And then, I found it. The thing that would make my anniversary dreams come true - Lesbian Prom.
I've always said I wanted to take Sarah to prom. I went to three proms growing up, even though the first one I was a sophomore at a junior/senior prom, because
Anyway, I never got to go to prom with someone I really liked. Or even high-school-loved. So, I wanted to find an lgbt prom to take Sarah to, even to the point where I suggested it to a few lgbt groups, to no avail. So when I heard Missfit was putting one on, on the day before our anniversary, I roped in our friends Karen and Kirsty, convinced Sarah it would be fun (which took a lot of work!), and set about asking my lady to the dance - the proper American way.
We ordered Sarah the most badass dress from Black Milk Clothing in Oz (thanks to DWV for introducing us to them!), and I had a knee-length tutu made on Etsy, so we were going to look amazing. Sadly, so very sadly, my tutu got stuck in customs - its still there. It's been in the UK for almost two weeks. I am very angry with them.
Anyway, a last minute suggestion from Mum that I wear another Etsy dress that didn't arrive in time for Sarah & Lauren's wedding (I have a history with bad time judgement on postage), had me turning it into a skirt, and going in mint and leopard print heels. Which I think worked out well!
|Excuse the messy background!|
We booked a lovely hotel, and took a cab to the club, which made us feel super fancy. When we arrived, we weren't on the list we were apparently supposed to be on, and somehow ended up with VIP wristbands, meaning we had access to the champagne, cupcakes and gift bags in the VIP room! Score!!
And I mean, can we just take a moment to look at this picture of my own little hottie? Her dress made her a contender for Prom Queen, and though she didn't win (ROBBED!) she is still my Prom queen.
Just before we were about to leave, we were recognised by the lovely lady at Freedom World Ltd - she gave us these super awesome T-shirts, which we love and will totally wear around! You can get your own here!
Then we took a cab home. And at 4am passed out!
Sunday morning we woke up nice and early (at 11am) and headed out to spend the day in London. We strolled from the hotel into the West End, had a lovely crepe and some Pinkberry ice cream for breakfast.
We then strolled to some of our favourite shops - including a stop at VicSec to pick up something for the plane across (are there any sweats better than VS sweats?)
We sat in a park and caught the sun, people watched, happened upon the St. Patty's Day celebrations at Trafalgar Square, gawked at the hundreds of gypsy children there (who totally lived up to their 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' stereotypes!!), and enjoyed ourselves.
For dinner, we headed to Strada, because on the keto diet like I am, the thing I can never, ever have, is Italian! So we enjoyed their lovely food, but unfortunately had questionable service. Nothing got us down from our lovely Italian food high, though!
We ended our evening in a tiny Soho pub we'd previously happened upon which does Drag performances 7 nights per week - we loved singing along to showtunes and classics in this crammed pub, and I loved looking over at Sarah's jazz hands-ing, and thinking just how lucky I am to have her in my life.
It was the best anniversary we've had so far - here's to many, many more!