Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Big Boogie Prom

So as I mentioned here before, I was organising a "body positive, queer, trans inclusive prom" which was held in Wakefield on 29th March. I had a really amazing time and I'm going to run it again next year, but probably in Sheffield. There weren't as many attendees as I'd have liked but I think everyone had a great time.

I had got some great sponsors/raffle prize givers so first of all I'd like to thank them:

- The Melting House in Mirfield did a special deal on chocolates for the goodie bags for me and also donated a raffle prize
- Sarah at Pookledo kindly donated a pair of earrings for each goodie bag; if you don't wear earrings I hope you could find someone to pass them on to
- My friend Meg baked the lovely lemon cupcakes
- My mum bought the table flowers and also let us use the vases from her wedding to display them - gorgeous pink gerberas.
- Fashion World donated a lovely leather leopard print bag for the raffle
- ChunkyCatCuddler donated a gorgeous cat necklace
- Life's Big Canvas donated an amazing stationery set and also Big Boogie Prom badges for each goodie bag
- Cedar Court Hotel donated Sunday lunch for two with a bottle of wine
- Yours Clothing donated two canvas bags and an amazing £50 voucher!

I think all other raffle prizes were bought by me but if I've missed you out I do apologise.

Finally I have to also thank Fashion World for donating my amazing dress to me! It is from the Claire Richards collection. I had seen this dress but couldn't justify it at £90 - however having worn it I do think it's worth it for a wedding or other special occasion. It is absolutely beautiful and I'm not sure photos do it justice. It has netting underneath and is lined which gives it a smooth silhouette and all makes the skirt stick out a bit - perfect for dancing! I also love the fact that it has sleeves and that they're mesh - perfect for me as I don't like baring my arms but do like my tattoos to be seen!

The dress is available here. I also got the matching cardigan but didn't wear it as I was warm. I'll review this separately when I do wear it!

My "official" prom photo. My shoes were from Barratts 4 years ago, I wore them for my mum's wedding and realised they matched the pink flowers in the dress. 

This was after the raffle - my mum bought me some flowers for all my hard work and I knew my stepdad would want a photo. My feet are awkward! 

And here's the shot of all 24 attendees!

All photos courtesy of my stepdad. 


  1. You look absolutely stunning! OOFT.

  2. Whoa that dress is amazing! You look great in it