thing!! Thankfully my husband's BFF is married to a hairstylist! ;D My dress still hasn't arrived and i'm getting nervous, but can't help but feel oh so excited! I love military balls!

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  8. You both look great! I think it's just a lot less common here in Germany to get your hair done in some kind of formal style other than for your wedding, which may explain your problem. But you should be able to find great dresses here!

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    1. Thank you, Yasmin!! I was having a bit of trouble finding a dress here in Germany before going home as well, but they definitely had more selection than the states did!

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  9. dang lady! you are smoking! i love the dress and you did great on the up do!

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  10. Wow, the dress does look great on you - I'm glad you found it (even if it was tucked away)! I might steal the big bow idea - I have a dress that looks almost the same but in knee length and could use something to "kick it up" a bit!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica!! I'm glad I stumbled upon it, too! I wasn't having much luck finding one in Germany before I went home, so good thing it was hiding! A bow would be a perfect accessory! I always love a good bow. :)

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  11. You look so beautiful! Glad you had a great time :)

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  12. Good job doing your own up-do. Seriously beautiful! And I love your dress!!!!

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  13. Beautiful dress! I've never been to a ball, but they sound fun!

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  14. You guys make such a sweet couple. I love your dress!! Looks like a great night out.


    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    http://acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  15. Gorgeous dress, and you look so beautiful all dressed up! You and your husband make a good looking couple!

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  16. Wow, this dress is so beautiful! You guys are just the absolute CUTEST couple ever. I love it :)

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    1. Aww well thank you, Meghan! What a sweet thing to say! I do love that fella. :)

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  17. You look beautiful! Your dress, hair, and make-up are all perfect. So glad y'all had fun!

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    1. Thank you, girl!!! After I got all the getting ready out of the way, it turned out to be a fab night. :)

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  18. You look absolutely stunning! That dress looks great on you! xoxo

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  19. I LOVE black lace dresses. You looked amazing!

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  20. You look absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love your dress. :)

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  21. You look fabulous! Moments like this make me wish my husband was still in the military.
    ...then I snap back into my senses! lol

    xoxo

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  22. You looked beautiful! Love your dress :)

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  23. You look amazing and way to go on that hair do :D!!!
    The dress looks amazing, it's better to be comfy after all than have one of those annoying dresses stuck on You all night long... ^^

    www.sweetswithfreaks.blogspot.com

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  24. Stunning! You look absolutely stunning! What a gorgeous couple you make :)

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  25. I heart your dress! You look beautiful!

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