Saturday, April 03, 2010

Art Opera's: Queens of the Sea Pageant!
Art Opera:Queens of the Sea Pageant!
I wish the opera was every night. It is, of all entertainments, the sweetest and most delightful. Some of the songs seemed to melt my very soul.

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No Opera, No Beach or Seaside event should be without a Pageant, Don't you agree? At the Art Opera Orientation Dinner Soiree, we will have just that a pageant, one filled with elegance, vintage flair and of course royalty straight from the sea, a pageant called:

The 1rst Annual Art Opera Pageant called: Queens of the Sea Pageant!
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There are ten main attendee tables in which a Queen will each be chosen at random, by a seaside delegate, then they will be crowned. Later in the evening, The ten Queens will be asked to come up to the front of the room and await for the Main Queen to be announced. The final Queen will be chosen based on the attendee, teacher and guest vote, then AnnDenise Anderson of Whim and Fancy Designs will announce the Queen of the Sea, and bestow her with a crown, sash and septor that she has created for the winner.Art Opera: Pageant Goodies! 7Art Opera: Pageant Goodies!
We have had several pageant goodies made from fabulous designers for the event, these were wonderful gifts made by each, which supports Art opera and the events within it.

Art Opera: The main Pageant Goodies were made by both Whim & Fancy Designs, and A Gilded Life for Art Opera! Art Opera Surprise:Art Opera Necklace!5Art Opera Surprise:Art Opera Necklace!2
The 10 table crowns, pageant tickets and ballots were made by me, Lisa Kettell. The ticket glitter buckets were purchased to match the decor and theme.

Glitter wands were made by Sandy Koterba and will be randomly distributed around the room for the attendees.

AnnDenise Anderson of Whim and Fancy Designs made a crown, the dazzling vintage sash and a septor (septor not shown, pics to follow)Art Opera:Art Opera Crown! 5Art Opera:Art Opera Crown! 4Art Opera:Art Opera Crown!Shea/Debbie of A Gilded Life made the other crown and the Art Opera necklace! The necklace was a surprise made for me, and is absolutely beautiful!
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All 3 of these wonderful ladies hail from Texas, as do several of our Art Opera attendees, coming in for the event, as well as ladies from Arizona, California, Vermont, Rhode Island, NY, NJ, PA, CT, MA, MD and other areas.

Here I am modeling all their beautiful wares:Art Opera: Pageant Goodies! Me!Art Opera: Pageant Goodies! Me 3

More pictures to follow of the complete pageant assemble with the septor, table crowns, tickets and ballots.


Ragamuffin Gal said...

Lisa ~
This looks like so much fun!!! Will it be an annual event? Wow ~ the crown and sash are sensational!
Hope everything goes fabulous!~k

DragonflyzDreams said...

Lisa my dear,

You are so talented and what an affair to remember. I wish I could be a fly on the wall as I live so far from you , please send many photos of this affair!

You are Queen and Princess, Mermaid, Soiree Head Mistress all rolled into One! Run with the magic of this event!

Smiles Cyndi

Kaerie Faerie said...

Lovely post I gasped when I saw the crown "fabulous"
thanks for sharing
your fairy friend

JillzWhimzy said...

amazing goodness awaits all of us attendees!

Birds of a Feather said...

OMG ~ Well, good thing my friend and I created crowns to wear to the opening night ~ I hope you've included smelling salts in our goodie bag for all of us who faint - just kidding I won't do that, but I will SWOON a lot!

see you soon sweetie ~
xo Heidi

GardenDesigner said...

I bow and salute you!! ....
Your creativity and sparkles of the entire idea is Fabulous!!! ( I was trying to think of even a more stupendous word... like scrumpdilitious !)

I too am drooling!!

:) Giggles all around to every one!!


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Birgit said...

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog -- I always enjoy getting feedback. :)

What wonderful photos -- thanks for sharing. :)

Currently, I have a little giveaway on my blog -- today is the last day to enter. :)

Greetings from Munich,

Home and Heart said...

I LOVE the whole "Queen's of the Sea" theme!! That crown is beyond amazing!