Art Opera's: 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.
FANNY BURNEY, Evelina
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!
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.
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!
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)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!
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:
More pictures to follow of the complete pageant assemble with the septor, table crowns, tickets and ballots.