As I promised a little while ago, and as I would have done if I'd had internet at the time, tonight I'm doing a post about my 21st Birthday Party held back in August of 2010. It was held at this old Victorian house that nowadays is used as a conference centre. I was joined by my closest friends and family for an afternoon high tea party with the theme 'Anachronisms'.
The photos are curtsey of very talented Rodney Shrimpton, my mother, mein Bruder, Philip and Gracie too. Actually, there were a shitload of people with my camera that day, so if I don't credit I don't know :P
[Warning: This is quite a pic-heavy post!]
The beautiful Victorian building!
The front door - pretty!
One of the chandeliers
My mum and I :-)
What I wore:
Corset and shirt: Gallery Serpentine
Jeans: Just Jeans (don't judge me, I love jeans and I like their jeans!)
Shoes: Easy Living Footwear
Hat: In Visible Light, Newtown
Smile (kind'a obscured in this pic :P): The heart :)
Gracie enjoying some nice scones with jam and cream (yum!)
Roo hangin' out
Kat - Photo by Rodney Shrimpton
Zach, Sam as the Doctor and Rosemary - Photo by Gracie Johns (I think :P)
Pat, Todd and Zoe - Photo by Gracie Johns (again, not positive, so sorry if I make mistakes people!)
Philip the cool cat
Zach as the Fonz
Damien, my brother from another mother
After giving a bit of a talk, Laura and James, two very good friends of mine took me for a turn about the room; something of which was a common practice in the 19th century and a bit of a personal joke between us three :)
Philip, mein Bruder <3
Opening presents - a girl can never have enough tea cups!
More presents! One of the cups from the lovely tea set I got :D
Some of my friends got me this awesome necklace, 'cause they know how much I love cameos. Thanks guys! *purrs*
Fish just generally bein' awesome
Todd and Pat
Laura and James the onion farmer (also a personal joke :P)
Sarah as a pretty maiden and Jamie and Bec as Dinosaurs - Photo by Rodney Shrimpton
I really liked this one because of the way it made my hair look - Photo by Gracie Johns
Kat and I - Photo by Gracie Johns
Zoe trying out her own little version of 'Up!' :P - Photo by Rodney Shrimpton
Gracie and Rosemary giving a little talk before they presented the movie they made me. That reminds me, I need to find that... - Photo by Rodney Shrimpton
Rodney's lovely wife, Susan - photo by Rodney Shrimpton
Beautiful Laura dressed as Elizabeth Bennett from Pride and Prejudice? :P I think so - Photo by Rodney Shrimpton
Rosemary as Cyndi Lauper - Photo by Rodney Shrimpton
Me opening even more gifts :D
Blown(ing) out the candles
The cake!!! Such good cake. I loved it except for the stupid flowers they put on it :P
Mum and I again
Myself listening to my friends tell lies about me to my parents :P - photo by Rodney Shrimpton
Cutting the cake - Photo by Rodney Shrimpton
Fawning over Rod's camera - photo by Rodney Shrimpton
Fish as one of the 'incomplete' robots from Doctor Who, myself and Gracie the pinup - Photo by Rodney Shrimpton
Finally the key...To my chastity belt :P
The party was as wonderful as I'd hoped; I'd been planning to have a tea party for ages. I had a smaller and crappier version for my 19th in one of the local parks here, but this was just perfect. Unfortunatly, quite a few people couldn't make it. However, the most important people in my life came and I just wanted to thank you guys very much for making it such a special day for me! Love you all!
As to my readers that may not necessarily be in my close circle of friends over here in Aus, I hope you enjoyed the post - it took forever to find all those photos and I'm sure it also took forever to load the page :P
Thanks for reading my lovelies!
p.s. 24 followers, hurrah!
Over and out,
Steph/Syd/The Green Fairy
Listening to: Assorted Jacques Brel