the prom was a smashing success. as promised, i present a bunch of photos -- for even more, look over here. early in the day, zoë and i obtained a few essential prom items, like white flip flops and a lemon thyme plant from the farmer's market.
she made a lovely boutonnière for max from thyme and mint. it was entirely edible.
i stole a daisy from a roadside bank of them growing wild, and she wore it in her hair with a sprig of thyme.
zoë tried on a bazillion dresses, some at vintage shops and many borrowed from generous friends. in the end, she chose one from her own closet, a 1970s gunne sax dress that she thought didn't fit anymore, but magically did! she looked beautiful.
they wore flip flops.
oliver (who is a sophomore) got himself a date to the prom, and he came along.
yes, max did manage to eat his entire boutonnière by the end of the evening.
their prom was on a boat; here they are just about to climb aboard.
the report post-prom was that it was really, really fun. nobody cried, and zoë even danced a little bit. after weeks of hesitation about whether to go or not, and their last minute decision to do it, i think they're both completely happy that they went to their prom. and i certainly am, because i got to take so many gorgeous pictures of them.