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The Princess Convention


This might sound a bit shocking coming from a woman who heads a whimsical company called The Frosted Petticoat and regularly wears crinoline to work (don’t judge, I like twirling!)… but as a child, I wasn’t really the “dress up like a princess” type.  As a swarthy 6-year-old, I fancied myself more of a female Indiana Jones roaming the known universe looking for sirs in distress that might be in the market for an equal life partner.  Dresses and tiaras only served to inhibit my tomahawk throwing skills.  Needless to say, I was a bit ahead of my time for the late Eighties!

However every once in a while, usually after watching Cinderella for the 20,000th time, I would dig into my chest of costumes and pull out my princess gown.  You know, the one with all the royal fixings: layered skirt, shimmery fabric, jeweled details, and large poofy sleeves… remember, it was the Eighties.  I would don the regal attire and set off to the ball, where my equal life partner (who had swiftly recovered from my daring rescue of him from a pit of snakes) would be waiting for me in a dapper princely uniform.  We would dance the night away, name our future children, and then end with peanut butter & jelly sandwiches for lunch.  Oddly, my childhood fantasy eerily resembles my adult reality… just instead of dancing the night away, my handsome princely husband and I binge watch House of Cards.  Sadly, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches still find a place in this real life fantasy.

So the whole point of this nostalgic rant is that almost every little girl (whether tomboy or not) has a princess moment.  So today let’s take the princess fantasy to Defcon Level “Midnight Hour”.  That’s right, you’re about to see what is arguably the most fantastic, most elaborate Disney princess birthday party to have ever existed.  We’ve got Elsa, we’ve got Rella, we’ve even got the one who likes to eat apples from strangers! Oh yeah, this is serious folks!  Welcome to Kinley’s extravagant 4th birthday party…
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Photographer:  Couture Studios // Event Designer: Ashley Meeker // Cake Designer: Edgewood Bakery // Transportation: Pinto Carriage Works, LLC // Location: Timuquanna Country Club

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Sam Temsah-Deniskin

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the whimsical life of accidental photographer, stylist, & writer, Sam. Her approachable and fun style has received critical acclaim from such media outlets as The Huffington Post, Real Simple Magazine, PopSugar, and Buzzfeed. In addition to running a successful photography & content creation business, Sam also serves as a contributing writer for and Scary Mommy.

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  1. Such a beautiful and fun day!!! I was so happy to be there. Talk about a dream come true! Happy birthday Kinley!! Thank you for sharing this magical day!

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